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post #1211 of 2941
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hey guys just wondering if anyone knows what asrock are like for rma'ing broken motherboards? i have discovered that my bios is bugged and reflashing it doesn't fix it. the shop i bought it from are being awkward about it and i haven't got them to agree to let me return it yet... asrock state on their website that you have a 1 year warranty which should be done through the place you bought from. was thinking of going to asrock with the issue if the shop i bought from dont play nicely. dont want to end up paying though as my motherboard is only a few weeks old and it should be sorted out for free on the warranty really. anyone got any experience with this? thanks.

So what exactly is wrong with the board?

And which shop did you buy from?
    
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post #1212 of 2941
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Originally Posted by wickedout View Post

Bigmac did you finally figure out what the heck your rig is doing? BigMac this might be a PSU issue. Try another PSU if your able!

Well I hopefully got it figured out. The activation deal was due (i think) to faulty hot swap bays. When I first got my case I had all kinds of weird happenings. So I plugged straight into the board and so far so good.
The automatic startup was due to the bios, 100% sure. I guess when Asrock says beta they really mean alpha:) Thanks for the concern.
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post #1213 of 2941
Hello all, after skimming through a lot of these posts I am noticing that a lot of people are using extreme 4 gen 3. Is there any particular reason that no-one seems to be using extreme 7 gen 3? Just wondering if its a better buy as I am intending to do a build with the extreme 7 in the near future.
Edited by Kaytfoh - 1/31/12 at 1:17pm
post #1214 of 2941
I have both the Extreme 7 and 4 and the main difference is being able to run 3 way sli on the 7. Also the USB3 on the 7 works flawless, the same can't be said for the 4 as you can see. In my expierence the 4 was way easier to overclock yet the 7 goes higher with lower voltages. The build quality seems to be better on the 7. IMHO if 3 way sli isn't important to you go with the Extreme 4 Gen3 and deal with the USB3 issues. Hope this helps.
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post #1215 of 2941
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Originally Posted by bigmac11 View Post

I have both the Extreme 7 and 4 and the main difference is being able to run 3 way sli on the 7. Also the USB3 on the 7 works flawless, the same can't be said for the 4 as you can see. In my expierence the 4 was way easier to overclock yet the 7 goes higher with lower voltages. The build quality seems to be better on the 7. IMHO if 3 way sli isn't important to you go with the Extreme 4 Gen3 and deal with the USB3 issues. Hope this helps.

Hmmm, one of the main reasons I was thinking of ext 7 was the NF200 for dual x16 lanes, I plan on installing 2 x n580 lightnings, not so sure on a 3rd though. I may just still go for the 7 just to have less issues, at least then I have the option further down the line to install a 3rd lightning edition card.
post #1216 of 2941
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Originally Posted by masscrazy View Post

So what exactly is wrong with the board?
And which shop did you buy from?

The BIOS is messed up/buggy/disfunctional as I said... I bought it from overclockers.co.uk
post #1217 of 2941
Don't Forget the Fatal1ty Pro Gen 3 Also has 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots and i think allot better of a board by specs if you can get over the Fatal1ty Theme.

I am not sure if the Fatal1ty Cost's more or not though? Also they released beta Bios for the Fatal1ty Pro that fixed the mouse and Keyboard bugs while in the ueif.

Just a suggestion because it seems allot of people forget about this board.That has many things above the Extreme 7.

Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3:

Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Digi PWM Design, Advanced V12 + 6 Power Phase Design
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2133(OC)
Integrated PLX PEX8608 chip onboard to offer sufficient PCI-E lanes
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots
Supports ATI™ Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™
Dual PCIE GLAN with Teaming function
Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
Supports Fatal1ty XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
Supports Graphical UEFI, Lucid Virtu, Intel® Smart Response Technology
Supports Fatal1ty F-Stream, On/Off Play Technology, APP Charger, SmartView
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), THX TruStudio™
Free Bundle : 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable, 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

Z68 Extreme7 Gen3:

Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Digi Power, Advanced V8 + 4 Power Phase Design
NVIDIA® NF200 Chip Onboard (Dual VGA cards at PCI-E x16/x16; three VGA cards at x16 / x8 / x8)
Integrated PLX PEX8608 chip onboard to offer sufficient PCI-E lanes
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot, 4 PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™
Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals
Multi VGA Output : D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
Support Intel® Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics
Supports ASRock XFast Charger Technology
Supports ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
Supports ASRock On/Off Play, graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™
Free Bundle : 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel, 1 x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket, 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite
   
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post #1218 of 2941
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Originally Posted by ET900 View Post

The BIOS is messed up/buggy/disfunctional as I said... I bought it from overclockers.co.uk

What exactly is buggy?

I bought mine from Scan last week.
    
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post #1219 of 2941
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Originally Posted by masscrazy View Post

What exactly is buggy?
I bought mine from Scan last week.

On my AsRock board i couldn't use hardly any keyboard or mice in the bios. I would hit number 1 key and it would type a 5 . the mouse would go backwards so if i moved left .Mouse went right.Also it was a pain to even get into the bios.But the new beta bios fixed it completely .I haven't had an issue with any mice or keyboards since the new bios.Not sure if this is the same bug other are speaking of though.
   
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post #1220 of 2941
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What exactly is buggy?
I bought mine from Scan last week.

check out the thread in my sig...
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