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Poll Results: Can Dual Loops in an S3 be pulled off?

 
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I thought you had run everything on a bench prior to assembly? If not then that's definitely a possibility. Looks like you'd need at least 2202 on that board (rel 2016/10/04) and it looks like the two releases this year (feb and this month) both fix a number of compatibility issues - though they don't specifically mention the 7700K in the later two. However, if your board was manufactured prior to Oct. 2016 it's guaranteed to not have the compatibility required.

Whew... I feel renewed hope for you - however, maybe in addition to that air testing everyone keeps throwing in your face... maybe some bench testing prior to building could be worked into your future builds as well. biggrin.gif

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I'd say bios flash and go from there thumb.gif


Good stuff. I am off today, but instead of taking everything apart (again) I will grab a usb stick and flash the Bios.

And I never test components.

"Cautious" lachen.gif

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Ok, Reading up on the BIOS update a little bit, It appears that the computer should boot, though may not get past the BIOS. So I am going to take things apart now.

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No Go on the test bench.... Swapped ram in both slots. No Dice there to get boot. thinking.gif

I wonder If I could just send the motherboard back and pay the diff on a Z270 mini itx board.

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No Go on the test bench.... Swapped ram in both slots. No Dice there to get boot. thinking.gif

I wonder If I could just send the motherboard back and pay the diff on a Z270 mini itx board.

TCO

You might have a look here . . . .

https://rog.asus.com/technology/rog-motherboard-innovations/usb-bios-flashback/

or here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVvHwq3syqI

or here . . .older generations update, but still works the same now:

https://www.asus.com/microsite/2014/MB/New_4th_gen_Intel_processor_compatibility/

Your mobo should support bios flashback without a CPU or RAM or video installed . . . it just uses stand by 5V power, so no need to turn the board on.

Start with just the bare board and power, and be sure to use the right USB port.

Follow your manual for proper procedure to expand and rename the downloaded bios file.
Edited by IT Diva - 4/25/17 at 11:35am
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You might have a look here . . . .

https://rog.asus.com/technology/rog-motherboard-innovations/usb-bios-flashback/

or here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVvHwq3syqI

or here . . .older generations update, but still works the same now:

https://www.asus.com/microsite/2014/MB/New_4th_gen_Intel_processor_compatibility/

Your mobo should support bios flashback without a CPU or RAM or video installed . . . it just uses stand by 5V power, so no need to turn the board on.

Start with just the bare board and power, and be sure to use the right USB port.

Follow your manual for proper procedure to expand and rename the downloaded bios file.

So you think I should do that before anything?

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You might have a look here . . . .

https://rog.asus.com/technology/rog-motherboard-innovations/usb-bios-flashback/

or here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVvHwq3syqI

or here . . .older generations update, but still works the same now:

https://www.asus.com/microsite/2014/MB/New_4th_gen_Intel_processor_compatibility/

Your mobo should support bios flashback without a CPU or RAM or video installed . . . it just uses stand by 5V power, so no need to turn the board on.

Start with just the bare board and power, and be sure to use the right USB port.

Follow your manual for proper procedure to expand and rename the downloaded bios file.

So you think I should do that before anything?

TCO


ABSOLUTELY

Page 2-16 in the manual shows you which USB port to plug the USB stick into, (second from the bottom) and the bios flashback button, (to the left of it) as well as telling you to rename the unzipped version of the latest bios, (3401) to M8I.CAP

The led blink in the button, and then the led flashing in the USB drive will tell you it's updating


Like DiGiCiDAL, I rather took for granted that after as many rigs as you've built, that you had made sure everything was working before you started building.
Edited by IT Diva - 4/25/17 at 12:14pm
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For my maximus viii gene I had to use the bios flash back before i could boot my system with my 7700k in it. It was painless and booted up immediately after the bios flash.
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ABSOLUTELY

Page 2-16 in the manual shows you which USB port to plug the USB stick into, (second from the bottom) and the bios flashback button, (to the left of it) as well as telling you to rename the unzipped version of the latest bios, (3401) to M8I.CAP

The led blink in the button, and then the led flashing in the USB drive will tell you it's updating


Like DiGiCiDAL, I rather took for granted that after as many rigs as you've built, that you had made sure everything was working before you started building.

Out of all the rigs I've made, I have never tested any components.

Even the Rampage V I painted. I only found out it worked when I first booted the whole system.

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Even the Rampage V I painted. I only found out it worked when I first booted the whole system.

TCO

I remember you painting that board without testing it first... and I remember thinking to myself "The Cautious One just threw caution to the wind". biggrin.gif

You for sure need to do the bios update before tearing it apart. I'll bet that fixes it.
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Out of all the rigs I've made, I have never tested any components.

Even the Rampage V I painted. I only found out it worked when I first booted the whole system.

TCO

Sounds like you should have called yourself "The Lucky One" then... wink.gif

In all my years of system building I can probably count on one hand all the DOA components I've received (well brand new ones that is) - but it would still take all 5 fingers. Benching may seem irritating, but it's definitely much worse getting everything together months later - only to find that a component you could have simply exchanged now has to go through an RMA process. (Or worse yet, get replaced at your expense)
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