Hello ASUS ROG brainstrusts.
Long time user of ASUS products, and never needed to post before, as these forums have been great, but now I have a problem I cannot find a solution to.
I have an issue with my ASUS ROG Maximus VII Ranger motherboard where it will randomly, for no reason or no set timeframe, switch off, then try to start up, and sits on Q-Code 00, no Splash.
Holding the power button, and switching back on does not change this. Turning off the power at the wall until all the lights go out, switch back on, still halts at 00.
I have tried changing, CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU, disconnecting USB/HDD/USB devices (as far as reasonably practical). I have flashed the BIOS, updated software/revert windows, etc, etc. The only component left is the mobo.
I have found if I switch off the power, wait until the main power goes out (but the back lights still on) and switch back on, the board will boot and go into windows. sometimes I have to do this a few times... I can imagine this is not a good practice, but it is the only way I know to get it to boot. When it does turn off/reboot, there is no BSOD, which also tells tells me it is something power related, not memory or software.
I this this might be similar or identical to the issue detailed in this thread:https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?130251-MAXIMUS-VII-Ranger-Stuck-in-Restart-Loop
I didn't want to hijack that thread, but Admin please combine if you think they are related.
Please don't suggest power off and on again, I have done that... Many Times... could this be something terminal with the board (old age and VRM's dying?), or something else causing instability?
If it is something terminal with the board, I would like some info about the RAID. I have the windows drive in RAID 1, the RAID is BIOS/Board level. How do I go about moving these RAID drives to another MOBO if it comes to it? does it need to be a Intel RAID device (like on this board) or can I boot from a single RAID drive standalone?