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    ROG Enthusiast Array caqo1971 PC Specs
    caqo1971 PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi AC) Z390
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)Corsair DDR4 32Gb (4x8Gb) Vengeance RGB PRo 3200MHz
    Graphics Card #1nVidia ASUS 1080 Ti Strix
    MonitorASUS Swift PG258Q 3D 240Hz (1ms)
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 970 EVOplus 500Gb
    Storage #2WD 2Tb Black (Games) + Hitachi 3Tb (Backup) + King Diang 1Tb SSD SATA (Steam)
    CPU CoolerCorsair H115i Pro RGB
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 500D RGB
    Power SupplySeasonic Premium AirTouch 850W 80+Gold
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB
    Mouse Crsair M65 Pro ELITE
    Headset Corsair Virtuoso SE
    Mouse Pad Corsair M330
    OS Windows 10 pro x64 (2004)

    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    ROG Front Base Solutions (Latest BIOS & FirmWares)

    Ok, after reading a lot of issues (and me having these), I spent a whole day making tests with this unit and I came to a good solution.

    First of all, I want to say that I'm one like you, who complained a lot about the bad support from ASUS, and the lak of solutions. I ruined a couple of times my ROG Front base upgrading BIOS and firmwares, to the point of losing the CPU Frequency, the Equializer, and the CPU Levels buttons.

    All that i did, is based on my MotherBoard, my BIOS version, and the firmware v48 of the ROG Front Base (RFB).

    At this time, there is no need to upgrade the RFB using Q-Connector, that are old instructions, now you can update it connected to de ROG_EXT connector, when you launch the FW updater.


    I have a ROG Maximus VII Hero MoBo. I upgraded the BIOS to the Latest 3003 version, and then the RFB to the v48 FW. With this, I lost all that I said above, but there is a simple solution.

    1- just upgrade your BIOS and RFB Firmware, you will lose Equializer, cpu freq, and some buttons.

    2- Install latest Realtek audio drivers (ROG), and with this, you will recover the equializer.

    3- Instal AI Suite III, and you will recover the CPU frequency. Not sure if I recovered that just installing the suite, or after doing the 5-way optimization.

    Now, I have mi RFB fully functional.

    I think that this could fit many ROG MoBos, Z87, Z97, etc.

    Good Luck.
    ASUS Maximus XI HERO Z390 (Wi-Fi AC) / Intel Core i7 8700K / CPU Cooler Corsair H115i PRO RGB / 32GB (4x8Gb) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 3200MHz / nVidia ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX / Samsung SSD 970 EVOPlus 500Gb + 2T + 3Tb Toshiba SATA 6gb / Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB / PS Seasonic AirTouch Premium 850W / Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Monitor 3D 240Hz (1ms) / Headset Corsair Virtuoso SE / Corsair Strafe RGB Mechanical Keyboard / Mouse Corsair M65 pro ELITE

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