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ASUS Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2014 12:53:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStill DOA after two RMAs

Pros: Ran well for two weeks.

Cons: I 'downsized' from an Asus P9X79 to this microATX to fit my Thermaltake Urban case. After several trouble free . weeks I reset the BIOS to Default after playing around with various fan options. The board failed to post after this and generated - Q LED = VGA, Debug Table = 64 (CPU Initiation is started) error diagnostic codes. Swapped DIMMs, VGA card, no go. PSU fan spins, CPU gets warm.
Cleared CMOS, download newest BIOS, flash, no post. RMA'd board. 'Repaired' board lasted less than a day one day; Blue Screen, no post. Now we have Q LED = CPU and Q table = 00. Tech support suggests reflashing BIOS. No help there. Is a third RMA a charm?
This is my first ever negative experience after nearly two decades of being a happy Asus user.

Other Thoughts: Had to purchase an Asus Gene VII motherboard to keep me going while this board does the FedEx shuffle to the Asus Indiana Depot. No problems to date.
I sleep better at night knowing that ASUS is not sourcing Aerospace or Medical Equipment . .

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  • timothy b.
  • 7/4/2014 11:57:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRampage 4 gene

Pros: awesome board once it all is working

Cons: very poor service
requested 2 rma's for 2 mobo's only one issued. sent 2 mobo's in one box they say they only checked in one board
I call their tech support and not once have they replied in 3 months. this is --- I received only one board back.

Other Thoughts: their rampage 4 extreme an awesome board love asus products if you send something in take pictures tag it well

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2014 7:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Q&A

Pros: Great form factor. Superb BIOS.

Cons: Second Failure within within two months. After two days of operation I set the BIOS to 'Load Optimized Defaults (F5)' in order to establish an overall temperature profile (running this build in a Thermaltake Urban SD1).
Result = unable to reboot - system hangs with Q LED = VGA. RMA'd to ASUS. Two weeks later I get the board back without a diagnosis/repair summary.
Today several file copy errors while backing up and then the system froze. Reboot' Q LED = CPU, Q Code 00. CPU gets power (warm), fans spin, but dead in the water. Swapped power supplies - no dice.
Very dissappointing as I'm a huge fan of ASUS - tablet, notebook and numerous motherboards over the past twenty years

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  • Charles C.
  • 4/20/2014 3:26:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great only after Updated

Pros: It's a solid motherboard, once working no issues and was able to overclock without any problems. The ROG connect is a great feature, and without it I would have been out of luck with the CPU I got.

Also own a Maximus V Extreme. Rampage and Maximus are very good boards.

Cons: The box, manual, and site say it is compatible with Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E, however they do not mention this requires a BIOS update to work. Even after directly asking tech support on the phone, they suggested RMA and said that I wouldn't need to update the BIOS. On the plus side, Motherboard has a readout saying what the problem is, there is a line of LEDs and one that says CPU will remain on if it can't read it properly.

Other Thoughts: When you download the bios from the website, which can be hard to navigate and find the right one, they have a rename program. The program should rename it to R4G.CAP, if it renames it to something else you probably don't have the right flash file. I also learned the hard way that the Mobo doesn't seem to read large Flash drives, I had to use an old 2gb after the 16gb kept showing it wouldn't read the file.

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  • Peter N.
  • 3/31/2014 1:25:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Board Is Da Board

Pros: Bios is all pros
flashing bios, saving settings all pro
Low Heat high clk's
4820k ivy-E 4.8 water, everything moves as fast, fast as you click the mouse.

Cons: None Currently, no pre-configured water coolers for chipsets. I believe used in hwbot competitions, they might like something like that. Doesnt have 8 memory Dimm's and memory with more GB is expensive. Then fast memory with more GB is really expensive. Dilemma's

Other Thoughts: When You turn on for the first time, you may not have any display. need to flash bios. Very easy thing to do, just have a usb flash drive when you purchase.
********** In manual it states bios is a ROM file, using USB Bios flash back this did not work. Save bios as a .CAP and it works great. Freaked me out for like 10 minutes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I'm kind of a everything on auto except bare necessitys bios guy. But I found that Increasing Voltages greater than auto will help system stability and help with sleep issues. Up to user but a little time adjusting goes a long way. I dont think its starving, V+ but just needs a little boost. I dont know the terms for for the voltages but slowly play with voltages on lower cpu configuration. possible night and day difference.

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  • Stoyan D.
  • 3/6/2014 1:13:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: Very Good MB . It is my main Workstation , Stable and I think is the best microITX money can buy today for socket 2011. Too Many things are good about the motherboard to mention including the "dinosaur" PS2 port like other customer called which is very important to have for every geek who knows his stuff.

Cons: Here Are the Cons: Esata doesn't work properly. Has only 1 PS2 instead of 2. Sata connector facing to the side or the board is very helpful for specific Cases but make it nightmare for the other mitx case which is suppose be use. they could just put is facing you and that would work for any case.

Other Thoughts: It's advance MB capable to use 12 core CPUs, which is $3000 just the cpu by today's market. It's is for advanced user who may have to change bios to accommodate their cpu, or do specific RAM combination to make it work, but if you know what you are doing it's the only mitx out there to fit this scenario.

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  • Nickolas K.
  • 2/22/2014 7:27:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew one works

Pros: the only real motherboard that is matx and s2011 lots of options and amazing build quality

Cons: had some issues with the last one that i had and asus customer service is the worst joke ive ever dealt with i called them a few times and they were unhelpful and possibly rude, if i wasn't forced to use asus on this build i would have switched to a different manufacture due to the fact that their warranty is useless becuase its almost impossible to get an RMA i ended up just purchasing a new one due to the old one not working right..

Other Thoughts: shame on you asus this will be the last board i purchase from you after many many years of being a happy customer..

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  • Justin W.
  • 2/18/2014 12:38:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice

Pros: Small and has smart layout. Customizable. Room for SLI. OC features

Cons: Only has room for 32GB of RAM, comes with archaic PS2 plug,

Other Thoughts: Wish it had more RAM slots... I would gladly give up the PCI 4x and dinosaur PS2 for it.

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  • FERNANDO S.
  • 2/4/2014 2:15:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworst Experience ever

Pros: none really, cause it didnt work

Cons: motherboard faulty, BIOS outdated, returned to ASUS, worst customer service experience, they lost all my accessories, had to purchase them on 3rd party site

Other Thoughts: i have always bought ASUS, for over 20 years of building PC's. After this, I will never touch any of there parts.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

If I may, I would like to help. Please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please include the serial number of the motherboard. 3418556.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Eric J.
  • 1/17/2014 9:44:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board, Note: won't do RAID 10 + 2 DVDs

Pros: Very pleased with the quality and ease of use of this board in my latest build. I'm a long-time ASUS board buyer, first time user of a ROG ASUS board. The quality and solidity of the connectors and heat spreaders on the ROG board is apparent. UEFI BIOS worked like a charm for me. RAID 10 setup was painless, with one hitch (see below). BIOS flashback and two-digit POST code displays are nice touches. Easy one-click overclocking of my Intel i7-3930K hexacore from 3.2GHz to 4GHz. Fan control via ASUS AI Suite II utility helps keeps the whole rig virtually silent, except when under full load. Accessing RAID menus and setup was easy. Booted properly on first assembly, installed Win 7 Pro without a hitch. Manual was very clearly written, very useful.

Cons: Minor con: I am running dual ASUS Radeon 7770s in Crossfire in my two PCI-E slots. The bottom card is right above the Intel X79 PCH heatsink, which tends to run a little hotter than anything else as a result, probably from poor airflow. It would be difficult to mount a fan in there. PCH runs at 102F (38C) idle, 114F (44C) under load. Not worrisome, since the fan suite sounds alarm at 140F (60C) which I have never reached, but I haven't load tested it for an hour yet.

Other Thoughts: NOTE to users seeking to use RAID-10 with 2 DVDs. The board offers 8 SATA slots as follows:
4 on the inside edge (2 x 3Gb/s, 2 x 6 Gb/s) under the Intel X79 controller,
2 on the inside edge under the ASMedia controller (2 x 6Gb/s),
1 on the bottom edge under the Intel x79 controller (at 3 Gb/s)
1 on the outside panel under the Intel X79 controller as eSATA.

I ran into two problems with this:

First, one cannot create a RAID 10 set using all four 6Gb/s SATA connectors because they are on different controllers (two under Intel X79, two under ASMedia). This was not a big problem since my hybrid drives aren't going to spew data >3Gb/s. So I used the four inside edge Intel X79s at 3Gb/s. If you had really fast drives, perhaps this would be a bottleneck.

Second, the ASMedia controllers cannot be used with ATAPI devices. This is noted on the motherboard manual page 2-24, so if I had read long enough, I could have found this info. As a result, I could only connect 1 DVD device to the remaining internal Intel X79 SATA connector on the bottom edge of the board. I suppose I could have run a cable through the case, out the back, and onto the eSATA port on the IO panel, but this would have looked like hell.

A post at Tom's Hardware forum notes that if one disables the ASMedia OPROM in BIOS, one might be able to use these connectors for ATAPI, but I did not mess with it. Search under "Mobo not recognozing 4th sata 6gb HDD" +ASUS +SATA

The same post also mentions the ASMedia as being problematic. Since I'm not using them, I can't comment. Everything has been working fine as configured, with all drives on the X79 Sata ports.

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