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  1. Press the CMOS clear button while the system is...

    Press the CMOS clear button while the system is off. See if that allows default settings to return and work normally. If that doesn't work, turn the system off and press the CMOS clear button for 5...
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    I decided to wait a few days so others that are...

    I decided to wait a few days so others that are sensitive or emotional about this issue could chime but it seems no one cares. So, I will chime in: No UEFI version punishes 10-25% performance. To be...
  3. IT doesn't appear 15.7.1.1015 has specific driver...

    IT doesn't appear 15.7.1.1015 has specific driver only package. Intel previously always release the all in one package with driver plus console and a driver only which is usually labeled something...
  4. Possible. If you rapidly push F8 during startup,...

    Possible. If you rapidly push F8 during startup, do you see the Evo in that list? If you enter the UEFI and go to the boot menu do you see it in the lists there at the bottom?
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    I am not sure why you would spend so much time...

    I am not sure why you would spend so much time RMA'ing boards when you know it isn't a problem with the board or card itself. Just take the easy path and move on, thunderbolt has been a mess from the...
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    I believe thunderboltEX 3 is no longer working...

    I believe thunderboltEX 3 is no longer working with recent UEFI releases. Here are two other threads complaining of issues:
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  7. I believe your problem is rooted in a bad UEFI...

    I believe your problem is rooted in a bad UEFI flash or corruption of your current UEFI or ME firmware. Your best bet to fix it is using the USB Flashback method where you rename the bios file...
  8. ASUS hasn't backed out of version 3802. 3802 is...

    ASUS hasn't backed out of version 3802. 3802 is alive and working fine for the Maximus VIII Hero. There is no official 3801 for the Maximus VIII Hero (the board you list in your other post). 3801 is...
  9. I just checked the latest package for the Maximus...

    I just checked the latest package for the Maximus VIII Hero and it is Version 11.7.0.1040 at www.asus.com. The file is fine - lists win10 and installs under win10. What is the full string of this...
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    It is actually not stupid at all. Each "bios" may...

    It is actually not stupid at all. Each "bios" may work differently and settings and their impact change. Importing settings from xxxa release to xxxb release can cause some users problems. Basically,...
  11. Welcome! I'll try to answer your questions as...

    Welcome! I'll try to answer your questions as asked. Good news, most of this is working normally.

    1) Normal. Your PSU software voltages appear normal. These are software readings and a...
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    Years and years of the same old stuff. I am not...

    Years and years of the same old stuff. I am not sure why users post problems, receive advice from other users who have it working properly, then retort they know more while the problem continues....
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    bclk at 100 and reading 100.66 won't affect your...

    bclk at 100 and reading 100.66 won't affect your ethernet status speed reporting lower than expected. The problem with lower reported max connection in Windows is usually config or cable. And there...
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    Right here:...

    Right here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO-ALPHA/HelpDesk_Download/

    Sometimes the driver pages puke momentarily.. sometimes it is browser related. I checked Chrome and...
  15. Anytime you run memory that has overclock timings...

    Anytime you run memory that has overclock timings it is possible you will need to use custom motherboard settings to run that overclock. Most of the time you just set the memory settings manually in...
  16. I am not sure what ASUS or Intel would be fixing...

    I am not sure what ASUS or Intel would be fixing as the thread title indicates. C-states and CPU stepping work fine on my Maximus VIII Hero Alpha - always have. I have the 6700K also. You might...
  17. User error/incompetence. The equalizer works for...

    User error/incompetence. The equalizer works for me to.
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    There is a tiny synthetic performance difference....

    There is a tiny synthetic performance difference. It ranges from increases of +3% in some tests and decreases of -10% depending on the test. It's all synthetic, nothing you will ever notice. The...
  19. Glad you got it sorted out. This was a software...

    Glad you got it sorted out. This was a software issue, nothing to do with bios. The bios does however revert settings when updated, normal.
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    Try rolling back to an older geforce driver like...

    Try rolling back to an older geforce driver like 391.35. when you install it do the custom clean install method.

    What settings did you use for the realbench run?
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    Is the "problem" the beep that was once there and...

    Is the "problem" the beep that was once there and now is gone or the codes? If the beep, you have no problem. I have the same board and have no beep. Use the system or go outside and enjoy the day....
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    If you are waiting for a CPU or OS with no...

    If you are waiting for a CPU or OS with no vulnerabilities you will be waiting for a very, very long time. Patching security vulnerabilities for components and OS's will never end as long as...
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    I see no reason not to update. There is always...

    I see no reason not to update. There is always risk but those risks are minor and limited to small groups of users. Risk usually comes from stability and compatibility improvements that are added to...
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    I still see a no change to 2 FPS drop in most...

    I still see a no change to 2 FPS drop in most games and my 3DMark TimeSpy I dropped about 80 points from 6145 to 6065. The storage performance of my 960 Pro is down about 5% in 4K-64 and a slight...
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    I installed 3801 (same changelog as 3802) on my...

    I installed 3801 (same changelog as 3802) on my Maximus VIII Hero Alpha on Saturday and have completed some initial testing. No problems here on stock settings or with my modest 4.6 overclock with...
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