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I got the card to show up in windows by assigning a forced 4x instead of the auto bandwidth to the slot 2, GPUs in slot 3 and 5. Unfortunately, for the system to post, I have to enable "Above 4G Decoding" which makes OSX impossible to boot. Anyone know how to get the BIOS to boot in this config WITHOUT "Above 4G Decoding" or make OSX boot with it enabled?
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SOMETHING I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE IN STOCK ANYWHERE!!!!

But got an email from B&H today that they had them in stock so I grabbed one anyways. Does anyone remember the ASUS Hyper Express M.2/mSATA Enclosure? If your interested you might want to act fast because I have not found them anywhere else.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1264951-REG/asus_hyper_express.html


Received the HUB and installed the hardware and software and I could not see the device in both the BIOS or Windows. I tried both SATA express slots and still no luck. It may be because I only installed one M.2 device but according to the manual you can use it in RAID 0 or as individual devices. Their is very little support documentation and the problem may be related to the device firmware.
post #3353 of 4083
Toms hardware has posted some details of the new WS board from Asus and a side by side comparison between it and the USB 3.1 version. A lot was dropped for the sake of faster network controllers. Also, the board is $150 more expensive.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-x99-e-10g-ws-10-gbit-ethernet-motherboard,32579.html
post #3354 of 4083
So $150 more for less, but now with pretty RGB lights? I think asus may be on to something.
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post #3355 of 4083
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So $150 more for less, but now with pretty RGB lights? I think asus may be on to something.

And they forgot to mention no thunderbolt support this time. Unless the header is no longer needed which I doubt to be the case.
post #3356 of 4083
Still trying to figure out a way to boot without "Above 4G Encoding" enabled with a Thunderbolt card and 2GPUs. Anyone have any ideas?
post #3357 of 4083
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Still trying to figure out a way to boot without "Above 4G Encoding" enabled with a Thunderbolt card and 2GPUs. Anyone have any ideas?


Sorry buddy can't help you there. All this time I was helping you I was assuming you were trying to get it to work in windows. And I believe I solved that part but OSx I've no experience with. I supposed you crawled the web already for anything related to OSx and that specific setting ? I fear it may simply not be supported/working for that OS frown.gif
post #3358 of 4083
Hi everyone,

I've been following this thread/forums for quite a while but never got around registering. Anyway, here I am and sadly my first post is about a whole lot of problems I have had with everyones favorite motherboard.

I have serious problems with two new workstations I set up based on the ASUS X99-E WS USB 3.1 with Intel Xeon E5 v4 CPUs and I'm really out of ideas whats wrong here.

The setup:

ASUS X99-E WS USB 3.1, latest BIOS v3201
Intel Xeon E5 2687W v4 (Broadwell-EP, 12c)
Samsung DDR4 regECC 16GB (M393A2K40BB1-CRC) x4 64GB total
Nvidia Quadro M5000
Intel 750 PCIe 1.2TB
Seasonic Platinum 1200W
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (v1607)


When I finished the first build I ran a few tests to confirm everything is working:

HCI Memtest Pro - 500% passed
ASUS Realbench - 4 hours passed
SPECviewperf 12.1 - full run passed

A day later I suddenly got display driver crashes with the Quadro card and random reboots when heavy graphics tasks were running, like Unigine Heaven. The Quadro card has been running in a different system and is healthy.

My first thought was a PSU problem so I tried a different one, a Corsair AX1500i from my gaming PC, with the same result. I also installed one of my GTX1080 cards and that one also suffered of random crashes.

Shortly after these events I got complete lockups and bluescreens: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.

I have never seen that kind of bluescreen with a Xeon CPU, my only conclusion here was the motherboard must be defect.

The Xeon CPU and the X99-E WS 3.1 were send in for RMA and I was told the CPU has been tested and is healthy, the board is still being processed.


Now to build #2, identical parts:

With that one I didn't even get to run stability tests.

During installation of Windows 10 I got a bluescreen: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. After rebooting the Intel 750 SSD was no longer recognized by the BIOS. I tried different PCIe slots and a different 750 SSD without any luck, this board would no longer detect the Intel 750 SSD. The GPU in slot 1 worked fine.

After a lot of power on/off cycles the SSD was eventually detected again in PCIe slot 3. I managed to finish another Windows 10 installation and had the system up and running for a few hours before the same problem happened again, bluescreen and the SSD was gone. Note: Both Intel 750 SSDs work perfect in my gaming PC (X99, 5960X, RVE).

And as if this wasn't enough the board also started to say there are SMART errors with my connected SATA HDD, a Seagate Enterprise Capacity v4 6TB. There are no SMART errors, the HDD is healthy. Conclusion: Both PCIe slots and SATA slots defect, or are they?

I'm out of ideas at this point, is the quality control at ASUS this bad that I bought 2 defect boards?

Or is this a compability problem and Broadwell-EP or Broadwell in general is not working well with first gen X99 boards despite the BIOS update?

The Xeon E5 2687W v4 and the Samsung M393A2K40BB1-CRC memory is on the ASUS QVL list it should be fully supported.


I had posted this on hardforum.com first but this thread here on overclock.net might be the better place to seek for help after all.


Any help is much appreciated.
post #3359 of 4083
In addition to my post above:

I got confirmation that both boards are defect. The store send me another replacement, the last they had in stock. The second board is being refunded for now. Unboxing the replacement I noticed right away its not a new board even though the store told me so. Scratches all over the PCB, dirt/dust in the PCIe and RAM slots. I don't want to jump to conclusions here but it seems the X99-E WS USB 3.1 has gone EOL in favor for the 10G and if you buy one now you probably get a refurb. I didn't bother trying this board, gonna wait for the 10G or see if Supermicro has something I can use instead, like the X10SRA maybe.
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In addition to my post above:

I got confirmation that both boards are defect. The store send me another replacement, the last they had in stock. The second board is being refunded for now. Unboxing the replacement I noticed right away its not a new board even though the store told me so. Scratches all over the PCB, dirt/dust in the PCIe and RAM slots. I don't want to jump to conclusions here but it seems the X99-E WS USB 3.1 has gone EOL in favor for the 10G and if you buy one now you probably get a refurb. I didn't bother trying this board, gonna wait for the 10G or see if Supermicro has something I can use instead, like the X10SRA maybe.

that sounds exactly like the board I received although I payed bigtime for a brand new one. I sent it back now and I'm curious to see what will happen. Will they find a new one or will I get another refurb ? If it is the case I'm gonna ask for a refund but cannot immediately think of any other board that is this feature rich tbh. 7x PCIE 16x and PLX chip along with nice black finish all the way ? This board is pretty unique imho for a workstation
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