I am trying to install Windows 10 on a (soon to be) new gaming rig. My problem is that I always get machine check exception when booting from USB. I updated the BIOS for the motherboard to the latest version which is 0606.
I took everything not essential out of the motherboard to identify what could be the issue.
Info on my whole rig can be found here.
Currently on the ASUS Z370-E GAMING motherboard I have connected (except peripherals)
- CPU: i7-8700k
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 4000MHz
- M.2: Samsung 960 Evo 500GB
- Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2
- Power: EVGA Supernova 850w G3 gold
Then I’ve run IPDT for UEFI and I got:
-- IPDT Results: IPDT Passed!!
With only the following as a warning but the whole test suite passes, so I guess it is ok?
--- Reading CPU Frequency --- Expected CPU Frequency is --> 3.70GHz Detecting CPU Frequency ... Detected CPU Frequency --> 4.9332GHz CPU Frequency Test Passed with Warning!!! The processor frequency could be affected by power management features. In order to ensure the processor frequency is not affected by a power management setting, enter BIOS, load defaults, and disable any 'Over-Clocking' or power management features that may affect processor frequency. Also, set any software applications which control power management features to default.
Then I applied the detected EXP profile. Still the same MCE exception.
Tried running a live Ubuntu, but after selecting the “Try without installing” or “Install…” the screen would get blank and nothing would happen, even with the
nomodesetoption switched while booting.
Is the motherboard broken? CPU or RAM? Or I don't know how to setup the clock speeds (which I don’t)? Or something else.
Can anyone give me some hints on how I can proceed? Any help is greatly appreciated thanks.
After contacting the manufacturer, he told me that after testing how i did there is a issue with the MB