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7 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

It just freezes within the first few seconds of boot but not at any particular point 

Have you entered your details correctly?

@texem any ideas why?
 

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26 minutes ago, tuk3 said:

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro (BIOS F12d) - i5 8400 - 16GB DDR 4 RAM Vengeance - iGPU -  TL-WDN4800 WiFi

 

Give this version a try, don’t worry about the user name on it just put your details in and give i a go

 

vyu01773.zip

 

remember to remove the same boot argument again before you try it bud

 

3 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

I have entered my MLB and serial numbers 

 

Have you got you MSR unlocked?

if you don’t then you need to make the following changes.

 

PLEASE NOTE - These EFIs are setup to be used with your msr Unlocked so make sure you use the F12d Unlocked Profile but if for any reason you can not unlock MSR then just modify following in the OpenCore config.plist :



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2 minutes ago, AudioGod said:

Give this version a try, don’t worry about the user name on it just put your details in and give i a go

 

vyu01773.zip

 

remember to remove the same boot argument again before you try it bud

Have you got you MSR unlocked?

if you don’t then you need to make the following changes.


 

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PLEASE NOTE - These EFIs are setup to be used with your msr Unlocked so make sure you use the F12d Unlocked Profile but if for any reason you can not unlock MSR then just modify following in the OpenCore config.plist :



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Sorry yes, I did that as well.

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39 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

Doesn't work, its ok, I'll stick with clover

 

 

BIOS F12d and settings as AG recommends ?

NVRAM/CMOS clear before booting OC first time ?

MSR unlocked ?

UUID entered ?


 

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20 minutes ago, texem said:

 

BIOS F12d and settings as AG recommends ?

NVRAM/CMOS clear before booting OC first time ?

MSR unlocked ?

UUID entered ?


 

Yes f12d, Yes Bios configured as AG's

I tried cleariNg CMOS, same issue

MSR Locked and Config updated to reflect such,

UUID Entered

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2 hours ago, Tiem said:

Updated to 19D75a. Using OC variant with a navi card. All ok :)


Any improvement with the 5700xt performance yet with the latest beta?

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7 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

Yes f12d, Yes Bios configured as AG's

I tried cleariNg CMOS, same issue

MSR Locked and Config updated to reflect such,

UUID Entered

 

must be something wrong else .. sry no idea atm

 

if you prepare a Cat install stick und use your OC EFI for installation on the stick , does it boot?

 

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12 minutes ago, texem said:

 

must be something wrong else .. sry no idea atm

 

if you prepare a Cat install stick und use your OC EFI for installation on the stick , does it boot?

 

I'll have a play around in the morning

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2 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

I'll have a play around in the morning

 

btw: if your watercooling is connected via USB, then you'll need a different USBPorts.kext to ignore that port.

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12 minutes ago, Cameron Nicholson said:

For OpenCore?

 

yes, but that shouldn't prevent booting at all  

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1 hour ago, AudioGod said:

Give this version a try, don’t worry about the user name on it just put your details in and give i a go

 

vyu01773.zip

 

remember to remove the same boot argument again before you try it bud

Same problem AudioGod, only screen get blank, motherboard stays on. When wakening the screen, the system crashes.

Had success on your original EFI with disableing AppleATC and using VoodoHDA. That gives back sound. Now I only need to figure out how enable autosleep. So far only the screen gets dark after some time but the CPU stays on.

 

The slow USB is due to high CPU on "displaypolicy" at startup or after coming back from sleep. Any of you pros have any advice how to solve this?

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Just now, tuk3 said:

Same problem AudioGod, only screen get blank, motherboard stays on. When wakening the screen, the system crashes.

Had success on your original EFI with disableing AppleATC and using VoodoHDA. That gives back sound. Now I only need to figure out how enable autosleep. So far only the screen gets dark after some time but the CPU stays on.

 

The slow USB is due to high CPU on "displaypolicy" at startup or after coming back from sleep. Any of you pros have any advice how to solve this?

Change the darkwake argument I think it’s on darkwake=8 or 0 so try changing it  or removing it all together.
without darkwake it takes 1 mouse click to wake and a second to wake the screen.

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4 hours ago, AudioGod said:


Any improvement with the 5700xt performance yet with the latest beta?

unfortunately not

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Is there an EFI specifically for internal gpu UHD 630?  As I was testing audio check, I pulled out my rx 570 and booted, but it shows black screen after I clicked the macos mojave boot from the clover boot loader.

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30 minutes ago, hackinhacker said:

Is there an EFI specifically for internal gpu UHD 630?  As I was testing audio check, I pulled out my rx 570 and booted, but it shows black screen after I clicked the macos mojave boot from the clover boot loader.

There s indeed, it’s on the front page

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6 hours ago, AudioGod said:


Any improvement with the 5700xt performance yet with the latest beta?

Sadly no. Same synthetic benchmarks. Which aren't actually all that reliable. Out of the 6 tests I ran using GB5:

 

43k, 49k, 43k, 47k, 43k, 44k

 

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have a problem with the installation. the setup runs almost to the end and with 2 minutes remaining there is a black screen and the PC restarts. I have a 5700 and a Samsung Pro 512 GB M.2
 

The BIOS settings have been changed to 19.1 as described in the instructions. DDR 16 GB are in A1 and B1 .... nothing else is in the system. The USB stick is also in the first USB2 port. Can't get any further what I can do after.
 

What else could I try?

Thanks

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9 minutes ago, Tiem said:

Sadly no. Same synthetic benchmarks. Which aren't actually all that reliable. Out of the 6 tests I ran using GB5:

 

43k, 49k, 43k, 47k, 43k, 44k

 

:|


use luxmark for gpu benching in future, it’s consistent.

geekbench is useless as any sort of guide as you can see yourself. :) 
 

7 minutes ago, Vanles said:

have a problem with the installation. the setup runs almost to the end and with 2 minutes remaining there is a black screen and the PC restarts. I have a 5700 and a Samsung Pro 512 GB M.2
 

The BIOS settings have been changed to 19.1 as described in the instructions. DDR 16 GB are in A1 and B1 .... nothing else is in the system. The USB stick is also in the first USB2 port. Can't get any further what I can do after.
 

What else could I try?

Thanks


Use this EFI Buddy 
Aorus Z390 Pro Vega Navi VII F12d EFI .zip 

 

make sure you enter new serial numbers and details as well as those fields are blank. :thumbsup_anim:

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2 minutes ago, Vanles said:

have a problem with the installation. the setup runs almost to the end and with 2 minutes remaining there is a black screen and the PC restarts. I have a 5700 and a Samsung Pro 512 GB M.2
 

The BIOS settings have been changed to 19.1 as described in the instructions. DDR 16 GB are in A1 and B1 .... nothing else is in the system. The USB stick is also in the first USB2 port. Can't get any further what I can do after.
 

What else could I try?

Thanks

I would use one of the red or blue USB slots, not the 4 at the top that are USB 2.0.

 

1. Ensure your USB installer is actually working and was made properly, without errors. Most install problems are because someone made a USB installer through some sorted hack and slash method. Make one on a real Mac that has been updated to the latest OS you plan to install. Anything else may inject errors that will either fubar your install or prevent you from even installing.

 

2. Make sure your BIOS (not SMBIOS yet) is updated to the latest version (F12d for the Pro and F12c for the Pro WiFi). After updating the BIOS, go back into it and enable the dGPU, save the settings and reboot. Go back into the BIOS and then set the parameters of the video card, which will now be visible. Save your settings and then load from the USB installer.

 

3. Download either the Clover or OC EFI that is appropriate for you (ones for the navi card). I suggest Clover as it's far more mature than OC and has more tools that support it.

 

4. Open up the config file and fill in the following (for Clover): 1) BoardSerialNumber, 2) SerialNumber, 3) SmUUID and 4) ROM. Then add "-v" to the boot arguments in case you have any errors, you can see where the process halted. Once your system runs fine, you can remove it get the nice Apple graphical boot process.

 

Many of us have identical systems. Yours sounds very clean and simple so there shouldn't be any problems. I would go back and make sure you're doing all the steps properly.

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56 minutes ago, Tiem said:

I would use one of the red or blue USB slots, not the 4 at the top that are USB 2.0.

 

1. Ensure your USB installer is actually working and was made properly, without errors. Most install problems are because someone made a USB installer through some sorted hack and slash method. Make one on a real Mac that has been updated to the latest OS you plan to install. Anything else may inject errors that will either fubar your install or prevent you from even installing.

 

2. Make sure your BIOS (not SMBIOS yet) is updated to the latest version (F12d for the Pro and F12c for the Pro WiFi). After updating the BIOS, go back into it and enable the dGPU, save the settings and reboot. Go back into the BIOS and then set the parameters of the video card, which will now be visible. Save your settings and then load from the USB installer.

 

3. Download either the Clover or OC EFI that is appropriate for you (ones for the navi card). I suggest Clover as it's far more mature than OC and has more tools that support it.

 

4. Open up the config file and fill in the following (for Clover): 1) BoardSerialNumber, 2) SerialNumber, 3) SmUUID and 4) ROM. Then add "-v" to the boot arguments in case you have any errors, you can see where the process halted. Once your system runs fine, you can remove it get the nice Apple graphical boot process.

 

Many of us have identical systems. Yours sounds very clean and simple so there shouldn't be any problems. I would go back and make sure you're doing all the steps properly.


 

Thank you for the help, I did it all over again and now the MacOS runs. Great

If you have a question about the Clover settings, which one should I choose for Cataline? Only find examples for older versions. Doesn't want to make a mistake, runs so well :)

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2 minutes ago, Vanles said:


 

Thank you for the help, I did it all over again and now the MacOS runs. Great

If you have a question about the Clover settings, which one should I choose for Cataline? Only find examples for older versions. Doesn't want to make a mistake, runs so well :)

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Don’t over install clover there’s no need and whatever you do don’t instal rc scripts,

 

just use my EFI as it is as it should all be perfect already only thing you need do is personal hardware or info.

 

for upgrading it’s only the very first two option that you select

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Good thing I asked.

Do I have to run Clover again after setup, or does the system boot immediately without a USB stick?

Or do I have to run Clover with the first two options. ?

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3 minutes ago, Vanles said:

Good thing I asked.

Do I have to run Clover again after setup, or does the system boot immediately without a USB stick?

Or do I have to run Clover with the first two options. ?

After you have installed Catalina copy the EFI from the usb stick into the Catalina drives EFI partition and reboot and your done. :) 
 

also remember to make sure the correct drive is selected as your main boot drive in the bios.

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