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

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  1. vlad1966

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    Aug 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM #21
    vlad1966

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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!
     
  2. ReneV

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    Aug 17, 2014 at 6:48 AM #22
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    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...ess-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.
     
  3. Robertc89

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    Aug 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM #23
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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
     
  4. vlad1966

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    Aug 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM #24
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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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    Aug 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM #25
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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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    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM #26
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    I'm interested too for video editing
     
  7. tonymacx86

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    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM #27
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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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    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM #28
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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?
     
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    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM #29
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    Likely, although there is no timetable for this, as it requires new Macs to be released.
     
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    Sep 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM #30
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    Hi Tony
    How different is the z97a from the deluxe?
    my rig 4790k
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    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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