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    ROG Member Array zasyadko PC Specs
    zasyadko PC Specs
    MotherboardROG ZENITH EXTREME
    ProcessorAMD THREADRIPPER 1950X
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX (CMK64GX4M4A2400C14) 4x16GB Kit
    Graphics Card #1MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #2MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #3MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #4MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    MonitorSamsung 55" UHD
    CaseThermaltake Core P7
    Power SupplyEnermax Platimax 1700W
    Headset SONY MDR-XB950N1
    OS Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04

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    Nightmare BIOS, code 42: test NVRAM, etc.

    I do not know how things are with the development of microprograms in the ASUS, but what I'm experiencing now is just "amazing".

    My PC configuration:

    Motherboard
    ROG ZENITH EXTREME
    Processor
    AMD THREADRIPPER 1950X
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX (CMK64GX4M4A2400C14) 4x16GB Kit
    Graphics Cards
    4x MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G

    Everything was bought in early December.
    Since the purchase in general, everything worked fine, except for one thing. When you turn on or reboot, the message "code 42: test NVRAM" appears on the motherboard's display and then does not load. It helps several reboots or turns off the power and on again. Sometimes this message does not arise and everything is fine, and sometimes there are different codes instead of it, meaning the lack of a hard disk, the BIOS of the video card, and others. Such a show is observed on the bios version 0701, 0804, has experimentally found out that the most stable for me work 0503, only rarely gives a message that it can not find the hard disk, but it is loaded.
    Also, having spent a sleepless night over a poor piece of hardware, it was found out that on new BIOSes 0701 and 0804, if one lath of RAM is installed, the problem is eliminated. The overclocking parameters do not affect the problem in any way. My RAM is in the QVL. A set of RAM was tested on another PC and no errors were detected.

    Who faced this problem? What have you done?

    On December 26 I wrote in support, the answer was not received yet. I hope that an adequate response and method of solution will be given.
    I am pissed off by the fact that when buying premium-level equipment I hope for stability, performance and the best feelings from the money spent. I'm from Russia, in Moscow this motherboard costs almost $700, and what do I get for this money? Spent time and nerves, and unstable working hardware.

    Is there in general a stable BIOS for this motherboard and where to get it?

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    ROG Member Array zasyadko PC Specs
    zasyadko PC Specs
    MotherboardROG ZENITH EXTREME
    ProcessorAMD THREADRIPPER 1950X
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX (CMK64GX4M4A2400C14) 4x16GB Kit
    Graphics Card #1MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #2MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #3MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #4MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    MonitorSamsung 55" UHD
    CaseThermaltake Core P7
    Power SupplyEnermax Platimax 1700W
    Headset SONY MDR-XB950N1
    OS Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04

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    BIOS 0902 - again "code 42: test NVRAM" and "code A2: detect HDD"

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    ROG Member Array zasyadko PC Specs
    zasyadko PC Specs
    MotherboardROG ZENITH EXTREME
    ProcessorAMD THREADRIPPER 1950X
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX (CMK64GX4M4A2400C14) 4x16GB Kit
    Graphics Card #1MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #2MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #3MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    Graphics Card #4MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 WAVE 8G
    MonitorSamsung 55" UHD
    CaseThermaltake Core P7
    Power SupplyEnermax Platimax 1700W
    Headset SONY MDR-XB950N1
    OS Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04

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    ... the second day of torment did not pass in vain. After several updates: 0701 -> 0804 -> 0503 -> 0902 -> 0701, version 0701 worked stably and did not give any errors for several dozen restarts. I'm in shock! There is some magic here, this does not happen in life! Let's see what happens next. Now I have nothing more to say. I'll keep you posted on what's next ...

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Cory29 PC Specs
    Cory29 PC Specs
    MotherboardROG Zenith extreme x399
    Processor1950x
    Memory (part number)G Skill F4-3200C16-8GTZ - 64gb
    Graphics Card #1GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti WF
    Monitorcintiq 22hd touch
    Storage #1Sam SSD 850 EVO 1TB
    CPU Coolerxspc block - D5 - 3x120 slim rad
    CaseView 71 (doesn't fit board)
    Power SupplyEVGA supernova 1000G3
    Keyboard K95

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    http://www.overclock.net/t/1642825/a...racking-thread

    I think there is something wrong with the base bios code .. I too have to flash up and down everytime and new problems start and old ones go away then back and forth this board is a mess

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    Quote Originally Posted by zasyadko View Post
    BIOS 0902 - again "code 42: test NVRAM" and "code A2: detect HDD"
    I've had the detect HDD error pop up randomly.. Ironically, it was with their included flash stick installed. I had to keep it out or the thing wouldn't post at all then one day it just started working. Board posts, error pops up later. Thanks Asus.

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