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tonymacx86's ASUS Test Build: Z97-A - i3-4340 - HD4600 - Thunderbolt EX II

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Does anyone know if other ASUS Z97 boards would have in their BIOS the "CFG lock Disabled/Enabled switch" Tony mentioned? The board I'm mostly interested in is the Z97-Pro.

For those of you with any ASUS Z97 board, is this option present in the BIOS?

Thanks!
 
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Does anyone know if other ASUS Z97 boards would have in their BIOS the "CFG lock Disabled/Enabled switch" Tony mentioned? The board I'm mostly interested in is the Z97-Pro.

For those of you with any ASUS Z97 board, is this option present in the BIOS?

Thanks!
I can confirm that the Asus Z97-Pro board does have the CFG-lock option, that it is disabled by default, and that the MB works with the ThunderboltEX II card. I have checked with the Apple ethernet adapter and the Apple Thunderbolt Display. More details at >http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks-desktop-guides/139147-success-asus-z97-pro-i7-4790-intel-hd-4600-a.html< --- so-far, I have only been able to make the display work with the card connected externally to the MB's DisplayPort, I have not been able to daisy-chain Thunderbolt Displays, and there are a few other niggles.
 
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It's present also on H97M-Plus for example....i guess it's present on almost if not every 9 series mobo's
 
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I think it's PRETTY FREAKIN' AWESOME on ASUS's part :clap: to include this switch in the BIOS.
They seem to be trying to sell more boards to Hackintoshers, since I'm not sure what (any?) purpose it would serve for Windows users.
 
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@tonymacx86 any updates as far as how this build is running now that you've had it for a month? I'm highly considering this this mobo with integrated graphics but my main concern is stability
 

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Stable build so far- besides 9 series chipset not being native yet in the OS, it's working great. I've not been using it as my main rig, but as a 9 series tester.
 
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Stable build so far- besides 9 series chipset not being native yet in the OS, it's working great. I've not been using it as my main rig, but as a 9 series tester.
Thanks Tony. Do you think that support of 9 series will be integrated soon with yosemite or an updated version of mavericks?
 

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Thanks Tony. Do you think that support of 9 series will be integrated soon with yosemite or an updated version of mavericks?
Likely, although there is no timetable for this, as it requires new Macs to be released.
 
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Stable build so far- besides 9 series chipset not being native yet in the OS, it's working great. I've not been using it as my main rig, but as a 9 series tester.

Hi Tony
How different is the z97a from the deluxe?
my rig 4790k
asus z97 deluxe
8gb balistix
cosair cx750

I have updated my bios followed bot the unibeast and clover install and the screen stops at the "missing bluetooth controller" and goes to black. Need help please.
 
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