JdawgzYesterday, I got my order of an i7 10700 and EVGA Z490FTW, an $800 affair. Here's what I've learned from the day-1 BIOS. Sometimes, the BIOS will disable active SATA ports when the CMOS has been reset. I don't know why, but it's just an extra step for users when re-entering settings. The clear CMOS button is at the bottom of the board, in addition to the BIOS select button. On my Z97 and Z270 FTW board, the button was at the top next to the power and reset switches. Also, the button is black, in contrast to having been traditionally red. I guess this was an efficiency choice, since the BIOS chips seem to be at the bottom of the board too. Overclocking RAM has issues. I have a 16x4 set (64Gb) with an XMP rated clock of 3600Mhz, and the system flat out won't boot unless I downclock it to 3200Mhz. Even then, the system will sometimes refuse to boot and give me an error code of "55". When I apply no XMP overclock, there are no issues. Back on my Z270FTW board, I could easily put the same kit up to 3600Mhz at 1.5V with no issues. The system WILL NOT shut down from windows. I will tell the system to shut down, but the system will exit windows, but then stay in a half-awake state where the CPU is being used somewhat, but won't shut off. I gave it around 15 minutes to shut off on its own, but it won't. I have to hold down the power button. The 10700 is rated for up to 4.8Ghz, but will only go up to 4.6Ghz. I will try to go into the BIOS (yes, I know it's not a K chip, but I wanted to see if I could encourage it to behave), and set the all-core frequency to 4.8Ghz with an AVX offset of 0, but no luck.I can't use the WifFi as a hotspot for my iPhone SE. They are both WiFi 6 compatible, so I'm guessing it's just a software issue. I used to be able to use an Intel WiFi 6 m.2 key as a hotspot for my iPhone SE on my Z270FTW board. I hope this helps new users and the system designers when creating new BIOS versions.
EVGATech_LeeMI'll have our team look into some of these issues. Which memory brand and kit are you using? Also, which OS and which build?
EVGATech_LeeMRegarding the turn off issue (or rather lack of turning off issue), is this a fresh install of Windows, or are you reusing an install from a previous board?
EVGATech_LeeMRegarding ELEET X1, the first version that supports Z490 was released today:
JdawgzI use 2 G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series (2x16Gb) 3600Mhz Model F4-3600C16D-32GVKC for a total of 64Gb. It's a 100% fresh install of windows. Thanks. I downloaded it and took a look, but I'm surprised that there is still no fan control. Would it be possible to add fan control as a feature of ELEET X1? I've been missing this feature on my Z97 and Z270 boards from EVGA. I would like to be able to change fan settings without having to reboot and go into the BIOS.
EVGATech_LeeMWith regards to the CPU, the i7-10700 spec maximum ratio is x48 on 1-core, but x46 for all-cores. Please check the ratio in the OS with CPU-Z. It's not always running at x48, so you might need to open the all core monitor and check it.
EVGATech_LeeMThe team tested the WiFi link using an iPhone hotspot and it appeared normal on their side. Can you check whether the AX201 device is detected in device manager and confirm that the driver/antenna are installed?
JdawgzI opened up ELEET X1 to look at the individual clock frequencies, and they were all at 4.6Ghz. I checked by giving the base clock a 1Mhz boost, and all of the clocks increased to the same value.
JdawgzI did not mean using the iPhone as a hotspot for the computer, I meant using the computer as a WiFi 6 hotspot for the phone. One reason I bought the board was to avoid having to buy a $300 router. I was able to get my iPhone to connect to the WiFi by forcing the radio to transmit at 2.4Ghz in windows. The antenna are connected, but the speeds are very slow compared to using a wireless router