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Some of you might be interested in this review (conclusion on page seven). thumb.gif

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/06/28/asus_maximus_v_gene_microatx_motherboard_review/7

You might be interested in this M4GZ as well. Great photos...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1273221/watercooled-gene-z-great-pics-too/0_20
Edited by snakemed - 6/28/12 at 12:59pm
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So i got my brand new Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z home a few days ago, i assembled my rig and booyaa, f2 error code.

My rig:
Maximus IV Gene-z
G-skill F3-1600CL9T 2000mhz 3x2gb (Should work with the mobo)
MSI 6950
i5 3570k
Simple HDD and a SSD 6gb/s.

So i've tried with just 2 ram sticks or only one etc, nothing new. Tried clearing CMOS with the I/0 button.

I suspect it's the BIOS on the mobo who can't work with the Ivy Bridge CPU, but if this is the problem, how do i update it without being able to start the computer, not even a flickering on the screen.

Ty!
post #6143 of 7108
Is the on board audio any good?
post #6144 of 7108
Yes, the on board audio will leave nothing to be desired for most users thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Testier View Post

Is the on board audio any good?

The onboard is just a generic everyday Realtek chip with a Creative plugin for Windows Media Player.
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Ok, thanks
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i find the audio to be acceptable. or at least i can find no complaints with it. obviously it wont compare to dedicated sound card
post #6148 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Testier View Post

Is the on board audio any good?

For onboard it isnt BAD, but its just your regular onboard realtek stuff with creative codecs (equalizer basically). I think the z77 has a slight edge over the z68 mobo onboard but honestly it cant compare to a deticated sound card. I tried the corsair 1500 headset (which I kept) with its built in usb audio vs. the corsair 1300 headset with my gene-z audio, both were used on my same pc to clear it up and the 1300 didnt sound as loud or as full as the 1500 headset, these two headsets use the same drivers (speakers) so they are basically the same headset except the 1500 has a built in sound card and the 1300 doesnt, this shows that even the sound processing in a headset pulls away from built in sound on a mobo.

That said I had a great time playing with the onboard sound and my ultimate ears (ue350) earbuds when I couldnt use regular speakers, bf3 does a good job of directing the sound to make it seem like a surround experience without the need of a good sound card and true surround setup..... Ah now that Im done moving its time to get my logitec z-5500 out of storage and play on that thumb.gif
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Hey, I've got a Maximus IV Gene-Z (not the Gen3) and a couple of days ago while playing Dirt 3 my PC crashed and I got the BSOD. Since then I've been testing the stability of my system and I left the PC running Prime95 over night. I wake up in the morning and see there is a warning saying my motherboard temp is 123C. I stopped Prime95 and after about 30mins the temperatures still won't go down. I've been monitoring the temp using CPUID HWmonitor. I've attached a screenshot of the temps.

Also should add I recently updated the bios to the latest one on the Asus website too.

The system is pretty stock, no overclocking, and I think I've got fairly good airflow through it. Here's a pic of my system to give you the idea of the airflow: img0084rw.jpg

Can anyone tell me what's going on here?

Thanks!! frown.gif


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post #6150 of 7108
Good air flow? Um, doesn't look like it to me. There's very little pathway for air to flow from the bottom intake to the rear exhaust do to the size of your case/gpu.

However if nothing is over clocked, I'm curious why you'd be stress testing overnight anyways.

Anyways, do you have a side intake fan?
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