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

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Hello Mr CaseySJ, :)
So I installed a 2.0 Titan Ridge GC card on my Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming without flashing it, but with an adequate SSDT (I guess !!!)
My LG Ultrafine 5K (Apple 1st generation) monitor is well recognized and functional, but my Samsung X5 NVMe SSD external drive (recognized in NVMe express system info and gone up on the desktop), freezes after a few seconds. This happens whether it is alone plugged into one of the Thunderbolt ports or with the LG Ultrafine also plugged in ...

An idea ? :)
Thank you in advance !!

PS : This Samsung X5 NVMe SSD works fine on my Gigabyte Z390 Designare with non-flashed Thunderbolt firmware...

PS 2 : After many reboots, plug-unplug of the device, it seems to be more stable with, I think, good performances (write : 1800; read : 2500 with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test)... But, when I try to use it as boot drive, it starts macOs and all is OK (finder...) but only for few minutes, after that, it freezes...

PS 3 : Sorry, but it's to be precise : now everything is OK... I don't know why... Maybe because now I have in system info-->PCI : pci144d,a808 contrôleur NVMe Express, gestionnaire installé : oui, logement :Thunderbolt@131,0,0 but I don't remember if I had it before (pict 2), when it wasn't working :confused:
I however think that my system is not perfect (OpenCore config 0.6.7 or only the SSDT). But, as often said, when it works, it works !!

And finally: is it possible to integrate this configuration into the HackinDROM app ?
 

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Hi @zgonda,
My current hack is also a Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming/i9-9900K, and I bought the same Titan Ridge AIC weeks ago for experimental purposes. But I never found the time to install and configure it...
Could you please share your settings (SSDT, config, etc.)?
Thanks in advance ;)
 
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Hi @zgonda,
My current hack is also a Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming/i9-9900K, and I bought the same Titan Ridge AIC weeks ago for experimental purposes. But I never found the time to install and configure it...
Could you please share your settings (SSDT, config, etc.)?
Thanks in advance ;)
You've my EFI folder in my previous post :)
 
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Keeping the same serial number can help with software registration, possibly TM backups (or other backup software may use it), apple id logins for facetime/messages/icloud, so I would take the couple of seconds to copy/paste the values to the OC install.

It's probably faster to do a fresh install and copy over the home folder if you don't have a bunch of 3rd party software installed. The more software installed, the more it switches over to upgrading the existing install, as you don't have to track down serial numbers/install packages/etc...

When I was doing this, however, I did find it was easy to mess up upgrading and switching from Clover to OC, as IIRC, Clover copies some/all Extensions in the real extensions folders on disk, and those also have to be removed, as OC loads those extensions from the EFI folder without copying to the real extensions folders.

While I was building/testing my computer, I got it initially going on Mojave with Clover, but botched the job somehow switching to OC & upgrading that install to Catalina. Eventually, I just wiped it, and did a clean install of Catalina w OC, and that worked fine. And then later, once I was confident the computer was working fine, I copied over the Mojave install from my MacBookPro to the disk with OC, it booted fine, then upgraded it to Catalina (also fine), and finally to Big Sur 11.2, then 11.2.2,then 11.2.3), and it's been fine. I've got all kinds of software installed, and it's been working well for me.
Hello...I have the same parts with the exception of having a {I9-990K} and cannot install Catalina. I followed Casey instructions to the T. No Luck. Are you willing to share your EFI folder? I've been trying OC and Clover.Again no luck..
 
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Hello...I have the same parts with the exception of having a {I9-990K} and cannot install Catalina. I followed Casey instructions to the T. No Luck. Are you willing to share your EFI folder? I've been trying OC and Clover.Again no luck..
These are the files I used (from this post):

with the F9i bios, modified so native nvram works.

Also, which version of Catalina are you trying to install? It worked with the latest version of Catalina downloaded from Apple for me.

This is one thing this thread could use, it's not easy to find the latest mini-guide, it stops around the OC 0.5.7 version.
 
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Gigabyte Z390 Designare
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i9-9900K
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  2. Mac mini
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  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hello Mr CaseySJ, :)
So I installed a 2.0 Titan Ridge GC card on my Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming without flashing it, but with an adequate SSDT (I guess !!!)
My LG Ultrafine 5K (Apple 1st generation) monitor is well recognized and functional, but my Samsung X5 NVMe SSD external drive (recognized in NVMe express system info and gone up on the desktop), freezes after a few seconds. This happens whether it is alone plugged into one of the Thunderbolt ports or with the LG Ultrafine also plugged in ...

An idea ? :)
Thank you in advance !!

PS : This Samsung X5 NVMe SSD works fine on my Gigabyte Z390 Designare with non-flashed Thunderbolt firmware...

PS 2 : After many reboots, plug-unplug of the device, it seems to be more stable with, I think, good performances (write : 1800; read : 2500 with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test)... But, when I try to use it as boot drive, it starts macOs and all is OK (finder...) but only for few minutes, after that, it freezes...

PS 3 : Sorry, but it's to be precise : now everything is OK... I don't know why... Maybe because now I have in system info-->PCI : pci144d,a808 contrôleur NVMe Express, gestionnaire installé : oui, logement :Thunderbolt@131,0,0 but I don't remember if I had it before (pict 2), when it wasn't working :confused:
I however think that my system is not perfect (OpenCore config 0.6.7 or only the SSDT). But, as often said, when it works, it works !!

And finally: is it possible to integrate this configuration into the HackinDROM app ?
My joy will have been short-lived (one day), the instability of the disc has indeed returned without me changing anything :confused:
 
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I'm sorry if this is a question that has already been asked, but I have followed all of your guides from this forum, and I have a running machine on OpenCore 0.6.3. I wanted to update macOS so I followed your guide to OpenCore 0.6.6. But, when I plug in my USB, at first it finds the USB on the boot option. So I reset V-RAM, and then I can't find it in the motherboard possible boots. Any idea of why it's like this?
 
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I'm sorry if this is a question that has already been asked, but I have followed all of your guides from this forum, and I have a running machine on OpenCore 0.6.3. I wanted to update macOS so I followed your guide to OpenCore 0.6.6. But, when I plug in my USB, at first it finds the USB on the boot option. So I reset V-RAM, and then I can't find it in the motherboard possible boots. Any idea of why it's like this?
@Tommygra01

I have experienced similar problems occasionally when a USB thumb drive didn't show up when using F12 at boot up.

First thing to try is to turn off power to the board for 10 seconds at the power supply switch, or from the wall. Then boot up again.

No luck? Then try putting the thumb drive in another port.

If that doesn't work, clear the board's CMOS by shorting the pins (#19 on page 24 of the User's Manual.) BEFORE DOING THIS SAVE YOUR WORKING BIOS SETTINGS AS THE BIOS IS RESET. OR LOAD THE DEFAULT VALUES AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON RESETTING THE BIOS TO THE REQUIRED VALUES FOR THIS HACK.
 
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@Tommygra01

I have experienced similar problems occasionally when a USB thumb drive didn't show up when using F12 at boot up.

First thing to try is to turn off power to the board for 10 seconds at the power supply switch, or from the wall. Then boot up again.

No luck? Then try putting the thumb drive in another port.

If that doesn't work, clear the board's CMOS by shorting the pins (#19 on page 24 of the User's Manual.) BEFORE DOING THIS SAVE YOUR WORKING BIOS SETTINGS AS THE BIOS IS RESET. OR LOAD THE DEFAULT VALUES AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON RESETTING THE BIOS TO THE REQUIRED VALUES FOR THIS HACK.
Thank you very much. I'll try this later.
 
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