Hello all, After much anticipation I finally THOUGHT that I had finished my epic water cooling build that I had originally begun last September. This one started with a Silverstone TJ11 and concluded with a Caselabs STH10. After finishing leak testing, I attempted to boot with no success. Troubleshooting yielded no results so I RMA'd my board. Because of the slow RMA process, I chose to purchase a new board. The new board arrived two days ago, and after I put every thing back together again, discovered that the new replacement board was also faulty. I kind of expected their to be issues with my original board because during the last several months I had swapped it in and out several times between different chassis, and I knocked it over at one point. As far as my second board is concerned, this was the first time I've ever had any issues. I started with the X99E WS non USB version and switched out with the USB 3.1 version which I had been running for six months before I began my build.
Ok now for the problem I ran into with the second board. When I first received the board, it shipped with an older BIOS. During the updating process it locked up and after several failed attempts at using the flashback utility I contacted Asus support. Of course they recommended sending it back to Amazon.com where I purchased it, but I told them that I would rather work through the issue, and NOT give up. They were useless so I hung up on them. After a little bit of Internet research, I discovered my mistake with my flashback issue, and after a quick correction was able to update the BIOS. My mistake was that I did not rename the updated BIOS on the flash drive the way I was supposed to.
Ok, after I had updated the BIOS and everything ran smoothly I ran into my next issue which is where I am asking for thoughts from you people. The Motherboard refused to recognize memory slots B1 and B2. I attempted all the usual troubleshooting techniques. I swapped the memory in different slots, cleared the CMOS, and then rolled back the BIOS to a earlier version. In that order, but nothing worked. I seem to remember other people on this thread having similar issues, so any feedback would be appreciated. My second replacement motherboard will be arriving tomorrow and then I can repeat the process and hopefully this issue will be resolved.
Ok now for my second issue. Because I have a completely water cooled system using a Aquaero 6XT to control my cooling, I am not using the fan headers on the board. The board does not like that and gives me an error during boot up. That error wants me to change the fan settings. I tried a couple different things but was not successful. So for anyone who IS NOT using their CPU fan headers, what settings did you use to get rid of the error.
Again, thank you for helping.