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  1. #1
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    MAXIMUS VIII Hero boot issue - URGENT

    Hi all,

    I decided for creating this thread so maybe someone had the same issue with this MOBO.

    My problems started with some death blue screens during games. After that I'm no able to boot using either USB, DVD, or SDD(C. The only time I was able to reinstall windows, was after taking out the CPU and putting it back in again. After fews days it crashed again and now, nothing seems to be be working. Please check below some more details about what I have been doing troubleshooting it.

    I7 - 6700K 4.00GHz
    16GB (Dual Channel Kit) 3200MHz DDR4
    Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB - 2.5-Inch SATA III

    Error details

    - Booting via USB, q code is Ad (ready to boot event) before the PC restarts over
    - Booting via DVD, q code is also Ad (ready to boot event) and it does not restart. Sometimes, death blue screen
    - Booting via SDD C:, q code is 61(NVRAM initialization) and it does not restart

    CPU Test

    Using the IPDT application to check CPU, all passed but there is the warning below. I have already loaded optmal settings, reset CMOS and disabled Turbo mode, but it is the same.

    --- Reading CPU Frequency ---
    Expected CPU Frequency is --> 4.00GHz
    Detecting CPU Frequency ...
    Detected CPU Frequency --> 5.3332

    CPU Frequency Test Passed with Warning!!!
    The processor frequency could be affected by power management features. In
    order to ensure the processor frequency is not affected by a power management
    setting, enter BIOS, load defaults, and disable any 'Over-Clocking' or power
    management features that may affect processor frequency. Also, set any
    software applications which control power management features to default.

    Other details
    - The BIOS is up to date with version 3401
    - I did reset CMOS and took out MOBO battery already
    - I use a memory kit (2x8gb 3200MHX), and I have tested with one or two, and any slot possible
    - There is no bent pin in the MOBO

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    Any idea? I think I will open RMA to CPU and MOBO

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
    NemesisChild PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
    Headset Logitech G Pro
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries
    OS Windows 10 Home x64 (UEFI)
    Network RouterLinksys WRT1900AC
    NemesisChild's Avatar
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    Is this a new build? Please list the make, model, and age of your PSU.

    Not sure why that test is registering your CPU frequency at 5.33GHz.
    You may have a short, also suggest checking all power & mobo connections.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

  3. #3
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    This build is 9 months old, it was working perfectly and started crashing during games suddenly.

    The PSU is a EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 80+ BRONZE, 850W Semi Modular.

    All connections were checked, that is why I took everything out of my case, and put on that improvised bench test.


    Antonio Rocha

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array brkkab123 PC Specs
    brkkab123 PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus VIII Hero
    ProcessorIntel Core i5 6600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 32GBs
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8GB
    Sound CardOnboard sound
    MonitorLG 25UM58-P
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB m.2
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB SATA & W.D. Black 2.0TB
    CPU CoolerEK Water Blocks EK-XLC Predator 240 1.1 w/push/pull add-on fans kit
    CaseNZXT Phantom 820
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
    Keyboard Logitech G213 Prodigy
    Mouse Logitech G403 Prodigy
    Headset/Speakers Logitech X530 5.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Network RouterNetgear WNDR 3700
    Accessory #1 Logitech c615 HD Webcam
    Accessory #2 Seagate Backup Desk 3.0TB
    Accessory #3 Logitech U920 Driving Force Racing Wheel/Logitech Driving Force Shifter/GT Omega Wheel Stand

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    Update your video card drivers.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by brkkab123 View Post
    Update your video card drivers.
    There is not boot, so this is not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brkkab123 View Post
    Update your video card drivers.
    Take out 1 memory module at a time and reboot your computer. If it boots at one point you know you have a bad memory stick. If not try to move your memory stick to another slot. If it boots one of your memory slots are broken and you must RMA your motherboard or replace it with a new. Remember if you use 2 memory module you must use memory slot 1A and 1B
    Last edited by emsir; 05-02-2017 at 02:09 PM.

  7. #7
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array AKBAAR PC Specs
    AKBAAR PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus Impact VIII
    ProcessorIntel i7-6700k @ 4.6Ghz
    Memory (part number)TridentZ 3200C14 - 32GTZ 32GB
    Graphics Card #1MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X
    MonitorDELL U3014
    Storage #1Samsung 840 Pro SSd
    Storage #2Samsung 840 Pro SSd
    CPU CoolerCorsair H80i GT
    CaseCorsair 250D
    Power SupplyCorsair AX760i
    Keyboard Corsair k70-rgb
    Mouse SteelSeries Rival 100
    OS Windows 10 Pro X64
    Network RouterASUS RT-AC5300

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    it might be the CACHE on the cpu who knows

  8. #8
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    Are you using rl cooling, or stock one?. Check if the cooler is well attached to the sock.

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