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Guys, I'm really sorry that I was inactive the past few weeks. University keeps me very busy, especially during the exams.
I have to admit that I had to switch back to Windows... After a few minutes of usage Mac OS would get slow. And by slow I mean really slow. Windows runs fine on the hardware and reinstalling OSX didn't fix it either.
I will check back on OSX in approx. 4 weeks and try out the new BIOS updates (F8 release and F9a beta) but for now I need a 100% stable running machine, even if it's with Windows.
 
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Recently updated to 10.9.2 and no issues were displayed.
 
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Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. You and I have very similar setups. I recently updated to the F8 bios and I do recommend you do the same. It's helped lock down haswell support, power management, and speedstep.

Best of Luck!
Updated to F8 BIOS today, no problems so far. I won't put my hands on F9 beta in the near future. I will install 10.9.2 after my last exams (~4 weeks from now).
 
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I'm having issues with sleep not working on this board.

Whenever I go to sleep, it wakes up within 1 second, then it comes on with no display unless i press a button and tries to go to sleep again. If I at any point press a button, the display comes back.

Wake up reason is listed as XHC.

I have tried: Unplugging everything except monitor cable. This includes mouse, keyboard, ethernet. Still happens.
BIOS wake on lan is DISABLED.

Happens in both F7 and F8 BIOS.

Any more tips for what I can try?

Edit:
Pasting logfiles:

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Time stamp                Domain              	Message                                                                    	Duration  	Delay     
==========                ======              	=======                                                                    	========  	=====     
UUID: XXX
08/03/14 05:16:43 PST    Sleep               	Software Sleep pid=84: Using AC                                            	22 secs   
08/03/14 05:16:48 PST    SlowResponse        	PMConnection: Response from com.apple.apsd is slow (powercaps:0x0)         	          4374 ms   	
08/03/14 05:16:48 PST    WakeRequests        	Clients requested wake events: None                                        	          
08/03/14 05:17:05 PST    Assertions          	PID 17(powerd) Created InternalPreventSleep "PM configd - Wait for Device enumeration" 00:00:00  id:0xe00000259 [System: BGTask SRPrevSleep kCPU]	          
08/03/14 05:17:05 PST    DarkWake            	DarkWake [CDN] due to XHC/: Using AC                                       	2 secs    
08/03/14 05:17:05 PST    SlowResponse        	Kernel: Response from powerd is slow (powercaps:0xf)                       	          8010 ms   	
08/03/14 05:17:05 PST    SlowResponse        	Kernel: Response from powerd is slow (powercaps:0x0)                       	          4375 ms   	
08/03/14 05:17:05 PST    Assertions          	PID 17(powerd) Created InternalPreventSleep "com.apple.powermanagement.acwakelinger" 00:00:00  id:0xe0000025a [System: BGTask SRPrevSleep kCPU]	          
08/03/14 05:17:07 PST    Wake                	DarkWake to FullWake [CDNVA] due to HID Activity: Using AC                 	          
08/03/14 05:17:16 PST    Assertions          	PID 17(powerd) Released InternalPreventSleep "PM configd - Wait for Device enumeration" 00:00:11  id:0xe00000259 [System: PushSrvc BGTask SRPrevSleep kCPU]	          
08/03/14 05:17:50 PST    Assertions          	PID 17(powerd) TimedOut InternalPreventSleep "com.apple.powermanagement.acwakelinger" 00:00:45  id:0xe0000025a [System: BGTask SRPrevSleep kCPU]	          
08/03/14 05:17:50 PST    Assertions          	PID 17(powerd) Released InternalPreventSleep "com.apple.powermanagement.acwakelinger" 00:00:45  id:0xe0000025a [System: BGTask SRPrevSleep kCPU]	          


Total Sleep/Wakes since boot at 08/03/14 04:36:16 PST    :7

Kernel Log:

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08/03/14 05:48:27,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
08/03/14 05:48:31,000 kernel[0]: RTC: PowerByCalendarDate setting ignored
08/03/14 05:48:31,000 kernel[0]: RTC: PowerByCalendarDate setting ignored
08/03/14 05:48:31,000 kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
08/03/14 05:48:31,000 kernel[0]: USB (XHCI Root Hub USB 2.0 Simulation):Port 20 on bus 0xa connected or disconnected: portSC(0xf020340)
08/03/14 05:48:31,000 kernel[0]: An Unknown USB Device (Port 5 of Hub at 0x15000000), may have caused a wake by being connected
08/03/14 05:48:35,000 kernel[0]: AppleIntelE1000e(Info): e1000e NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx




08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: XHC
08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: RTC: PowerByCalendarDate setting ignored
08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: RTC: PowerByCalendarDate setting ignored
08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: USB (XHCI Root Hub USB 2.0 Simulation):Port 20 on bus 0xa connected or disconnected: portSC(0xf020340)
08/03/14 05:49:31,000 kernel[0]: An Unknown USB Device (Port 5 of Hub at 0x15000000), may have caused a wake by being connected
08/03/14 05:49:32,000 kernel[0]: full wake (reason 1) 1209 ms
08/03/14 05:49:34,000 kernel[0]: AppleIntelE1000e(Info): e1000e NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx

To me it looks like a USB device is waking the computer up again, but I have no usb devices attached. So could it be a faulty USB hub on the motherboard?
 
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Hey there, I guess we have a very similar built, and here's my experience:

I installed everything like you described, everything worked perfectly with 2x8GB. no random freezes, nothing. just perfect. than I updated to 4x8 GB and the freezing started. I took 1x 8GB ram out and run the system with 3x8GB now. everything works perfectly again, no freezing, very solid system.

so I guess it's about the ram. do you have any idea how to solve the problem?
 

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Are both your sets of 2x8GB memory sticks the same manufacturer make & model #?

Is the BIOS XMP parameter set to Default?

Make sure your memory is on Gigabyte's list of supported memory

It seems that Haswell requires newer memory, like the PSUs, due to it's tolerance for memory specifications.
 
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You may want to try F8m BIOS available here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ph99v960sw0m9sd/Z87XUD3H.8m.zip

I have to roll F9a and F8 back to F8m because of freezes. In fact, I almost forgot what freezes were. When F8 and F9a freezes were reintroduced, it took me a while to realize what was causing it. Almost caused a panic...
 
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