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The Asus Hero VI Motherboard Owner's Club





Welcome to the thread!

This thread is used for:

1. Sharing experiences of using the board;
2. Discussing and helping each other to solve problems;
3. Sharing experiences of overclocking using the board.

Table of Contents
  1. Board specifications
  2. The owner's club
  3. Owner's club signature
  4. Requirements for being added to the overclocking achievements list
  5. Bios versions list
  6. Known hardware and software niggles
  7. User's reviews
  8. Overclocking guides
  9. Useful links
  10. List of overclocking achievements

Specifications
CPU
Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipset
Intel® Z87

Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Graphic
Integrated Graphics Processor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion SLots
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (black)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage Slots
Intel® Z87 chipset :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

LAN
Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Audio
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Sonic Radar
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports
Intel® Z87 chipset :
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z87 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)

Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)

Owner's Club
iamlucky
VeerK
pzb101
SortOfGrim
delavan
uaedroid
Inglewood78
senna89
Anusha
OilCountry99
szeged

Owner's Club Signature
Please feel free to add this code to your signature and help spread the knowledge/existence of the club. Many thanks to SortOfGrim for sorting out the signature.

Code:

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[CENTER] [URL="http://www.overclock.net/t/1413905/official-asus-maximus-vi-hero-owners-and-overclocking-club"][SIZE=4][B]The Asus Maximus VI Hero Club[/B][/SIZE][/URL][/CENTER]

Requirements for being added to the overclocking achievements list
In order to be added to the overclocking list, the following information must be clearly stated in your post:
  1. The CPU model used.
  2. The overclocked speed.
  3. The CPU voltage used to ensure the overclock is stable.
  4. The type (e.g. air/liquid/LN2) cooling used.
  5. The model of the CPU block/heatsink used.
  6. Screenshots of the bechmarking tests.
The following benchmarking tests must be used in order to ensure the overclock is stable:
  1. Prime 95 - small FFT test - 6 hours min.
  2. Prime 95 - large FFT test - 6 hours min.
  3. Prime 95 - blend test - 6 hours min.
  4. Intel Burn Test (IBT) - 10 cycles min.
Without verification tests and screenshots, your overclocking achievement cannot be added to the list. If you require help to run the tests, please feel free to post in this thread where one of our many members will be happy to help.

Please feel free to suggest improvements/additions to the club.

I will be updating the thread over the next couple of days, but in the meantime please feel free to add posts.

Thanks guys.
 

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Known Hardware Niggles
CPU Heatsink Issues
  1. BeQuiet! Dark Rock 2
    Symptom: boot up error states that PWM fan has very low RPM.
    Reason: the Dark Rock 2 is a large tower heatsink that has a very low RMP when the CPU is idle.
    Fix: enter the Asus UEFI Bios and change the lowest recorded RPM to 300 RPM for the heatsink fan.

Known Software Niggles
ROG GameFirst II Issues
  1. Symptom: lower than expected download and upload speeds
    Reason: the ROG GameFirst II software is supposed to optimize download and upload speeds. Sometimes a piece of software does not perform as intended.
    Fix: uninstall the ROG GameFirst II software.

Links to user's board reviews

Overclocking Guides
 

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I think the the next model up (Maximus Extreme) is the most popular version of the board as it is specifically built for overclocking. The Hero VI is supposed to be a mid-range board: fairly cheap yet has most of the necessary features.

The Hero VI is great. The reviews prove that but it's just that it's not very popular because of its bigger brother (in my opinion).
 

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Couldn't figure out why my computer was lagging slower than my laptop.... uninstalling their GameFirst software fixed it
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Went from 10Mb/s down, 1Mb/s up to 50+ Mb/s down, 10+ Mb/s up.

Edit: narrowed it down to Gamefirst and not the entire Asus suite
 

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This motherboards looks really good, i'm thinking of buying this and a cm storm enforcer, will see
 

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Sorry for not updating the thread sooner guys. I was busy with work and helping to take care of the little one.

Please feel free to suggest improvements to the club and please do post about any problems that you may be having using the board.

Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by iamlucky View Post

There doesn't seem to be an official club for Asus Maximus VI Hero motherboard owners so I have decided to set one up.

Thanks guys.
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all! I wanted to upgrade cause I'm running out of lanes, so when the Hero arrived it was my only choice.
It's still in the box as I don't have a cpu or case yet.


made a simple signature, feel free to edit

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[CENTER] [URL="http://www.overclock.net/t/1413905/official-asus-maximus-vi-hero-owners-and-overclocking-club"][SIZE=4][B]The Asus Maximus VI Hero Club[/B][/SIZE][/URL][/CENTER]
 
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Here! Sorry for the low quality pic/bad light condition!
I strongly believe it's gonna be a good board. It's full of features, looks good and has apparently great sound.

I got this puppy, 8 GB of Corsair Vengeance Red LP 1866, a Corsair H100i on order and will grab a 4770K in a few weeks. Gotta pace myself! A man gotta eat
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

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all! I wanted to upgrade cause I'm running out of lanes, so when the Hero arrived it was my only choice.
It's still in the box as I don't have a cpu or case yet.


made a simple signature, feel free to edit

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[CENTER] [URL="http://www.overclock.net/t/1413905/official-asus-maximus-vi-hero-owners-and-overclocking-club"][SIZE=4][B]The Asus Maximus VI Hero Club[/B][/SIZE][/URL][/CENTER]
SortOfGrim and delavan - you have both been added to the list of club members. Welcome to the club
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SortOfGrim - thanks for sorting the signature out for the club. Much appreciated.
 

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Am I the only one that finds the rough surface of the chipset heatsinks annoying? It scuffs easy and will literally grab the dust and particles off whatever it touches including you
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Hopefully those EK blocks that are supposed to be coming for this board isn't vaporware.
 

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No, you're not the only one pooter - it does scuff easily.

I installed the Dark Rock 2 heatsink when I built my system and I did not touch the VRM heatsinks during the installation. I was surpirised to find scuff marks all over the heatsinks - silver/metal patches are now showing.
 

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I just found this thread...Hello to Everyone!
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What is that psu? nice badge placement
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Have had one for a little over a month now, will post pics when I get home from work so you can add me to the members list
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