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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Finally got my 10980xe. Proceeded to take apart my rig to upgrade to the EVGA x299 Dark with the 10980xe. In a very anticlimactic fashion the board did not even post to bios; gave out 3 beeps and post code 'dF'
When i bought the x299 Dark in October EVGA's website and forum said that the new Cascade Lake X CPUs will post to bios on these boards and at least enable bios flashing. I guess perhaps the board i got shipped had an even older bios where this wasn't even possible?
After getting in touch with EVGA support they did confirm some "very very few" x299 Dark boards have this issue, and will send a replacement BIOS chip with newest firmware already loaded for me to swap.
So i guess still more waiting for me to freaking run this accursed 10980xe! /sigh