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  1. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    Being a bit bored, I finally gave a try to the...

    Being a bit bored, I finally gave a try to the "newest" Z490 bios, 2403, which has been released as beta since October 2021, and uploaded as official on Asus's website months later. Typical Asus.
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  2. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    is the 2403 updating the FW as well, or just the...

    is the 2403 updating the FW as well, or just the microcode?
    I'm not a big fan updating the FW, in general I noticed performance loss in most of the cases :)



    I wonder if some stuff is really...
  3. don't worry, it might have been a very short...

    don't worry, it might have been a very short power outage, some other devices may not feel it if these are very short, but PCs are a bit more sensitive, or maybe even a mobo spike, had in the past...
  4. if it happened just once, I wouldn't be too...

    if it happened just once, I wouldn't be too worried... could be anything in the end, independent from your computer
    if it will happen again, just open a RMA ticket stating that you have a 3090 and...
  5. What is the manufacturing date? This can be...

    What is the manufacturing date? This can be easily taken from the S/N - first digits are the year and month.
    if it's 20, then is manufactured in 2020 and might need to be updated, there are some...
  6. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    anyone else tried 2403 bios? it has been...

    anyone else tried 2403 bios?
    it has been released as "beta" in October, but they needed few months to upload it as "final" on the official website...
    on the official download page they're even...
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    welcome to the club :)) Apex XIII is a pretty...

    welcome to the club :))
    Apex XIII is a pretty crappy board, should have read a line or two before buying it...
    I gave up on mine after three months

    try 0903, might be a bit more stable with that...
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    kindly use this solution for your Apex XIII...

    kindly use this solution for your Apex XIII
    https://i.postimg.cc/gXPmhNnF/apex-xiii-solution.jpg
    after three months of pain, that crap was completely unusable and could not even return it, thanks...
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    if something is working right, don't try to fix...

    if something is working right, don't try to fix it :)
    the enemy of "good" is "better"

    in general, most of the times the FW updates involve security updates
    unfortunately, a FW update also...
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    they won't fix a thing, Asus is not anymore what...

    they won't fix a thing, Asus is not anymore what was used to be... the so-called technicians are messing things each bios they release etc

    get a hammer, smash your Z590 and buy a Z490 and 10th,...
  11. it's an Asus thing, this is how they know to do...

    it's an Asus thing, this is how they know to do things, they increase the IO/SA voltages a lot as the frequency goes high
    for 4000MHz, these are 1.40V/1.50V - it's... normal... it's an Asus...
    you...
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    1. the OCP for the power supply might be too...

    1. the OCP for the power supply might be too aggressive for some reason - you probably have kernel 41 in event viewer and so on
    2. might try an older bios version - these kind of restarts or...
  13. Sticky: if still need a back-up, grab another 10900K will...

    if still need a back-up, grab another 10900K will do...
    worst case scenario Intel will replace your stuff, it won't be like there will be nowhere to find

    and yeah, we'll keep for a while the gear...
  14. Sticky: I've been there. First step Z590 & 10th, then...

    I've been there. First step Z590 & 10th, then fully went to Z590 & 11900KF, although it's 2021 and had to go from 10 cores to 8 cores :)
    Parity errors might be gone, and some stated that 11th is...
  15. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    I saw somewhere people getting back to 0707 - as...

    I saw somewhere people getting back to 0707 - as back then some stated that this is one of the best ("official") bioses for stability and ram etc.
    I'm running 1003, no issues so far
    I think I could...
  16. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    I think at some point you were happy with 2002...

    I think at some point you were happy with 2002 or 2004
    went back to 1003?

    wrt RBAR - not sure if 1003 is Nvidia RBAR "optimized", maybe just AMD back then, I also tried it with newer bioses......
  17. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    yeah, I'm gonna use 2004 in the end it's still...

    yeah, I'm gonna use 2004 in the end
    it's still there, on the server, just the link is removed for some reason (they do this quite often actually) - did that trick and edit the link of another bios,...
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    Asus XIII boards are in general crap, especially...

    Asus XIII boards are in general crap, especially Apex XIII, which is FUBAR.
    I feel you man, couldn’t return mine either, 500 Euros thrown down to the toilet. I decided just to give up, does not...
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    Well, I don’t think there is a solution – I...

    Well, I don’t think there is a solution – I thought that mine is broken, but too many ppl have issues running this crap, in the end is poorly designed from start and bios wrote like Friday...
  20. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    well, after three months of pain with the crappy...

    well, after three months of pain with the crappy Apex XIII, smashed that away and found a XII...
    curious if a better bios version came out for XII (for 10th use) - last one I used was 2004, 1003 and...
  21. Thread: Asus Z490 stuff

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    =))

    =))
  22. Thread: Apex XIII bios

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    yeah there are lots of errors with this one, BUT...

    yeah there are lots of errors with this one, BUT some of them disappear if you disable RBAR (for 3XXX series) and keep just TWO (2!) USB stuff - mouse and keyboard, that's it... and there will be...
  23. Thread: Apex XIII bios

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    I'm just wondering when 10th will be fixed for...

    I'm just wondering when 10th will be fixed for this motherboard - had enough with all kind of random errors, like 7F or long wait on b4, 2x16 not being stable on XMP and so on...
    If 10th isn't...
  24. Thread: Apex XIII bios

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    Asus's official product support page :)...

    Asus's official product support page :)
    https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-maximus/rog-maximus-xiii-apex-model/helpdesk_bios
    See you have Hero, they did not upload it yet, but you can find the...
  25. Thread: Apex XIII bios

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    another beta became official...

    another beta became official
    https://i.postimg.cc/94GXcqWd/1007.png
    still not fixed 2x16 for 10900K
    had for few days 11900K and my 2x16 kits passed GSAT easily for hours and hours with XMP...
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