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Maximus VI (formula) with 4790 first run

vajoiner
Level 7
what are the steps i need to take to install a 4790 on a VI formula motherboard for its first run? will it boot with the 4790 and allow me to update the bios or do i have to update the bios a different way?
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Nate152
Moderator
Hello vajoiner, If you have bios version 1504 or greater there is no need to update the bios.

Here is how to check what version you have.

http://support.asus.com/Repair.aspx?no=563&SLanguage=en

Do you need help installing your cpu?

Tokens210
Level 10
And if you need to update your bios JJ from Asus has a nice video of how to do it without installing anything on his pcdiy YouTube channel

I believe the videos called "what to do with your parts before you build"


Does require a flash drive to upgrade it the way JJ does in the video
CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced/ Maximus VI Formula/ I7-4770K/Swiftech H320/ Corsair HX850/ G.Skill Trident X (2x8) 16gb 2400MHz/ 2x 840 EVO 120gb(Raid 0)/ WD 1TB HDD (Backup/Storage)/ EVGA GTX 1gb 560 TI/ Asus 12x bluray combo

vajoiner
Level 7
ok thank you all. i havent actually received the cpu yet as newegg isnt going to ship until next week i guess. i just wanted to see if there was some special something i had to do. formula has been sitting around here for 3 months gathering dust.. waiting.. 🙂
found that video

e/ this was a 4790k btw. tomorrow is ship date. 😄

Tokens210
Level 10
Its no problem, also if ur board has been sitting for 3+ months its probly 100% got an older bios so you'd want to upgrade it

I found the video I listed very helpful, wasent my first build so I already knew what I was doing but I still found it very useful

Also showed me how to upgrade the bios and such with nothing installed which was something I had not seen to much before plus I just love jj's passion and in depth explanations lol
CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced/ Maximus VI Formula/ I7-4770K/Swiftech H320/ Corsair HX850/ G.Skill Trident X (2x8) 16gb 2400MHz/ 2x 840 EVO 120gb(Raid 0)/ WD 1TB HDD (Backup/Storage)/ EVGA GTX 1gb 560 TI/ Asus 12x bluray combo

HiVizMan
Level 40
As stated update your bios as needed. With the USB bios flashback method it is very easy to update bios even if you do not have a CPU.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

got my 4790k in last night! and installed!
if it wasn't for those videos, i might have been a bit lost. if you look up bios update on the asus website, it will tell you to hold the rog connect button w/ your thumb drive inserted until the button flashes. what it doesn't tell you is to wait until it stops flashing to remove it. had i not watched the video i might have thought the flashing button meant 'ok' but i remembered the video shows the bios taking like 30+ seconds to update instead of 3 seconds (to flashing button). anyway, all good!
btw, coming from an i7-920 i didn't know rar files could unzip so fast! 😄