I noted you are getting issues while installing the driver of you external graphics card. We need to try to narrow down the issue. Let me know if you can get into the BIOS using the minimum configuration, I mean processor, motherboard, and 1 memory stick DDR4 2133MHz.
From review BIOS version, memory speed and check if you can see the SSD. Latest BIOS versions:
Then, try to install the operating system without the external graphics card, install the latest chipset and MEI driver from Asus website. Then, turn the system off and plug the external graphics card. Attach the monitor to one of the video ports of the card (external).
Let me know how it works.
I did the test with only the processor and 1 ram (with nothing else) and still have the same problem.
At the begining I did the Bios update via internet, everything was fine, installed Windows 10 with updates, when I did the Video Card driver update the system crashed, I returned the MB and RAM after the processor and 1 ram test.
I reordered the same MB but not the same ram (GSKILL instead of Crucial) got the same message (so I have access to BIOS and can see the name of my processor, my ram, ssd and Windows 10 usb stick in boot menu) but cannot go further (tried 3 SSD) just in case it was the problem but cleary not ... I tried another Power Supply 850w but nothing changed.
That's why I'm asking, is it possible that my processor is malfunctioning even if it's detected in the BIOS, cause it's the only thing I didn't change.
I would RMA the Processor, just make sure you do not have the same motherboard that you returned. Intel is good to work with Phone Number: 1-916-377-7000
Should I RMA the processor ? It's been over a month that I'm trying to get my PC working and seen the only thing that cause this issue is my i7 6700k ...
If you test your system with minimum configuration and you are still getting a black screen, I suggest you to replace the processor.
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Remember, this processor supports memories of 2133MHz @ 1.20V.
Can you do a Clean install of your OS format it?
Went to a Computer repair shop, they tested all my gear, it was my i7-6700k causing trouble, the tech said it's very rare that a CPU detected in the Bios causing that kind of issue, i'm the second case he saw till now.
Glad you have it fixed I also had a bad Skylake prosessorer it would freeze RMA a new one working fine for me.
Just want to confirm exactly the same symptoms and diagnoses as the OP.
I built and installed the OS successfully on Wednesday (09/21/16) and today (09/24/16) my windows 10 OS BSOD. Reboot would result in errors as described in the OP thread opener.
I could not even reinstall the OS. CPU detected just fine in the ASUS maximus viii hero uefi.
I tested everything until all that was left was CPU and MOBO.
i installed a friends CPU and WINDOWS 10 booted to OS without issue. Given the CPU was only purchased 3 days ago, will this be a direct replacement? I cannot really afford to be without my computer.
Intel will cross ship the CPU are you in the USA? Phone Number: 1-916-377-7000