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Windows 7: Big disappointment


06 Nov 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Big disappointment

Have just tried a test power up on the new Asus P8Z77-V board and the error light adjacent the 24 pin stays on.

Now thinking it was a RAM stick I changed out the stick for the other one - same result. Have now tried all combos with two / one stick/s and it seems the problem is in DIMM slot B2 (furthest away from the CPU) it will not let the board work if anything is plugged in.

Otherwise sticks plugged in any other configuration and the board goes fine.

Anyone got any experience with Asus boards please that can throw some light on this? or am I looking at RTM?

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06 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You are most likely looking at an RMA. Sounds like a defective MB.
You can play with the voltage to the RAM to see if it will light up that slot, but in my opinion it should work correctly out of the box.

I've used a lot of Asus boards and I've been happy with them. I've been lucky.

You are up against two realities:
  • Motherboards can be overly complex. Intel has a specification for MBs that run Intel processors. The manufacturer must meet those specifications, but there is nothing against adding more features and functionality. So big manufacturers like to add lots of STUFF to differentiate their product. And this stuff makes the board much more complex than it needs to be. More complexity equals more chance of failure.
  • Manufacturing standards. Companies determined long before PCs that due to "the law of diminishing returns" it is more cost effective to manufacture parts with a known small percentage of defects than it is to develop and implement processes that would reduce that rate to zero. Simply put, it is less costly to replace defective parts than to make parts with no defects. Most companies consider a 2 to 5% defect rate "acceptable".
It doesn't help with the frustration, but that's life in the fast lane.
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06 Nov 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Agreed TV it was very frustrating but essenbe put me onto that memory button - I haven't been able to find anything about it in the text -it just mentions find the error and resolve it. Now for that sort of money I expect a bit more in depth stuff than that to be honest.

As you say it is getting fairly complex and with the new BIOS on top it is all a bit bewildering at the moment.

Me if it were not for essenbe would have packed this board up ready to return it under warranty and probably getting a blast for the dealer saying that is what I should have done - with that button.

Now I am quarter savvy with a fair bit of stuff but rely on you fellow members for a lot of this marvelous advice if it were not for you all I be in the cacky no mistake.

So thanks for the reply my friend

John
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07 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

if you can boot into POST then run memtest, if not then you may as well return the board tbh
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07 Nov 2012   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
if you can boot into POST then run memtest, if not then you may as well return the board tbh
Yeah well almost got it built now the test run was just a hook up to some power and a monitor.

Anyway essenbe put me onto the memory button which the manual is sadly lacking info on - in fact it is very basic for someone like me - it now starts up with 1333MHz so once I get the install done maybe I can tinker around in that UEFI.

That I find is quite complicated opposed to the old type BIOS.
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