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ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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2 out of 5 eggs It's as if the PCIe Doen't Exist 03/30/2014

This review is from: ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The OC profiles are nice.

Cons: The implementation of CSM is confusing; as is how it deals with video cards over the PCIe and the whole UEFI / legacy BIOS, use-cases.

I purchased two Z87 Pro3's and neither would detect my video cards, so a defective mainboard is ruled out. I tried 3 different brands and styles of video cards, one even had the newer UEFI "hybrid BIOS" switch. No amount trying every possible configuration, even with EVGA tech support (for two of the three cards I tested), would even get Z87's "Status Browser" thing to show the seated video cards were even in the PCIe.

It's as if the PCIe doesn't exist.

Again, tested two Z87 Pro3's with same result -- both being defective seems improbable. The mainboards work in every other way with the onboard video.

If there is some magic incantation that breaths life into the PCIe's, once Asrock responds to my support submission, it will not get back the time I've wasted on something that should have worked out of the box.

And yes, I've updated to the latest UEFI (both were 2.40 that upgrade to 2.50), as well as resetting the CMOS on one of my Z87's -- seem to be ASRock's fix du jour.


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