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Mike Ranger

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  1. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Hi Chris That is indeed an amazing find. Fans are now working quiet controlled by bios.... Fan rpms are always on in idle but not audible to me, since they only turn with about 730rpm Thanks a lot for that!!! Makes one think what other settings there could be we are not aware of at the moment. Anyhow, totally happy now. No further need to use any tables to tame the fans. Regards, Mike
  2. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Thanks.... would be great if we could extract the vbios from the regular bios file to compare. How do I know if the vbios file I properly loaded? Do you still use the Whatevergreen kext? Thanks, Mike
  3. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    How did you get that MSI file? Size is different from normal bios file. I try to figure out if I need a special vbios different from yours, because I have a Vega56. Thanks, Mike
  4. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    not working for me..... fans are still first spinning up some and only after a minute or so begin to go down
  5. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    how do you file a bug report?
  6. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    yes..... it just makes the card go quiet again quicker
  7. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    I will post a sample video later.... when playing it in QT, Fan will go back to nominal (idle) speed quicker.
  8. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Thanks again for your work. I think since Apple claims to officially support Vega descrete GPUs, we should not have to use PPT in the first place. And yet.... there are some funky things going on even with the PPTs in place..... why do the fans spin down with PPTs once you start a h.265 video in Quicktime? This action seems to overrule even the PPTs to some degree. I really wonder if this is all related to non standard bios files being different from reference design cards bios. In the end, the PPT is just one portion of the bios. In the end....PPTs for the time being are certainly acceptable but certainly not what a decent driver could achieve. Regards, Mike
  9. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Curious.... does your card spin up after heavy load as well? The easiest way to reproduce this is Luxmark benchmark. Again....my biggest interest at the moment is Fan-Control. Regards, Michael
  10. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Hi Chris.... similar observations. For some reason, the drivers ignore most of the fan table info that would further control fan speeds. My hunch is that since discrete Vega cards are used only for Egpu, the drivers are for that reason not optimised at all in terms of fan control / noise. For the iMac Pro Vegas, Apple does use a different fan control method, since the Vega is directly implemented on the Mainbord and so they use their proprietary cooling system. I wonder how the Vega 64 would behave in a EGpu Setup through TB3. So my interpretation: accoustic limit is a desirable nominal speed, its the rpm that will be established after heavy load. min and max fan have no effect on fan speed control, they just help calculate percentage of fan speed for display reasons. Regards, Michael
  11. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Good job..... I have a similar one just for the Fan-Table tweaking for the Vega56. As a matter of fact, most of the FanTable settings seem not to have any affect under OSX.
  12. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    All Vega Cards work OOB (with WhateverGreen and Lilu), problem is more the FanNoise. 10.14.1 did not change anything for me. PowerTables to work but not totally perfect. What is interesting is that the best way to keep the fans under control is the play an mp4 file and pause it (leave QT open in background). That way the fans work as they should. So I think the most solid way to control the Fan Speeds would be to have some kind of background process unsing the GPU in a non stessful way (similar like the paused QT video) and therefore preventing the fan getting out of control. Thanks, Mike
  13. Mike Ranger

    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    I agree and came to the same conclusion. VGATab has clearly issues. I do not advise to use it but rather stick to your own bios and modify it accordingly. I created a Excel-Spreadsheet to modify the fan table based on my bios (Powercolor Red Dragon Vega 56) and the Vega Fan Table specification. There is still some funky things going on how apple works with the fan table definition. Apple completely ignores bios settings like fan on / off settings for certain temperatures / speeds. What would be really helpful to get a bios dump from a IMac Pro and see how they have set the powertable. For me the highest goal at the moment is to get a decent fan control. The way I set the fans now is that they always turn at 800 rpm and are therefore not audible. What is really strange.... when putting the Vega56 on high load and heating it up.... the fans spin up niceley.... however.... afterwards the fans spin up some more and only then slowly go to the idle speed again. I have not found yet a way to get fans spin down in a more responsive way. It seems there is nothing we can do about it, because this is controlled by Apple ATI drivers. I read in another post that playing a mp4 video spins down fans, which is even weirder. Maybe someone can write a background process to simulate that behaviour, if it is a workable solution. Thanks, Mike
  14. Hallo SammlerG It is indeed working with the previous drivers!!! I did exactly what you recommended and happy to report that I now have the 980Ti working again in 10.13.3. The new drivers are indeed a problem for the 980Ti. Thanks so much for your help!! Mike
  15. Is there a way to get it working with the SMBIOS MacPro6.1? My 980Ti also stopped working after updating to 10.13.3.... after boot a black screen..... there is a signal coming to the monitor but the card is sending a black screen..... so it seems unrelated to the black screen problem of MacPro6.1
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