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Okay, firstly if anyone is planning on buying this mobo, DON'T. It's been nothing but trouble and problems since I purchased it.

I tried overclocking my GPU and the PC crashed, and continued crashing on startup. So I went into safemode and did a rollback on the drivers and turned it on and a problem I had initially re-appeared, where the network drivers were gone, and installing them from the mobo CD didn't fix anything.

Now my SSD isn't even in my boot options of my BIOS, so I can't even boot up now.

What can I do to fix...

1.) Booting. My SSD (which has Windows on it) is not showing up in my BIOS...
2.) Network drivers. I can't remember what I did last time, I'm pretty sure it just started working but it won't this time. I can't even attempt anything because it won't boot....
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I've looked at reviews of that motherboard on other websites, and for the most part, it's a pretty solid board.

How do you know it's a motherboard problem? Have you ruled out a bad power supply? Have you ruled out a bad SSD drive? It seems like you are jumping to conclusions.

1.) Because you started overclocking and now your PC won't start, is no reason to rollback your drivers. (unless upgrading your drivers started this whole problem)

2.) I am really suspicious of a bad power supply from what you have told me. What is your power supply's make and model? Maybe improper loading of the voltage rails is going on? idk.

3.) Does your motherboard have any BIOS updates?

4.) Did you try the SSD in another computer?

EDIT 5.) I find it hard to believe that every time you install the network drivers, they mysteriously disappear. It is more likely that your hardware is being improperly recognized. Take a screen shot of your "device manager" in windows. The more screen shots, the easier it is to figure out what is going on.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/19/11 at 6:01pm
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Hello? You still there? *poke* The people of OCN would love to help you solve your problem, but we need more information.

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Originally Posted by Mitchp911 View Post
Okay, firstly if anyone is planning on buying this mobo, DON'T. It's been nothing but trouble and problems since I purchased it.

I tried overclocking my GPU and the PC crashed, and continued crashing on startup. So I went into safemode and did a rollback on the drivers and turned it on and a problem I had initially re-appeared, where the network drivers were gone, and installing them from the mobo CD didn't fix anything.

Now my SSD isn't even in my boot options of my BIOS, so I can't even boot up now.

What can I do to fix...

1.) Booting. My SSD (which has Windows on it) is not showing up in my BIOS...
2.) Network drivers. I can't remember what I did last time, I'm pretty sure it just started working but it won't this time. I can't even attempt anything because it won't boot....
Update your BIOS: 1409
http://www.mediafire.com/?3z99jealk3e3gmp

Directions, follow them closely, do not skip a step!!!!!!
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578865

Quote:
Flash Routine
1. Reset your UEFI to Optimized Defaults, reboot, enter UEFI and then flash to the new UEFI build.
2. After flash and restart, enter Windows/Linux, then exit and shutdown.
3. Remover the power cord from the power supply, wait thirty seconds, press Power On button to clear any remaining charge, clear CMOS for five seconds, reattach the power cord, power on the system, enter UEFI, set to Optimized Defaults, save and exit.
4. Enter UEFI, set your system to customized settings based on your system configuration (RAID, OC, etc), save and exit.

Maximus IV Extreme -
1409 Change Log -
- Improved OC performance using Multipliers or Auto Overclocking
- Improved BCLK and DRAM OC capabilities when enabling the “Internal PLL Overvoltage” option in BIOS. Note - Sleep/Hibernate will not operate properly due to Intel Specs.
- Improved USB compatibility, performance and UEFI fixes
- Minor Bug Fixes
- Adds EFI ROM flash back -> from one ROM to another -> to fix BCLK unable to change after failed flash.


Official Release - UEFI 1409-
http://www.mediafire.com/file/3z99je...-ASUS-1409.rar

READ THIS - System will shutdown to do EFI Flashback. Do not turn off AC while you see the ROG Connect LED blinking. It can take up to 8 minutes to complete depending upon components, please be patient and wait for the FLASH to complete.

Please note - Enabling Memory Bandwidth Boost will tighten memory subtimings and can cause non-post conditions with certain memory kits. It is currently optimized for Elpida Hyper and High Speed PSC ICs. This setting will be optimized with additional memory profiles over time and we are working on "best" settings for mainstream kits now. I recommend unless you are trying to set SuperPI records with the above kits that most users leave this option disabled. It is meant for "on the edge" overclocking.

Edited by WorldExclusive - 5/20/11 at 9:20am
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Originally Posted by Mitchp911 View Post
Okay, firstly if anyone is planning on buying this mobo, DON'T. It's been nothing but trouble and problems since I purchased it.

I tried overclocking my GPU and the PC crashed, and continued crashing on startup. So I went into safemode and did a rollback on the drivers and turned it on and a problem I had initially re-appeared, where the network drivers were gone, and installing them from the mobo CD didn't fix anything.

Now my SSD isn't even in my boot options of my BIOS, so I can't even boot up now.

What can I do to fix...

1.) Booting. My SSD (which has Windows on it) is not showing up in my BIOS...
2.) Network drivers. I can't remember what I did last time, I'm pretty sure it just started working but it won't this time. I can't even attempt anything because it won't boot....
Hey man-

I own a MIVE, and LOVE it. Oh yeah... and I'm also pretty sure I know exactly what you need to do to get your computer working!!

The first thing you need to do is calm down!! OCing is a very tedious and precise process... you have to stay cool when things have issues, since this is to be expected. Remember, messing around with computers is supposed to be fun!! Not stressful.

I ran into the exact same problem that you did when I was first OCing my board. I'll bet you chose "Load Extreme OC Profile" in the Intellegent Tweaker menu of the board (as some online videos and tutorials recommend). This is a bad idea, since this is referring to Real Extreme OC'ers who are shooting for 5.6Ghz+ using liquid nitrogen to try to get the highest bench runs and brag worthy screenshots of insane clock speeds.

One of the stupid things that this "Extreme" OC Profile does is disables all of your onboard devices like Sound, LAN, and SATA Controllers. If your hard drive is hooked up to the Marvel 6GB/s ports, the board will not see it, and you can't boot from it. Also, no matter what you do, you will never be able to install the drivers for your network cards or sound card, since windows does not know they exist. What you need to do is go into the bios and press f5. This will load optimized defaults. Then press F12 and then "Y". the computer should reboot and everything should work fine again. If it still doesn't boot, you may need to adjust your boot order if you have multiple hard drives.

-An easy way to test for this, is to press f8 rapidly when you see the bios boot screen until a red window appears that says "boot selection menu". Choose each item in the list one by one until you find the correct drive or device. Once you do, go to the "boot" menu in the bios and set the 1'st boot device to the correct drive. NOTE: If you can't select the drive, you have to go down a few notches to a setting called "hard drive boot priority". Set the correct drive in the boot priority, then set the first boot device to "hard drive". Stupid, I know, but just deal with it.-

It will re-enable your processor's safety and power-saving features, as well as re-enable all onboard devices. This should fix your issue. Then, i'd recommend updating the bios to 1409 (since it has better auto overclocking) and running the ASUS AI overclocked in the latest version of ASUS AI Suite. It will not get you to 5ghz (probably 4.6-4.9) but if you're not experienced with overclocking, I'd recommend it. I experimented with it and found the OC that it comes up with to be very stable and about 90% of what the chip is capable of. It finds the max safe OC for your chip at a reasonable voltage, and runs stress tests, monitors temperatures, and sets all peripheral bios settings for you automatically.

PM Me if you're looking for more info on overclocking. If you want to do a manual O/C (which I don't recommend), there are some vital settings which need to be set to obtain stability. Most of these settings are adjusted when you choose "load extreme OC Profile", but like I said... it's not worth it.

-Dave

****EDIT**** - I just realized that you said you were OCing your GPU... not your CPU. The same procedure should be helpful, but may not fix your main problem. Definitely update to 1409... I corrupted my BIOS once when windows crashed. spent hours trying to figure out what happened since nothing would boot (windows, linux, windows cd, etc.). Re-flashed bios with the same one (1303) and reset my OC Settings to the way they were before... system booted right up. Weird, I know

-Dave
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Hey, BimmaDave, just out of curiosity i wanted to see why the guy who started this whole thread did not respond.

I noticed the guy who started this thread, made a new thread here --> http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...q-led-cpu.html

He started his new thread with "Hey guys, sorry about my last topic, I got the computer fixed and completely forgot about the post I made."

*facepalm* Why apologize in a new thread for not responding to this thread? That does not even make sense?
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Concur crimson, was wondering the same.
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