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    Thanks to you both for your insights into the...

    Thanks to you both for your insights into the market changes for sound cards. It makes sense if motherboard sound quality really is becoming outstanding. It frees up a PCIE slot as well. I will have...
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    Discrete sound cards are a dying breed?

    Hello Mekler22 and Quexos,

    Are discrete sound cards really disappearing? If true, why is it happening? Are motherboards these days producing low distortion high fidelity sound making Xonar Essence...
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    Seeking information on ASUS NODE

    Hello Forum,
    Does anyone know of documentation for ASUS NODE? This is a CPU/mobo telemetry port meant to replace ROG_EXT to support 3rd party device manufacturers of smart devices such as power...
  4. Thank you Oreaba for your experiments with using...

    Thank you Oreaba for your experiments with using Front Base without a mobo ROG_EXT header. It looks like you've discovered that you can get the basic telemetry (CPU temps, etc) by using pins 7...
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    Hi georgiejr, The standard partitions that...

    Hi georgiejr,

    The standard partitions that Windows creates for a modern UEFI system are:

    Recovery, System-EFI, Reserved, Primary Partition-C:\, Recovery. The Recovery partitions do contain...
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    Congratulations SorryDave! It IS really neat to...

    Congratulations SorryDave! It IS really neat to see your build come alive. You may never buy a pre-built computer again.

    Cable management: I believe it is much easier to secure cables to the...
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    The AMI BIOS code 99 means "Super IO...

    The AMI BIOS code 99 means "Super IO Initialization", which was a controller on older motherboards for various ports (USB, etc). Maybe the CPU has taken over some of its functions these days, I am...
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    Have courage SorryDave! Take heart in the...

    Have courage SorryDave! Take heart in the certain knowledge that months after the bills are paid and your fantastic new system is configured and running, its performance will boost your joy to such...
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    Hello, Code B2 means "Legacy Option ROM...

    Hello,

    Code B2 means "Legacy Option ROM Initialization". That code may not refer to the BIOS chip because you already swapped BIOS1 and BIOS2 and installed a replacement BIOS chip. Besides you...
  10. Praz or others: When you do SPI programming of...

    Praz or others:

    When you do SPI programming of BIOS chip "in-circuit" do you have mobo powered down and use the programmer voltage supply, or do you apply mobo standby power and connect all leads...
  11. Hello Zka17, thank you for the extra...

    Hello Zka17, thank you for the extra descriptions of your mobo and case. You build looks like a fun and powerful machine.

    I wish I was expert in floating point operations as it relates to...
  12. Thanks for the great pictures of this interesting...

    Thanks for the great pictures of this interesting and meticulous build. How did you manage to fit that monstrous NH-D15S dual fan cooler onto an mITX board in that small case? :D

    I imagine that...
  13. New BIOS vers 7403

    There is a new BIOS vers 7403 for the C6E posted on https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-EXTREME/HelpDesk_BIOS/

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    It is NOT bundled with BIOSRenamer.exe, it is only the...
  14. Thanks SalSoul, If you are not using RAID is...

    Thanks SalSoul,

    If you are not using RAID is there any reason to use the RAID driver 9.2.0.127 versus the non-RAID chipset driver 1.8.19.0915?

    Both are available at ...
  15. Thanks ROGod, it is great to know that you pushed...

    Thanks ROGod, it is great to know that you pushed above 2133 with 4 sticks of DRAM (32GB), and infinity fabric at 1600MHz which is the memory clock speed for 3200 MT/s. When I build, I will have to...
  16. "Memory is not the problem as I dropped it all...

    "Memory is not the problem as I dropped it all the way back to 2133 with loose timings @ 1.35v when I was troubleshooting. (now back at 3200 1:1)"

    I hope 7306 works well for you. This is a bit off...
  17. I am not sure what the relationship is between...

    I am not sure what the relationship is between the AGESA microcode and the ASUS BIOS releases. But the ASUS web site posted a new C6E BIOS version 7306 today.

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    But be advised that the...
  18. New BIOS vers 7306

    There is a new BIOS vers 7306 for the C6E

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    and AGAIN! the download zip archive is bundled with BIOSRenamer.exe which is signed with the same revoked certificate. I extracted only the...
  19. Thanks for that advice on selective file...

    Thanks for that advice on selective file unzipping from an archive. I've learned something new today. And thanks for helping figure this mess out, very helpful!

    I opened the zip archive and...
  20. Thank you adr82, for a perfectly logical...

    Thank you adr82, for a perfectly logical explanation. I hope ASUS gets around to all their legacy downloads that still have revoked certificates.

    Still I wonder why the unzipped filename for...
  21. I love ASUS hardware. But I don't know whether to...

    I love ASUS hardware. But I don't know whether to be more worried about malware in BIOSRenamer.exe or of incorrect reuse of a revoked digital certificate for BIOSRenamer.exe.

    On the ASUS news web...
  22. Thanks usernameistooshort for doing this...

    Thanks usernameistooshort for doing this research. I did a new virustotal scan today, with focus on BIOSRenamer.exe and now there are 6 engines detecting malware.

    The certificate for...
  23. Latest Official BIOS images for C6E contain malware?

    Hello,

    I always use the official ASUS site for driver and BIOS image downloads https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-EXTREME/HelpDesk_Download/

    I then upload the driver or BIOS...
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    Thanks guys, So then according to your...

    Thanks guys,

    So then according to your comments re-flashing BIOS with an old, Spectre mitigated BIOS (vers 3902 for R5E), will not be detrimental to the more recent mitigations that are available...
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    Windows updates to cpu microcode

    I have an old BIOS (3701) on the R5E that pre-dates the announcement of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. A year ago GRC InSpectre found that I was vulnerable to Spectre, which requires a cpu...
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