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#61 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by Fredrick_c 15.07.2021 15:43

Hi Hancor,

Thanks for the modded Bios and support you offered.

I have a situation here which is quite weird and would like to have your opinions.

I manage to flash the bios in #1, install WD SN550 250GB on an PCI-E x4 adapter. However it is not detected when I put it in PCI-E5 so I pull out my graphic card on PCI-E2 and put the adapter PCI-E2. It works on PCI-E2 and I manage to boot and install Windows 10pro on the NVME. I put the graphic card on PCI-E5 but the graphic card doesn't work too on that slot. The BIOS report that the slot is empty. I put back the graphic card to PCI-E2 and the NVME adapter in PCI-E7. No joy too. BIOS does not see the adapter as it shows that the slot is empty.

I already disable CSM through Windows 8 feature. Checked CPU socket pins, all pins are fine, no bend. Cleaned the PCI-E slot with blush but still doesn't work.

I have exhausted all leads and have no clues as to how to troubleshoot further.

Do you have any clues on what has gone wrong?

Thank you in advance.

Cheers.

#62 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by MeatWar 15.07.2021 16:43

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@Fredrick_c

So no device (PCIe_M.2/GPU) is being detected on E5 or E7... bios defaults loaded with CSM OFF/AUTO?
Wot cpu, if iGPU, with GPU out try again the E5/E7 only with the PCIe_M.2 adaptor.
Strange the non-detection of any device in both slots and 3 different devices... slot malfunction/failure?

#63 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by Fredrick_c 15.07.2021 16:56

97Hi MeatWar,

Thanks for your attention.

Bios by default is loaded with CSM enabled, but with WIndows 8 features on the CSM will be off. It was mentioned in post #38.
It is MSI Z87-G45 motherboard, Intel 4770k CPU, MSI N760 Graphic card ( Nvidia GTX 760) GPU.
I tried with only the NVME adapter on PCI-E5 and PCI-E7, both also not working.

The slots has been empty since I bought the system few years back so I am not sure they are faulty. Could it be CPU's fault? I planning to buy a H97 or Z97 motherboard to replace it if the motherboard is faulty.

Cheers!

#64 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by MeatWar 15.07.2021 17:07

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CPU fault...no.
The 3 PCIe x16 slots r connected to the CPU bus not PCH... so besides the advice of always choose E2 as single GPU configuration it doesnt mean that a GPU can t work in E5/E7, thats a clue for
something not ok with the slots.
Dont want to tell that u have a HW failure in that slots but having no detection of 2 different devices...
U may try to do a clean up/blow and some light spray of electric anti-moisture on the motherboard/slots, also do a careful visual inspection with a magnifier. ive encounter many hardware like that, isolated sata/pcie/dimm...

#65 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by Fredrick_c 15.07.2021 17:20

Thanks MeatWar.
I will try to do that but most likely it is a gone case. My sata 3 is not working too. It has bricked 2 SATA SSDs. Guess the motherboard has some problems. BTW between MSI and Gigabyte motherboard which is more reliable in your opinion.

Regards,
Fredrick

#66 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by MeatWar 15.07.2021 17:34

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My opinion only... in same gen of HW, Z87/Z97...ill prefer Gigabyte, more recent HW gen, maybe MSI.

#67 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by Fredrick_c 15.07.2021 17:47

Thank you :)
Appreciate your helps and opinion.
Regards,
Fredrick

#68 RE: [OFFER] MSI Z87 G45 Gaming BIOS_E7821_v1.9 by gael 24.10.2021 00:49

Hello Hancor,

thanks for the bios, it works very well on one of my computer with a Xeon 3,5 mghz, but with the other I7-4790k (it's also works :)), when I try to restart after going into the bios or ask windows to restart, it doesn't work... The screen stay black and I have to reboot the machine.
Do you have an idea to fiw this?
Sorry for my bad english.

Thanks for the work.

Regards

Gaël

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