Hi guys I heard yall doing cool things! XPS 13 i5 8520u OSX sierra, IFR mods, liquid metal, SATA m.2

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    hackintose Newbie

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    I got 4 of the 8th gen intel i5 xps13's FHD around 2 months ago. One of them had this ME Disabled sticker inside the chassis
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    I've been developing on two, one more aggressively than the other. I've been working with the hackintosh guys at tonymac with this laptop, they have a pretty good community working with this machine
    https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...a-10-12-x-lts-long-term-support-guide.213141/

    The 2 dev machines have been running osx sierra splendidly, one is tribooting win/mac/linux on a samsung 860 SATA M.2. IFR undervolt -.75 cpu/gpu works no matter where i boot, but XTU wont.

    I've been playing with IFR variables quite a bit (among other things) so far I've managed to brick, restore and downgrade from 5.2.1 to 2.0.1 (machine shipped with 2.2.1) using the built in dell bios recovery. I can make a writeup of the proper way to use the bios recovery if it has not been done. I'm sure I have some experience to contribute, I've torn these things apart a lot of ways over the last few weeks.


    I'm currently attempting to make the fans kick in at a reasonable temperature (not 85c)

    I tried modifying the active trip point IFR variables but had little luck.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Here are some relevent snippets from the 2.2.1 IFR.txt . I have dumped and compared 2.2.1 2.3.1 and 2.5.1, I have yet to find any variable address changes

    0x39C2C Setting: Active Trip Point 0, Variable: 0x2AE {05 91 2D 11 2E 11 D1 02 01 00 AE 02 10 10 0F 7F 00}
    0x39C3D Option: Disabled, Value: 0x7F {09 07 04 00 00 00 7F}
    0x39C44 Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 07 33 11 00 00 0F}
    0x39C4B Option: 23 C, Value: 0x17 {09 07 34 11 00 00 17}

    0x39CAA Numeric: Active Trip Point 0 Fan Speed (8070451015290007434-8070451015290007434) , Variable: 0x2B0 {07 91 4E 11 4F 11 D2 02 01 00 B0 02 00 10 00 64 01}
    0x39CBB Default: 8 Bit, Value: 0x64 {5B 06 00 00 00 64}
    0x39CC1 End {29 02}
    0x39CC3 Setting: Active Trip Point 1, Variable: 0x2AD {05 91 2B 11 2C 11 D3 02 01 00 AD 02 10 10 0F 7F 00}
    0x39CD4 Option: Disabled, Value: 0x7F {09 07 04 00 00 00 7F}
    0x39CDB Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 07 33 11 00 00 0F}

    0x30993 Form: Fan Control Override, Form ID: 0x2844 {01 86 44 28 8C 19}
    0x30999 Subtitle: Fan Control Override {02 87 8C 19 00 00 00}
    0x309A0 End {29 02}
    0x309A2 Subtitle: {02 87 02 00 00 00 00}
    0x309A9 End {29 02}
    0x309AB Grayout If: {19 82}
    0x309AD Variable 0xDFC equals 0x0 {12 06 FC 0D 00 00}
    0x309B3 Checkbox: Fan Control Override, Variable: 0x10C9 {06 8E 8E 19 8F 19 E7 00 01 00 C9 10 10 00}
    0x309C1 Default: Other {5B 85 00 00 08}
    0x309C6 Value {5A 82}
    0x309C8 64 Bit Unsigned Int: 0x0 {45 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
    0x309D2 End {29 02}
    0x309D4 End {29 02}
    0x309D6 End {29 02}

    0x39F8B Numeric: CPU Fan Speed (8070451015290007434-8070451015290007434) , Variable: 0x2C4 {07 91 70 11 71 11 E4 02 01 00 C4 02 00 10 01 64 01}
    0x39F9C Default: 8 Bit, Value: 0x41 {5B 06 00 00 00 41}


    Anyway glad to be here looks like you guys are doing interesting stuff!
     
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    pressing Notebook Deity

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    Dell Command-Power Manager (Thermal Management tab) gives you 4 choices which will impact fan settings. "Quiet" is quieter and hotter. "Ultra Performance" is louder.
     
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    I run OSX Sierra primarily, very rarely booting into windows. I dont believe the dell command changes will remain outside of windows, where as my undervolt and DVMT settings set via IFR work across the board
     
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    Not sure - you would have to try to see if the changes are persistent. I think you can set dell command-power manager in windows then delete the program...and the settings will stick. But can't 100% recall.

    For sure dell command-power manager has access to some functionality we don't have access to (fan & processor tweaks per the program).
     

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