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Asus Rampage IV Black Edition - BIOS 0801 (beta) with NVME Support

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Motherboard
ASUS R4BE
CPU
Intel 4930K
Graphics
Nvidia 1080 Ti
Hi all,
I wish share with you my experience with Asus Rampage IV Black Edition (a.k. RIVBE), when you have to use a NVME PCIE SSD (I've two 960 pro, one for windows, one for MacOS 10.13).

I add the nvme pcie driver on the last bios (0801 Beta) following this guide.

It work flawlessy!

System boot correctly with clover on the efi partition on the nvme pcie disk (also work with windows 10, without Clover).
:)

HOW TO:
1. Acquire a USB Thumb Drive
2. Format the USB drive with a FAT32 file system
3. Download the attached bios, unzip
4. Be sure to rename your file R4BE.CAP
5. Place the USB drive into the ROG Connect USB Port
5. Hold the Rog connect button down for 5 seconds and an amber light near the BIOS chips will flash for several seconds and when flashing has stopped the BIOS has been successfully updated.

All done!

Now you can boot directly from your NVME pcie disk (with pcie adapter).

I hope this can help someone.
Bye

Link to the modified bios: https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/r4be-0801-nvme-cap-zip.288073/

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Hi pulpinex

I tried to install your modded 801 beta on my R4BE and after power on, it’s stuck in a boot loop. I tried installing it via bios and it says it’s not UEFI so doesn’t let me install it. Any suggestions?

My goal is to install a Samsung 960 Pro M.2 PCIe using a PCIe adapter as my win 10 pro boot drive.

Any suggestions on how to install your modded bios for NVMe support?

Thank you
 
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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro
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i9-9900K
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2 x Vega 64
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I suggest
- reset all the bios parameters (push the reset bios button on the back) and try boot again.

If nothing change:
- reload the originals bios (both, so you have the backup in case something goes wrong)
- reload the mod bios as suggested in the post #1
- when finished reset all the bios parameters (push the reset bios button on the back)
- try booting


It should work.
Keep me informed and have good luck.
 
Joined
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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro
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i9-9900K
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2 x Vega 64
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Read and follow carefully first post....
After... when you finish upload my mod bios, reset BIOS parameters.


In other words reset BIOS after the bios upgrade is complete.
Set BIOS parameters as you did when installed osx.
It should work.

Keep me informed.

Ps: after unzip... rename the .cap file as r4be.cap
 
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R4BE
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4930K
Graphics
GTX 1070
I have a BIOS that supports NVME. I have a drive and a PCIE adapter to install this drive. But what do I need to enable in the bios to see the drive in my list of bootable devices?
 
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Asus X79 RampageIV Black Edition Rev 1.02
CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 3.00GHZ
Graphics
Nvidia 760
I have a BIOS that supports NVME. I have a drive and a PCIE adapter to install this drive. But what do I need to enable in the bios to see the drive in my list of bootable devices?
You don't see your Samsung drive.
you see only the windows boot manager.

Page 2:
When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that windows boot manager now lists your NVME drive.
 
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GTX 1070
I've been into the BIOS many many times, and I do not see the NVMe drive in the boot manager list at all.
 
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i9-9900K
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2 x Vega 64
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I've been into the BIOS many many times, and I do not see the NVMe drive in the boot manager list at all.


You don't see your Samsung drive.
you see only the windows boot manager.

Page 2:
When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that windows boot manager now lists your NVME drive.

@bundya: Correct! Tonight I send a screen picture of my boot.
You find the new nvme disk in hdd boot list.
 
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X79 Sabertooth - 2104
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i7-3930K
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HD 6850
Kernel Panic I get after connecting my 970 EVO NVMe via PCIex4 adapter

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SO, when ever I try to copy large data to my NVME connected to the Rampage IV Black Edition, I get this KP as the copy process stops mid-way.

I've updated the BIOS to the modded 0801 (NVMe) and tried the original 0801 from Asus's site. Both give me kernel panics when I'm copying data from my O/S SSD to the 970 NVME.

Code:
*** Panic Report ***
panic(cpu 10 caller 0xffffff8011d8776f): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8011d29d55, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff814d676e08, CR3: 0x0000000027c36000, CR4: 0x00000000001626e0
RAX: 0xffffff804d676e00, RBX: 0xffffff8035e3e998, RCX: 0x03fffffe03359db8, RDX: 0xffffff814d676e00
RSP: 0xffffff820cdebe80, RBP: 0xffffff820cdebe80, RSI: 0x0000000023f26e00, RDI: 0xffffff8035e3e998
R8:  0x0000000080000000, R9:  0xffffff814d676e00, R10: 0xffffff8043077701, R11: 0x0000000000001780
R12: 0xffffff8028550000, R13: 0xffffff8029579b68, R14: 0xffffff804d676e00, R15: 0x00000000000536de
RFL: 0x0000000000010287, RIP: 0xffffff8011d29d55, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0xffffff814d676e08, Error code: 0x0000000000000002, Fault CPU: 0xa, PL: 0, VF: 1

Backtrace (CPU 10), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff820cdeb950 : 0xffffff8011c6c1c6
0xffffff820cdeb9a0 : 0xffffff8011d95274
0xffffff820cdeb9e0 : 0xffffff8011d87544
0xffffff820cdeba50 : 0xffffff8011c1e1e0
0xffffff820cdeba70 : 0xffffff8011c6bc3c
0xffffff820cdebba0 : 0xffffff8011c6b9fc
0xffffff820cdebc00 : 0xffffff8011d8776f
0xffffff820cdebd70 : 0xffffff8011c1e1e0
0xffffff820cdebd90 : 0xffffff8011d29d55
0xffffff820cdebe80 : 0xffffff8011d2995a
0xffffff820cdebec0 : 0xffffff8011d17d84
0xffffff820cdebf00 : 0xffffff8011d179e9
0xffffff820cdebfa0 : 0xffffff8011c1d557

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Boot args: npci=0x2000 nvda_drv=1

Mac OS version:
17G65

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 17.7.0: Thu Jun 21 22:53:14 PDT 2018; root:xnu-4570.71.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 1AE5ACFD-3B6F-3D74-AD52-31F1430DBC6F
Kernel slide:     0x0000000011a00000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8011c00000
__HIB  text base: 0xffffff8011b00000
System model name: MacPro6,1 (Mac-F60DEB81FF30ACF6)

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EOF
Model: MacPro6,1, BootROM MP61.0124.B00, 6 processors, 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, 4.4 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.20f18
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, PCIe
Memory Module: DIMM1, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, Undefined, F3-17000CL9-4GBZH
Memory Module: DIMM2, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, Undefined, F3-17000CL9-4GBZH
Memory Module: DIMM3, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, Undefined, F3-17000CL9-4GBZH
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Bluetooth: Version 6.0.7f10, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
PCI Card: Intel(R) 82579V PCI-E Gigabit, Ethernet Controller, Internal
PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Display Controller, Slot-1
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USB Device: Hub
USB Device: Ultra Fit
USB Device: Cruzer Blade
USB Device: USB Keyboard
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USB Device: ASMT1153e
USB Device: USB3.0 Hub
USB Device: USB2.0 Hub
USB Device: HD Webcam C525
USB Device: G300s Optical Gaming Mouse
USB Device: Controller(XBOX 360 For Windows)
USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus
USB Device: Back-UPS RS 1500G-IN FW:901.L8 .I USB FW:L8
USB Device: BCM20702A0
USB Device: M-Track
Thunderbolt Bus:
 
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