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    Upgrade to El Capitan - picture blinks to black (and often comes back frozen)

    Build specs: system def - Mac Pro (Early 2008) 3.99 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4600 1536 MB Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi Mobo Hi, folks. I've been coasting along with a mostly full-functioning build with Yosemite for about a year and a half. With Sierra on the horizon, I...
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    certain USB accessories causing freezes

    I have turned of XHCI mode in my BIOS settings. I figure it's the USB3.0 that's causing the problems in general, whether it be in handoff or device recognition, or who knows what. But being that I don't own any 3.0 devices, for the time being I will see how stable the system is when all ports...
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    certain USB accessories causing freezes

    So frustrating, right? To be so close to having a perfectly working machine only to have the more important accessories off limits. Bah!
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    certain USB accessories causing freezes

    I have a mostly stable system (barring a few issues with sleep)...as long as my backup external HDD and Logitech c920 webcam aren't plugged into USB. The issue seems to be worst with the 3.0 ports, but I have gotten a freeze from the webcam in a 2.0 port. Sometimes it will freeze immediately...
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    Z87N-Wifi freezes frequently when two DIMMs present

    24 hours of uptime! I will need to find if I need to do disk repairs to the external HDD or if it's a USB problem, but I at least know I can have a perfectly stable machine if need be. I also fixed the freezing overnight that was occuring. According to the console, it was waking and doing some...
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    Z87N-Wifi freezes frequently when two DIMMs present

    Read in another thread by a user with very similar problems that people are having trouble with continually connected external HDDs. Especially Western Digital ones. And wouldn't you know, I have a WD My Passport 500GB external HDD plugged in for time machine backups. We'll see how it works out...
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    Yosemite 10.10 random freezing.

    Hmm? Can you elaborate on this? I have been trying to find out what is causing my freezes, and have not heard this before. I have a constantly plugged-in external HDD for time machine backups, but I never thought to check stability without it. I will have to test this when I'm home tonight. The...
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    Z87N-Wifi freezes frequently when two DIMMs present

    Thanks for your responses, guys. It appears the Bluetooth is not the problem, as having it unplugged and using a wired mice all day, I'm still plagued by the same amount of freezing. I reset my bios to default and reset the minimal changes needed (IGP enabled and set as default, disable vd-T)...
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    Z87N-Wifi freezes frequently when two DIMMs present

    The freezes got worse after plugging in the GMYLE bluetooth adapter I got from Amazon last friday. Before that I only had about 2 in a week of normal use. Afterward, I just realized, it has been 5-10 a day. Has anybody experienced system freezes when using the suggested GMYLE bluetooth USB...
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    Z87N-Wifi freezes frequently when two DIMMs present

    Hi folks, first, my build: OS X Yosemite Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi intel i7-4790K HD4600 graphics Silverstone ST45SF SFX12V 450W PSU Silverstone Argon series CPU cooler Samsung 840EVO 500GB SSD GMYLE bluetooth adapter. Done a bit of research and I've found lots of situations where people are having...
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    Bluetooth isssue mouse pointer resets to corner of screen GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K

    Just had this problem after having my GMYLE bluetooth adapter for 3 days. I popped out the USB adapter, and put it back in and it sorted it out fine. We'll see how long it goes before another screwup. If it's once a week or something, I can deal with it. Any more than that and it's gonna be a...
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    [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

    I popped in the Atheros AR5BHB92 (9280) into my build tonight. Signal was weak at first, but I've moved the antenna from my Z87N-wifi mobo from behind my monitor and it now has full signal strength. However, I am pulling in dismal speeds, 2-2.5Mb/s, when my other devices are getting the correct...
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    [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

    I got myself an Atheros 9280 to replace the card on my Z87N-wifi mobo thinking that it would be plug and play. I can't exactly understand the steps layed out in this guide, nor trust myself to carry them out if I did. I have read that the 9280 card I got is natively supported for Wifi without...
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    Word to the wise: Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi mobo- DVI-I port not supported

    i actually did just that out of desperation, because I'm inexperienced and clover raises the bar a bit for how much know-how you need. It proved problematic because in order to mount the install dmg as bootable with the terminal script you have to have a relatively recent OS X. I was working on...
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    Word to the wise: Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi mobo- DVI-I port not supported

    I thought I would make a nice PSA for people looking to make a build using the Gigabyte Z87N-wifi motherboard. I am an artist, and use a Wacom Cintiq tablet display on a daily basis. The cintiq's standard output is DVI-I. The Z87N-Wifi's only non-HDMI display port is DVI-I. A match made in...
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