Originally Posted by CeltPC
LOL, yes guess we still get mesmerized by shiny things, and the G.Skill does do some cool effects - looks way better IMOP than the other RGB stick brands.
Yeah its quite nice. The cold boot fails are no longer relevant coz I gots the shiny!
But I forgot to mention that after recovering the bling I uninstalled the G Skill software and manually removed the AsLEDService I think it is called.
Then installed the 1.04.29 Aura from the Z270 boards.
Is working well (at the moment!)
I think ALL these problems arise due to both Asus Aura and the Gskill software leaving crap behind when you uninstall, also the fact that neither Aura or GSkill programs play nice with anything else on the SMBus. You are expected not to run CPUz at the same time for example because it interrogates the RAM. Probably corsair link too.
To reiterate a bit,
Aura leaves behind a lot of stuff which needs to be removed so you can install and run the beta GSkill software with the 16 in the version number that you need to re life the rgb.
AsrogAuraGPUDllServer scheduled task
Gskill leaves AsLEDservice loaded after uninstall and when you manually remove it from services your RGB goes static.
Only then Aura 1.04.29 seems to install fine and detects the bling on DRAM modules too.
Its sort of a microcosm of the whole AMD / Mobo manufacturers - who to blame shenanigans. If there is more than one person responsible then nobody is responsible...
I wanted to write this on the GSkill forums but they seem to have stopped activating new accounts.
I wonder why..................?
Oh, I am trying 48Ω on the cold restart thing,(it won't play atall below 48 OHMs.)
Ram is GSkill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR 2X8GB with 16 16 16 16 34. @1.375 V It does work with cl14 timings but cold boots are difficult and cl16 has a better chance of starting. Have not tried cl12.
I left it for an hour and it had a go then stopped quickly, small pause, restart and booted fine at 3200. It didn't go straight through.
I'll leave it powered off totally when I go to bed but I expect a longer time unpowered and starting in a cold room will cause it to bork repeatedly again.
But I think progress is being made.Edited by dorbot - 4/19/17 at 7:21pm