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Good and bad news. The good news is after everything was put back together with the new motherboard, everything worked!!!!

Now the bad. The board shipped with a old BIOS so in the process of attempting to update the BIOS, the system froze and I pretty much bricked it. I attempted to use the BIOS flashback setting but was unsuccessful. A quick call into Asus support proved to be useless. The guy told me to just return the board which I told him that I would rather work through the issue. After a long hold time I hung up and did a little bit of my own research. Using the support link on their web site I was able to obtain the proper instructions which are not clearly stated in the manual.

At this point, the BIOS flashback feature is in the process of trying to update the BIOS. I really hope it works this time because I really DO NOT want to tear my loop down twice in two day.

I have my fingers crossed.
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Good and bad news. The good news is after everything was put back together with the new motherboard, everything worked!!!!

Now the bad. The board shipped with a old BIOS so in the process of attempting to update the BIOS, the system froze and I pretty much bricked it. I attempted to use the BIOS flashback setting but was unsuccessful. A quick call into Asus support proved to be useless. The guy told me to just return the board which I told him that I would rather work through the issue. After a long hold time I hung up and did a little bit of my own research. Using the support link on their web site I was able to obtain the proper instructions which are not clearly stated in the manual.

At this point, the BIOS flashback feature is in the process of trying to update the BIOS. I really hope it works this time because I really DO NOT want to tear my loop down twice in two day.

I have my fingers crossed.

I have mine crossed for you also!!!
post #123 of 291
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post #124 of 291
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Ok...After installing the second motherboard at first glance everything was working correctly. That is except for the memory. For whatever reason the motherboard refused to recognize Dimm slots B1 and B2. I went through all the usual troubleshooting techniques. I swapped out memory first, then I cleared the CMOS, then I rolled back the BIOS to am earlier version. Even after all that, nothing fixed this issue. So TODAY, I tore down the system for the second time in two days and packed up the NEW Asus motherboard and sent it in for refund. Aside from the first attempt, this is the first issue I've had with this board. I also ordered a second replacement board which will arrive tomorrow. I also mailed the first board back to Asus's RMA department today. UPS will be picking up the first replacement either today or tomorrow. What a ROYAL PITA!!!!!!!!
post #125 of 291
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Just a weekend update. If it's not one thing it is another. I had the new motherboard installed and started adding coolant when another setback occurred. My main pump underneath the reservoir stopped working. I had to drain the liter of coolant I added, and then I removed the reservoir/pump to troubleshoot. When I took the pump apart I discovered that some of the soldered connections for the power had broken. I'm not sure how that happened, but my repair attempts were unsuccessful. I ordered a second pump which will arrive on Wednesday. This sucks!!!
post #126 of 291
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Just a weekend update. If it's not one thing it is another. I had the new motherboard installed and started adding coolant when another setback occurred. My main pump underneath the reservoir stopped working. I had to drain the liter of coolant I added, and then I removed the reservoir/pump to troubleshoot. When I took the pump apart I discovered that some of the soldered connections for the power had broken. I'm not sure how that happened, but my repair attempts were unsuccessful. I ordered a second pump which will arrive on Wednesday. This sucks!!!

Talking about things not going your way biggrin.gif well.... once you all done and things working as they should you will celebrate

I had similar issue with 1 of my 4 D5 pumps and replacement I got was darnnn loud so I had to RMA again and ultimately I got quiet working pump, but I can tell you frustration was understatement.

What I will be curious to see your db under full load and idle I am abscessed with noise, It took me days to tweak my system but it runs almost dead silent 4x D5 pumps 21x 600rpm fans, Aquaero in conjunction with 6x PA3 controls my system to a minimum noise and it reads 21db on idle and 33db on full load.

I should probably make short video and post it smile.gif
Good luck thumb.gif
Edited by NewUser16 - 7/17/16 at 9:00am
post #127 of 291
Sorry about your troubles man! Such a pain to have to break down, drain, troubleshoot, fill, hope for the best, drain, repeat. Hope you have some better luck during this phase of the replacement process and get everything good to go and worry free soon
post #128 of 291
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Ok...Quick update...while I wait for my replacement pump tomorrow I decided to make some changes. In addition to the replacement pump, I decided to remove the four drives in the bottom compartment. The drives are WD red 4TB NAS that are configured for RAID 10. Instead of those four drives taking up space, I decided to purchase a 6TB WD red, and pair it with the other 6TB drive that is mounted in the drive compartment on the back of the case. Instead of the four drives in RAID 10, I'll be running the two drives in RAID 1. My reason is that I have never had one of those drives fail on me. I'll probably add a second RAID enclosure for the other drives.

Now with the extra space, I decided to get another EK XE 480mm radiator to replace the 360mm. I will also be adding a third pump which will be positioned next to the second pump. Same model as the other two. I also purchased another USB hub which is also the same model as the other one. I rush ordered all the parts and everything will be arriving tomorrow. I have given myself a three day window to have everything put together including the cable work. My wife is going out of town for a week so I will be able to focus on this project.
post #129 of 291
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Ok...Quick update...while I wait for my replacement pump tomorrow I decided to make some changes. In addition to the replacement pump, I decided to remove the four drives in the bottom compartment. The drives are WD red 4TB NAS that are configured for RAID 10. Instead of those four drives taking up space, I decided to purchase a 6TB WD red, and pair it with the other 6TB drive that is mounted in the drive compartment on the back of the case. Instead of the four drives in RAID 10, I'll be running the two drives in RAID 1. My reason is that I have never had one of those drives fail on me. I'll probably add a second RAID enclosure for the other drives.

Now with the extra space, I decided to get another EK XE 480mm radiator to replace the 360mm. I will also be adding a third pump which will be positioned next to the second pump. Same model as the other two. I also purchased another USB hub which is also the same model as the other one. I rush ordered all the parts and everything will be arriving tomorrow. I have given myself a three day window to have everything put together including the cable work. My wife is going out of town for a week so I will be able to focus on this project.
post #130 of 291
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I received the new parts today. Got the pumps everything installed and the plumbing is finished. Friday I'll try and finish the cabling and then the leak testing again.
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