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post #4711 of 9900
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So in a way, you want all the hardware in the desired configuration present in the machine and connected when doing a CMOS clear, so that when you power up the system, all the components are properly accounted for.

Yep, that's what I did.

Now it's time to flash the BIOS up to the latest being #1703.

What I plan to do is flash the BIOS w/out anything at all connected - no SSD, no HDD, no opticals - Just flash from the USB thumb drive. Reason: to reduce the number of variables, especially any remnants of the screwball Win 7 installation that appears to have been messing with the BIOS.

Then the following is what a friend (essenbe) suggested:
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When you boot the installer, at the first page do not select your language, hold down Shift and press F10, it will bring up a command prompt. Type these commands and press enter after each one. If you have only 1 disk attached you should show only 1 disk numbered 0 (number zero)
Diskpart (wait for the window to reply diskpart)
List disk
Select disk 0
clean
create partition primary align=1024
format fs=ntfs quick
active
exit exit
You will be right back where you were. I did an example. I used disk 1, but you will only have 1 disk and it will be 0.

My question in reply was:
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Whoa! What the heck ever happened to just connecting the SSD and the optical drives, popping in my installation disk and just sitting back?

Not saying you're wrong and I will indeed do what you tell me - just curious.
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post #4712 of 9900
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Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post

CMOS Adventures Come to an End

My apologies to all. I have replaced CMOS batteries several times, but way back in the mid 90's. So my fear was that in the newer motherboards, there might be some "special" orientation of the + sign.
Yes, I know. I tend to overthink things.
Well, the actual problem was in the new power cable (PSU-computer interface). I simply grabbed the cables and moved them up and down. The motherboard came to life.
Now I feel plenty stupid and sincerely apologetic for annoying you good people. My apologies. redface.gif
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Oh, and the scrambled, makes no sense boot options. I have done so many installs that my head is actually spinning. On the latest one, I may have neglected to disconnect all the HDD's except the SSD and 1 optical. Result: that infamous 100 MB Boot Loader allocation may be partially installed on one of the OS. At any rate, I am going to reinstall - the right way - and see if that makes any difference.
You guys are really, really lucky and I sure hope you appreciate it. You see, I have a special place in the Cosmos, such that all bad things happen to me - and only to me. So I kinda wish I could be one of you people for at least a day. Then I would know what a problem-free life feels like. wink.gif

tennessee man, i had a feeling to tell you check the power cable to the board, but didn'e thinking you did that already, and yes im luckey as you were saying,
i know pass the LUCK TO YOU
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post #4713 of 9900
Just a quick pointer to an updated Realtek driver off the Asus website for those of us on a previous generation C5F mainboard running Windows 7.

If you are using a driver (mine was dated May of this year) and were hearing a nasty hiss sound when powering down the machine, then go to the downloads section but instead of selecting Windows 7 64-bit, choose Windows 8 64-bit and you'll see a newer driver package here also stated to work for Windows 7. I just did this update and the hissing on shutdown is gone.
post #4714 of 9900
My board took a dump after two weeks, I am very sad....lol the upper left portion of the board started smoking and sputtering solder. I just felt that I had to share with people who could feel my pain as my wife could not give a crap. LOL
post #4715 of 9900
Wives have no sympathy when our stuff goes wrong yet if there hair dryer or straighteners break god it's the end of the world
post #4716 of 9900
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Originally Posted by Zxman View Post

My board took a dump after two weeks, I am very sad....lol the upper left portion of the board started smoking and sputtering solder. I just felt that I had to share with people who could feel my pain as my wife could not give a crap. LOL

is it out of warranty? I'm very sorry to see this news.
post #4717 of 9900
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Originally Posted by Zxman View Post

My board took a dump after two weeks, I am very sad....lol the upper left portion of the board started smoking and sputtering solder. I just felt that I had to share with people who could feel my pain as my wife could not give a crap. LOL

what board did you have that smoked?
start planing now for your new upgraded board....
this time get what you really want:)
post #4718 of 9900
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My board took a dump after two weeks, I am very sad....lol the upper left portion of the board started smoking and sputtering solder. I just felt that I had to share with people who could feel my pain as my wife could not give a crap. LOL
And what was the cause for this? Just curious as vregs do not do this on their own wink.gif
 
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post #4719 of 9900
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I went back and looked at this post and see the NB freq is only 2000MHz. I may not have been paying much attention at the time. I also understand better why you are concerned about IMC temp.
One problem I'm having is I think I'm mixing apples and oranges. I keep forgetting that running the IMC faster needs more voltage. I am trying to duplicate your run with my Snipers. If yours are truly the 1866 variety, then they are likely to perform better than mine which are only 1600.
All of this of course to better understand how the DRAM performs and its effect on overall system stability.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh and just an update....
I just upgraded to the Patriot Viper 3's (4x4Gb) and wow what a diff. Now able to handle 2200Mhz @ 9-11-9-28 2T without issue.
I believe I found the issue with my Snipers tho.... When I pulled them I noticed the heatsink was semi flexable towards the center (on all sticks)
after getting them out and under my light I noticed that the center most chips were not making any contact with the heat sink at all. So I popped them into the test bench with the
MSI NF980 board +1090T and set the both the spd and timings the same way I had them on the X-hair V . Cool thing about the test bench is that I have 16 thermal probes available; so stuck
a few in between the ram sinks to see what's going on. Long story short the center chips on the ram were reaching temps of slightly over 89*-90*C where-as the outside chips making contact were sitting @
~ 38*-42*C (currently 16*C in the shop). Im going to go ahead and RMA the ram of course...figured Ill just keep the new ones I get back on the test bench for LN2/DICE since they're so cheap...
Just figured you would like to know and maybe check yours out for the same issue.

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post #4720 of 9900
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I have no problems running at 2400MHz with the intended timings. And I do believe two sticks of RAM is better for the overclock than four. Haven't tried myself.. The Corsair Vengeance you linked to should be good. thumb.gif
YES 2 sticks is FAR better to OC...4 sticks u will run into "long term" stability issues (random freezing/ games/apps not launching ect.) Ive done it with success with 4 sticks but was a royal PITA as voltage for both the IMC and ram itself is never a "known" variable and will constantly have to be played with depending on the application...Where as 1 ram OC would be great for W-prime/prime95/Cinebench...it would crash horribly an hour into a game like borderlands 2. So ya... in hindsight always stick with 2 sticks if possible... it will cost you a tad bit more up front but save u alot of headache while OCing. Just garb a 16Gb kit (2x8Gb) with low voltage and low Cas latency and call it a day... As far as the top RAM for overclocking goes... it's still the same old story of Hynix chips + AMD= FTW...
***EDIT**
Just wanted to mention that timings make much more of a diff. with the FX CPUs over clock spd. SO a set of ram runing @ 1600Mhz with a Cas lat. of 8 will far out perform a set running @ 2100Mhz with a cas of 10/11... just a heads up wink.gif
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