Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Asus Z9PE-D8 Owner's thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Asus Z9PE-D8 Owner's thread - Page 5

post #41 of 2368
My build:

E5-2687w
4 x 4GB G. Skill TridentX DDR3 2666
AMD R7950 3GB
2 x Samsung 830 256 GB

One additional question I have is regarding memory speeds people are running. If I use force 1600 i get 9-9-9-11 1T, which is very solid and stable. If I use force 1866 (2T) or 2133 (2T) I get constant BSOD. Anyone have any luck at higher memory speeds?
post #42 of 2368
e2qaccount, you don't have an extra IO shield laying around from your RMA do you ? biggrin.gif perhaps I am the new owner of your old board through newegg, and I'm missing the IO plate...
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 2368
eq2account,

Glad to hear about your MoBo deal. Faced with the same dillemma and opportunities, I'd have done what you did.
Your TurboBoost mode experience sounds about right. Those Xeons are locked down to any but the most conservative TurboBoost OCing.
I'm working with the 0503 BIOS myself, and with no problems I've not felt the need to risk it.

Here's the info on the last 4 BIOS releases, taken from on the ASUS downloads page. I see nothing about 1107.
(http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Z9PED8_WS/#download)

Z9PE-D8 WS Formal BIOS 3206 release (2012.11.07 update)
1. Fixed BIOS System Event Log record with error Date.
2. Adjust Ai Overclock Tuner to support manual mode.
3. Support Manual Mode on each PWM of fan.

* Pls noted if MB BIOS version is older than 3109, users need to flash to version 3109 (rom file) firstly before updating to version 3206 (cap file).
Z9PE-D8 WS Formal BIOS 3109 release (2012.09.27 update)
1. Support Windows 8 OS.
2. Fixed UEFI OS installation fails.
3. Fix system may hang if NVRAM corrupt.
Z9PE-D8 WS Formal BIOS 0703 release (2012.08.22 update)
1. Fixed onboard VGA always be disabled when addon VGA card exist.
2. Fixed PCI out of resource issue when all PCI-E slots plug-in all VGA cards.
Z9PE-D8 WS Formal BIOS 0503 release (2012.05.17 update)
1. Support LSI Mega RAID Function.
2. Add memory ECC enabled/disabled info in BIOS.
3. Update Intel RSTe 3.1.0.1085 Option ROM for SATA & SCU.

BlackenedTush
post #44 of 2368
No extra IO plate sorry. I believe ASUS has an e-store where they sell bios chips and other assorted items. Maybe they have an IO plate for sale.

The RMA'ed board from me is not anything that would be resold (at least I hope newegg.com would not do that to someone).
Edited by eq2account - 12/4/12 at 2:30pm
post #45 of 2368
Hi eq2account,

I am running a Z9 with two Xeon 2687w and 703 bios and the CPU runs at 3.4 GHz in turbo (see CPU-Z screenshot). Running fine but does still have the occasional WHEA Event 19 Warning that I have never been able to resolve.

Cheers,
Chris
post #46 of 2368
lloyd mcclendon,

That's some good quality RAM...
This thread has supported a decent amount of discussion on RAM, ASUS-blessed RAM lists, and experiences with mixing of kits. By the nature of your comments, it doesn't seem like you've bothered to read them.
Good luck.
BlackenedTush
post #47 of 2368
excuse me .. it's on the QVL

perhaps you should read that thumb.gif

I guarantee zero problems. I always seem to be immune to those things ... AKA I know what the F i'm doing. wink.gif
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 12/9/12 at 12:25am
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
post #48 of 2368
hi,

Here, I think I have a little trouble with this motherboard. I noticed that my bandwidth PCIe was to 2.5GT / s when normally it is logically 5GT / s.I may be forgetting any adjustment in the bios?
my build:
2 X Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2665 2.4 GHz
Asus Z9PE-D8 WS (BIOS 3206)
eVGA GTX 570
Seasonic X-Series 760W
Kingston HyperX Genesis 32GB (KHX1600C9D3K8/32GX)
Samsung 830 128 GB

I'd like to have your opinion to solve this problem, apart from this, my setup works very well.

for advance thank you

best regards
post #49 of 2368
lloyd mcclendon,

When you say, "It's on the QVL..." and "Perhaps you should read that", I'm confused.
I never implied that your RAM choice was not on the QVL. In fact I said, "That's some good quality RAM..."

My point was related to your comment about your RAM strategy. You mentioned that you would be starting out with a certain amount of RAM and that at some later date you would be expanding it. My point was that mixing kits like this has been discussed within this thread. It has been discussed as something to avoid... because such a practice on this complicated mobo with today's high speed kits could potentially require those who do so to drop all of the sticks to a lower than advertised speed and to raise the voltage in order to make them compatible with each other.

Such deeper notions are not handled in any of the three QVL lists that cover this motherboard. The QVL, although helpful, is not an exhaustive discourse on best practice regarding all things RAM. In fact nothing like that exists. ASUS has done a limited amount of testing and is depending on users to test this board exhaustively.

I am just saying that it's obvious you haven't read this thread, or you might have brought up kit compatibility, or poo-pooed it, or something... But you didn't even acknowledge the notion. That leads me to believe that either you didn't read it all or you think that such issues only apply to other people.

Again, good luck. I'm not trying to dis you. This thread is about helping each other by discussing our experiences and bouncing ideas off of each other. That's my intent as well. thumb.gif

BlackenedTush
post #50 of 2368
The most recent BIOS is great.

I had the problem where the GTX660 was not detected at all in any slot (lots of slots to try!), with or without the VGA palette snoop, with any VGA jumper settings. It also confused me that it was not giving any q-code for it. It went all the way to 62, just like when using the onboard.

Flashed to the 3109 rom and then to the 3206 cap and the card started working flawlessly in slot 3. It probably would work in slot 1 as well, but I haven't tried moving it back up because it's so hard to reach the PCIE latch on that slot with the CPU heatsink so close. I could even turn the VGA palette snoop back off and it continued working fine. The Windows 8 boot disk also stopped going to that super uninformative and unhelpful sad face screen (that was the Q-code 62) and installed without any problem .

Win8 detected everything flawlessly. The only drivers I've even bothered installing so far are the nVidia ones. Even the sound card started playing sound during Windows setup. The Engineering Samples worked great *tears of relief*.

The only problem left were some memory sticks that didn't show up in Windows but they were detected as present in the BIOS. I didn't think reseating would help in that case, but it did.

Everything about the mobo is like a dream so far. And to be able to get 32 threads, 64 GB in quad channel, an 80+ Platinum KW PSU, and 3TB of storage in a nice, slient EATX case for under $2000 would have seemed absolutely insane just a couple of years ago! I could even upgrade the OS to a pro version for just $39.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Asus Z9PE-D8 Owner's thread