- Apr 18, 2011
- ASUS WS X299 Sage/10G
- Radeon Pro W5500
- Mobile Phone
Had a major issue with my Amazon warehouse 'bargain' Asus X299 Sage 10G. The reason it was so cheap - apart from the bent pin- is that the X550 adapter is bricked. Didn't notice at first as I've been using an Intel Gbe card and was only in when I went to upgrade the eprom to work with the small tree drivers that I realized. Spent most of last week trying to reinstall the firmware using Intel Preboot 26.0 in Linux among other 'fixes'.
The problem is that the Vid is showing as 8000 when it should be 8086 and Bootutil output reads "the adapter cannot be initialized due to inaccessible device memory". I have asked Asus to help (I'm not optimistic) and it looks like I won't have 10G which is a bit of a bummer because I was planning to upgrade my NAS later in the year. Decided on getting a brand new board and selling-on the current board - should be able to get my money back as it was very cheap.
Otherwise the board works like a charm compared to the other X299 boards I had originally.
I'm sorry you ran into those issues. I've had pretty good luck with Amazon warehouse for the most part but lately it's been hit or miss.
Are you still in the return period? I’m not sure how much shipping is back to the states to return it is tho