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post #2441 of 6767

I was fedup with my wireless internet and decided to go wired.

 

I installed the intel lan drivers for the motherboard and everything is solid right now

 

I will try to stay on wired internet

post #2442 of 6767
Solved my own problem - by going around it. Decided to not mess with RAID due to it being limited to only using the 3 Gb/s SATA ports (for RAID 1.) Instead I'll set up Windows 7 to do periodic backups from one data disk to the other. That way I can keep both my SSD OS drive and harddrives on 6 Gb/s ports thumb.gif
post #2443 of 6767
As I mentioned yesterday I wanted to update my BIOS.

Today I've completed putting the system together.

I downloaded the 1504 BIOS version, renamed the cap file to Z77ST.CAP, transferred it to my USB 3.0 stick (corsair flash voyager GT 16GB), then inserted it into the proper USB port on the rear I/O panel, pressed the BIOS button, waited till it stopped blinking, removed the USB and booted up...

But.. it still reads BIOS version 1015 on the main screen frown.gif

The BIOS LED blinked for about 1 or 2 mins. then turned into a stable light and the corsair USB stick has its own LED which blinked occasionally during the BIOS LED blinking so it definitly got read from.. according to the manual if the BIOS LED turns into a stable light after blinking for 5 secs. (mine blinked quite a bit longer) it indicates the flashback doesn't work properly due to improper USB connection (stick is seated properly), BIOS file name error (file is named correctly), or an incompatible BIOS file format (still the same ol' .CAP file I downloaded from the ASUS website). also the .CAP file is the only file present on the stick. + the only USB stick I have that's still alive is the corsair one I bought a couple months ago so I can't try another one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

T.I.A.

Edit: tried extracting the .CAP file straight to the USB stick and then renaming it : same result.

Don't know if this is relevant but I have not yet installed windows, simply put everything together, checked to see if the system would POST and if the board recognized all the connected hardware, left all options on default, turned the system off and started the BIOS update.

The manual mentions the USB flashback at the end of chapter 2 which explains the LED behaviour and once more in the AI suite chapters. Do I need to install windows + the AI software first to get this function to work?
Edited by Bacchus84 - 8/31/12 at 1:33pm
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post #2444 of 6767
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Originally Posted by Hanoverfist View Post

So I take it everything has worked out?

Yes, everything worked great! Thanks again for the help. However after I unplugged everything to route my cables and hide everything, I went to plug in my USB 3.0 internal adapter into the motherboard header and it bent most of the pins. So I just filled out an RMA with ASUS. Hopefully they can fix it or, just send me a new board.

-Chris
post #2445 of 6767
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Originally Posted by cwaters425 View Post

Yes, everything worked great! Thanks again for the help. However after I unplugged everything to route my cables and hide everything, I went to plug in my USB 3.0 internal adapter into the motherboard header and it bent most of the pins. So I just filled out an RMA with ASUS. Hopefully they can fix it or, just send me a new board.
-Chris
No offense, but do you think Asus will replace the board because you bent the pins?!
post #2446 of 6767
I think they will, this is one of their flagship boards and it has one of the best warrenty's out there. if not I'm not sure what I am going to do.
post #2447 of 6767
My first arrived doa, ordered a second and im gonna rma the old one when the new one gets here redface.gif

Check nightfury v2 sig rig for full specs. Ill post pics when the beast has awakened and been unleashed wink.gif
post #2448 of 6767
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Originally Posted by cwaters425 View Post

I think they will, this is one of their flagship boards and it has one of the best warrenty's out there. if not I'm not sure what I am going to do.

Asus does have a great warranty on this board, but it doesn't cover human error.
post #2449 of 6767
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Originally Posted by Friction View Post

Asus does have a great warranty on this board, but it doesn't cover human error.

I called them and you are right they will not cover it. The great option they gave me was to send it back to them and pay a minimum $120 bench fee to get it fixed plus shipping :/
post #2450 of 6767
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Originally Posted by cwaters425 View Post

I called them and you are right they will not cover it. The great option they gave me was to send it back to them and pay a minimum $120 bench fee to get it fixed plus shipping :/

Well at least you don't have to go and buy a new one. thumb.gif
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