Can we please get a response to this ASUS?
Is it a physical fault with the board?
Best case scenario a can there be a BIOS update to fix this?
It seem that Asus abandon z490i or intel 10 gen board, they don't have enough memory test before launch to the market. ROG Z490-i QVL is a joke, I compared it with ROG X570i QVL, it have much more ram listed, for example, G.skill 3600, Z490i have only 4 listed, but x570i have over 40 ram listed......
Still waiting for the next BIOS non-beta update, if next update cannot solve the issue, I will change to other brand.....and I suggested this to everyone who have the same issue.:mad:
I am in the same boat as the rest of you guys but I did go the route of switching to another brand, starts with M and ends with I and the board is not as good as this one. Luckily, I purchased my ASUS from Amazon, found out the issue existed but thought it was the RAM, also from Amazon and so replaced RAM and then got the other brands board and realised how crap it was and found this thread. So I went back and got the ASUS board and decided to live with it until a fix arrives as it is superior to the M*I board.
My experience of the other board is below.
1. The ASUS has better VRM cooling compared to both the MSI and Gigabyte. The MSI has a fan just as the ASUS but it is a high velocity fan which generates a lot of noise but does a poor job of cooling the VRM's compared to the ASUS VRM fan which does a good job of cooling and is silent, Gigabyte lacks a fan completely (MSI allows full control over the fan in the BIOS and ASUS does not).
2. All the fan headers on the ASUS board are PWM headers, the MSI's chassis header is DC 3 pin.
3. RGB/LED headers are on opposite sides of the board on the ASUS and there are two in total, the MSI has one and it is a 3 pin.
4. The ASUS has an illuminated ROG symbol on the NVMe heatsink which is a nice touch and not overpowering, the light is subtle and easy to control, the MSI has nothing of the sort.
5. The ASUS has both NVMe slots on the top side of the board and both are teamed up with individual heatsinks unlike MSI who have one NVMe port on the top side and one of the bottom side of the board which is a pain if something goes wrong and there is no heatsink for that bottom one due to space constraints.
6. ASUS has far superior fan controls within the BIOS and the software within the OS is very good, gives much better control compared to MSI Dragon Centre software.
7. ASUS can control the LED's on my Hyper-X Fury RAM and enable 'Smart' lighting which is set to change colour in a certain temperature range (0 degrees to 50 green light, 50 to 70 degrees yellow light and 70 to 100 red light). but the MSI cannot control the RAM LED's at all, even though it is compatible and stated in the list on MSI's website.
I have both boards. I can confirm that swapping board solved my problem. I contacted certain individuals @ asus and notified them of the problem. I'm not sure if they fixed or or if it can be fixed as I'm not sure its a board or bios issue. The only thing I can confirm is it was not an IMC/memory/cpu issue. I am aware that they released a new public bios. If someone can confirm it solved there problem let me know and I will retest my board.