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Forum discussion tagged with Z97.
  1. M

    [SOLVED] How can I get my Samsung SSD 980 NVMe M.2 to show on my PC with Asus Z97-A motherboard?

    Hi all. Sorry for the wall of text in advance. I'm having trouble with my computer not recognising my new Samsung SSD 980 NVMe M.2 drive. I've read several forum threads that have helped me get through some of my issue, but none were quite identical to my issue and I haven't been able to...
  2. axilaris

    Question HDMI cannot be detected from ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S motherboard- How to resolve Graphics Adapter issue

    I cannot detect HDMI from the motherboard (ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S) I plugged in a working monitor HDMI to the motherboard HDMI, and there is no display. I however have NVIDIA Quodro K620, and display seems to work overthere. Why nothing seems to come out from the motherboard display ? I...
  3. Garsena22

    Question When i switch motherboard from optimal mode to normal system gets error

    Hello guys, i have Asus Z97-A , Thermaltake Smart SE 530W Balistix sport 16 gb 2x8 My motherboard have 3 modes , power saving, normal and optimal. When i use normal mode my computer shows error :( (your computer runs into a problem) Critical process dead. But when i switch to optimal mode my...
  4. Z

    Question CPU fan always blowing (uncontrollably) when I start my PC

    Hi all, My CPU fan will always start blowing for seconds stop and then start blowing again, it's starting to drive me insane. I've recently cleaned out the entire case as I thought that dust would cause this, there was a good chunk of dust in the CPU cooler but I got rid off that. Stopped doing...
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    Question SSD m2 nvme compatibility (z97 motherboard)

    Hello So i got gigabyte z97x gaming 3 motherboard , and im gonna buy another ssd. I decided to go with Adata xpg Gamminx s11 pro and its m.2 nvme. Can i run it as secondary disc on board s m2 connector ? I expect lower speeds but i think it would be better for future upgardes, so if its able to...
  6. G

    [SOLVED] Sensible GPU upgrade for i5 4690k

    Hello, I'm in need of advice regarding GPU upgrade for my 2014 PC setup with i5 4690k. I've read similar threads about this topic and I have more questions than answers so I'd like to create a new one. Information about my main goals and current pc specification listed below. Main goal: Able...
  7. D

    Question Overclocking i7-4790K on Z87 or Z97 - is Z97 better?

    Hi there, Does anyone know if there’s any truth in the idea that a Z97 motherboard would be significantly better than a Z87 for running and overclocking an i7-4790K? I'm planning an upgrade from my successfully de-lidded and overclocked 4760K, to a 4790K which I found at reasonable price and...
  8. Amedinno

    [SOLVED] New system, can get into Windows but can't access BIOS

    Hey, I upgraded from a 4690K Gigabyte Z97 to 3700X MSI B550 and I cant get into the BIOS even though everything works fine. Tried the Windows Advanced Boot force UEFI, spamming delete also doesn't work. No formatting has been done to my SSDs. I was wondering if I did something wrong or did I...
  9. AtNvme

    [SOLVED] Power Surge Protection Issues - ASUS MOBO

    Well... (I'm unsure wether this goes into the MOBO or PSU section, I guess both potentially). I hoped I would never have to come back here again for that specific issues, but it has come back after a whole year, I had nearly forgotten about it. It all started in June of last year, where I had a...
  10. M

    [SOLVED] NVME SSD as a boot drive on asus z97-p motherboard

    Hello, I am planning to buy kingston a400 m.2 ssd and I have asus z97-p mobo, I keep hearing that my motherboard won't be able to support the ssd as a boot drive so I need advice with it as I intend to use it as a boot drive. My bios is updated. Thanks
  11. H

    Question ASUS Z-97A "Overclocking failed" then blue screen "Inaccessible boot drive" after installing new RAM

    Hi everyone, Today I received 2 new 8gb sticks of Crucial Ballistic Sport DDR3 - 1600 ram off of eBay to add to my already existing sticks of the same type. I put the new sticks in and assumed everything would be fine... it wasn't. My computer went into a reset loop and after manually...
  12. R

    [SOLVED] ASUS Z97-AR stops at POST

    Hi. When i startup my ASUS Z97-AR it freezes at the "Press DEL to enter setup" screen. The PC is unresponsive and i cant enter BOIS either. I have tried to: clear the CMOS switch out the RAM remove the GPU and use unboard graphics remove all drives take the motherboard out of its case while...
  13. B

    [SOLVED] GPU upgrade, MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Intel LGA1150 Z97

    Hi Super geniuses and Gods of PC hardware I need some GPU upgrade advise. I have the below setup from 2015. All is ok, but the GPU needs an upgrade. Please advise best vs cost effective GPU upgrade. Nvidia or AMD Also, what bottlenecks I may face. Anything I should consider upgrading? Will...
  14. fwjs28

    [SOLVED] upgrading HP Envy 700-074

    Hey everybody, first time poster. This is what I currently have, but the motherboard is dead (bent CPU pin) Budget Range: as cheap as reasonable System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge and some mild gaming (like Battlefield 4) Are you buying a monitor: No...
  15. NerdyComputerGuy

    Question Ram Upgrade, need help!

    Hi, So this is the current ram that I have, KHX1600C9D3/4GX I have 2 of these making 8GB ram in total. I would like to upgrade to get 16gb of ram I have found these two on Ebay, please could you tell me if they would be compatible with my system...
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    [SOLVED] My system is stuck in a constant boot loop???

    So one day about 3 weeks ago I woke up and went to turn on my pc And it started boot looking turning on for about .5 of a sec and turning off indefinitely I did some troubleshooting thinking it was the power supply because I’ve seen in tons of forums that the unit I had was defective ( Corsair...
  17. D

    [SOLVED] PC not booting - no fans spinning, only green LEDs

    Hi, I have recently put together a second PC for guests to use. For the motherboard, I used an ASUS Z97-A board that I got used a couple of weeks ago. I put an i3 on the board and it worked perfectly outside the case, turning it on using the on board power button. However, today when I put the...
  18. D

    Question Mobo's practically dead, need a compatible one I can actually find

    Turns out my Asus Z97 mini itx mobo's cpu socket has been the cause of many issues going on with my system (PC randomly shutting down, short circuit, etc). I went through a lot trying to identify this problem which was a real surprise. I couldn't find the same mobo anywhere or any z97 mini...
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    Question Is the Motherboard dead?

    Hey guys, First time for me here. A week ago I bought used Asus z97-h3d Mobo without checking the mobo (I know you think I did mistake but in my place that is normal). The guy who sold me the mobo said it was never been used and it's brand new which make sense since the mobo was in it's...
  20. GeckoTheG

    Question 2 CPU's died on me in the span of a couple hours. Help needed!

    Okay, this is a sad post. I'm an avid pc builder, who buys parts used and flips PC's. Was having a great week. Had an i7 4790k paired with a z97 board and an i5 4460 with an h81 mini itx board. I was testing a faulty gpu in my z97 board and downloading drivers for it with the igpu. Suddenly...