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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Sadly, having owned 3 generations of Asus' WS boards, and had major problems with all 3, and having to deal with what I consider to be the electronics industries worst RMA/customer service, I've concluded that Asus treats the WS boards like a red headed stepchild, the realize that most users of the WS boards are folks who for whatever reason didn't want to buy the ROG board equivalent (usually price vs features included, at least in my case it was), and couldn't get the feature set in a "mainstream" board. They are the least supported boards with regards to driver and bios updates, and are one of the lowest selling number-wise for asus. I've stayed away from Asus after my WS debacle with them, but I couldn't pass up the M6F as it was a freebie from a wholesaler I buy from. If I were buying it with my own money, I would have bought the ASRock Z87 Extreme 9 or Z87 OC Formula. Just my thoughts.

I had two.... 1st one was great ....2nd one had the problem noted .... RMA replacement was warped...... 3rd has been great......liked the x16 x16 w/ PCIE-2

That was the only issue I ever had with Asus.

Asrock OTOH, had lotta failed boards (caps), lotta warped boards ....tho been shy last few years, haven't had one in at least 3 years.


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As my case H440 is about to be shipped (do I actually dare to say so?) I start to think about the praacticalities of putting the rig together. I am (was) planing to use the Asus fan control and attach fans to the mobo so started reading the manual. It's not very detailed to say the least so did some (probably bad) googling with no good results so now turn to all the friendly experts in this forum. smile.gif

1. CPU Fan is PWM so far all fine. The CPU Opt Fan connector is also PWM but can't be controlled can it? Or am I right in assuming all opt fan connectors get the same output as it non-opt counterpart?
2. Most case fans are 3-pin non-pwm fans so I thought the case fan connectors could somehow control the output voltage but that's not the case is it? Am I right in assuming I have to get PWM fans for the case in order to make full use of the M6F fan control feature?
3. I read that the CPU fan controller could provide a total of 1A but couldn't find any numbers for the other conectors. Anyone know if they're all 1A each?
4. Finally a curiousity question, how cam fan providers provide 3-to-4 pin adapters? The 3 pin fan connector fits fine on the 4-pin mobo doesn't it?

Cheers!

1. CPU and CPU_OPT are controlled same way..... not separately tho.... it's really for controlling push pull on air cooler of two pumps.

2. The M6F had no PWM control other than the CPU and CPU_OPT .... don't be folloed by the 4 pin headers, they are still voltage controlled headers.

3. Yes all 1A




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Originally Posted by WoOkiE FTW View Post

I don't see why you need more than a 750 for 770 SLI. I have 780 Ti SLI on an AX860i and have played games for hours on end at ultra settings with no problems.

750 is fine for a stock build .... If ya have cupla pumps or overclocking .... I'd go bigger.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_770_gaming_review,5.html
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Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 770 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 770 2-way SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
GeForce GTX 770 3-way SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 1000 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

If you are going to overclock your GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.

Most I have measured on my 780s is 685 watts., that I have noticed....I was expecting 725 or so and that was a bit too close to 850 for my taste ....15% reduction for capacitor aging was assumed and that nets about 725.

Test request

Wuz wondering if someone could test something for me .... wanted to run memtest as I was just sitting here working on the lappie when the desktop crashed w/a real oddball number. Went to put memtest on a USB and no go ..... real odd thing was that when I change boot order and F10, it tells me I didn't make any BIOS changes .... huh ? I changed all to disabled except USB saved (again said no chnanges) / exited and went back in and 2 of the 4 I disabled were changed ..... did gain and this time it stuck, still said I had made no changes....wondering if anyone can duplicate this behavior.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/21/14 at 6:59pm
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750 is fine for a stock build .... If ya have cupla pumps or overclocking .... I'd go bigger.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_770_gaming_review,5.html
Most I have measured on my 780s is 685 watts., that I have noticed....I was expecting 725 or so and that was a bit too close to 850 for my taste ....15% reduction for capacitor aging was assumed and that nets about 725.

Test request

Wuz wondering if someone could test something for me .... wanted to run memtest as I was just sitting here working on the lappie when the desktop crashed w/a real oddball number. Went to put memtest on a USB and no go ..... real odd thing was that when I change boot order and F10, it tells me I didn't make any BIOS changes .... huh ? I changed all to disabled except USB saved (again said no chnanges) / exited and went back in and 2 of the 4 I disabled were changed ..... did gain and this time it stuck, still said I had made no changes....wondering if anyone can duplicate this behavior.

Yeah I had posted that same article a few posts later tongue.gif I have an 860 on my 780 Ti SLI. I don't have any way of measuring it, but I haven't had any problems. But, I also didn't bump my cards past stock voltage because they get hotter than I want them to anyway. Probably leave everything the way it is until Maxwell then upgrade the cards and PSU and sell the old ones, because that's when I'll move into watercooling.

EDIT: and as for your test, when I very first setup my computer I had to change the boot order of my SSDs, and it would say the same thing when I would save it, but it did in fact change it.
Edited by WoOkiE FTW - 3/21/14 at 8:29pm
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I had been suffering a lot of problem with the mpcie wifi, i had tried all drivers and everthing that i can imagine but anything works, so finally i decided to do a RMA. Im lucky that i had bought it trought amazon.

Here is the post in the asys forums http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?45323-Wifi-Isue-Maximus-6-mPCIe-Combo-card&country=&status=
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I had been suffering a lot of problem with the mpcie wifi, i had tried all drivers and everthing that i can imagine but anything works, so finally i decided to do a RMA. Im lucky that i had bought it trought amazon.

Here is the post in the asys forums http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?45323-Wifi-Isue-Maximus-6-mPCIe-Combo-card&country=&status=

I was having an issue with my WiFi card having weak WiFi range. l tried all the drivers and nothing worked. I was able to fix it by replacing the antenna cables that hook up to the mpcie WiFi card. I didn't want to go through ASUS RMA so i tried changing the antenna cables before waiting close to month to get my mobo back and it paid off. biggrin.gif
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Mounted and booted, maybe I can join the club now? wink.gif




Next step update BIOS I guess... or?
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Mounted and booted, maybe I can join the club now? wink.gif




Next step update BIOS I guess... or?
Lookin good. No need to update the bios if it's running ok. I would start working on getting base temps and scores on benchmarks and start to work on a stable OC.
post #277 of 945
Well it looks like this RMA is going to be a nightmare already...

Through some research I found out that Best USA logistics which is the "freemont repair facility" according to Asus is actually just a transport company that Asus uses for their Cross ships...

So basically Asus sent me the wrong address to send my board to, it was delivered to that location on march 18th, it is now march 24th and the Best USA Logistics has not rerouted my motherboard yet!

Great Service Asus!
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Hey there everybody,

I just got my hands on a really cheap Formula in something what I would rather call a impulse buy.
For me it will only be a very small "upgrade" since I currently use a Z87 Sabertooth. So yeah...I am not even sure I´ll keep the Formula.

Anyway, just have a few question beforehand (well...ok...not really beforehand now, or is it? wink.gif ):
1) My current loop/build is just a simple black and white one and I was wondering if anyone has tried or seen a red and white (and kinda black) build, using the Formula?
2) What are your experiences watercooling the board, using the CrossChill thingy? All good? Good build quality and low flow resistance?
3) Did anyone have the chance to compare the onboard sound to a SoundBlaster Z or something similar? I hear the Supreme FX is currently the best onboard sound available.

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Lookin good. No need to update the bios if it's running ok. I would start working on getting base temps and scores on benchmarks and start to work on a stable OC.

Thank's mate.

Well so far I only know that it boots fine into the shipped BIOS thus really have no clue as to whether it's running ok or not. wink.gif My thinking was rather the opposite and take the opportunity to upgrade to start on the latest and hopefully greatest. Any reports that the latest isn't the greatest? Am I attacking this from the wrong angle?

Hope you get your issues sorted out soon Phibz and get a functioning board back. You really haven't had the best of luck with this latest one.
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I had been suffering a lot of problem with the mpcie wifi, i had tried all drivers and everthing that i can imagine but anything works, so finally i decided to do a RMA. Im lucky that i had bought it trought amazon.

Here is the post in the asys forums http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?45323-Wifi-Isue-Maximus-6-mPCIe-Combo-card&country=&status=

Asus tech Support advised not to enable both the LAN drivers an WiFi drivers concurrently. I built the machine on my test bench (aka dining room table) where there's no LAN port...... and found the WiFi convenient for that purpose..... but after moving to the office, the WiFi became redundant. I figured I'd leave both enabled but had problems, which disabling one or the other resolved.
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