Hello, thanks for creating this topic JohnAb, in advance I leave here my thanks to you, MokiChu and Jesseinsf, who contributed a lot! I leave here a complete description, so we can evaluate what I have done wrong and right in the first two formatting and try to be more assertive in this 3rd Format I will do. Precisely, I'm here asking for guidance and checking on what I'm going to do to be more effective. I believe that so others can also learn and avoid mistakes that I am making. My hardware information is in the descriptions, all peripherals and extra Hard Drives are disconnected, I just keep the M.2 connected and then I'll plug the other Hard Drives and peripherals (take that into account too, if I'll need some more Drive for other SSD Hard Drives and a Hd SATA. Here's the whole story:
1st Formatting 10.09.2022:
I mounted every workstation, took almost a month, all very calmly and carefully, I used Thermal Paste Artic Silver, developed a technique to apply a thin and uniform layer without soiling anything and fill up to the maximum edge of the processor, the super organized cables, machine mounted, connected and everything was working perfectly, original BIOS 0803, Updated it to 1601 through the Asus EZ Flash 3 Utility, it all worked out. I got into the BIOS, in EZMode I gave a Default (F5), then changed only the X.M.P to Enabled thus leaving the Ai Overclock Tuner in XMP I. I left Armoury Create: Enabled by default. I checked fans and temperatures, all within normal range. I installed the Windows 11 Image For Workstation 21H2 Updated July 2022. Entering for the first time in Windows Armoury Create requested installation, I gave NO and installed virtually all drivers contained on the Asus page (minus vga drivers) of the model of my motherboard ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, some Drivers installed by the Asus Pendrive that comes along with the motherboard. I installed AISuite3 (I will no longer install this), Installed Armoury Create only and did not install Aura Creator, reseted, Started Windows, installed the last Drive from NVidia Studio (I do not install games, Use the workstation for 3D work), reseted, I opened Armoury Create and nothing appears in it in Fan Xpert. I have a Rog Ryujin II 360 and thought that because it is connected on USB the Fan Xpert does not read the fans. As this first formatting was for testing and I have no experience with the new technologies, I ended up doing these installations without logic and without any care with drivers. Uninstall armoury create with the Asus tool, reset, installed again and everything the same without recognizing anything in Fan Xpert to be able to see the fans. I can only see the fans referring to the Rog Ryujin II in your menu in AC, I do not know if this is right or not, but I think we should see all the fans, including those of the Corsair cabinet, whether from Asus or not, there in the tab of Fan Xpert (Asus please?!).
Update to BIOS 2204:
I started reading about everything, trappinghere in the forum and seeing the importance of installation with logic, ordered and clean drivers and settings, MokiChu does an amazing job on this, its Drivers are clean, have only what we really need, very different from what is found on the Asus page. I inform you that from now on, I started using only mokichu drivers. For this BIOS configuration, I used the MokiChu and JohnAb technique that I call "1,2,3": 1. Update the Intel MEI Drivers (Drivers Only) - MEI Intel V2247.3.5.0 - 16.11.2022 / 2. I updated the Intel ME Consumer Firmware - ME Intel V22.214.171.1241 - 01.12.2022 / 3. I updated the BIOS to 2204, everything worked out, this is definitely the linear and correct way before updating the BIOS! Thank you friends!
MY SERIOUS MISTAKE:
Everything was fine, but hence the inexperience, curiosity and thinking I could do something better in the settings, I read the contents of MokiCh in the posts of Intel Chipset/MEI/SATA/VMD and thought it would be better to change the VMD setup settings from Enabled/Disabled/Disabled to Enabled/Disabled/ Enabled, and so, switching to RAID mode (even if not using), this caused Intel Rapid Storage Tecnhnology to switch from OFF to ON on the EzMode screen. I activateed GNA and also ReSize BAR. I saved, reseted and entered Windows, all right, re-checked again and looked at vmd setup settings and saw something different from what I had left, went from Enabled/Disabled/ Enabled to Enabled/Enabled/Enabled (so far I didn't understand how the BIOS single-case changed the MAP PCIE Storage Under VMD from Disabled to Enabled), but that's okay Everything was working... so after talking to JohnAb, I thought it best to go back to the settings I had before, since I would not use RAID and did not see anything that could be better, even not, so I made the SERIOUS ERROR, change the VMD Setup back to Enabled/Disabled/Disabled and Intel Rapid Storage Tecnhnology changed from ON to OFF, I reseted and saw for the first time in my life to an ugly blue screen with the message "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" called "blue screen of death (BSoD)" = I was an idiot to "fix a problem That I did not have", that this serve as an example, thinking of finding it difficult for someone to do this.... worse is that I tried to return the VMD settings to RAID again, and of course it continued equal... yes they can laugh... this all leads me to another formatting.
2nd Formatting 12.01.2022:
I then decided to make a second formatting more aligned and consistent with all Drivers, updated and downloaded from master MokiChu, I have a folder organized with all of them, always update the and all are enumerated with an order of priority of installation, today I have from 01A to 14A, as I learn what is need to install before or after, if they have fixes in that order or see if there is any Drive missing for my setup, can correct this order, add or remove Drivers. The BIOS is in 2204, I gave a Default (F5) in EZ Mode the X.M.P in Enabled, Ai Overclock Tuner in XMP I, ReSize BAR ON, GNA Device Enabled, VMD Setup in Enabled/Disabled/Disabled (default), Armoury Create Enabled (default). I made another installation PENDRIVE with the system image using Rufus V3.21 with nothing marked in your installation customization settings, I used updated windows pro image for workstation version 22H2 Updated Dec 2022. I formatted the partitions, my M.2 is partitioned in 2 parts, the first for the System is with 300GB, I left connected the internet cable all the time and the installation stick too, I have connected only keyboard and wireless mouse, I joined with the activation key, Windows following the installation, resetor then pediu the basic settings of country, keyboard, checkor updates for a few seconds, then it asks for device name, after that reset again, enters and asks connection to microsoft account, filled out, and it then provides options to configure as new device or restore, I chose Configure New Device, it asks to create a PIN with name and password, I did this, then follows a series of location questions, information collection permissions, most set as no or ignore, I hate this intrusion from Microsoft. After all this, entered the screen to enter the PIN and entered normal. Armoury Create asked to install and I gave ok, here I already had the 1st ERROR 102, reseted the computer due to this and at that moment I saw Windows updating automatically, I must avoid this in the next formatting, removing the cable before putting the PIN? Andno one he reset, then I used that technique of resetting Armoury Create which consists of going in the AC settings, clicking with the BDM, going on reset, repair and restore, then i reset again, i opened Armoury Create and it installed perfectly (how can this AC act like this Asus?) , in the Aura Background settings I gave Ignore, I entered with my ROG account, then reset again, and when entering Windows, I was first install ing drive: Intel Chipset Drivers V10.1.19222.8341 - 18.08.2022 and Had the 2nd ERROR gave the ERROR "MSI1536.tmp not a valid Win32 application" (what a sadness , already at the beginning of all), I tried with drive from the Asus page also the same error. Not to format again at that beginning, I followed the other drivers to see if they installed, and each of them reset automatically or manually, and all of the list I have were installed normally, finally tried again the first of the list had given error Intel Chipset Drivers V10.1.19222.8341 and he settled in normally. I also installed the latest Drivers of NVidia and everything was "stable", but I do not trust the system so with initial errors so, because I use software that require a lot of quality and integrity ofthe system. MokiChu and Jesseinsf gave me some tips, among them the order of some initial Drivers, the first of my list should be installed judiciously in order as indicated MokiChu, then redid my thoughts and order of execution of drivers for the next 3rd Format. Still in this installation, Instalei the drivers of NVidia also and soon after I reseted, armoury create did not appear the tab of RTX and fan Xpert the screen in preto no fan, yes my friends, no Fan Xpert had appeared the fans of CPU Fan, Chassis from 1 totÃ© 4, AIO Pump and W_PUMP+ I had never seen this screen before, until I saved a print to prove that it exists, after installing this Drive from NVidia (NVidia Drivers - 528.02 Studio), RTX and Fan X pert are gone (is it serious that this AC works properly for someone?) .... i reseted again and reappeared the tab of RTX but in the tab dthe Fan Xpert the screen is black without anything fans, that shames this, I'm very tired. I gave a few days to stay away from all this, I went back to focus on my work with my old machine that I set up 10 years ago from Asus and that to this day everything works 100% always updating the operating systems, today I use Windows 10 Pro on it, and look at this, I use the same Corsair H55, which in the manual indicates service life of 5 years, it is 10 years, Use the same thermal paste, never changed from Artic Silver, CPU is in office work from 21 Â°C to 30 Â°C, working with 3D is no more than 50 Â°C, all fans trimm in AI Suite 3, a wonder, work and study of 12, 15 to 18 hours a day 7/7 or 6/7 days a week, some nights I leave this computer rendering... and yes Asus, you were better!
LET'S MOVE ON:
So I want to format again and I have this ordered list of Drivers with tips from MokiChu and I still have some doubts, I would like you to do a review of these Drivers, seeif the order is correct or if it needs to be changed, or if you need the inclusion of some more Drive or the withdrawal of some, for me to try again a clean formatting, ordered and who knows functional this time. Come on, let's go.
01) The BIOS is in 2204, I gave a Default (F5) in EZ Mode, the X.M.P in Enabled, Ai Overclock Tuner in XMP I, ReSize BAR ON, GNA Device Enabled, VMD Setup in Enabled/Disabled/Disabled (default), Armoury Create: Disabled (MokiChu indicated to install the AC last this time, following this new order of Drivers + NVidia Drivers - 528.02 Studio),... I think the same, I want to try to avoid the initial error 102 and also try to make Armoury Create not get lost after installing drivers like NVidia, according friends? Shall we test it like this? Now herethinking, that if even so, when I install a new NVidia drive in about 60 days, if Armoury Create will be okay? ... an important note here here: I tested the new GPU Tweak III V126.96.36.199 01/04/2023 and I really liked it to take care of the rtx fans and temperatures, works light and firm! So we will include it in this installation and ficaria so then: Drivers from the list below + NVidia Drivers + GPU Tweak III and lastly Armoury Create without AURA Creator, this, according friends?
2) Follow thedrivers list (all drivers listed below are from MokiChu), in order of installation and some questions, remember to evaluate if it is in the correct order, if I have to change the order, if there is any Drive missing or if I have to remove some Drive. In this initial order, the first 4 was indicated by MokiChu, it was like this:
BIOS in 2204
BIOS ME FW is in vertion 188.8.131.521
01A Intel ME Consumer Firmware - ME Intel V184.108.40.2061 - 01.12.2022
Q: No longer need to install again in Windows this Drive correct? Is he in the BIOS enough? Or need to install again to have some connection to Windows and BIOS?
02A Intel Chipset Drivers V10.1.19222.8341 - 18.08.2022
Q: With andste I had that error MSI1536.tmp but then installed, (has anyone here ever had this error or know how to say what may have caused?) ... or already try to install this "5351" more current below:
02A Intel Chipset Drivers V10.1.19284.8351 - 20.10.2022
Q: Install this? Is it correct for my i9-12900K processor this? I liked the new page "Intel Chipset/MEI/VMD (6xx/7xx)" MokiChu, congratulations! I have just seen now that on the page of mb Z690 asus removed this Drive, yesterday was there and today no more, then use the "8341" or wait until the weekend a new Drive?
03A Intel Serial IO Drivers (Drivers Only) V30.100.2237.26 - 06.09.2022
04A Intel GNA Drivers (Drivers Only) V220.127.116.117 - 26.11.2021
05A Intel MEI Drivers (Drivers Only) - MEI Intel V2247.3.5.0 - 16.11.2022
06A Intel VMD Drivers (Drivers Only) V18.104.22.1680 - 25.08.2022
07A Intel Thunderbolt Drivers (Drivers Only) V1.41.1340.0 - 14.09.2022
08A Intel Ethernet Drivers (Drivers Only) 1225-1226 V22.214.171.124 - 21.09.2022
09A Intel WiFi Drivers (Drivers Only) V126.96.36.199 - 10.01.2023
10A Intel Bluetooth Drivers (Drivers Only) V188.8.131.52 - 15.12.2022
11A Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD ASUS ROG SS3-DTS) V6.3.9600.2347 - 03.11.2022
12A NVidia Drivers - 528.02 Studio
13A GPU Tweak III V184.108.40.206 / What a great light, functional and solid program, ASUS make Armoury Crate be this please!
14A Armoury Crate & Aura Creator Installer V220.127.116.11 16.08.2022 / Questions:
- On the initial screen of the AC installation, can I choose only the first option " Install armoury Crate" this? Don't need to choose the second Option Armoury Crate + AURA Creator, correct? I want my system as clean as possible, the other times I installed so too, should this not be the reason that is causing these instabilities, especially with the correct Fan Xpert?
- Can I continue to "Ignore" on Light up the Aura Background Pattern, correct?
- Sign in, log in to the Asus account session, correct?
- What settings to do on Rog Ryujin II on fans? Currently what I did in Fan Control was click on "Auto Adjustment" on the top right button and nothing else, I did not click on those preset modules and the temperatures look good, with CPU 35Â°, GPU 40Â°, MB 29Â°, Chipset 60Â°, VRM 44Â°, GPU Mem 46.5Â° DRAM0 38.5Â°, DRAM1 35.75Â°, keep this in these correct settings?
- In Rog Ryujin II, I can set the information to appear on the screen inside the cabinet as temperatures and other information, correct? Doesn't that spoil Armoury Crate? Yes, you can laugh friends, but it seems that happened in these two formatting and installations, if you even touch lightly in the AC, it gets lost all, it seems that it offends the creature! Yes, I hope this time, install it last works!
3) Don't need to install any correct Intel VGA drives? Given that I use an RTX card and the BIOS is in "Default" in this parameter, I think the BIOS always gives preference to rtx, so vga drivers are not necessary, correct? If by chance (God forbid) the RTX fails what happens if I don't have Intel VGA Drivers installed?
Friends of the forum, I know that it is enough to read and analyze, but having all reported, I believe that besides me, we will be helping so many others who read but do not write here and we will be grouped a lot of knowledge into a single topic, which serves as a "linear manual", guidingso new users who assemble their machines, invest high values and I think it is quite valid all this, read what should not be done and what should be done correctly.... my special thanks again to this great guy: MokiChu (yes must be the son of the owner of Asus, because he understands more than them), also to this great friend JohnAb who does not care effort to help everyone, has a fantastic form of communication and also Jesseinsf, I do not know if it is in this forum, helpful guy and user of mounted machines for work, first thing I learned from it was to disconnect everything from your machine in the initial formatting and installations and then gradually plugging and configuring, is this tip also for others who are starting to assemble and configure their machines. Thank you all, feel the urge to write in, curse, create more doubts, contribute, expose thoughts and experiences, let's think, learn and the most important thing is to go evolve rmos together... yes, you can also laugh at my I've done, clearly I'm getting old, I'm already putting on changed socks and some inverted clothes lol. 🙂