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Found an article at Tom's Hardware where Intel responded to that article with the following:
We have already identified this issue and addressed it with a fix that started rolling out in April 2017. As always, we recommend checking to make sure your BIOS is up to date, but the chance of encountering this issue is low, as it requires a complex number of concurrent micro-architectural conditions to reproduce.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hyperthreading-kaby-lake-skylake-skylake-x,34876.html
 
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Guys, I need to build a new hack (with same H/W specs I have on my ASUS Z170M-Plus), and would try the Maximus VIII GENE.

I was wondering if this motherboard has same nasty bios issues as mine (I did tested 2 mobo so far, with same results):
if I do a system update (sometimes updating clover partition) or a system crash occur, the BIOS (2 times out of 3) enters in a boot loop state (power on and than auto power off), and the only way to fix it is to reset the CMOS, and re-enter all the settings.

Does the GENE have same nasty behavior?

This damned "bug" is annoying. I had to put 2 wires and a button because I can't open the case every month to trigger the reset CMOS switch....
 

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Guys, I need to build a new hack (with same H/W specs I have on my ASUS Z170M-Plus), and would try the Maximus VIII GENE.

I was wondering if this motherboard has same nasty bios issues as mine (I did tested 2 mobo so far, with same results):
if I do a system update (sometimes updating clover partition) or a system crash occur, the BIOS (2 times out of 3) enters in a boot loop state (power on and than auto power off), and the only way to fix it is to reset the CMOS, and re-enter all the settings.

Does the GENE have same nasty behavior?

This damned "bug" is annoying. I had to put 2 wires and a button because I can't open the case every month to trigger the reset CMOS switch....

What you are describing doesn't sound normal at all, and I've never seen this behavior on my Gene.
 
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What you are describing doesn't sound normal at all and I've never seen this behavior on my Gene.
I wish it was also on the Z170M-Plus......
 

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What you are describing doesn't sound normal at all, and I've never seen this behavior on my Gene.
Diddo! I have not seen this problem with my Gene, either.
 
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Hi,
i just wanted to say thank you for this tutoriel, i just buy a new pc with this motherboard and an i7-7700k because i didn't wanted to buy an imac 27". I followed the tutoriel and everything works very well. I just have the nvidia driver which didn't want to work after a reboot but i think i'll fix it.
 

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Hi,
i just wanted to say thank you for this tutorial, I just bought a new PC with this motherboard and an i7-7700k because i didn't wanted to buy an iMac 27". I followed the tutorial and everything works very well. I just have the Nvidia driver which didn't want to work after a reboot but i think i'll fix it.
The fix is easy and well known. Since BIOS v2202, ASUS no longer saves the NVRAM between boots. There are two ways to fix the problem. First way is to follow slim.jim's guide, Problem/Solution 6. The second way is to use MultiBeast v9.1.0+ and just select the following and reboot.
Bootloaders > Clover v2.4k r4063 UEFI Boot Mode + Emulated NVRAM​
See page 6 in the MultiBeast Features document which comes with the MultiBeast v9.1.0+ zip file.
 
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Perfect, it's done, thank you. I have a last thing but i think it won't be hard to find.
 
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I'm sorry, I'm just coming back to this after several weeks away because of a close family loss. I'm not at my brightest, but it appears I'm at square 1. I have the VIII Gene, an Intel I5-7600K,Gigabyte GTX 1050, Corsair memory and a Samsung SM951 (to run in AHCI mode).

But i'm only at the point where I have completed the USB install drive and am ready to configure the BIOS.

I downloaded version 3401 of the BIOS, and tried the Asus Flashback update. Can't say I saw a flashing light.

But the fundamental problem is that when I try to start the system to configure the BIOS, the QCode shows "00" (unused), all the fans spin nicely, parts of the MB light up (but no alert LEDs), and nothing shows on the HDMI-connected AOC Q3279 VWF8 display. And no sounds from the headphone port (I have no speakers yet.).

Guys, I'm at a complete loss and I'd appreciate a nudge, no mater how brutal. I know I must be missing something fundamental.
 
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Just to confirm, are you having difficulty booting to BIOS on a brand new build?

If yes, try to check that the RAM is installed correctly and that the heatsink is not over tightened.
 
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