vargis14 wrote:Man I am so sorry to hear that....I have heard that ASUS support stinks before. I will never buy a asus motherboard.
sschaem wrote:"I might have just lost some very expensive hardware over a $400 graphics card"
Did that R9 whisper to you "Update the MB bios... do it... come one.. do it for me" ?
sschaem wrote:BTW, You might need to 'walk back' the bios. So you might have to flash it a few time with ever older version.
But maybe investigate why you now have one CPU online VS two... could the new bios offer option to enable/disable the second CPU ?
sid1089 wrote:The first reply I received advised me to flash the BIOS. It is not an unreasonable suggestion on its own. So I gave it a try.
JohnC wrote:Anyways, have you tried using their "BIOS Renamer" or "BIOS converter" utilities to go around "image outdated" error? I don't remember how it's exactly done but you should find all info about these utilities at their ROG forums. Just search for "Image Outdated" phrase there.
JohnC wrote::roll: It's already non-functioning, the only thing you can try (aside from replacing the BIOS chip itself) is to flash it back to older BIOS version... Which, if done successfully (using one of these BIOS format conversion apps to convert the "old" BIOS format into "new" one), will make the mobo functional again, and if not - there is no impact on warranty (Asus can already notice the unsuccessful BIOS upgrade attempt).
Arclight wrote:Regardless of what component caused the issue, i want to add that a 650W PSU for a system with 2 CPUs and a R9 290 seems a bit inadequate.
JohnC wrote:Arclight wrote:Regardless of what component caused the issue, i want to add that a 650W PSU for a system with 2 CPUs and a R9 290 seems a bit inadequate.
Not really, no. ~250W for a card (at full load, if the card is not already "bumping" into thermal limiter) plus ~100W for each CPU (again, at maximum load) will leave enough headroom for other devices. Unless power supply is defective and cannot supply the 54A on its single 12v line (or any other combination of 3v/5v/12v line current up to its rated 650w) anymore. But then it would simply cause a system reboot/restart instead of BSODs. Not to mention that the idle power consumption is very low (my single-CPU system with a single 290x card was idling at about 120w or so, with monitor turned on) and will never cause power-related issues (unless, of course, the PSU is defective).
P.S: Use at least a tiny bit of "common sense", people. And a calculator. Very useful for "armchair theorycrafting" or playing a "GeekSquad Agent"!
Arclight wrote:1. Reduce it's lifespan, 2. Cause the PSU fan to become really noisy.
clone wrote:a few years ago (less than 5) a website ran the fastest processors available then they added as much ram as possible at the time, filled the drive bays & then they added 2 of Nvidia's fastest gfx cards along with 6 hard drives and a case full of fans and peripherals.Ok, let's start from the begining and let me explain why i think it's not adequate even if it's sufficient. We are talking about 2 x 6 core processors, 8 GBs of DDR3, 4 x SSDs, R9 290, case fans and peripherals. Even though the 650W PSU will provide enough power and even have some Watts to spear, during full load the system will cause the PSU to get really hot which in terms will 1. Reduce it's lifespan, 2. Cause the PSU fan to become really noisy.
they left this "beast" running multiple benchmarking apps simultaniously 24/7 for days before proclaiming it stable.
the power supply they used was a 550 watt.
I see a lot of ppl reading from chicken entrails, the results of thrown bones and voodoo dolls in this thread.... it's 2013 and the level of FUD shouldn't be this high regarding this type of issue.