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    Rampage VI Extreme is pure disaster

    Current rig.

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    I have never experienced so much trouble than from this MB.

    Bios 0802 is causing random lockups (every 15-30min) and gets stuck on the boot
    Bios 1002 can't shutdown (goes to just back to login screen and gets stuck on the book, so this is not viable option too.
    Bios 1004 "works" but it still has stability problems. It hangs and gets stuck on boot "only" every few days and it wont overclock as well as in 1002 (event with everything in stock, no overclocking or XMP).

    ...then we get to Fall Update compatibility issues, well I have tried to install different W10 builds on every bios version (except 1003 as it has same problems as 0802 and 1002). After 20-30 installs the conclusion is that board is not compatible with the Fall Update on any bios versions OR any driver versions available OR any ISO versions from the MS (September and November versions).

    Immediately after clean install Edge freeze while browsing, explorer hangs when creating shortcut to the desktop... so basically windows build 1709 is not usable. Some times I got usable Windows when I upgraded from the 1703 to 1709 but still I'm not too confident on this route also as I got random problems also which are not present on 1703.

    Only stable version for me is currently 1703. I have tested with other cpu and memory with the same results.

    I noticed that all these issues were quite wide spread as other complain from the same issues (here and other forums) and latest posts from the MS support forum is not encouraging as they blame Asus from their broken bios.

    ...then all this with failed VRM cooler design is enough.

    Even thought all these problems (well except the VRM design) are correctable by the future BIOS updates I'm going to RMA this board and send it back.
    Asus lost my faith and soon going to test Asrock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE.

    I have never seen this broken flagship MB from Asus. It's quite a mystery how they release the product when they must have known in advance that their BIOS is not stable enough. I'm not going to be beta tester with the workstation which I should work and rely on my daily work.

    End of RANT.
    Last edited by grayl; 12-11-2017 at 07:08 PM.

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    As you've already made up your mind, there's no need to probe you with questions. However:

    1) There are users running those MS builds (including Insider Previews) without the problems you are having

    2) All the other issues sound like instability, or an underlying issue with the system and/or configuration rather than a fault with the motherboard. I would recommend in future possibly using a system integrator if these things are giving you this much trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Scone View Post
    1) There are users running those MS builds (including Insider Previews) without the problems you are having
    I'm not saying that everyone got problems with the fall update, but it's quite significant problem as this issue has been raised multiple times here and ms support forums with official MS responding that Asus has broken BIOS.

    2) All the other issues sound like instability, or an underlying issue with the system and/or configuration rather than a fault with the motherboard. I would recommend in future possibly using a system integrator if these things are giving you this much trouble.
    Stability issues are by the bios are also reported here multiple times, if clean install of the os can't stay up then no one can't help until the bios is fixed. I have build my workstations for the last 20 years and this is the first time I have ever encountered this much trouble. I do also blame on MS for bringing those updates which causes lot of other problems and this has got worse when MS moved to semiannual releases (latest Fall Update caused lot of 3rd party software issues).

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayl View Post
    I'm not saying that everyone got problems with the fall update, but it's quite significant problem as this issue has been raised multiple times here and ms support forums with official MS responding that Asus has broken BIOS.



    Stability issues are by the bios are also reported here multiple times, if clean install of the os can't stay up then no one can't help until the bios is fixed. I have build my workstations for the last 20 years and this is the first time I have ever encountered this much trouble. I do also blame on MS for bringing those updates which causes lot of other problems and this has got worse when MS moved to semiannual releases (latest Fall Update caused lot of 3rd party software issues).
    I will add that I have had issues with the fall creators update as well not allowing for shutdown. Not sure if it board related but I decided to stick with 1703 for now until it matures and things get sorted. Working fine on 1703 with no issues.
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    The fail to shut down is not a BIOS issue, thats FC update.

    1703 is the latest stable non problematic OS. 1709 is problematic for a lot of platoforms. Im on 1703 and staying there.

    0802 has known issues with the 7980 CPUs, works fine on the 7900X. When this board first rolled out there were no retail 7980s.
    For someone with this much experience I would think you would take time to go one thing at a time and not jump into so many variables at once. I would also expect you would know that you can run older versions of Windows and older builds of win 10.

    Whats wrong with the VRMs? Are you experiencing over heating. All X299 manufacturers had VRM issues early on. They have since corrected them.

    Edge freezing is not the MOBO in the least. I dont understand using something that has had and continues to have issues. Use a reputable browser, Chrome, Firefox, Opera to name a few. Edge is a junk refresh of IE that is actually worse as they tried to make something that doesnt work in the first place perform even more tasks.

    Before jumping ship you should read other forums of the other manufacturers first. They all have one issue or another. Most of this is just growing pains you will experience from being an early adopter of any technology.

    RMA does not mean you get a refund.
    you should check with whoever you bought he board from and check their return policy. Some have no returns, some have 14 days and some have 30 days. None go past 30 days.

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    I would go to 1002 and use the work around in the Power Options and do the shut down fix that is well documented in these forums and on Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighttail View Post
    I would go to 1002 and use the work around in the Power Options and do the shut down fix that is well documented in these forums and on Google.
    Shut down fix is rather easy, disable fast start up.....done.

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    While I was testing the board, CPU & memory prior to case installation I've done multiple clean installs using the 1004 BIOS and build 1709 and have had no issues so far. Just sayin'.

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    I think VRM is not issue here. Maybe PCIe-RAID card issue incompattible with UEFI BIOS. 7980XE working witg R6E very well since 0802 on my system.
    1002 BIOS is good but it may cause intel turbo boost 3.0 app crashed. 1003 and 1004 are on par together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by restsugavan View Post
    I think VRM is not issue here. Maybe PCIe-RAID card issue incompattible with UEFI BIOS. 7980XE working witg R6E very well since 0802 on my system.
    1002 BIOS is good but it may cause intel turbo boost 3.0 app crashed. 1003 and 1004 are on par together.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1632665/i...#post_26444162

    There is good post comparing R6E & FXE VRM design. I do run monoblock, but want to test Kryos from Aqua. In R6E without putting small noisy fan or some other fan setups taking care of VRM cooling, VRM is going to cause throttling.

    I didn't notice Turbo Boost problem on BIOS 1002 but the amount of different problems people are facing is direct indicator that current status of the BIOS that is not stable. Also when you publish so many BIOS revisions in just 1-2 months tells me that Asus is trying to solve at least in acceptable fashion that people don't return their boards (or RMA them).

    I do have tested without RAID card, without success. I did how ever notice that Intel Optane 900P has some driver issues with the NVMe. When working with VROC driver, many randon issues were solved.

    Today I'm receiving new RAID card (MegaRAID 9460-16i) which can run NVME drives if it's going to change anything on this matter. Intel 900p have PLP (power loss protection) but it lost data during testing (when I was experiencing random lockups) when running VROC drivers.

    I'm not sure if this is caused by OS, driver, bios or combination of them but this is first time I have encountered data corruption / loss for very long time as I have always run my drives from the Megaraid RAID controllers.
    Last edited by grayl; 12-12-2017 at 06:53 AM.

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