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    Asus Maximus VI Hero Issue - Need advice dont know what to do

    Hello all,

    I completed a new comp build with the following components:

    Fractal R4 white
    i5 4670k
    Dark rock Pro 2 cpu cooler
    Maximus VI Hero motherboard
    Asus gtx770 DCII gpu
    120 gb ssd and 1tb hdd
    Seasonic g750 psu
    Ballistic 16gb ram
    Asus MX239H monitor

    First I had a msi z87-g45 mobo, but since this did not work out great I decided to go with the asus mobo, and I am not disapointed of the quality, much better then the msi one. I completed my build yesterday evening and didnt had time to install windows yet, but two things I noticed:

    1. Led from power button goes on and then blinks and goes off, but everything starts up fine. Maybe loose connection ill check that to be sure when I get home.
    2. When the mobo is turned of the red light keep on, this is normal I read on forums. U can only have the option always on or always off. But what bothers me is the fact that when I turn the pc off, I get a high pitched whine. One thing that I did not had when I had the msi mobo. So I am thinking it must be the mobo. Is this something that has to do with powering the red leds that stay on? When I turn my psu switch off the whining goes away, and when I switched the psu on this morning the lights stayed off and no whine at that moment.

    Since I just got it yesterday I can switch the mobo for a new one easily, just need to know if this might be a faulty mobo or not. I note, just to be sure, that I did not install windows yet, well I do have it isntalled but need to reinstall for the new mobo. But I havent went into windows yet just into the bios mode. Since I did not had time yesterday evening to reinstall all. When I get home I do want to start finsihing the install, but just to be sure I post it on this forum. That what it is here for after all right . Before I waste any time if this turns out the be a faulty bord.

    This is a quick post from my work so I am sorry if I left any info out or mistyped some stuff.

    Thank you all in advance for your help!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickH89 View Post
    Hello all,

    I completed a new comp build with the following components:

    Fractal R4 white
    i5 4670k
    Dark rock Pro 2 cpu cooler
    Maximus VI Hero motherboard
    Asus gtx770 DCII gpu
    120 gb ssd and 1tb hdd
    Seasonic g750 psu
    Ballistic 16gb ram
    Asus MX239H monitor

    First I had a msi z87-g45 mobo, but since this did not work out great I decided to go with the asus mobo, and I am not disapointed of the quality, much better then the msi one. I completed my build yesterday evening and didnt had time to install windows yet, but two things I noticed:

    1. Led from power button goes on and then blinks and goes off, but everything starts up fine. Maybe loose connection ill check that to be sure when I get home.
    2. When the mobo is turned of the red light keep on, this is normal I read on forums. U can only have the option always on or always off. But what bothers me is the fact that when I turn the pc off, I get a high pitched whine. One thing that I did not had when I had the msi mobo. So I am thinking it must be the mobo. Is this something that has to do with powering the red leds that stay on? When I turn my psu switch off the whining goes away, and when I switched the psu on this morning the lights stayed off and no whine at that moment.

    Since I just got it yesterday I can switch the mobo for a new one easily, just need to know if this might be a faulty mobo or not. I note, just to be sure, that I did not install windows yet, well I do have it isntalled but need to reinstall for the new mobo. But I havent went into windows yet just into the bios mode. Since I did not had time yesterday evening to reinstall all. When I get home I do want to start finsihing the install, but just to be sure I post it on this forum. That what it is here for after all right . Before I waste any time if this turns out the be a faulty bord.

    This is a quick post from my work so I am sorry if I left any info out or mistyped some stuff.

    Thank you all in advance for your help!

    Rick

    RickH89,

    While your MB could be the problem, your PSU or video card may also whine. I have read on another forum that I attend that people that purchased PSU's and cards complain about whining and some of those are brand new out of the box components. It happens. If you have spare parts other than the MB you could try a swap and see if that changes anything before changing the MB.

    Good luck.

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    The only strang thing is that I did not had the whining with my msi z87-g45. One strange thing tough: The whine is only there when the pc is turned off. Turn the pc on and the whine is gone.

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    Wink Asus Maximus VI Hero - whining when power off?

    Hello all,

    I have already posted this in another part of the forum but realised that this is probably the right part to place it so i'll just post it here to be sure. Can close the other one then if needed.

    I completed a new comp build with the following components:

    Fractal R4 white
    i5 4670k
    Dark rock Pro 2 cpu cooler
    Maximus VI Hero motherboard
    Asus gtx770 DCII gpu
    120 gb ssd and 1tb hdd
    Seasonic g750 psu
    Ballistic 16gb ram
    Asus MX239H monitor

    First I had a msi z87-g45 mobo, but since this did not work out great I decided to go with the asus mobo, and I am not disapointed of the quality, much better then the msi one. I completed my build yesterday evening and didnt had time to install windows yet, but two things I noticed:

    1. Led from power button goes on and then blinks and goes off, but everything starts up fine. Maybe loose connection ill check that to be sure when I get home.
    2. When the mobo is turned of the red light keep on, this is normal I read on forums. U can only have the option always on or always off. But what bothers me is the fact that when I turn the pc off, I get a high pitched whine. One thing that I did not had when I had the msi mobo. So I am thinking it must be the mobo, since the rest of the components are still the same. Is this something that has to do with powering the red leds that stay on? When I turn my psu switch off the whining goes away, and when I switched the psu on this morning the lights stayed off and no whine at that moment. So it must have something to do with powering something and my guess was the mobo?

    Since I just got it yesterday I can switch the mobo for a new one easily, just need to know if this might be a faulty mobo or not. Could it be software conflicting since I still have the software from msi on my ssd? I note, just to be sure, that I did not install windows yet, well I do have it isntalled but need to reinstall for the new mobo. But I havent went into windows yet just into the bios mode. Since I did not had time yesterday evening to reinstall.

    At the moment I just came home from work, I would like to start reinstall windows but if this is a faulty bord I rather wait and get my new board first. I just can't wait to start learning how to overclock.

    What do you experts think hehe?




    Thank you all in advance for your help!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Can you pinpoint exactly where the whine is coming from?
    .Just started up pc without reinstalling seems to work good even tough other mobo was a msi one....doesn't matter it seems? Atleast for software it does offcourse but for testing it does not?

    But come onnnnnn....my psu is making the damn sound, it also there when having everything powered on. Not that present that you can hear it really good when its standing at like 1 feet away, but annyoing and especially when room is quieter than now since were cooking to :P, and when its turned off it still makes the sound. But the other strange thing is..my power led light on the fractal r4 case keeps blinking. It starts up all red like it is supposed to be, and after a second or 3 its start blinking and never comes back fully on. I get the code A0 so mobo does see everything like it is supposed to......Atleast as far as my knowledge goes at the moment.

    The strange thing still is that with the other mobo all was right and not this sound, just a little buzz when you had your ear next to it from powering. Can it still be a mobo problem with a bad connection somewhere or capacitors? Maybe I sound stupid right now but I am just thinking out loud hehe. Just want it solved, since replacing the mobo is no problem, can have a new one in 3-4 days while still using this one till that one arrives. So can start installing software already and stuff, and reinstall windows to fit perfectly with the asus hero. Do not know if that helps, but the led power light really bothers me since that just has to be a mobo problem right? It is connected to the mobo with that thingy where you plug all the stuff in, no idea how to call that thing, all in one connector seems right haha :P.

    Will wait patiently for your response Thx for having interest in my post and taking time to help, same goes for whiskers.

    And if it seems like the led is mobo problem, and psu just compatibility, so be it ill order a new psu to or rma, since im still under the 14 day azerty warranty, and there service is flawless so....
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    Coil whine is actually fairly common, especially with graphic cards.
    Not sure why it only happens with the ASUS board, but something isn't right.
    Recheck the front panel connections to your board, + to feed and - to ground.
    If all else fails, I would suggest an RMA, then you'll know if it's the board (or not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisChild View Post
    Coil whine is actually fairly common, especially with graphic cards.
    Not sure why it only happens with the ASUS board, but something isn't right.
    Recheck the front panel connections to your board, + to feed and - to ground.
    If all else fails, I would suggest an RMA, then you'll know if it's the board (or not).
    Seems like my tought wasn't that wrong...^^
    I will go and recheck every connection, try a different wall plug just to be sure, if nothing else works than I will just RMA the board..just to be on the safe side, would be a shame if it ends up to be the board later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickH89 View Post
    .Just started up pc without reinstalling seems to work good even tough other mobo was a msi one....doesn't matter it seems? Atleast for software it does offcourse but for testing it does not?
    For testing it's fine but not for daily use, of course. The BSODs will come eventually. LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by RickH89 View Post
    But come onnnnnn....my psu is making the damn sound, it also there when having everything powered on. Not that present that you can hear it really good when its standing at like 1 feet away, but annyoing and especially when room is quieter than now since were cooking to :P, and when its turned off it still makes the sound.
    How old is the Seasonic PSU? And do you have another PSU to test with?


    Quote Originally Posted by RickH89 View Post
    But the other strange thing is..my power led light on the fractal r4 case keeps blinking. It starts up all red like it is supposed to be, and after a second or 3 its start blinking and never comes back fully on. I get the code A0 so mobo does see everything like it is supposed to......Atleast as far as my knowledge goes at the moment.
    Please verify that you've connected the power LED connector to the System Panel connector correctly. Sometimes inverting the cables or connecting them to the wrong header can cause this. As for the A0 QCODE, it just means that control has been passed over to the OS. Nothing to worry about.


    Quote Originally Posted by RickH89 View Post
    It is connected to the mobo with that thingy where you plug all the stuff in, no idea how to call that thing, all in one connector seems right haha :P.
    System Panel Q-Connector. LOL Fancy name, heh?

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    Haha that is a fancy name indeed. This just really sucks since the quality of the board overall is so good. Everything is really solid.

    Ahh ok good to know about de BSOD's. But if I reinstall in the proces of waiting for the other board ( if I eventually do decide to swap ofc. ), will the install be good for the new board since it's the same kind of board or do you have to reinstall with every board despite that its the same one?

    The psu is exactly 11 days old...how big is the chance it fails exactly with the new mobo? Best thing probably is just to order a new mobo and psu al together haha? :P Risk is most minimal if I do that, atleast if I can get some options from peeps that have the hero and wich psu they got so I know it should be good together? But anyways this psu should just match right? It is not like a cheap ass psu, 115 euro for a 750w psu...

    And no I do not have another psu, sucks I know but it has been a good few years since I used a desktop instead of laptop. So I got no backups.

    I will check everything over and over before making the decision Will do it this evening, lets hope for the best.

    But hey, I am getting used to it. Like there is a curse on me with ordering hardware... xbox, televisions, laptops.... lots of times they just got issues :P Shops test the stuff when you send it back offcourse and they always acknowledge the problem, just so you guys do not think I am being picky on every little thing :P

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