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Oh Asus - facepalm

ehivar
Level 8
So I decied after years of having AMD stuff only to switch to intel. It feels like a big mistake so far and the main reason is Asus Maximus VI HERO.

I bought:

- Core i7-4790K (4Ghz)
- Maximus Vi HERO
- RAM 2X 4Gb HyperX 2666CL11

I have from previous machine

- 2x Geforce GTX570
- Live GAMER HD (video capturing card)
- 1x 240GB SSD drive
- 1x 320Gb cheetah 10k drive
- 4x 500MB IDE drives

I am using fresh installation of WIN7 64bit.

Fact number 1 -> This motherboard is completely useless without flashing the bios to the newest version. God help people who does not know what flashing bios means.
It took me as least 8 hours trying to play with bios settings and connecting cards in/out to make it working before I gave up and decided for flash it.
It even did not recognize RAM modules parameters well.

Fact number 2 -> I downloaded/installed all the latest drivers from Asus web page.

Now what is going on after I flashed the bios + problems I was experincing before that ..

1. The only way how to make the motherboard to start is to turn the computer completely off. Resets gets mb into strange state with black screen.
Even choosing exit and reset from bios gets it to the same state.
2. Sometimes mb starts with first logo being kind of spread over the screen. It looks like old vga 640*480 resolution. It not possible to work in bios then, because whole screen is kind of shifted.
3. sometimes mb starts with logo in good format
4. in windows MB sometimes forgets USB devices I have connected in like Razer Magelodon headphones and there is no way to pop them up again without reboot.
5. mb recognized that I have this pci video capturing card, but it is displayed as PCI device and installing drivers did not help to make it working.
6. on-1board sound card is producing kind of glitch sounds during game playing like world of warcraft etc.
7. An attempt to make the raid working always makes windows to fail to blue screen during boot
My drives are connectedthis way sata 1,2 SSD/cheetach, sata 3-6 500MB ide drives
I went to the bios and turned sata into RAID mode. Then I went to the raid setup utility and made the raid using all ide 500Mb drives.
I made myself sure that my primary SSD drive is still as primary boot device.
If I turn the sata-raid mode off then everything works fine and my windows boots normaly.

It is now almost two days and I am still experiancing problems.

Can someone help me ? My Gr. cards arenot the newest, but two GTX570 are still doing pretty good. Can the problem be in my gr. cards ?
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ehivar
Level 8
Arne Saknussemm -> Yes that is probably the problem.

ehivar
Level 8
Arne Saknussemm -> Thank for help Arne. The flashing problem is over. I am now on 1505, but it took me some to me to search the know-how.

ehivar wrote:
Arne Saknussemm -> Thank for help Arne. The flashing problem is over. I am now on 1505, but it took me some to me to search the know-how.


Good stuff! glad you got it sorted! Enjoy the system 😄