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I was hoping some of you guys might have encountered these weird mobo behaviors
I am having some unbelievable issue that I can't seem to troubleshoot
Luckily I lost no data
I added a usb3 card to my rig and it wouldn't boot, so I figured I unplugged something, I triple checked everything and gave up, loaded ubuntu live and backed up everything. I found it odd that Linux could access the files, but figured its Linux, its magical like that. I then tried to reconstruct the raid setup only to find out the mobo wasn't even loading the raid utility anymore. I have tried popping in my win7 cd and loading the raid driver to do a repair with no luck. The crazy part is that I gave up and tried just installing Windows again and when I load the driver the arrays appear like magic. However I installed over the old array and the mobo still did not initialize the raid utility, essentially making all efforts a waste of time.
Has anyone else ever experienced any anomalies like this, where the mobo seems to be unable to initialize or load at a hardware level, even though software (win install / live linux) can detect the drives? this is so weird, I am totally stumped
This is a stupid question but doesn't hurt to ask if you have raid selected in bios? I had some trouble setting raid up on this board an loading win7 onto the array but I eventually got it.
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This is a stupid question but doesn't hurt to ask if you have raid selected in bios? I had some trouble setting raid up on this board an loading win7 onto the array but I eventually got it.
ya, unfortunately it is in raid
I tried changing it out of raid, to see if the drives would pop up but they wouldnt, so I changed it back to raid, but the msi raid bios won't even load, [the thing where you press ctr+F to setup raid] =\\

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ive experienced this myself with the new bios. although it happened right after an overclocked setting failed..

just cleared CMOS. resolved it.
Doh, I didnt think of this, how could I have overlooked it, I tried loading defaults and fail safe options but didnt think of reseting CMOS, let me try that, I hope that once I reselect RAID the utility will load

Wish me luck and thank you to both of you
    
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Issue persists
I can't get the raid utility to load
Should I flash a newer BIOS ?
    
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I would try a new bios.
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place everything in default, save and exit, clear CMOS, reboot, enter setup, load preferred settings. save and exit... try these steps..

or try to flash the new 1.G bios in m-flash. smile.gif make sure everything is at default though..
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Check the balance of the heatsink on the NB, mebbe one of the (I think 2) screws is in further then the other causing it to be off balance, if you understand me, lol biggrin.gif

i understand what you mean wink.gif
but i'm really sure all screws in balance position..
 
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Hi all, I'm heavily considering this board as it A) falls into my price range (135 @ Frys ) and B) will allow me to fodl on up to 4 GPUs.

I've heard the buzz that there are "issues" when OCing a 125+ watt CPU? What precautions can I take to avoid this from happening?
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Hi all, I'm heavily considering this board as it A) falls into my price range (135 @ Frys ) and B) will allow me to fodl on up to 4 GPUs.

I've heard the buzz that there are "issues" when OCing a 125+ watt CPU? What precautions can I take to avoid this from happening?
Pro tip: Don't get this board or the 890FX version.

All the other 890FX boards are good though.
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Pro tip: Don't get this board or the 890FX version.
Are you speaking from experience? What have you found that gives you headaches with it?
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Hi all, I'm heavily considering this board as it A) falls into my price range (135 @ Frys ) and B) will allow me to fodl on up to 4 GPUs.

I've heard the buzz that there are "issues" when OCing a 125+ watt CPU? What precautions can I take to avoid this from happening?
There are allot more cheaper prices for this mobo around - even at flat $100 - search around more.. but if you prefer frys then go buy it on your current price

Ofcourse you can fold 4 GPUs - make sure last one must be single slot gpu

Well I'll leave the 6 cores concern for others to help on that.. since I don't have one
Get the 890 from Asus the Crosshair to be 100% fine overclocking it
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