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in bios, check that MRC Fast path is disabled rg, Dram training on auto (it's at the end of the dram timings submenu. Will the ram boot at 3200 if you do not select XMP and enter the timings manually?

No only with one stick will it boot, XMP, or manual ( at XMP or even loosened timings )
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An update.. I returned the "hero" and purchased a "code" instead...
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...I've noticed that the VID reported by both HWInfo and HWMonitor will be locked to a specific voltage for a specific frequency.

I can repeat this with the new board, but I've isolated it to having LLC set to 5. If I leave LLC as Auto, VID is properly reported.
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When I have this set to "Auto", the LED does show the processor temp (or within 1-2 degrees of the processor temp) but eventually the LED gets "stuck" showing 30, and nothing but "30." I can run 8 threads of linpack and drive the cores to 70C, and this still shows "30."

This is even worse with the "code" board. After updating the BIOS to 0906, when set to "auto", the LED really likes the numbers 43 and 44 after I boot. Actual CPU temps are 30 (lol) and the board shows 43 or 44. Actual CPU temps are 60... and the board shows 43 or 44. (This is without any standby or anything else.) "43" and "44" don't exist in the "Q-LED" table in the manual (only 4F and 40.)

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If I save anything to profile #1, when I try to load those settings, the entire motherboard locks up immediately upon confirming the action.

This issue is gone with the new motherboard (and considering it was the most serious, I'm happy.)

As far as the rest of the board... To be completely honest, I think I preferred the "hero." The only thing the "code" offers me is a preinstalled wifi/BT m.2. Even there, Asus didn't bother with a better Intel m.2 card, but went cheap. Eventually, I'll probably yank the Atheros m.2 out and replace it with a spare intel 8265 m.2 (same size, same antenna connections, same m.2 keys.)

The "armor" is, in my opinion, a joke. As far as I can tell, it serves no positive purpose whatsoever, but it DOES make routing wires more difficult. With the 'hero', I could lay a fan cable or whatever against the motherboard and it'd be mostly invisible. With this "armor" stuff, it lays on top and looks bad. It also traps heat and hides my 960 EVO m.2. frown.gif

Oh, and the "aura" thing... Ironically, I preferred that on the "hero" as well. On the "hero", the PCH and I/O area lit up. On the "code", the PCH doesn't light up, but instead there's this big "REPUBLIC OF GAMERS" thing between the CPU and graphics card that lights up. (I preferred the PCH.)

None of the complaints are a big enough deal for me to do another exchange. I guess I'm just hoping that someone from Asus reads these threads and sees that next time, if Asus wants me to pay for the more expensive board, they should actually make it worthwhile.

Anyone have any instructions on removing the "armor" (and perhaps pictures showing what the board looks like without it? Does it look bad if you take it out?)
    
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@Raja@ASUS or anyone else, is there an equivalent to Raja from ASUS supporting ASUS GPUs? I'm having trouble getting acceptable support on a RX480 Strix I RMA'd and would appreciate some help.
     
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post #834 of 903
Just built a new sytem with the Asus Z270-AR MB.
BIOS is listed as Dec,2016 (first BIOS version?)
Lastest version is 0906 (2017/03/24), any issues with updating to the lastest BIOS?
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post

Just built a new sytem with the Asus Z270-AR MB.
BIOS is listed as Dec,2016 (first BIOS version?)
Lastest version is 0906 (2017/03/24), any issues with updating to the lastest BIOS?
0906 version has been running fine on this Apex... same bios "family" smile.gif
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I have a Z270 Hero and everything is gucci except for some audio problems. First i had to actually remove sonic studio, i never cared for the software but it was bundled with the audio drivers, but then i found that it was preventing me from using voice chat in Overwatch. Now the other issue im facing is with the HD Audio Manager where i select the option to treat front panel and rear panel audio as two different audio streams letting me toggle between my headphones and speakers.

After each reboot i still see in playback devices that my headphones and speakers are separated, but when i have audio playing to the headphones the little equalizer bars are jumping up and down but im not actually getting any sound. If i set the default device to the speakers i start getting sound from both the headphones and speakers at the same time. To fix this each time i reboot i have to go back into the audio manager and tick "Mute the rear output device, when a front headphone plugged in", select OK, then go back into the options and select "Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously". Only then can i once again toggle between the speakers and headphones normally and get audio from each one depending on what is currently set to default.

Previously on my Z97-G45 from MSI i had no such issues and could freely toggle between headphones and speakers with that option ticked, never needing to redo it every time i restart the PC. Is there a fix for this or do i need to find a different board?

EDIT: One more thing irks me... the auto amplify level that is selected each time. I have a manual volume knob on my headphone cord that i use to control volume with but the only way the software picks up on the actual impedance is if i have it set to max which is too loud for normal listening. Otherwise if i have the volume at half it selects Extreme 110+ ohms when my headphones are actually only 32 ohms. Is there a way to disable it from automatically setting an amplify level? I just want it to be set to "Performance" which is the lowest amplification level. Again this only happens after it reboot where it will override the amplification setting i manually dialed in.

I have the same problem thought i got it working but now today it went right back.. so NM if you read it.
Edited by JBizz86 - 5/3/17 at 7:31pm
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delete? no idea how sorry
Edited by JBizz86 - 5/3/17 at 7:32pm
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On the Strix Z270i, where can you monitor what the T_Sensor is measuring? I have a thermal sensor in a plug in my loop, and the chassis fan responds, just wondering if there was somplace I could monitor what temp it was reading.
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I'm having some RAM instability issues that I've been trying to sort out and I noticed that when I set the voltage I need (1.35) that the bios reads a much lower voltage (as seen in my first image). Should I be compensating with my set voltage so that the bios gives me closer to the correct voltage? (like in my second image). I don't know which number to trust.


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Guys,

Can't decide between the ASUS Z270:
-IX Hero (£231)
-IX Code (£266)
-IX Apex (£284)
-IX Formula (£318)

On comparison they all look pretty similar?
Barring the fact the latter two have both an LN2 switch and a SLOW switch.

Whats the difference?

And are there any other major differences worth noting?

  • I like to do a bit extreme cooling (just for fun with Dry Ice) now & again
  • I like to tinker.
  • And I already own a full custom loop.

Any meaningful (notable) differences worthy of influencing a decision on these boards?

Thanks for any help.

Nick
Edited by nrpeyton - 5/4/17 at 9:34pm
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