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Hello everyone! I have a couple long term issues that I've been trying to fix to no avail; Screen saver causes lock ups and Power Management.

Hardware:
Intel i7 4790k (stock speed)
MSI GTX 980 TI (latest Nvidia web driver)
ASUS Maximus VII Gene (Z97) motherboard
32GB DDR3 g.skill RAM (4x8GB) (running XMP 1867mhz)


Software:
macOS 10.12.4
Clover 4045 (See attached config.plist to see what all I have set up. (Cleansed of my serial numbers))
Using iStat Menus to monitor system


Kexts (in EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.12: (all latest versions))
AtherosE2200Ethernet
FakeSMC
IntelMausiEthernet
USBInjectAll
And running HWSensors kexts (installed on Macintosh HD)


Okay - with that out of the way, on to my issues.

Screen saver lock ups
This doesn't happen too reliably, but it's getting worse over time. This is the most pressing issue I have, and no one else seems to have it. I changed from a Gigabyte mobo to this ASUS board hoping that would fix it, but while it fixed my other issues, this has persisted. It started when I upgraded to Sierra. If the screen saver (any of them) turns on, and sits for between 5 to 10 minutes, usually sometime after the system has locked itself (I.E needing me to enter the password) the whole system will get... glitchy when I wake it up for about 60 seconds. Safari won't load pages, dragging windows around the desktop will be jerky (like the screen is refreshing every few seconds.) Attempting to open an application (such as Mail) during this time will have the application bouncing on the dock for around 30 seconds (the icon bounces smoothly - so I know the screen is refreshing properly) but will eventually end with an error message saying that the application crashed. After the 60 or so seconds, everything returns to normal and the system works again. It's infuriating to say the least - it would be faster for me to just shut down my computer every time I walk away. And for security reasons, I need to use a screensaver. iStat Menus sometimes shows up with higher than normal CPU usage, but nothing seems out of the ordinary.
Occasionally the screensaver it self will be lagging - like there is a 1/2 second gap between frames, but this doesn't usually happen. If the screen saver runs for more than a half hour or so, I don't usually have an issue.

Is this possibly a RAM issue? I've never had a problem with it before... Ironically since I put in the new ASUS mobo, sleep has been working fine. I can sleep it and wake it for a couple days at least without it crashing overnight. Which is nice.

I've not seen anyone else with this issue, but the fact that it's prevailed with two separate Mobo's suggests its not a hardware issue; this was never an issue in El Capitan so I have no idea.

Power Management
This is the second issue I've had since day one and with both mobos. I've followed the following guide several times to the T: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/quick-guide-to-generate-a-ssdt-for-cpu-power-management.177456/

Even Toleda himself has tried to help me, but if I use the guide, my Intel Power Tool just shows my CPU stuck at over 4ghz. I can't get it to do power stepping properly. I've seen many other builds that got this working, but nothing seems to do the trick... This has been frustrating me for a very long time. Is there anyone else out there with my build that's gotten this working? The SSDT I generate seems to only contain 3 power steps, and as such the system cant fluctuate properly.

Can someone check over my config.plist and see if it looks right?

Thanks to everyone here for all the help over the last couple years getting this working!
 

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Your config file looks ok. Regarding your power management issues:

1. Dont trust Intel Power Gadget - it does not always work correctly in OSX, regardless of power management status.
2. If SSDT generator tool is only producing 3 states, you likely need to take a closer look at your bios.
 
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Your config file looks ok. Regarding your power management issues:

1. Dont trust Intel Power Gadget - it does not always work correctly in OSX, regardless of power management status.
2. If SSDT generator tool is only producing 3 states, you likely need to take a closer look at your bios.

Anything in particular I should be looking for there?
 
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Just ran the thing again and installed SSDT.aml into ACPI/patched:
I'll check my BIOS here in a few minutes.

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