yesterday i recieved my new MSI Big Bang XPower II and got some really strange issues:
First of all ill let you know my hardware:
MSI Big Bang XPower II (BIOS v1.4) new
Intel I7 Extreme 3960X new
G.SKILL 64GB RAM Kit 1600 new
Palit NVIDIA GTX 680 - 4096 near new
3 x RME Soundcards used but okay
7 x WD 2TB SATA where 3 are OS Systems and 4 are Storage used but okay
Be Quiet Dark Power 1200W new
There is absolutely no Firewire available. I tested the onboard connection (which is at the backplate) and i also tested the extension connection with a additional firewire slot. Also it seems that wether Windows nor Linux is recognizing the firewire at all. The strange thing is that i recieved this new board after i send the first one back to my reseller with exactly the same problem!!!
I also take a look into the BIOS if there is any option i need to activate but as far as i see there is nothing to set for 1394?
As you can read above i use my GTX680 and all 3 RME Soundcards each with one PCI Slot. But some of the slots are not working fine. If i, for example mount my GTX680 to Slot 1 and want to mount my first RME Souncard to slot 4 (2 and 3 are covered under my GTX680) its not working. If i try it in slot 6 for example, the soundcard works fine.
The slot 4 is not damaged cause if i set my GTX680 to slot 8 and retry my RME Cards in slot 4 its working...
Never had that before!
I connected the 24pin ATX and both 8pin connectors (the 4pin additional connector for the graphics is not used).
Would be nice if someone guiding me through the dark