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Still problems with ASUS Motherboards?

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Hello, 

I'am about to buy a new pc for flightsim, and I remember that some months ago there was a sticky topic about problems with recent ASUS Motherboards, and a recommendation  not to buy those for use with PMDG products.

As I can't find this topic anymore, are those problems solved?
I don't want to buy a motherboard which may cause problems with my most used aircraft addons... 

Would you recommend to buy MSI or ASUS ROG (Z270-Chipset)? 

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I'm happy with mine.  Asus maximus hero, works great.  Though you might take a look at the Z370 boards for better longevity (none of the new intel chips such as the 8700k will run on the Z270).

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I've heard nothing but good things about Asus boards for the most part. Those issues have likely been fixed via a bios update anyways.

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ROG Strix X299 gaming chugging happily along at 5.1 Ghz no hiccups with 777 or 737 to report here.(P3Dv4.1)

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What? Not really sure where on earth you heard that from (or why even there would be a problem between a motherboard and a pmdg product for that matter...). Asus motheboards are among the best around. 

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Seems like he's referencing the HPET setting thats available in many mfr's BIOS. I wouldn't attribute that to one board mfr. as many have that setting. 

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Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming (LGA 2066 R4) running with no problems. P3Dv4, 737NGX,Majestic Dash8 and A2A.

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ASUS PRIME Z270K and i7 7700K running on the most current BIOS without problems. 

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Also a Prime Z270/i7700K and also no problems, other than the usual mistakes induced by yours truly.....

 

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I have an Asus Z170-AR.  Rock solid and one of the best boards I've ever owned.

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8 hours ago, Slayer said:

Seems like he's referencing the HPET setting thats available in many mfr's BIOS. I wouldn't attribute that to one board mfr. as many have that setting. 

The number of times I've spotted oddities in the support queue and got an affirmative response when I asked if they were using an ASUS mobo is not insignificant. It's actually a pretty regular occurrence. Regardless, it's trailed off over the years, and the fix is usually pretty simple (update BIOS, replace battery).

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On 10/30/2017 at 11:32 PM, skylane182 said:

Hello, 

I'am about to buy a new pc for flightsim, and I remember that some months ago there was a sticky topic about problems with recent ASUS Motherboards, and a recommendation  not to buy those for use with PMDG products.

As I can't find this topic anymore, are those problems solved?
I don't want to buy a motherboard which may cause problems with my most used aircraft addons... 

Would you recommend to buy MSI or ASUS ROG (Z270-Chipset)? 

Get yourself a 300er chipset and a Cannon lake CPU. The very best on the market.

Buy an Asrock or an Gigabyte. Asus is good as well but the hell avoid MSI. 

I had an X99A Mainboard from MSI and its so damm word not allowed that i have now words for it. BIOS, drivers and everything is extremely bad.

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Thanks for all your replys, I decided to get a Coffee Lake i7-8700K now, with a Z370 chipset of course. So now I've three options for the Mobo that come into consideration:

- MSI Z370 Gaming M5: I like the design and the MSI UEFI, and it looks like it has a decent quality, but some people saying MSI has QC problems

- ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero: Many people (and me too) have really good experience with ASUS, but I still fear PMDG-problems

- Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7: Has also some good reviews from those who own one, but it's kind of an outsider, as most people I know use ASUS or MSI...

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5 hours ago, skylane182 said:

- MSI Z370 Gaming M5: I like the design and the MSI UEFI, and it looks like it has a decent quality, but some people saying MSI has QC problems

I'm a big fan of MSI after I had issues with my ASUS computers a few years back.

Current build:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/halt1jShdMiXjYZw1

MSI board, and MSI GTX1080s on water with Corsair memory, and Samsung SSDs
(Took the picture before adding the custom cable set, balancing the fluids between the two loops, and properly setting the fan controller up - you can see it kinda off-kilter up by the SSDs.)

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I currently have my 4790K running in a MSI mobo and my 6700K in an ASRock.  Both good boards but the ASRock seems to have a higher quality look to it, lots of filtering, and I really like their UEFI.  My next board could be either brand, but my ASRock would be the baseline.

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10 hours ago, skylane182 said:

Thanks for all your replys, I decided to get a Coffee Lake i7-8700K now, with a Z370 chipset of course. So now I've three options for the Mobo that come into consideration:

- MSI Z370 Gaming M5: I like the design and the MSI UEFI, and it looks like it has a decent quality, but some people saying MSI has QC problems

- ASUS Z370 Maximus X Hero: Many people (and me too) have really good experience with ASUS, but I still fear PMDG-problems

- Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7: Has also some good reviews from those who own one, but it's kind of an outsider, as most people I know use ASUS or MSI...

I have been seeing that the Asus z370 boards are having serious Vdroop issues.

There's a couple reviews on the gigabyte board and it's apparently the best in terms of LLC and holding voltages during load.

I myself bought the gigabyte z370 aorus gaming 7 board. My 8700k comes in tomorrow so I'll report this weekend how my experience with it goes.

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On 11/1/2017 at 10:08 AM, 30K said:

Get yourself a 300er chipset and a Coffe lake CPU. The very best on the market.

Buy an Asrock or an Gigabyte. Asus is good as well but the hell avoid MSI. 

I had an X99A Mainboard from MSI and its so damm word not allowed that i have no words for it. BIOS, drivers and everything is extremely bad.

Had an ASrock back then with my 4670K. Very high quality. But the best is a EVGA. I have an EVGA PSU and VGA and i have to say that they are the best. Not only because their warranty policy ... Just because they have an astonishing quality.

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Anyone with an ASUS ROG-STRIX-Z270E-GAMING motherboard here who has run into any problems with NGX and 777?

I'd be getting a fair deal on that one, but wanted to make sure it won't cause issues with PMDG before I pull the trigger.

 

Thanks.

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On ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 4:57 AM, skylane182 said:

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming

I switched to this Gigabyte board with the 7700k after using ASUS boards for years and have been extremely pleased with the Gigabyte.

blaustern  

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I have been running FSX successfully for a year using an ASUS Z170-P motherboard and an Intel i5 7600 Kabylake 3.5Ghz processor

Yesterday on start up the motherboard froze on the opening page which reads:

               "ASUS In search of incredible"

and at the bottom of the page

       "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS setting"

I have tried every combination of pressing these keys  dozens of times without success. I have tried every other "F" key both before and after the start up "bleep" but the screen always freezes on the initial page described above

Any ideas?

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Not had a problem with mine latest bios installed all my flight sim builds have been on ASUS boards, and there software support is good they did not waste much time updating there A1 suite when the security patches for windows stopped it working.

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My Asus motherboard has had an intermittent "keeping the correct time" problem ever since I started using it in August 2014. Every now and again, I will notice that the clock is showing the wrong time (although it is always the correct date). I have replaced the CMOS battery, but the problem has not been corrected. However, it is only a minor issue, and generally only lasts a day, after which it works normally for weeks at a time. A minor inconvenience, and it does not seem to affect any of my software.

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No problems with an ASUS Z270M with i7-7700K CPU in a micro-ATX case. The CPU is lightly overclocked to 4.6 GHz since cooling is limited in the small case, but that's sufficient to run P3D v4.2 (and our favorite family of study level add-on aircraft) very smoothly VSync'ed to 30Hz with a GTX970 GPU.

 

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