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ASUS and Corsair Point Fingers Again

After Dream Machine 2014 ASUS and Corsair totally lost the respect it once had from me

It’s only feels like a month ago, that I totally lost it with this years Dream Machine 2014 because of the problems I was faced with, thanks to ASUS and Corsair. Checkout that post/article and you’ll clearly see what I’m talking about.

Now that the secret’s are pouring out to what caused ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard to blowup when Legit Reviews were running benchmarks has finally come to a conclusion, and by that, don’t purchase or even think about buying a ASUS or Corsair product. Trust me when I say such meaningful things about these company’s, they are the devil and nightmares you really hate so much, that your willing to stay awake for days to just avoid them.

Between both of these company’s I would say ASUS would be the one, you first look at when entering the nightmare from hell, there are a few things that I didn’t mention in the Dream Machine post and that was the Event ID 219 been caused in the Event Viewer because of ASUS UEFI-BIOS been buggy as shit. The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ACPI\PNP0A0A\2&daba3ff&2. enough said about that, same problem seems to lay in their UEFI-BIOS that cause a $1000 dollar Central processing unit to blowup along with the motherboard.

So were does Corsair come into all of this, if they had their Overcurrent Protection (OCP) enable by default with original ‘old’ AXi series power supplies when they first shipped their PSU’s, then maybe it would’ve stopped Intel’s Core i7 5960X from smoking. Sure ASUS had a part too, that addresses this issue by balancing start-up and shutdown power loads across all VRM Phases when the processor is drawing less than 50 amps. Read the article from Legit Reviews and you’ll see were I’m going with this, all their software bundles are useless crap and completely unreliable, support for firmware seems to be like the days waiting around for AMD Radeon drivers. I have noting nice to say about ASUS or Corsair and probably will never again.

After almost two months trying to fine out the problem to what made everything blowup Corsair had this to say when Legit Reviews asked them If users cannot upgrade the firmware at home, can users exchange their PSU for a model with OCP enabled by default? NO really after all the shit you guys caused and the answer is flat NO. I didn’t checkout my PSU because I’m not unhooking everything and taking out the PSU to see if Corsair sold me something that was listed in their specs on their website that should’ve been enabled but default.

When did Corsair change the firmware on the AXi series of power supplies?

AX760i/860i implementation date 3/15/2013 Lot#:13119560
AX1200i implementation date 3/8/2013 Lot# Lot#:13099520

Corsair shipped the AX760i/AX860i/AX1200i for about four months before they changed the firmware on them. If you bought one of these models when they first came out you likely have one with old firmware. The Corsair AX860i first was made available for sale with Amazon on November 1st, 2012, so just a heads up to early adopters.

Why was this change not made public?

We saw no need for an announcement. The PSU design and its features stayed the same and this isn’t a design fault.

How can an end user know what firmware is on his/her PSU? (Can users identify by the serial number what PSU they have?)

By the serial number. The first four digits are the date code. The first two digits are the year and then the next two numbers are the week of the year that the power supply were produced. The image above shows a Corsair AX860i Power Supply with serial number 1249954 that was made the 49th week of 2012 and would be running the original firmware.

AX760i/860i implementation date 3/15/2013 – First Lot number was: 13119560
AX1200i implementation date 3/8/2013 – First Lot number was: 13099520

So there you have it yet again, if you don’t see what I’m trying to get across, then your better off just purchasing a Mac and calling it a day while you and your friends text each other about how cool the new iPhone 6 is and your Mac. There’s a lot more reliable brand names out there then just ASUS and Corsair, anyone looking for a motherboard I would easily recommend Gigabyte followed by AsRock, yes really AsRock as up their game over the years and with the Z97 and X99 motherboards you’ll really seen it. What about MSI, well I fine MSI a little tad to much trying to be like ASUS. For the Power Supply Unit (PSU) PC Power and Cooling do I have a second opinion, no because PC Power and Cooling has been the only PSU I have even owned without any problems, to bad the same couldn’t be said for Corsair’s AX860i Power Supply Unit (PSU).

For Corsair AXi Power Supply Users Should Use OC Link Software to enable OCP on their PSU if it was made before March 15th, 2013. when reading the advice from Legit Reviews I followed up with a comment Install Corsair Link, you gotta be kidding me right and said almost the same things I said here. Nevertheless I’m definitely done with ASUS and Corsair after this article, so with that Thank You Legit Reviews for such a eye opener.