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Yes a great and informative post, I will let you know how I get on with it.

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20 hours ago, 5T33Z0 said:
 NOTES:
• I didn't activate integrated Graphics, since I use a GTX 670, but the parameter is in the plist, it's just not active.
• If you add any Kexts or drivers or updated OC files, you need to creat a clean snapshot in propertree so the entries/files info in the plist is updated.

 


Could you post a screenshot of what needs removing for your graphics card?
Any reason why you didn’t use a newer iMac definition?
I had a quick play with this and it almost fully booted but didn’t have a chance to change the graphics part yet and it was also flagged the the sanity checker (great tool by the way), so I am guessing that is the reason why.

 

 

 

 

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iMac Definition: 17,1 is recommended for this combo of Board and CPU which resembles the specs of the year of their release (2015).

 

Since my GTX670 is supported natively by macOS there were no lines added to the config, so nothing to delete here. If you want to add your own GPU (which cannot be any Nvidia Card newer other than 6xx) you have to research the settings for your card on your own.

 

For integrated Intel HD 530 graphics, the OC Vanilla desktop guide suggests adding the following entries to the config under "DeviceProperties":

 

Key Type     Value
AAPL,ig-platform-id Data 00001219
framebuffer-patch-enable  Data 01000000
framebuffer-stolenmem Data 00003001
framebuffer-fbmem Data

00009000

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iMac Definition: 17,1 is recommended for this combo of Board and CPU which resembles the specs of the year of their release (2015).
 
Since my GTX670 is supported natively by macOS there were no lines added to the config, so nothing to delete here. If you want to add your own GPU (which cannot be any Nvidia Card newer other than 6xx) you have to research the settings for your card on your own.
 
For integrated Intel HD 530 graphics, the OC Vanilla desktop guide suggests adding the following entries to the config under "DeviceProperties":
 
Key Type     Value
AAPL,ig-platform-id Data 00001219
framebuffer-patch-enable  Data 01000000
framebuffer-stolenmem Data 00003001
framebuffer-fbmem Data 00009000

Thanks. I did try this yesterday as I couldn’t find any GTX670 entries (didn’t think about it being natively supported). I am still getting an error but need to have a play with it to see if it’s related to being able to set iGPU memory usage in the bios or maybe to two setting seeking to have swapped between OC 0.5.6 and 0.5.8 (same error as here -
), although you appear to have the original settings so might have to do some digging or check my bios settings (not sure if they should be slightly different compared to clover).

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In the OpenCorePkg from github there's a PDF called "Differences" which explains the changes between versions and what has to be changed to make it work with newer Versions.

 

If the issue is iGPU releated, this might be helpful: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Desktop-Guide/config.plist/skylake.html#deviceproperties

There's a link to a guide in there for Framebuffer Patching for Intel HD 530 Graphis for Skylake Processors.

 

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Okay, I found a Kernel Patch on Reddit for making Intel 530 Graphics work (last Patch in the Kernel Section of the plist). So here is the the updated zip. I don't think this is the optimal way because the boot process stops half way through for 15 seconds and the the display comes on and then booting continues. Remember that you have to add your SMBIOS settings.

 

BIOS Settings:

 

Chipset > Internal Graphics = Enabled, Size: 64 MB, Gfx Mem = Max

 

Changes:

  • Kexts updated to latest versions
  • OpenCanopy.efi Driver added for Boot GUI, added Resources for Drive Icons
  • Picker changed from "Builtin" to "External" to change the look of the GUI from text list to Apple GUI showing drive icons on light grey background
  • Hidden Auxiliary Entries in Boot Picker (Like Recovery and Tools)

 

EFI_OC_0.5.8_IntelHD530.zip

KernelPatch for HD530.png

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Does someone know how to Enable HEVC and H264 Hardware Acceleration? Afer following the OC Dektop Guide it said to install this app called "VideoProc" to check if Hardware GPU Acceleration was working. In my case it isn't. I tested it in Catalina booting from OC and HighSierra which still is running Clover. It says unavailable for both systems. Do I have to enable th iGPU for it to work or is this for newer GPUs only? I think the GTX 760 supports it, though. Does this setting rely on specfic platforminfo settings as well? Thanks.

 

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I've updated OpemCore and fixed some issues along the way.

 

OC Version: 0.6.0

USB 3.0: mapped and working. It's using a USBMap.kext specifically generated for this board that I've found during research. One of the USB 2.0 ports on the back is not mapped, though. But you can use this guide to map  that USB Port using USBmap tool, if you need it. 

iGPU: working. But it's curently configured to be used for computing tasks only. To use it to drive a display, you need to change one digit in the plist:

 

In ACPI > Device Properties > Add > PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) >AAPL,ig-platform-id: change 01001219 to 00001219.

 

As always, you need to copy over your SMBIOS settings (ROM, MLB, UUID and System Serial Number) from your existing config.plist or create them using GenSMBIOS

 

PS: as always backup your existing EFI folder and don't use your current config.plist since OC's config file adds, removes and renames parameters all the time, so that your machine might not boot. For example, between 0.5.8 and 0.5.9 the parameter "block" was renamed to "delete", so if you use your old plist, you get an error during boot that some arguement was not found.

 

Z170X_Gaming5_EFI_OC_0.6.0.zip

 

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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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13 minutes ago, SavageAUS said:

Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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That's great news! I am waiting unti july, since a new AMD Ryzen Variant (XT) is supposed to drop until I finally decide if I make the move to AMD. But good to see that someone who actually knows what he is doing creating an AMD Build!

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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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Probably better to start a new thread to not confuse things but it would be good to post some benchmarks and thoughts about the upgrade.

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7 hours ago, SavageAUS said:

Just waiting on parts to arrive :)

 

Which components have you pickeed?

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Latest refined (and probably the last version) of my OC EFI Folder. It boots really fast and feels really snappy

 

• iGPU working (computational tasks only)

• ACPI patches included

• USB mapped

• OpenCanopy Boot Picker included

• Apple ALC included but not tested since I use an external Audio Interface. But it should work

 

Enjoy

 

EFI GA-Z170-Gaming 5 (OC 0.6.0).zip

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UPDATE: I've updated Clover Install to Version 5120 with OCquirks included. You need to copy over the SMBIOS Info from your current config.

 

"OcQuirks is a drop in replacement EFI driver for Clover that replaces AptioMemoryFix and all OsxAptioFix variants. It is built against the OpenCore source tree, and supports OpenCore's quirks model."

 

This uses the opencore runtime and bootarguments which are stored in EFI > Clover > Drives > OcQuirks.plist to replace the AptioMemory FIx and boots faster too.

As always, make shure to backup your current config to a bootable drive in case something goes wrong.

 

Enjoy

EFI_Clover_5120_OcQuirks.zip

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Off topic I know but here is my new Ryzen build. Next step is to install macOS when I get a chance. I’ll update my signage with specs when I sort out my ram issues.

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Switching to OC expanded my understandings of Hackintoshes and optimizing the EFI Config a bit more, especially the SDDT-PLUG. I included cf Frequency Data In the latest release so CPU Power Management is working nicely, so the CPU clocks downto around 1.2 gHz in idle. Should be 800 mHz technically, but I never saw that in HWMonitorSMC2.

 

OC Version: 0.6.1 Nightly

 

• iGPU working (computational tasks only)

• ACPI Patches included (SSDT-EC-USBX, SSDT-EC, SSDT-HPET, SSDT-PLUG)

• Working CPU Power Management for i7 6700K (SSDT-PLUG + CPUFriend)

• HPET working (if you don't use High Precision Timer, disable it in config.plist

• USB Mapped (USB DAC included for cleaner Power Delivery to Audio Interfaces)

• USB 3.1 working

• OpenCanopy Boot Picker included

• Apple ALC included but not tested since I use an external Audio Interface. But audio should work fine.

 

EDIT: There were some incorrect settings in the "Device Properties" Section for the iGPU which caused slow boot times. Please delete the EFI if you downloaded it already and replace it with the fixed one. Sorry.

 

EFI_OC_061_GA-Z170X_Gaming5_fixed.zip

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On 6/8/2020 at 11:05 AM, SavageAUS said:

Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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Great work on this thread for this board. Due to recent events I no longer have this board and am currently awaiting delivery of my.......ryzen parts.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard
And I will be repackaging it in a
InWin 101C Mid Tower Chassis
I may update this thread of my ryzentosh progress but it will be o/t so I’m not sure. Let me know if you want updates and progress just in case you wanna make the switch to dark side.


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So, tell us please how smooth was your transition to Ryzentosh? 

Thinking of switching to same Ryzen and move current build to Unraid server, or... stay on intel and build Ryzen server. ;)

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      Open cmd in administrator mode and type: mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Total Commander or Explorer++ in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)  
      Useful Applications for Mac:
      EFI Mountain Show -> To easily mount your EFI Clover Configurator -> To easily manage your config.plist https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/ PlistEditPro -> Advanced plist editor https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/plisteditpro/ iStat Menus -> To monitoring your devices https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/ Boom 3D -> To significantly increase your audio quality https://www.globaldelight.com/boom/ TextMate -> a basic code editor just like Notepad++ on Windows https://macromates.com Modified Wineskin to run basic Windows 32-bit or 64-bit (or DX9 games) applications on Catalina -> https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/fobx5t/i_didnt_want_to_boot_windows_every_time_when_i/ MaciASL -> View/Edit your .aml, .dsl files https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-maciasl-patchmatic/downloads/ Hackintool -> All useful info, tools in one place https://github.com/headkaze/Hackintool IORegistryExplorer V2.1 -> To view your IO tables https://github.com/vulgo/IORegistryExplorer/releases/tag/v2.1 App Cleaner -> To delete your apps with caches https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ Intel Power Gadget -> To see your frequencies https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-power-gadget Carbon Copy Cloner -> Advanced macOS drive backup utility https://bombich.com Commander One ->A Total Commander alternative for macOS https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html  
      Useful Applications for Windows:
      Total Commander -> To easily manage EFI https://www.ghisler.com gibMacOS -> A python script for downloading/creating macOS Internet Recovery USB from Windows (working internet is needed when installing) https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS mountvol b: /s -> To mount your system drive EFI
      EasyUEFI -> To manage boot orders and any bootloaders with ease https://www.easyuefi.com/index.html
      MiniTool Partition Wizard -> To mount your USB EFI, and manage other drives https://www.minitool.com/partition-manager/
      Notepad++ -> Basic code editor for all type of files https://notepad-plus-plus.org
       
      Notes:
       
      2020.04.23: Corrected layout-id to use all audio ports, updated bootpack
      2020.04.22: Deleted unnecessary boot-args, can boot without any custom boot-args (except agdpmod=pikera for RX 5700), updated bootpack
      2020.04.20: Deleted unnecessary lines from config.plist, updated bootpack
      2020.04.17: Replaced FakeSMC with VirtualSMC because FakeSMC is outdated (to see your frequencies use Intel Power Gadget) -> Removed unnecessary kexts, Updated all necessary kexts, updated Clover to v5112, updated bootpack, enabled SIP, deleted bootcamp theme
      2020.03.26: Updated to 10.15.4 -> Updated WhateverGreen, Lilu -> Updated Clover to v5107
      2020.03.23: Removed "EmuVariableUefi.efi" -> deleted, caused false nvram map, now it's native, updated Clover to v5106
      2020.02.11: Updated to 10.15.3 -> No problem when/after installing
      2020.01.19: Added ASUS HyperKit NVMe SSD to the "What is working" list
      2020.01.12: Tested system with OC, added more informations to BIOS settings
      2020.01.11: Added SmallTreeIntel82576.kext for 2nd Ethernet, Tested Ethernet ports
      2020.01.11: First upload
       
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