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After reading esojotrebla post, I had a doubt and I went checking my bios. I tough I had made two bios upgrade, 739 and 801 and all had seem to go well. but when I check the bios, it is still the H3A that is mentioned. I followed the instructions.Verification confirmed the bios flashing. So what ? Any comment from experienced posters ? I am really new to hackintosh.

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After reading esojotrebla post, I had a doubt and I went checking my bios. I tough I had made two bios upgrade, 739 and 801 and all had seem to go well. but when I check the bios, it is still the H3A that is mentioned. I followed the instructions.Verification confirmed the bios flashing. So what ? Any comment from experienced posters ? I am really new to hackintosh.

If I am not mistaken, all the releases are H3A, it's the version number that changes.

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If I am not mistaken, all the releases are H3A, it's the version number that changes.

Info reads as follows: Bios Version Z77MX.QUO.AOS.H3A.130727205

Bios date: 13/07/27

Bios ID 8A31AG0M

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Info reads as follows: Bios Version Z77MX.QUO.AOS.H3A.130727205

Bios date: 13/07/27

Bios ID 8A31AG0M

Ozmosis bootloader its the one that have changes with every release.

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I am having all sorts of problems with 816M .. Trying to revert to 801M but it does not seem to go back even tough i go thru utility....bios date 20130727,,,, help

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Resetted CMOS, trying to flash 801M again, flashing utility goes thru, system restarts but does not boot...turning in circles...

 

System reports BIOS as H3A.13072705

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^^^

Sounds like some kind of bios corruption to me. You may be able to get the board to use it's backup bios, else it is RMA time.

On a previous post I posted QUO's guidelines for trying to activate the bios recovery.

 

I'm currently still trying to get my RMA sorted/posted, hopefully it will be soon.

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Looking at responses from Bernard Leclerc and IronManJFF it seems to me the system always reports the same BIOS version. I have the exact same version, date and ID as the ones you guys mentioned but it's been the same before and after every update I flash. So, if it works, I just assume it updated correctly? Isn't there some place I can confirm the version that's running? Also new to the hackintosh scene here so hopefully someone with more experience can shed some light on this. For reference, this is what I see:

 

Model Name Z77MX-QUO-AOS 
BIOS Version Z77MX.QUO.AOS.H3A.1307271205 
BIOS Date 07/27/2013 
BIOS ID 8A31AG0M
 
Curiously, when I fire up the Q-Flash utility the BIOS version that's supposedly installing always has a different date on it (07/17/2013). See here: http://d.pr/i/2cbG
 

Info reads as follows: Bios Version Z77MX.QUO.AOS.H3A.130727205

Bios date: 13/07/27

Bios ID 8A31AG0M

 

Resetted CMOS, trying to flash 801M again, flashing utility goes thru, system restarts but does not boot...turning in circles...

System reports BIOS as H3A.13072705

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I wonder how many ever started the UEFI Built-in EDK Shell..

 

Lets try one thing, select it from F12 boot menu, then type:

bdmesg -b

Press ENTER and the first line of text should be enough.

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I wonder how many ever started the UEFI Built-in EDK Shell..

 

Lets try one thing, select it from F12 boot menu, then type:

bdmesg -b

Press ENTER and the first line of text should be enough.

Yup, running 816M. 

 

Ozmosis 1.01.0816M RELEASE (2013-09-30 ... )

 

That's a little confusing for newcomers like me since I'm supposedly doing a BIOS flash yet the version displayed never changes. Is there any explanation for this? Is it not the BIOS you are actually updating but only the bootloader (does that even make sense?)

 

Thanks THe KiNG, you are who you say you are  :D

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How are people getting on with 816m? I have a new board arriving in a week or so and don't want to brick it like Ironman may have done?

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My PNY GTX 650 finally worked when i flashed with the 816M bios. With the stock, 739M and 801M bios, i would get the same lock-up you report. Of course, the card worked fine when running linux. After flashing with any of these bios versions, my system only has only rebooted once.

 

1) I tried adding a discrete GPU (GTX 650). Initially it wouldn't boot but after searching the forum and feedback on the Quo kickstarter page, I set the Init GPU First to iGPU and Integrated graphics to Enabled. The machine boots like this but only if the monitor is hooked up to the onboard HDMI. The card is recognized in system information but the default is still HD 4000 and I'm not sure if the GTX 650 is ever working. I can't select the card when running benchmarks for example. If I hook the monitor up to the card's HDMI it simply freezes in the grey Apple screen while booting.

 

2) I can't flash a new BIOS. I had my doubts that the first time I did it with Hermitcrab's (739M) it didn't work. It showed a different date. Now I tried to flash version 816M and it's still sowing the old version. The process goes through normally, then verifies, but it only reboots once instead of twice as the instructions say. If I check the BIOS version I'll see the same one I saw before flashing. Any help? Newcomer to the whole hackintosh scene.

My PNY GTX 650 finally worked when i flashed with the 816M bios. With the stock, 739M and 801M bios, i would get the same lock-up you report. Of course, the card worked fine when running linux. After flashing with any of these bios versions, my system only has only rebooted once.

How are people getting on with 816m? I have a new board arriving in a week or so and don't want to brick it like Ironman may have done?

816M is working fine for me.

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We ordered the Z77MX-QUO-AOS, but this is what we are unclear about re. graphics:

The graphics on http://quocomputer.com/shop/z77mx-quo-aos displays Thunderbolt
2012-09-24-17-04-28pix_small.jpg
and NOT Mini-DisplayPort. Am I correct that a TB port may only be also called mini DisplayPort if it is connected to a graphics chip?

Just now I see that e_Z77MX-QUO-AOS_1001.pdf that supposedly your Z77MX-QUO-AOS DOES contain the Intel DSL3510L chip

ai98.png

which from what I know bridges between the HD4000 chip, and the Thunderbolt port, adding the mDP functionality to the TB port?

Can someone who knows clarify if the Z77MX-QUO-AOS does or does not have two mDPs?

We need to know this because we need to connect a Apple Cinema Display 27" 2560x1440 which ONLY has a mDP plug as monitor connection, nothing else.

(and hopefully the Apple Cinema Display will also work at 2560x1440 connected to your board's Thunderbolt via mDP in Windows 8/8.1, not just OS X 10.8.5 ..)

Thanks for clarifying,
Bugs

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Good news 

 

Finally figured out what was wrong, turns out that it has nothing to do with the BIOS update

 

Bad News

 

DDR3_2 slot is defective ...  removing the RAM from it got me going again.

I tried the RAM from DDR3_2 into DDR3_1 and it works flawlessly. Whenever I insert into DDR3_2  --> BOOM!

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Good news 

 

Finally figured out what was wrong, turns out that it has nothing to do with the BIOS update

 

Bad News

 

DDR3_2 slot is defective ...  removing the RAM from it got me going again.

I tried the RAM from DDR3_2 into DDR3_1 and it works flawlessly. Whenever I insert into DDR3_2  --> BOOM!

Damn!

I see only bad thing about this board...

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Good news 

 

Finally figured out what was wrong, turns out that it has nothing to do with the BIOS update

 

Bad News

 

DDR3_2 slot is defective ...  removing the RAM from it got me going again.

I tried the RAM from DDR3_2 into DDR3_1 and it works flawlessly. Whenever I insert into DDR3_2  --> BOOM!

From the user manual to use DD3_1 and 2 you enabled dual channel memory mode. Otherwise use 1 & 3 or 2 & 4

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From the user manual to use DD3_1 and 2 you enabled dual channel memory mode. Otherwise use 1 & 3 or 2 & 4

It is still defective...so i will ask QUO for a replacement.. otherwise I am/was pretty happy with the board.

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We ordered the Z77MX-QUO-AOS, but this is what we are unclear about re. graphics:

 

The graphics on http://quocomputer.com/shop/z77mx-quo-aos displays Thunderbolt

2012-09-24-17-04-28pix_small.jpg

and NOT Mini-DisplayPort. Am I correct that a TB port may only be also called mini DisplayPort if it is connected to a graphics chip?

 

Just now I see that e_Z77MX-QUO-AOS_1001.pdf that supposedly your Z77MX-QUO-AOS DOES contain the Intel DSL3510L chip

 

ai98.png

 

which from what I know bridges between the HD4000 chip, and the Thunderbolt port, adding the mDP functionality to the TB port?

 

Can someone who knows clarify if the Z77MX-QUO-AOS does or does not have two mDPs?

 

We need to know this because we need to connect a Apple Cinema Display 27" 2560x1440 which ONLY has a mDP plug as monitor connection, nothing else.

 

(and hopefully the Apple Cinema Display will also work at 2560x1440 connected to your board's Thunderbolt via mDP in Windows 8/8.1, not just OS X 10.8.5 ..)

 

Thanks for clarifying,

Bugs

It has 2 Thunderbolt ports that can be used as Mini-Display ports if you want to do it this way. For what you intend to do (connecting Apple Cinema Display) it will work.

Thunderbolt is much more than mDP.

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even though it took longer then expected to arrive. I'm happy with this motherboard as a very near out of the box install.

managed to install mountain lion and maverick quite windows7 quite easily just can't sort out sleep put that not a big deal for me

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It has to be a kernel extension that is somehow preventing sleep..

Do a System Report and look out for any non-Apple kext...

Got a Core I3-3225 (for HD4000), 8 GB ram and Crucial M500.

Upgraded to latest 839M 816M OZ bios and installed 10.8.5 directly via USB bootable key.

 

Just had to patch audio and got all running fine including sleep, USB3 and speedstep.

 

Nice work on that bios, guys!

:thumbsup_anim:

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It has 2 Thunderbolt ports that can be used as Mini-Display ports if you want to do it this way. For what you intend to do (connecting Apple Cinema Display) it will work.

great, thank you, IronManJFF. Provided I have a proper i5 or i7 CPU w/ Intel HD4000 buckled up.

 

Wonder if Intel has a more powerful graphics chips in the forge to integrate into future ix CPUs ..

 

Thunderbolt is much more than mDP.

Yep. And w/o a being backed up by a GPU in the underlying chip-set (proper CPU/GPU combo in this case), it's only Thunderbolt, w/o mDP, right?

 

(trying to get back on par here step-by-step)

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@bdv

 

do I read well OZ bios 839M ? Is this a new version ?

My bad, Don't know how I wrote 839, it is 816M... Post edited.

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@bdv

 

Hi. I've got my AOS up and running with 10.8.5 and everything so far seems to be working really well except for the audio. I've trawled through the posts here but the only instructions I could find about patching the audio didn't work for me. I'd be really grateful if you could explain how you managed to get your audio patched.

 

Thanks

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