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  1. Re: 2nd 900D what should I do with it, looking for suggestions

    Stan,

    As an old flatlander raised in Haswell Colorado, I say wait for the high end boards.

    Doug
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    Re: CPU Temperature Spikes

    Neil, Stan,

    No new components. I have verified and keep the screens and filters clean.

    The fans are oriented in a push/pull configuration and the adjustable speeds are set at 1/2.

    The...
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    CPU Temperature Spikes

    I put together a build with an ASUS P6X58D Premium MB and Intel Core i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80 GHz, 6.0 GB RAM and Frio CPU Cooler. Been assembled approximately 1 year.

    Under moderate load seeing...
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    It was a new out of the box ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W...

    It was a new out of the box ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W which is a current model.

    Always something to learn!

    Doug
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    Update, In the end the problem component was...

    Update,

    In the end the problem component was the PSU. After I RMA'd the MB two times, I received some expert guidance on troubleshooting. My situation was I did not have spare parts readily...
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    Denton thanks for the response. I left my...

    Denton thanks for the response.

    I left my machine with power connected to the PSU over night, 8 hours, and it booted fine this morning with all BIOS settings retained.

    Doug
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    I plan to move the computer to another location...

    I plan to move the computer to another location later this afternoon. Then I will power off the system and leave the AC to the PSU on over night. Will report back tomorrow morning.

    Doug
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    Definitely something I would appreciate. After...

    Definitely something I would appreciate. After some trial and error, I found the first mother board would retain the settings on average for up to six or seven hours. My sanity may be in question...
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    Update......... Motherboard number 3 arrived...

    Update.........

    Motherboard number 3 arrived two days ago. Once installed it powered up the first time and booted into Windows without problem. I had to reactivate Win 7 but that was expected.
    ...
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    A couple of comments for you. I am not the only...

    A couple of comments for you. I am not the only person to have this problem. If you go to the ASUS supported feedback forum, you will find others that have had the same issue and with more than one...
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    This computer is in a physical location where...

    This computer is in a physical location where absolutely 100% of the AC power to the machine and all peripherals is shut off at night. There is not a LED in the room that is glowing. Either moving...
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    Update.... This thing is just not working. ...

    Update....

    This thing is just not working. After screwing with it the past few days, sometimes it starts without a BIOS fault (system date and time) and sometimes not. When it does not fault,...
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    No, as soon as I found out it was a beta BIOS I...

    No, as soon as I found out it was a beta BIOS I went back to the 0703 version. I am not in a position to experiment until I find at least one stable configuration and I have not found it.

    The...
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    Deton, Thank you! I did not see that when I...

    Deton,

    Thank you! I did not see that when I downloaded the file. Must of been there, and even in red.

    Doug
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    Update...... The machine was cold, no external...

    Update......

    The machine was cold, no external power, for about 7 hours last night. It started fine this AM with all BIOS settings in place. The only difference over 24 hours was I flashed back...
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    To all, I am on another machine. I am several...

    To all,

    I am on another machine. I am several hours into memory tests with no errors.

    My question about the HDD configuration was mostly due to boot problems. I doubt if the HDD configuration...
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    I recorded the SN of the original MB before I...

    I recorded the SN of the original MB before I shipped it back. Also I made an inconspicuous mark in a corner of the board. I am reasonably certain that I received a different board in return. ...
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    Guys, Good questions. Yes, there is a CMOS...

    Guys,

    Good questions.

    Yes, there is a CMOS clear button. I have done this each build or reflash by holding it in during power up. It does clear the BIOS. The BIOS settings are saved as long...
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    Issues with New ASUS Build

    MB: ASUS P6X58D Premium Intel X58 Core i7 Extreme/Core i7 Socket 1366 PC3-16000 (DDR3-2000)
    CPU: INTEL BX80601930 Core i7 I930 2.80 GHz Socket 1366
    Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB)...
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