A computer's Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) is embedded software on a motherboard.
It is the first software your PC loads so that it can use things like CD drives, mice, and keyboards practically from the moment you turn it on.
Feature-packed motherboards often exceed the ATX specification out of necessity, and the Z370 Godlike Gaming follows that concept with a slew of slots and on-board controllers packed tightly on a 10.7”-deep board.
Because it's over an inch beyond the 9.6” (or 9.625”) depth of standard ATX, MSI affixes the EATX label so common among boards around this size.
That last feature allows users who don’t remember status codes to understand where the boot process “hung” without looking up those codes.
The bottom edge features a selector switch for the backup firmware ROM, and a set of switches to disable any of the three upper (CPU-based) PCIe x16-length slots, just in case your GPU overclock goes wrong.
Follow the below robust troubleshooting procedure step-by-step and do not skip any steps.
Failure to follow this guide when asked by eth OS or gpu Shack staff (as part of RMA procedure) will result in a voided warranty, as described in the gpu Shack Warranty Agreement.
On the other hand, that fourth slot shares PCIe pathways with so many other devices that we’re reluctant to use it.Getting Support Quick Start Guide Video Guides Mining Zcash Mining Monero Updating eth OS to the Latest Version Updating Miners to Latest Versions Writing eth OS to an 8gb USB 3.0 / HDD / SSD on Windows Writing eth OS to an 8gb USB 3.0 / HDD / SSD on Linux (debian/ubuntu flavors) Writing eth OS to an 8gb USB 3.0 / HDD / SSD or SSD on OS X Booting a Rig without a Power Button Initial Setup (using a Keyboard and Monitor on eth OS) Booting into eth OS Provisioning AMD boards Provisioning Intel boards Properly distributing riser power to avoid instability Fixing Kernel Panic with 5 GPUs on Intel Z170/X/270/X/H110 Fixing 290/390/470/480 boot problems with Intel boards Fixing ADL Error / Hardware Error Robust Troubleshooting Guide for Motherboards and other Rig Components Using SSH to Login to eth OS from Windows Forcing eth OS to keep changes after Reboots Setting and Switching your Wallet and/or Pool Changing your Worker Name Using a Pool that Requires Workers, Usernames, and Passwords (suprnova) Setting up your own Remote Config Using Config for your Remote Config Setting up a Digital Ocean Droplet for your Remote Server Setting a Static Internal IP for your eth OS Rig Overclocking Managing Temperature Setting a custom Panel ID Fixing Unexpected low Pool Hashrate Autotrading Altcoins for Bitcoin Mining and Common Issues Using Team VIewer in eth OS If fewer GPUs show up here than are connected to your rig, check all connections and reboot, If some GPUs are still missing, it is a hardware, riser, or motherboard bios problem, not a software problem. If the issue is not resolved, reimage the drive from the eth OS download link to your current drive, or a spare drive.If your rig fails to boot due to "Kernel Panic", reseat and test all RAM.A “flashback” button above the back edge of the U.2 connector forces firmware updates using an onboard ASIC, which gets around the problem of updating for newer processor compatibility without having an older one handy.SATA cables (four short, two long, three with a single 90° end), an I/O shield with two additional decorative covers, a USB expander connection cable, three cable-mounted thermistors, an RGB lighting Y-cable, an HB-SLI bridge, two Wi-Fi antennas, an internal USB 2.0 hub (labeled Xpander) with adhesive-backed Velcro mounting tape, an RGB strip, MSI’s Xpander-Z M.2 adapter, a case badge, and a large pile of documentation including cable label stickers.
Other I/O-panel features include the expected pair of USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A and Type-C ports, six USB 3.0 ports (aka USB 3.1 Gen1), a CLR_CMOS button, five 1/8” analog audio jacks, digital optical audio, and a ¼” jack driven by an ESS Sabre 9018 DAC through an ESS headphone amplifier.