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I'm having a problem getting into my bios. No matter how fast I press delete the ASUS screen appears for a moment (usually with a black box in the middle) and then I get sent into the windows boot mode thing which I think normally shows up if you press delete after the bios screen.
When I first installed windows I didn't have this problem, then it started to happen occasionally, now it happens EVERY time. I'm using a Logitech wireless keyboard. In order to get into the bios I have to unplug the USB wireless adapter for the keyboard, turn on the computer, and the moment the ASUS screen appears quickly plug it in and hit delete before the ASUS screen disappears. So when I turn the computer on with the keyboard not plugged in that ASUS screen stays on slightly longer and it doesn't have the black box in the middle of the screen.
When the keyboard is plugged in the ASUS screen flashes for less than a second. I assume unplugging the keyboard works because it hangs for a moment "looking" for a keyboard that it cant find, and if I plug it in and then press delete before it goes to the error screen saying no keyboard, I can get into the bios. So the problem isn't that it doesn't recognize my keyboard.
And I'm definitely pressing delete fast enough, I'm practically smashing it from the moment I press restart on the computer. Its getting really frustrating. Any ideas of what I can do to resolve this? All the usb modes in the bios are set to enabled. frown.gif

Unplug your OS drive.
The BIOS will error and give you the option to enter it.
Not ideal but it works. Then you can mess with the settings... do you have the latest BIOS? try one step older?
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I'm having a problem getting into my bios. No matter how fast I press delete the ASUS screen appears for a moment (usually with a black box in the middle) and then I get sent into the windows boot mode thing which I think normally shows up if you press delete after the bios screen.
When I first installed windows I didn't have this problem, then it started to happen occasionally, now it happens EVERY time. I'm using a Logitech wireless keyboard. In order to get into the bios I have to unplug the USB wireless adapter for the keyboard, turn on the computer, and the moment the ASUS screen appears, I quickly plug it in and hit delete before the ASUS screen disappears. So when I turn the computer on and the keyboard is not plugged in the ASUS screen stays on slightly longer and it doesn't have the black box in the middle of the screen.
When the keyboard is plugged in the ASUS screen flashes for less than a second. I assume unplugging the keyboard works because it hangs for a moment "looking" for a keyboard that it cant find, and if I plug it in and then press delete before it goes to the error screen saying no keyboard, I can get into the bios. So the problem isn't that it doesn't recognize my keyboard, and the battery for the keyboard seems fine.
And I'm definitely pressing delete fast enough, I'm practically smashing it from the moment I press restart on the computer. Its getting really frustrating. Any ideas of what I can do to resolve this? All the usb modes in the bios are set to enabled. And what's up with the black box that I see in the middle of the bios screen when the keyboard is plugged in? frown.gif
Unplug your OS drive.
The BIOS will error and give you the option to enter it.
Not ideal but it works. Then you can mess with the settings... do you have the latest BIOS? try one step older?
I am running version 1206.

I am able to get into the bios with that fast unplug method I mentioned so I can leave the OS plugged in. But I'm not sure what setting to change. Do you also get a black box in the middle of your bios screen when it boots up? I'm not sure if that is relevant since when the keyboard is unplugged at startup, the box isn't there, and I can get it to work if I quickly plug it in.
Edited by Italianguy - 6/21/12 at 7:31am
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post #413 of 1288
Im still using BIOS 0906 for my z77-V.
I am using a MSoft Curve 2000 keyboard. I have it plugged into the USB slot just below the top two USB 3.0 slots.

My boot is a little different from standard because I have a RAID.
The order is ASUS title screen
RAID Array Management screen
ASUS title screen
Windows.

My keyboard activates 1-2 seconds into the first ASUS boot title screen, just before the RAID screen pops up.

Changing the order of the Boot menu might help? See if there is an option for USB boot to be first, so it turns the USB slots on more quickly.

I am pretty sure it is a BIOS issue though, might need a fix from Asus.

No black box for me.
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I am running version 1206.
I am able to get into the bios with that fast unplug method I mentioned so I can leave the OS plugged in. But I'm not sure what setting to change. Do you also get a black box in the middle of your bios screen when it boots up? I'm not sure if that is relevant since when the keyboard is unplugged at startup, the box isn't there, and I can get it to work if I quickly plug it in.
This is a bug in 1206 unfortunately, some only have it with PS/2 keyboards but I had it with my usb keyboard. Rolled back to 1015, and it works fine.....
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They want you to send it my way next if you do not run it on LN2! biggrin.gif
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First chance I get its going cold biggrin.gif

also

IB cpu is coming wheee.gif
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First chance I get its going cold biggrin.gif
also
IB cpu is coming wheee.gif
Good news thumb.gif Can't wait for the results. What kind of RAM you have for it?
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I have a set of GEIL evo corsa 1866 9-10-9-28, the hyper X in my rig is crap. They is a guy selling this and I just have to make sure no other money does out the bank if i do buy them rolleyes.gif
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Hi guys, I'm completely new to the site, and I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've read all 40 pages of posts so far and could not find what I was exactly looking for. I'm trying really hard to decide which board to get here, and to be honest I only see it coming down to 2 features. I don't care for, or even want WiFi, Bluetooth or dual NIC. I also could care less for eSata on the back plane either. The only I/O thing that might make me lean towards the Deluxe (besides my 2 questions below) is the plethora of USB3, though it's really just the 2 extra in the back I'll be making use of, as my case only has 2 3.0 on the front.
Though there's a comparison chart showing some of the differences between the different boards linked in an earlier post, there's one feature they don't touch on, or explain very well. The PLX Bridge chip, or whatever the acronym is. It's the chip only found in the Deluxe board between the PCIe slots. From what I've heard, mainly from JJ on the ASUS website is marketing speak. He states that it will allow me to manage more PCI lanes if I'm using a lot of resources, such as SLi, Audio Card, etc. the thing he doesn't answer is where this threshold is. I'm going to be running 2 GeForce cards in SLi, and an HT Omega card. When will I need this extra controller? This could be a decision maker automatically checking the buy Deluxe button.
The second difference has to do with my lack of knowledge about the power to the chip and what it does and it's stats mean. The Deluxe being Digital Phase 20, the apro 16 and the -V 12. Doesthis stat, or how does this stat, contribute to overall performance? I want to overlock the 3770K to get the best use out of it as well. However, I'm not looking to finely tweak every setting. I just want to use the UEIF and press the button for "make it go faster".
Could someone give me a run down on these two features and how they contribute to the overall value of the Deluxe board? If they're not significant, I don't see any reason to not just get the Pro, or even the -V. Keep in mind, I have absolutely no problem paying a premium for these features if they add value. I just know I don't need a lot of the other things that make the Deluxe unique. Thanks guys.

The Pro is probably fine for your needs.

1) PLX chip allows PCI-e lane switching so you can get x8/x8/x8 on a 3-card SLI type setup. For 2 card SLI it is not required, and sound cards are fine in x1/x4 mode. With a 2 card SLI, x8 mode is fine (especially PCI-e 3.0 x8 on the NV 6xx and AMD 7xxx series).

2) The power phases refer to voltage control for the motherboard components (mainly CPU), a higher number is not necessarily better, the quality of the components (VRMs) is most important. For the Pro/Deluxe, there is likely no difference in overclocking between the two, not enough to matter. With a given CPU on normal air/water cooling, it will hit the same clocks on both. Especially if you are using the auto-tuning function (pro-tip: install the Asus Ai Sutie software and use the TurboV Evo module to "auto-tune extreme" overclock, it's better than the BIOS button!).

I was in the same boat as you, ended up going Pro because it was cheaper ($210 vs $250), the only thing I wish it had was eSATA on backplane so I don't have to use the bracket.
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post #420 of 1288
I just got a P8Z77-V PRO and I too cant get into my BIOS with 1206 mad.gif

I heard but havent tried it yet though is hit the F8 key then from that menu we can enter BIOS setup

This is a SERIOUS problem im stunned ASUS released the BIOS like this mad.gif
Edited by garikfox - 6/21/12 at 2:20pm
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