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The embedded controller (EC) did not respond. Maximus VII Ranger .Please help.

seanmack
Level 7
Hello again !

Thanks for your help with my last issue 😄

I have a new error showing in my event logs.

": The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly."


- System

- Provider

[ Name] ACPI

- EventID 13

[ Qualifiers] 49157

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-08-14T13:45:57.147225200Z

EventRecordID 10860

Channel System

Computer Asus-ROG

Security


- EventData


0000C00001000000000000000D0005C00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006D2734001220330072000000122007008200DE00A209C902122023006200000052007C0072000000122006008200DF00A209C902122023006200000052007C0072000000122007008200DE00A209C202122023006200000052007C0072000000122007008200DE00A209C502122023006200000052007D0072000000122007008200DE00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000


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Binary data:


In Words

0000: 00C00000 00000001 00000000 C005000D
0010: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0020: 00000000 00000000 0034276D 00332012
0030: 00000072 00072012 00DE0082 02C909A2
0040: 00232012 00000062 007C0052 00000072
0050: 00062012 00DF0082 02C909A2 00232012
0060: 00000062 007C0052 00000072 00072012
0070: 00DE0082 02C209A2 00232012 00000062
0080: 007C0052 00000072 00072012 00DE0082
0090: 02C509A2 00232012 00000062 007D0052
00a0: 00000072 00072012 00DE0082 00000000
00b0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00c0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00d0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00e0: 00000000 00000000


In Bytes

0000: 00 00 C0 00 01 00 00 00 ..À.....
0008: 00 00 00 00 0D 00 05 C0 .......À
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 6D 27 34 00 12 20 33 00 m'4.. 3.
0030: 72 00 00 00 12 20 07 00 r.... ..
0038: 82 00 DE 00 A2 09 C9 02 ‚.Þ.¢.É.
0040: 12 20 23 00 62 00 00 00 . #.b...
0048: 52 00 7C 00 72 00 00 00 R.|.r...
0050: 12 20 06 00 82 00 DF 00 . ..‚.ß.
0058: A2 09 C9 02 12 20 23 00 ¢.É.. #.
0060: 62 00 00 00 52 00 7C 00 b...R.|.
0068: 72 00 00 00 12 20 07 00 r.... ..
0070: 82 00 DE 00 A2 09 C2 02 ‚.Þ.¢.Â.
0078: 12 20 23 00 62 00 00 00 . #.b...
0080: 52 00 7C 00 72 00 00 00 R.|.r...
0088: 12 20 07 00 82 00 DE 00 . ..‚.Þ.
0090: A2 09 C5 02 12 20 23 00 ¢.Å.. #.
0098: 62 00 00 00 52 00 7D 00 b...R.}.
00a0: 72 00 00 00 12 20 07 00 r.... ..
00a8: 82 00 DE 00 00 00 00 00 ‚.Þ.....
00b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00b8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00c8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00d8: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
00e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........



Any ideas what in the world could be causing this ?

My key specs are :-

i5 4670k overclocked to 4.6 GHz (100% stable in prime 95 / aida 64 and gaming)

Asus Maximus VII Ranger with Bios version 1003

G Skill RipJaws G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800 CL8 running in XMP Mode @ 1.5 mV ( i was using these in my Z77 build)

Sapphire R9 290X running @ Stock speeds

OCZ ZT650W Modular 80 Bronze PSU

Hyper X 240 GB SSD

Windows 8.1

Thanks for your time and patience !
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Nate152 wrote:
After reading through that thread, that's a good idea. It seems they think it is more software related than hardware related. AI suite and Driver sense II.

Do you have performance problems or BSOD's or anything like that?


No. No issues with performance or BSOD's and stuff. I'm just going to ignore the event logs and treat them as false positives until Asus irons out these problems 😉

viorel_ghita
Level 8

Hi , im getting the same error 

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

Thehamza
Level 7

hello guys i am having the same error

inge70
Level 11

This message appears in the event log when Aida64, HwInfo or similar software is used to access or monitor the EC controller. I was able to test it.
The monitoring is activated as soon as an Asus mainboard is detected during the installation of the two software.
The two software queries data from the EC controller or try to monitor it. The controller is probably outputting data too late and Windows thinks it wasn't requested, even though it's clearly doing so through Aid64 or HwInfo.
This is not a hardware problem, but is only caused by the two software mentioned.
Simply switch off the EC monitoring in both software and there will no longer be any error messages.
There are no disadvantages to deactivating monitoring.

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