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post #4191 of 7108
Awesome! thanks so much for the info on the Modular PSU, i will definitively be adding one of these to my build. As far as the 16GB vs the 8Gb, i was going with the 16GB so i didn't need to upgrade later. But After these comments i might just go with a better set of 8Gb and wait to see if i do in fact need to upgrade. This will allow me to use the extra $ to put toward the above mentioned PSU. As far as the SSD goes ill just do a little more research and see if anything stands out. Again thanks a ton guys, this was the place to go for advice:thumb:
post #4192 of 7108
Hello everyone.

First time poster, long time lurker.

I'm here to ask a couple of question regarding this motherboard.

I have a Maximus IV Gene-Z coming this way and is set to arrive in the next few days and I have some questions that I would like you guys to help.


1- How do I update the BIOS? First time with an Asus motherboard and also first time with a "modern" motherboard.



2- What are the steps I should take when doing a clean Windows 7 install with this motherboard? (eg: 1- Update BIOS, 2- Install Windows, 3- Install ISRT driver, etc)



3- I'm confused with the drivers (in part due to Asus website) but even this topic is not helping. So I simply ask: What are the chipset related drivers I should install and what are the audio ones? I'm asking because I see chipset installation utilities along with other chipset related software that I don't even know what it's used for. And regarding the audio drivers I'm asking because I am not sure if I should install the generic ones in Realtek's Website.



4- I like to keep a clean PC so I was not planning to install any Asus ROG software but since I don't know if some of them are really useful I would like your opinion in which ones should I install (but keep it to a minimum). I would like anything that can improve system stability, gaming performance, audio quality and internet stability/performance. (I would also like to know where I can download updated Asus ROG software since the ones on the motherboard page seems to be outdated).


I think this is all for now and I'm looking forward to start my experience with this motherboard with the right foot.

Thank you very much in advance for your help and time.
Edited by PaleMan - 11/17/11 at 3:15pm
post #4193 of 7108
Ok so i recieved my ram today and still having trouble i got the sms bus controller installed, And it blue screens 124 on any setting above stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231443 <--- ram i got. Tried xmp profile tried manually settings tried xmp and the auto 4.2 and auto 4.6 no go. As soon as i try to stress test bam 124 bsod

Ive replaced motherboard/memory/harddrive
only thing left is processor.
Any ideas?
Edited by solar0987 - 11/17/11 at 3:57pm
post #4194 of 7108
Ok then just for giggles i put everything at stock factory defaults and i get 101 bsod at STOCK OMG..........
So is it the processor?
It needs more vcore for stock settings ?
that can't be good.
post #4195 of 7108
hello les gars j,ai un ASETEK 545 LC a vendre si sa interrese quelqu'un, contacte moi par MP

hello guys I have a ASETEK 545 LC for sale if its interresting someone contact me by MP
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Ok then just for giggles i put everything at stock factory defaults and i get 101 bsod at STOCK OMG..........
So is it the processor?
It needs more vcore for stock settings ?
that can't be good.




At boot [bios], you have tried settings .... "set optimal settings".....????
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At boot [bios], you have tried settings .... "set optimal settings".....????

Yup to see if it worked since i haven't stressed tested it stock since i bought it ,i thought it was the ram, tested both sets ram, was same even on xmp stock.
post #4198 of 7108
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Originally Posted by PaleMan View Post

1- How do I update the BIOS? First time with an Asus motherboard and also first time with a "modern" motherboard.
Enter the bios you should find an Ezflash option that should allow to flash the bios, just have the bios unzipped on a USB.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaleMan View Post

2- What are the steps I should take when doing a clean Windows 7 install with this motherboard? (eg: 1- Update BIOS, 2- Install Windows, 3- Install ISRT driver, etc)
I would update the bios (if you feel you need it, most of the time i dont update unless i need it), then Install windows, Install Chipstet drivers, then install Intel RST, then Network, audio (optional if you like to install the creative package), USB3, Marvel Sata, etc.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaleMan View Post

3- I'm confused with the drivers (in part due to Asus website) but even this topic is not helping. So I simply ask: What are the chipset related drivers I should install and what are the audio ones? I'm asking because I see chipset installation utilities along with other chipset related software that I don't even know what it's used for. And regarding the audio drivers I'm asking because I am not sure if I should install the generic ones in Realtek's Website.
Check the first post, you should find links to the latest drivers for most of the components, i always get my chipset directly from intel, audio from realtek, network from intel (gene z has intel lan), some i do get from the CD, like the creative codec, as long as you install chipset first you should be fine.
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4- I like to keep a clean PC so I was not planning to install any Asus ROG software but since I don't know if some of them are really useful I would like your opinion in which ones should I install (but keep it to a minimum). I would like anything that can improve system stability, gaming performance, audio quality and internet stability/performance. (I would also like to know where I can download updated Asus ROG software since the ones on the motherboard page seems to be outdated).
Im also minimalistic and just install what i need for the pc to work for whatever im intending to, but this is up to you and your needs, read on what does each and even test if you feel you can benefit from it.
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1- How do I update the BIOS? First time with an Asus motherboard and also first time with a "modern" motherboard.
Enter the bios you should find an Ezflash option that should allow to flash the bios, just have the bios unzipped on a USB.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaleMan View Post

2- What are the steps I should take when doing a clean Windows 7 install with this motherboard? (eg: 1- Update BIOS, 2- Install Windows, 3- Install ISRT driver, etc)
I would update the bios (if you feel you need it, most of the time i dont update unless i need it), then Install windows, Install Chipstet drivers, then install Intel RST, then Network, audio (optional if you like to install the creative package), USB3, Marvel Sata, etc.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaleMan View Post

3- I'm confused with the drivers (in part due to Asus website) but even this topic is not helping. So I simply ask: What are the chipset related drivers I should install and what are the audio ones? I'm asking because I see chipset installation utilities along with other chipset related software that I don't even know what it's used for. And regarding the audio drivers I'm asking because I am not sure if I should install the generic ones in Realtek's Website.
Check the first post, you should find links to the latest drivers for most of the components, i always get my chipset directly from intel, audio from realtek, network from intel (gene z has intel lan), some i do get from the CD, like the creative codec, as long as you install chipset first you should be fine.
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4- I like to keep a clean PC so I was not planning to install any Asus ROG software but since I don't know if some of them are really useful I would like your opinion in which ones should I install (but keep it to a minimum). I would like anything that can improve system stability, gaming performance, audio quality and internet stability/performance. (I would also like to know where I can download updated Asus ROG software since the ones on the motherboard page seems to be outdated).
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Yup to see if it worked since i haven't stressed tested it stock since i bought it ,i thought it was the ram, tested both sets ram, was same even on xmp stock.

Well, you can always do the, "single stick" routine.....followed by......"swap slots"

wev'e all been there....it's frustrating mad.gif
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