11-11-2022 10:37 AM
11-11-2022 11:16 AM
Had to RMA the former MZ790E due to code 55 with GSkill 6400 memory all at default. Received the new MZ790E today. No problem. Boots without issue into the bios at default with the same memory kit. Testing memory at default currently.
Noticed that thereâ€™s a note to update to FW â€¦.2020 BEFORE flashing bios 0703 on the Asus website:
â€œBefore BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 126.96.36.1990 to ensure optimized system settings.â€�
I have not installed windows yet. Is there any mechanism to updating the FW outside windows?*
11-11-2022 11:30 AM
01-20-2023 05:03 PM
Thanks. Good question. I would rather update the FW without a windows installation, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s possible.
I was really relieved when that 6400 GSkill kit booted. I was dreading another RMA or that I had missed something. It worked quite well. I can honestly say I tried everything in the troubleshooting area before sending it back. Even swapped the CPU just to make sure.*
11-11-2022 09:29 PM
11-12-2022 02:28 AM
I had this issue on my previous Maximus XI Hero on Z490 it turned out to be slightly bent pins in the socket which I ended up fixing myself with a magnifying glass and a lot of patience haha, Glad you got it sorted though!
11-12-2022 06:19 AM
Thanks!! I even checked the pins myself as best as could at the time and did not find anything. And it was peculiar that it would post on certain GSkill kits but not others. I would have thought I would have had the same result regardless of the memory kit if a bent pin was involved. Ã‚*
11-12-2022 07:49 AM
Yeah it was so hard to check also, I wouldn't mind it was brand new and I never dropped anything in the socket but when I was researching the issue and a lot were saying that code was possible bent pins I decided to get some 4k zoomed video footage to see before I sent the board back and that's when I noticed 2 or 3 slightly out of aligned pins so I got the tiniest of flat screwdriver and straightened them best I could as they are angled and it has worked ever since haha.
That's when I had a steady hand though some years ago not so much now 😄
I didn't have any other memory to test so maybe your issue was different and obviously the board itself at fault, But congrats and enjoy your system!
11-11-2022 11:38 PM
11-12-2022 02:32 AM
Not bad catching from the second try a good board.
Sadly, it's just another confirmation that we have to BIN the Asus boards for daily use...
@brucey - ya, the FW recommendation is also for Apex Z790, it's listed already on its support page as you shown