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Old December 29, 2012, 10:19 PM
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My ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe is refusing to POST (VGA LED lit and Q-code 06 if anyone has magic fix). I'd like to get a replacement board while I try to fix it. It's been a while since i've kept up with motherboards, so I'd like suggestions on what would be a good deal.

Stuff the new board needs to take:

i7 2600k
Koolance CPU-370 waterblock (closed loop)
4x4GB 1600 MHz ram
6970 x2
PCI wifi card
OCZ Vertex 2
misc SATA
OCZ Z1000M PSU

The case size is 1 slot taller than the current board.

Thanks in advance.
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Old December 29, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Temp replacement??? Check the RAM specs to confirm. Should handle it
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Old December 30, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Great reviews on that board. Thanks!
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Old December 30, 2012, 10:25 AM
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or get a MSI Z77A-GD55 and sell the Asus when it come back from RMA, MSI is so advance compare to non ROG board, I can even control and OC the board from my Android or Iphone.

Newegg.ca - MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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Old December 30, 2012, 07:13 PM
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if you cant think of any physical damage sometimes unplugging power removing battery and shorting the battery connections for a bit will give your bios a solid reset.

but if something else is a miss like pop caps or physical problems then ofc that wont help you.
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Old December 31, 2012, 07:57 AM
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or get a MSI Z77A-GD55 and sell the Asus when it come back from RMA, MSI is so advance compare to non ROG board, I can even control and OC the board from my Android or Iphone.

Newegg.ca - MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
This board is OOS wherever it's on sale! That means it's pretty good I think. Thanks.


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if you cant think of any physical damage sometimes unplugging power removing battery and shorting the battery connections for a bit will give your bios a solid reset.

but if something else is a miss like pop caps or physical problems then ofc that wont help you.
I think something went wrong during a BIOS flash. CMOS reset (button not jumper) doesn't seem to help at all. Does taking out the battery have a different effect ?
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Old December 31, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Hoped that you removed the power cord and press start button before when reset cmos and replaced back 1-2

Q-code 06 which means "Microcode Loading"

reseat cpu (and cmos chip if is sockect mount) and RAM or try 1 stick of ram
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:46 AM
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I've given up trying to fix and am considering BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 or MSI Z77A-G43 both at $100.

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Temp replacement??? Check the RAM specs to confirm. Should handle it
Gigabyte B75M-D3H mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
I'm worried that the bottom edge connectors will be obstructed by the 2nd graphics card. Otherwise I'd get this board. Thanks again for the suggestion.

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or get a MSI Z77A-GD55 and sell the Asus when it come back from RMA, MSI is so advance compare to non ROG board, I can even control and OC the board from my Android or Iphone.

Newegg.ca - MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
GD55 feels like more features than I really need atm. G45 has no PCI slots, which I need. I am considering a G43. Thanks.
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