- Apr 20, 2021
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
Thank you Bobmeister for your reply.Do I recall correctly from a post a few pages back that you’re booting via Clover? If so, I recommend giving OpenCore a try. I just switched to CaseySJ’s EFI a few weeks ago, and it’s running great. I followed the conversion guide and used his EFI as-is.
However, I did have to do a fresh install of macOS; apparently there was some crud on my old drive that caused some GPU isses with OpenCore (described in my posts in this thread about a month ago). I hadn’t done a fresh install in years, so although it was tedious (I have lots of third-party audio apps and plug-ins to reinstall and authorize), it was worth it. I then did an in-place update from Mojave to Big Sur with no problems. I use one Ethernet port for internet (lucky to have gigabit fiber service) and the other for a Metric Halo ULN-8 audio interface with no issues.
It's funny, I had a Hackintosh way back when Clover was a "new thing" (so about 10 years ago)! I was only really using it for Final Cut, and switched to Premiere, so I stopped using it. I felt good that Clover was still being used today and made the process familiar and more comfortable; though after 10 years, I've forgotten most everything.
So I am curious about OpenCore, as I have seen plenty mention of it by now, but know NOTHING about it. It's on my "list" of things to bone up on and move to, as I can see that's how things are going. I literally know nothing about it though.
I certainly do NOT want to have to reinstall from scratch! Lord help me NO... I just spent the last two days solid loading all my software and music studio production software on it!! So much so, I said, "It's time to do a Time Machine, BEFORE I make some serious bonehead mistake", (which I KNOW is coming)!
So thank you for the endorsement of OpenCore and CaseySJ's EFI. I suppose I should now make moving to OpenCore my next priority, and your comments have encouraged me to do so. Thanks!!
Hey, we have the same machine! Z390, I9-9900K, RX580 (but my 580 only has 4GB).
WOW... Fiber! That must be simply amazing! What is your down and up with that?!