We’ve heard a number of studies of Intel’s thirteenth Gen CPUs failing as well on older Z690 motherboards. Until now, all of the incidents concerned ASUS Z690 boards whereby the Core i9-13900K was as much as 48% slower than common. Moreover, some customers have been going through issues getting the Z690 to POST with Raptor Lake processors. To make issues worse, these points could be reproduced utilizing the most recent firmware as properly.
In a single case, the ASUS TUF Z690 didn’t detect the hooked up M.2 drives and reminiscence correctly. The motherboard didn’t acknowledge the drive on the primary M.2 slot, whereas the reminiscence (rated for 3600MT/s) refused to run on the anticipated speeds. In keeping with the consumer, he tried utilizing a brand-new reminiscence package from Corsair, formally appropriate with the board.
The BIOS had a bunch of points. Not one of the SSDs confirmed up within the NVMe part. Out of the 64GB reminiscence put in, solely 32GB is acknowledged by the BIOS and OS. Swapping the DIMMs didn’t assist both. We confronted comparable points with a Gigabyte Z690 Aero DDR4 upon pairing it with the Core i9-13900K.
For starters, the system doesn’t boot up utilizing the iGPU, whereas attending to the BIOS is a large headache. Twin-DIMM configurations end in a boot loop, and the reminiscence can’t be overclocked to secure figures above 3,600 MT/s (for kits rated at 4,600MT/s). Putting in an working system is one other landmine. The setup does begin with a single DIMM, however after the primary restart, you get caught in one other boot loop whereby there’s no error code on the LEDs.
Nothing appears to work. We’ve tried with completely different thirteenth Gen Core CPUs, reminiscence kits, and M.2 drives throughout each CPU and SB slots. We’ve utilized for RMA and can replace the story if the identical drawback could be reproduced on the alternative.