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Asus Maximus VII Gene installation and usage log

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Processor i7 7700K
Motherboard MSI Z270 Xpower
Cooling EK 360 Extreme
Memory 16Gb G.Skill TridentZ 3866
Video Card(s) nVidia 1080 Ti Flanders Edition
Storage 1 Intel PCIE SSD750, 2 Sam 840Evo 1TB SSD, WD Black 2TB, Toshiba 3TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X1 (32")
Case Rajintek Paean
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Mouse Mad Catz Pro X
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CPU Intel i7 4790K Step 0 Rev 000306C3h
Mobo Asus Gene VII vr. 0
RAM 16 Gb G.Skill TridentX F3-2400C10-8GTX


First the negatives, later the positives...

I cannot find which USB3 port uses AI Charger+ to load stuff.
At least USB Charger (ANOTHER charging app!) says clearly that we have to use the Rog Connect USB port.

In 5 way Intelligent Processors, I saw my FSB at 100 Mhz, and I clicked for no reason on 'use default' (=100) and my computer instantly rebooted, leaving my open programs looking stupid.

EZ Update never finds anything on Asus mobos, afaik. Asus ROG laptop did find updates indeed once I remember...
Of course we also have the redundant "app" that is Flashback, that also searches on Asus website for updates.... So you can just uninstall the EZUpd, I think.

AI Suite 3, System info, gives XMP RAM profiles, 1 and 2 are the same (10-12-12-31-43-2)
In UEFI when you select XMP profile 1 or 2 it is the same. But the SPD page gives VERY different XMP profiles. (one is 8-9-9-24-33-2, never could run that!)
Apparently, the 2 year old RAM sticks have a XMP tRC value, but in this generation of mobos it is gone, no traces of it in RAM settings page.

In Tools UEFI page we get a "Setup animator" setting, undocumented, and on or off looks the same.

We get new and amazing functions like:
Agressive LPM, Dynamic Storage Acceleration
Native power mangement, PCI-E native management, PEG ASPM....
a dozen power new options, plus good old EPU stuff, so I wonder what happens I you activated ALL of them.

And then a hardware button on the mobo to select........wait! Huh? Sound EQ presets (game, music, etc)!! wtf?? For open benchers' entertainment?

Other Z97 Asus boards have a CPU "adaptive voltage" thing, the Gene does not... [Edit] Error, it does. But you have to select it in the CPU voltage drop down: Auto, manual, Adaptive, Off-Set
 
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UEFI BIOS, there are tons of RAM profiles, but all pretty extreme or beyond extreme, nothing for ordinary people :)

Realtek Audio, headphones: HD front panel, left and right is reversed! (tested with 4 sets. normal speaker output is correct) (And I use a working stock connector, nothing amateurish)
 
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Processor i7 7700K
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Memory 16Gb G.Skill TridentZ 3866
Video Card(s) nVidia 1080 Ti Flanders Edition
Storage 1 Intel PCIE SSD750, 2 Sam 840Evo 1TB SSD, WD Black 2TB, Toshiba 3TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X1 (32")
Case Rajintek Paean
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX860
Mouse Mad Catz Pro X
Keyboard Corsair K70
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Some inaccuracies in my pposts above, will edit all of this later and make it more readable.

Just noticed AIDA64 conflicts with Asus GPUTweak (screen flickers when both load at startup.)


STOCK VALUEs (important on Haswells)
Z97 board - Intel i/ 4790K (Devils Canyon)
CPU Core 1,050 v
,, Cache 1,050
,, Analogue 1,00
PCH Core 1,050
CPU Input 1,95
PLL Termi 1,20
VTTDDR 0,0825
 
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