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2019/03/02 08:46:17 (permalink)
hello.
 
I am having issue's with my x299 dark.
I am getting B2 boot code when i change either memory settings or the u.2. settings.
Sometimes it works but when i plug a nvme U.2. drive into the u.2. slots i get boot code 06.
 
I have already bought a second cpu and i pulled the memory form a working system to test but same results.
The U.2. devices work fine if i use and adapter to plug them into a regular pcie slot.
And if i use a U.2. to regular pcie convertor i can plug in a expansion card and it is detected and usable in windows. (tried a low power rx460 and a raid controller)
 
The bios is on the latest version.
Under the cpu storage configuration if i set the U.2. slots to pci ssd then i also get B2 boot code.
 
Is my board dead or does anybody has any idea's?
 
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/02 09:58:33 (permalink)
    What CPUs are you using to test the board?
    Are you doing a clear cmos in between swapping the CPUs?
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/02 10:08:48 (permalink)
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 Drives?
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 PCIe Controller?
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your Memory?
    As Posted above What CPUs?
     
     
    To Post to Bios on the X299 Dark you must have a CPU 1 Memory Stick and A Graphics Card.
    With the above can you Post to your Bios to clear and set it up?
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 00:46:52 (permalink)
    GGTV-Jon
    What CPUs are you using to test the board?
    Are you doing a clear cmos in between swapping the CPUs?


    Both cpu's are I9 7900x. (with a third one arrived hopefully next week)
    Yes i have done clear cmos between swapping cpu's and testing varios settings / memory configs / adding card configs.
    I have also move the gpu between all four 16x slots
     
    bcavnaugh
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 Drives?

    2 Intel SSD DC P4500 series 2TB model number SSDPE2KX020T7 2.5" NVME/PCIE SSD 2.0T
    bcavnaugh
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 PCIe Controller?

    I don't know what you mean whit this?
    Nvme drives are directly attached to the pcie bus, the only time you have anything inbetween is when you use either a PLX addin card or retimer card to add drives to a system that doesn't have enough pcie lanes or pcie bifurcation support.
    The raid controller i mentioned is a areca arc 1882-8i but this is used for SAS and Sata drives and i only attached this to verify the U.2. ports were working at all.
    bcavnaugh
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your Memory?

    2 sets of Gskill F4-3200C 14D-16FGX
     
    bcavnaugh
    To Post to Bios on the X299 Dark you must have a CPU 1 Memory Stick and A Graphics Card.
    With the above can you Post to your Bios to clear and set it up?

    If i have a U.2. drive plugged in to the U.2 ports a definte no.
    No U.2. then yes after a cmos but after then setting either the memory to xmp or enabling the U.2. slots i have a 50/50 change of getting boot error code B2
    and after a power cycle i get 100% of the time B2
    The memory stick was put slot 1 = B2 every time (cmos en reseat didn't help) slot worked but with the symptoms above.


    I have also tried 2 bios version's
    1.14
    1.0x (pre the 1.09 as it still has the old interface but can't remember the version number)
    post edited by xeon_1 - 2019/03/03 03:27:32
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 11:25:14 (permalink)
    Just to round off the hardware you are using what is your PSU?
     
    First lets get you booting to consistently with all your memory
     
    You said you are getting a third CPU - when you have the CPU off of the board take a magnifying glass or a camera with a good zoom and take a good look at the socket pins to insure nothing is bent
     
    If everything is good install the CPU and what ever memory you have found to work, clear CMOS and power up and get into the bios - hit F5 to load optimized defaults and reboot.
    With just that see if you can get all the memory onto the board and booting consistently
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 11:41:53 (permalink)
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 PCIe Controller?

    I don't know what you mean whit this?
    Nvme drives are directly attached to the pcie bus, the only time you have anything inbetween is when you use either a PLX addin card or retimer card to add drives to a system that doesn't have enough pcie lanes or pcie bifurcation support.
    The raid controller i mentioned is a areca arc 1882-8i but this is used for SAS and Sata drives and i only attached this to verify the U.2. ports were working at all.
     
    Comes from this;
    The U.2. devices work fine if i use and adapter to plug them into a regular pcie slot.

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 14:38:18 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    What is the Make and Model/Part Number of your NVMe U.2 PCIe Controller?

    I don't know what you mean whit this?
    Nvme drives are directly attached to the pcie bus, the only time you have anything inbetween is when you use either a PLX addin card or retimer card to add drives to a system that doesn't have enough pcie lanes or pcie bifurcation support.
    The raid controller i mentioned is a areca arc 1882-8i but this is used for SAS and Sata drives and i only attached this to verify the U.2. ports were working at all.
     
    Comes from this;
    The U.2. devices work fine if i use and adapter to plug them into a regular pcie slot.


    Ah ok now i understand what you mean.
    What i used was a passive adapter i both cases.
    www.startech.com/be/nl/HDD/Adapters/pcie-nvme-u2-ssd-adapter~PEX4SFF8643
    This one to connect a U.2 drive to a normal pcie slot.
    and this one to connect the raid controller to the u.2. port on the motherboard.
    www.delock.com/produkte/S_62788/merkmale.html
     
    Sorry for the plain text website adress but i can't post any link yet
     
     
     
    post edited by xeon_1 - 2019/03/03 14:41:06
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 14:45:49 (permalink)
    GGTV-Jon
    Just to round off the hardware you are using what is your PSU?
     
    First lets get you booting to consistently with all your memory
     
    You said you are getting a third CPU - when you have the CPU off of the board take a magnifying glass or a camera with a good zoom and take a good look at the socket pins to insure nothing is bent
     
    If everything is good install the CPU and what ever memory you have found to work, clear CMOS and power up and get into the bios - hit F5 to load optimized defaults and reboot.
    With just that see if you can get all the memory onto the board and booting consistently


    The psu was a corsair axi1200 and a nzxt 850w unit.
    The last one is just a test unit i keep arround to quickly test stuff
    The corsair one is the one i plan on using in my build.
     
    I have already checked for bent pins and havent found any.
    However there is a part of the cpu socket where i can see a bit of discolouration and both cpu's has it on the same spot.
    This was already pressent when i got the board.
     
     
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 15:46:04 (permalink)
    Got it thanks https://www.startech.com/be/HDD/Adapters/pcie-nvme-u2-ssd-adapter~PEX4SFF8643
    I had nothing but problems with my AX 1200i Power Supply on my X299 Dark and FTW K Motherboards and had to stop using it.

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/03 23:56:21 (permalink)
    The discoloured area at the back of the cpu can be cleaned of.
    So it isn't anything permanent like oxidation or arcing from bad contacts.
    I suspect i got e refurbishd board that had some thermpaste in the socket.
     
    I was able to clean it with alcohol and a paper towl
     
    in expectation of the new cpu i am going to let this cpu be tested at a service center.
    Need to pas there anyway as i need to pick ram for my laptop.
     
     
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/04 00:02:32 (permalink)
    If they are able to test and X299 CPU
    I had an issue early on in my build. Called around some local shops here to see if they could test my CPU - all of them said they did not have a board on hand to test with, as they hadn't even had anyone request an X299 system.
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/04 09:17:05 (permalink)
    xeon_1
    The discoloured area at the back of the cpu can be cleaned of.
    So it isn't anything permanent like oxidation or arcing from bad contacts.
    I suspect i got e refurbishd board that had some thermpaste in the socket.
     
    I was able to clean it with alcohol and a paper towl
     
    in expectation of the new cpu i am going to let this cpu be tested at a service center.
    Need to pas there anyway as i need to pick ram for my laptop.

    Is this is a Second Hand or Used Motherboard?
     

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/04 12:48:12 (permalink)
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    xeon_1
    The discoloured area at the back of the cpu can be cleaned of.
    So it isn't anything permanent like oxidation or arcing from bad contacts.
    I suspect i got e refurbishd board that had some thermpaste in the socket.
     
    I was able to clean it with alcohol and a paper towl
     
    in expectation of the new cpu i am going to let this cpu be tested at a service center.
    Need to pas there anyway as i need to pick ram for my laptop.

    Is this is a Second Hand or Used Motherboard?
     


    Second hand but is was an rma the guy goth back when i send it in.
    He couldn't waith and bought a second board.
     
    The board was stil in the evga cardboard box and then the actual motherboard box was shrink wrapped and sealed and everything.
     
     
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/04 13:16:40 (permalink)
    I would then test your CPU in another X299 MB or a different CPU in yours.

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/07 23:28:38 (permalink)
    I should get an rma if evga ever accepts my invoice.
     
    thanks for your help and sugestions
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/08 17:59:57 (permalink)

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/14 08:01:23 (permalink)
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    This bios made the issue worse.
     
    I tested the cpu in an asrock board and there everything worked fine.
     
    So it is a motherboard problem.
     
    Now i haven't heard back from evga about the rma invoice acceptance so i guess its rejected.
    Last evga product that i buy.
     
    My previous 2 boards where excellent but now 5 years latter the company seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/14 12:09:54 (permalink)
    Or you are treating your EVGA Motherboard like an ASRock Motherboard and not an EVGA Motherboard.

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    Re: X299 dark problems with memory and U.2. drives 2019/03/14 12:40:19 (permalink)
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    Or you are treating your EVGA Motherboard like an ASRock Motherboard and not an EVGA Motherboard.



     

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