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  1. I WISH I could also move on from High Sierra, but as long as my GeForce 1080 drives my gaming itch in Windows, I cannot. Good to hear it works well Right now I'm trying out the iMacPro19,2 SMBIOS - it works nicely.
  2. If anybody is in need of this wonderful device, I'm now selling my XPS 9550: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardwareswap/comments/dq6ztl/gerh_dell_xps_15_9550_notebook_i76700hq_gtx_960m/
  3. It could be, I haven't always follwed your repo updates and used a mix and match with my old stuff If you already include tweaked files, all the better.
  4. From antother Hackintosh project I learned about "one-key-cpufriend" - a very handy script which generates a CPUFriend kext and helper to lower the minimum frequency of our 9550 CPUs to their normal levels (800 Mhz). With this, things run cooler and longer. Yet I noticed a strange behaviour. Before the first sleep after each booth, kernel_tasks runs between 30 - 45% of CPU without any necessity (no high temp, no high load). After the first sleep it's fixed and the systems idles happily. Maybe someone else can try and see if they notice the same issue.
  5. Thank you for your input, I'll edit the first post accordingly
  6. Thank you for your input, I'll edit the first post accordingly
  7. Hi @poles89, first: Please, first don't quote the entire posts, it's massive and can be confusing. Second, regarding USB. Please follow the instructions by hackintool to generate a .kext for driving your USB. Hackintool makes it easy. When you start following its tutorial, delete the SSDT-UIAC.aml - If you struggle to find hackintool or its for patching in your USB ports, then you might want to start with reading general starting guides about hackintoshs, because it's still more of a self-researching and self-teaching experience.
  8. iMac18,x are not Coffee lake - I noticed much better power management with macmini8,1 SMBIOS compared to iMac18,1 or iMac18,2 I use a dGPU with macmini8,1 and the only thing I need to do is to set the BIOS to initialize and use the iGPU first. Otherwise I get severe artifacts for all graphically accelerated apps and random KPs. The iGPU doesn't show up in Power gadget, but it is used for acceleration. I have not tried a headless Coffee lake platform-id, I might do that before changing the guide to recommend a native Coffee lake SMBIOS.
  9. Guys, I'm testing something out, maybe you can test it to. This should both a) lower our idle speed and make the system more responsive while reserving more power b) fully activate the iGPU for usage in mac os, making things smoother and more efficient Here's how to do it: Change SMBIOS to Macmini8,1 (It's a coffee lake platform) Remove all iGPU injections, including any set IDs from config.plist Uncheck "KernelPm" if it was checked Make sure you have Whatevergreen.kext and lilu.kext installed Use hackintool to adjust our config.plist: "Framebuffer" menu, either select Mojave or High Sierra, depending on what you are using right now Select "Patch" -> "System Config" -> Gigabyte -> H370M-D3H This should lead to Platform-ID 0x3E9B0007 and device ID 0x3E9B Select "File" -> Export -> Clover config.plist and select your config.plist Upon reboot enter BIOS setup and select "Initialize display first: iGPU" (no matter if you have a dGPU installed) Have a display attached to iGPU and dGPU. If you only have one screen, move it to the iGPU. I think acceleration via dGPU will still happen... My patch looks like this: Side effect: iGPU measurements gone from Intel Power Gadget, but still available in iStat Menu My Idle dropped to 1.27GHz Not checked it max speed is capped, it goes up to 3.80GHz right now It if works for you too, I'll add it to the guide.
  10. Yes, so far I haven't found a way to use native NVRAM Regarding USB: Recently I tested a new method with hackintool. The tool comes with its own manual. Following its procedure, you create either a kext or an .aml file which injects only your usb ports. I would give this a try and follow the documentation it provides.
  11. Please check my initial post, you need to do some either DSDT or SSDT hotpatching to avoid this.
  12. Check for AMD GPU tutorials. You may need to alter some config.plist elements to correctly accelerate your dGPU and have it play nicely with the iGPU. For a start, I'd disable the iGPU and attach your screen to the AMD card. If you get to macOS, you can check for tutorials to enable acceleration of your dGPU. Once this is working, you can try to enable the iGPU for QuickSync etc. I'm no AMD user, so I cannot help here.
  13. I have no personal experience with PCI NVME m.2 drives, but if you have it already, I'd plug it in and see if it's recognized by a live Linux or windows. In MacOS you can use carboncopycloner for cloning a drive, as for Linux there's a great live distribution which can assists in cloning: System Rescue CD - It has clonezilla on board which you can use to clone a disk.
  14. These very cheap cards are a hit and miss - I spent too much time making a cheap chinese DW1820A work myself. Often they miss a 33MHz oscillator, which MacOS expects. You are better off getting a different card with true OOB support, like genuine DW1830 or DW1560.
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