Last modified: Fri Jun 26 2020 02:16:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fixing Power Management: Manual

Finding the ACPI path

To find the ACPI pathing, you have 2 methods:

DSDT

CPU naming is fairly easy to figure out, first open your decompiled DSDT you got from Dumping the DSDT and Decompiling and Compiling with either maciASL(if in macOS) or any other text editor if in Windows or Linux(VSCode has an ACPI extension that can also help).

Next search for Processor. This should give you a result like this:

As we can see, the first processor in our list is SB.PR00. This is what we'll be applying the plugin-type=1 property too.

X99 and X299 note:

Due to the different DSDT structure of these systems, you'll need to to actually check in multiple places as the pathing isn't as obvious:

If we then search for instances of CP00 we find that its full ACPI pathing is SB.SCK0.CP00:

Now with the pathing, you can head here: Edits to the sample SSDT

DeviceManager

If you already have Windows installed on this machine, finding the CPU pathing is fairly easy.

Start by opening up Device Manager in Windows and looking for a device named Processor. Once found, click on it and select the BIOS device Name entry. You should get something like this:

From the above, we can see that our pathing is PR.CPU0. Pay close attention to the start as PR is important for creating the SSDT

X99 and X299 note:

Odd quirk of DeviceManager in Windows is that the Processor's order does not actually match the ACPI path, instead giving something like SB.SCK0.CP10:

When this happens, you can either:

  • Look through and find the lowest value
  • Assume the lowest(commonly being PR00 or CP00)

So with the above X299 example, our CPU pathing would be SB.SCK0.CP00

Now with the pathing, you can head here: Edits to the sample SSDT

Edits to the sample SSDT

Now that we have our ACPI path, lets grab our SSDT and get to work:

From the above SSDT, it's very likely your processor is already there. If so, you can delete all the other entries other than yours and the Method PMPM as this is what injects the plugin-type=1 property into our system.

  • Reminder: We only need to apply plugin-type=1 to the first thread

For the below example, we'll be using the X299 example(SB.SCK0.CP00)

Original Cleaned Up

Compiling the SSDT

With the SSDT done, you're now ready to compile the SSDT!

Wrapping up

Once you're done making your SSDT, either head to the next page to finish the rest of the SSDTs or head here if you're ready to wrap up:

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