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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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You have come to the right place. Whether we can fix the problem or not is another matter!


Okay let's proceed like this:
  • First of all, flashing the controller is not necessary. If those devices were working under Mojave then they should also work under Big Sur. There are some exceptions, however, such as Apple's Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit adapter because it uses an Ethernet controller that is no longer supported.
  • Perform a CMOS Reset. Then configure all BIOS parameters starting always with F7 (Load Optimized Defaults). Make sure that:
    • BIOS Setup --> Boot --> CFG-Lock is disabled
    • BIOS Setup --> Thunderbolt --> GPIO3 Force Pwr is enabled
    • BIOS Setup --> Thunderbolt --> Thunderbolt Security is No security
  • Then check Thunderbolt devices once again.
    • If they don't work, download and run IORegistryExplorer and select File --> Save As... to save the IOReg file. Post that file.
  • Also list the makes/models of all Thunderbolt devices you are trying to connect.
Hi @CaseySJ,

I just received my brand new Lacie 4To Mobile Drive with TB3 support over USB-C.

I bought a brand new (and expensive) TB3 cable but still no luck with my TB.

So here is my IOReg.

I am on F9i with the recommended BIOS settings - OC 0.6.6 and Big Sur 11.2.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Here is the screen shot. The system was frozen when I tool this picture. Thank you again for looking at it.
Not sure but seems like when you leave your pc alone Photos.app starts analyzing people faces and it froze for some reason
Please try changing iMac19,1 to iMacPro1,1 and do the test again


When it froze and you make a hard restart, after you login back to macOS there's not a crash log screen ?

The other reason could be Spotlight indexation

As Casey said a fresh install can solve the issue
 
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Here is the screen shot. The system was frozen when I tool this picture. Thank you again for looking at it.

Not sure but seems like when you leave your pc alone Photos.app starts analyzing people faces and it froze for some reason
Please try changing iMac19,1 to iMacPro1,1 and do the test again


When it froze and you make a hard restart, after you login back to macOS there's not a crash log screen ?

The other reason could be Spotlight indexation

As Casey said a fresh install can solve the issue
The culprit appears to be Photos app (background image analysis). Surprised that it’s happening in 11.1, but we found another Photos problem in 11.1 that was fixed in 11.2.

First try upgrading to 11.2. If problem persists we can provide next steps.
 

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Hi @CaseySJ, thanks for the alternative command. I was able to get to the point of validating all kext were removed, creating a USB, and using HackingDROM to create a new config.plist from my Clover EFI. However, I cannot boot from the USB. I believe everything is set-up right, but when I select the USB, I just get the splash screen and the boot menu comes right back. Not sure what I am missing. I tried creating my USB stick install again and got the same results.
Please list the make and model of each NVMe and SATA SSD in your system.

If you have Samsung EVO drives it may be necessary to use OpenCore 0.6.5 for the time being.
 
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Hi @CaseySJ, thanks for the alternative command. I was able to get to the point of validating all kext were removed, creating a USB, and using HackingDROM to create a new config.plist from my Clover EFI. However, I cannot boot from the USB. I believe everything is set-up right, but when I select the USB, I just get the splash screen and the boot menu comes right back. Not sure what I am missing. I tried creating my USB stick install again and got the same results.
This happened to me when I was first experimenting with OC. It turns out that the boot was pointed not to the correct boot drive, but to an EFI folder that either was empty or didn't have the right contents. So OC just went back to the boot screen. When you boot, hit F12 and select the correct drive. If it works, go into BIOS and set the correct boot order.
 
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The culprit appears to be Photos app (background image analysis). Surprised that it’s happening in 11.1, but we found another Photos problem in 11.1 that was fixed in 11.2.

First try upgrading to 11.2. If problem persists we can provide next steps.
Thank you to both of you. I think I narrowed it down to mediaanalysisd process. It kiks in after about 5 minutes. When I move the mouse, it disappears again. Right after mediaanalysisd starts doing its thing a minute or so after it crashes.

I will try to upgarde to 11.2 and come back to you
 
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Thank you to both of you. I think I narrowed it down to mediaanalysisd process. It kiks in after about 5 minutes. When I move the mouse, it disappears again. Right after mediaanalysisd starts doing its thing a minute or so after it crashes.

I will try to upgarde to 11.2 and come back to you
Just for info:
My MacBookPro took more 7 days, h24 per day to finish Photo analyzes

My Hackintosh never finished spotlight indexation with Big Sur 11.0
No problem noticed with 11.2
 
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Hi everyone,
Did anybody update the Motherboard BIOS to F9i version ? I'm on the F9b right now.
thanks !
Probably 90% of active users of this forum updated to F9g / F9i
 

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Hi everyone,
Did anybody update the Motherboard BIOS to F9i version ? I'm on the F9b right now.
thanks !
F9i is fine, but F9j should be avoided. If you look inside the Quick Reference spoiler you will find a download link for F9i.
 
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