PhireX Posted March 13, 2013 Share Posted March 13, 2013 So, I was re-cabling my machine finally after 2 years .. I noticed one of the pins on my 24 pin MOBO connector was out, the one to the bottom right, not part of the extra 4 pins (it's two orange cables connected to each other, one larger than the other) As part of all this, I finally decided to reset my RAID array so I could update my corsair SSD's (.. let's not go there.. lol) I notice now, I get a message when starting up: 'NVRAM not enough space in runtime area!! SMBIOS will not be available' I have read other posts, where people get this after setting up a raid config (ie; enabling/disabling raid mode) so I am now of two minds, Either it randomly died when disabling the raid config, or the faulty PSU pin is causing it. I also notice now, it takes a few seconds longer to POST to the Asus Logo, and the fan speeds aren't controlled as good as before. As a further test, I took the loose cable out completely from the 24 pin connector just to see if it would boot up, which it did. Which proved to me nothing, other than the fact now I'm not sure if the cable is properly back in or not, I've put it back in manually but there's no way to be certain 1. What does this cable do anyway, I can boot without it.. :) 2. Is there any possibility this could be causing my NVRAM issue ? I'd rather replace the PSU than the motherboard. Although if Asus offered me a new board, I'd be happy. Getting a new laptop in the next day or so, which means I'm happy to take this machine down for maint. I have raised an RMA, but everything else seems to work. PSU experts ..... kgo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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