11-28-2021 01:25 PM
12-06-2021 03:41 PM
06-15-2022 02:12 PM
I have an update about the problem of CPU - C7 Test CMOS on Bios Post
If I do a Load Bios Default, I dont get the code anymore.
When I disable in the BIOS the Intel LAN network Card and WIFI Card this is where I get the error on the next boot.
I have contacted Asus Technical Support about that problem and they say that they need more technical data and needs to be at Asus Repair Center.
06-24-2022 04:49 AM
07-04-2022 10:58 AM
08-03-2022 05:44 PM
Asus finally got back to me. They sent me a special BIOS, 9901, to test.
I'm happy to say that it resolved my issue of getting CPU Code 7 and TEST CMOS errors after disabling the Intel LAN and WiFi controllers.
I'm still having an issue with my 10GbE port not connecting to my switch after entering the BIOS and rebooting.
The fix is as simple as pulling the SFP+ module from my switch and re-inserting it.
Hopefully I don't have any more issues.
08-04-2022 08:02 AM
I was wondering...
Is the problem is fixed for you? Or you still need to stay enable Intel Lan and Wifi controllers?
08-11-2022 05:02 AM
As for the CPU Code 7 followed by the Test CMOS errors after disabling the Intel LAN and WiFi controllers, YES. The special BIOS 9901 does stop those errors from showing and the computer boots normally.
I was able to disable either one and have the computer boot, but I couldn't disable both without the special BIOS 9901.
However, my motherboard is still not functioning correctly. I can't disable Global C-State control. If I do, my Unraid parity performance is horrendous. The parity check will only run around 10MB/sec instead of the normal 180MB/sec.
There are other issues with my motherboard as well. I get frequent hard drive errors (UDMA CRC) with the motherboard SATA and ASMedia ports. I also get UDMA CRC errors with an HBA controller in the PCIE slot.
The cpu temperature is also all over the place even though I have an AIO on it. The fans ramp up and down accordingly.
ISo there are either more BIOS issues or there are hardware problems with my motherboard.
I sent it back to Asus for repair. I don't expect them to repair it and there aren't any new ones available. I have no idea what they're going to do for me.
08-11-2022 06:41 AM
Thanks for the follow up. Have you received your Motherboard repaired yet?
On my side, I still can run Windows but I can say that it is the first time I get so much problem with a motherboard.
I have updated to the latest BIOS availlable to see any improvement and I got so much problem (a lot of errors) on reinstalling Windows, I had to revert to the previous BIOS. Another post has been created for his issue.
I still can't benefit of a fully functionnal ZE2 Motherboard.
Why it is so hard to get a new one?
08-11-2022 07:10 AM
I haven't received my motherboard. It was damaged in shipping back to Asus and they're currently submitting a claim to the shipping carrier since I used Asus's prepaid shipping label.
They stopped making these boards the same year they were released because there are only 3 cpus that will fit in them and those were also only made for less then a year. That was 2 years ago.