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    ROG Enthusiast Array Ken429 PC Specs
    Ken429 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Toshiba
    MotherboardROG Hero VII WI-FI
    Memory (part number)G.Skill (F4-3200C-14D-16GFX)
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GTX 1070 SC
    Sound CardOnboard
    MonitorSamsung 36" UHD
    Storage #1Saamsung 970 500GB
    Storage #2Sandisk Extreme 256GB
    CPU CoolerEVGA CLC 280
    CaseCorsair 750D
    Power SupplySeasonic 1250XM
    Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
    Mouse Logitech M510
    OS Windows 10 1903
    Network RouterTP-Link AC1200
    Accessory #1 TP-Link SG 1016 Switch
    Accessory #2 Arris SBV 3202

    Join Date
    Jul 2014

    For what it worth since I started this thread a long time ago, I finally got around to Disabling CMS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on my Hero VII X470/2700X (now running BIOS version 2203) and the cold boot time to the Window 10 splash screen went from ~40 seconds to ~32 seconds. That compares to the Taichi X370/1700X of ~23 seconds and ~20 seconds on the four ASRock Z97 Extreme6/4790K systems. All of the systems are booting from either a Sandisk Extreme Pro 256GB SSD or a Samsung M.2 970 500GB SSD. I've learned to like the Hero VII system and can live with the additional boot time since it DOES seem to handle BIOS updates and hardware/software changes without the occasional Clear CMOS the other systems require when major stuff is changed!
    Last edited by Ken429; 05-03-2019 at 12:15 PM.

  2. #42
    New ROGer Array Rottie Mad PC Specs
    Rottie Mad PC Specs
    MotherboardROG STRIX Crosshair VII Hero (WIFI)
    ProcessorRyzen 7 2700X
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200MHZ (16GB)
    Graphics Card #1GALAX KFA2 GTX 1080TI EX OC
    Monitor2 x Acer 32" Curved 1440p @ 75hz (ED323QUR)
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO NVME - OS/Boot
    Storage #2Samsung 960 EVO NVME - Games/Storage
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i RGB Platinum SE
    CaseCorsair Spec 06 RGB (White)
    Power SupplyCorsair CX750m
    Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Special Edition
    Mouse Corsair M65 PRO RGB (White)
    Headset BOSE QC35 S2
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 Extended Gaming
    Headset/Speakers 2 x BOSE Soundtouch 10 in Stereo
    OS Win 10 Pro 64bit
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    Join Date
    Apr 2019

    Add me to the list of p****d off ASUS owners!!

    I started off by purchasing an ASUS ROG X470-F Gaming motherboard in October to accompany my Ryzen 2700X, 16GB 3200mhz Corsair Vengeance ram and Samsung 970 EVO and 960 EVO 3d NAND NVME drives

    All well and good until one evening whilst using my pc I hear a kinda cracking noise from my tower. Upon inspection, i noticed the USB 3.1 Gen1 socket had completely detached from the board with the front IO cable still attached leaving exposed pins on my MOBO and killing my 2 day old £160 AIO cooler!

    Long story short, Asus refuse point blank to do anything about the Strix X470F motherboard which was less then 8months old when the socket detached from the motherboard, spiking and trashing my brand spanking new AIO in the process................ w*****s basically told me warranty/exchange would only be possible if it wasnt damaged and linked me to an article saying id damaged it so its my problem

    Like an idiot, I went and replaced the board with a another ASUS product, the ROG Strix again, however this time I went with the Crosshair VII Hero (WIFI)

    The original board (X470F) loaded up windows 10 to my login screen in about 9/10 seconds from cold boot
    The Crosshair VII Hero (BIOS 2304) is painfully slow.................... Task manager, Last Bios time = 184.4 seconds

    Seriously, can you not get your **** together? Looks like this has been an issue for exactly a YEAR now!!!

    Boards being boxed up this weekend, MSI X570 here I come!!

    EDIT: After posting this I realised that there had been another BIOS update (2406) recently released. After flashing this bios, I am now showing a bios boot time of 24.4seconds under task manager
    Last edited by Rottie Mad; 07-11-2019 at 02:46 AM.

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