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Weird issues with NVME drives and DIMM.2 ok the Zenith II extreme Alpha.

Martsmac1982
Level 8
Everything was working great out of the box then I decided to update the bios as you do.

So I did.

Next thing I know , my machine would refuse to register that I had bootable Pcie NVMES installed in tbe DIMM.2 adapter.

Weirdest thing of all is that it still sees the drives under the NVME settings menu. However I cannot set them to be in the boot order. In fact I cannot even configure the boot order. When I use USB thumb drives they show up in the boot order and when I use linux , running off said boot drive , both my NVMES are visible to linux when booted

Really strange issue .

Any ideas??.

Thanks ,

Martin

I have tried reverting to the very first bios version on ASUS's website but no dice.
My Rig.

Caselabs STH10
AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 3960X
ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
64GB G. SKILL DDR4 2800 (F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK)
1 x RTX 3090 WC 24GB
1 x ADATA 2TB 8200 NVME for Games
1 x CRUCIAL 500GB NVME purely for OS
1 x 960GB Crucial SSD for Downloads
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Martsmac1982
Level 8
Interesting so when I reverted to the original BIOS. Both NVME's were seen straight away.
My Rig.

Caselabs STH10
AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 3960X
ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
64GB G. SKILL DDR4 2800 (F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK)
1 x RTX 3090 WC 24GB
1 x ADATA 2TB 8200 NVME for Games
1 x CRUCIAL 500GB NVME purely for OS
1 x 960GB Crucial SSD for Downloads

So I seem to have fixed the issue - kinda.... My previous builds OS was installed on an MBR bios (It was the Rampage IV extreme with a 5960x) so it should have been Uefi but I guess I wasnt paying attention when installing the OS.

Although I have reverted to the first version of the BIOS for the ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA, I will update when I have me clean install of windows setup properly on this machine and have updated to 1402 again, but I fear that I'm going to have issues with that BIOS as I did before.
My Rig.

Caselabs STH10
AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 3960X
ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
64GB G. SKILL DDR4 2800 (F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK)
1 x RTX 3090 WC 24GB
1 x ADATA 2TB 8200 NVME for Games
1 x CRUCIAL 500GB NVME purely for OS
1 x 960GB Crucial SSD for Downloads

Martsmac1982
Level 8
So I seem to have fixed the issue - kinda.... My previous builds OS was installed on an MBR bios (It was the Rampage IV extreme with a 5960x) so it should have been Uefi but I guess I wasnt paying attention when installing the OS.

Although I have reverted to the first version of the BIOS for the ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA, I will update when I have me clean install of windows setup properly on this machine and have updated to 1402 again, but I fear that I'm going to have issues with that BIOS as I did before.
My Rig.

Caselabs STH10
AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 3960X
ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
64GB G. SKILL DDR4 2800 (F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK)
1 x RTX 3090 WC 24GB
1 x ADATA 2TB 8200 NVME for Games
1 x CRUCIAL 500GB NVME purely for OS
1 x 960GB Crucial SSD for Downloads

Martsmac1982
Level 8
Well 1402 flashed without issue. If anyone else is having this issue then it's likely because the NVME (or drive) they are using from their old machine , was setup using MBR. This was the case with my new build , set it up on a brand new install using GPT and uefi and no issues whatsoever.

Thanks this can be marked as closed if necessary.

MM
My Rig.

Caselabs STH10
AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 3960X
ROG ZENITH II EXTREME
64GB G. SKILL DDR4 2800 (F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK)
1 x RTX 3090 WC 24GB
1 x ADATA 2TB 8200 NVME for Games
1 x CRUCIAL 500GB NVME purely for OS
1 x 960GB Crucial SSD for Downloads