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post #7811 of 9370
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Does anybody have a guess as to why my eVGA GTX680 isn't running at 16x in the first PCIE slot? I know the differences between 8x and 16x are negligible, but it's more about why my motherboard is acting wonky? Also, when the video card is in the first slot, it triggers the onboard Intel graphics to be detected by the OS, whereas in the second PCIE slot, it doesn't. Strange behaviour.
I've had it set in the BIOS to be the default, but I've also set it so I specified that the primary graphics controller is PCIE.
BIOS is 3603. This happened on 340x as well too.

If you are just viewing it idle in GPU-Z then it will normally show the PCIe bus clocked to to an idle 8x or 1x sometimes. Most likely you are running full 16x while gaming. The on board intel graphics can be disabled in the BIOS to avoid the mixup unless you are using Lucid.
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My board randomly resets. Troubleshooted for days. 1 stick of bad RAM removed. Still reset. Updated BIOS - still reset. Board doesn't POST without a graphics card installed anymore - that one is new and surprising. When you do boot with the graphics card, there are no iGPU related settings. No options to change primary graphics adapter. It's pretty sucky.
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My board randomly resets. Troubleshooted for days. 1 stick of bad RAM removed. Still reset. Updated BIOS - still reset. Board doesn't POST without a graphics card installed anymore - that one is new and surprising. When you do boot with the graphics card, there are no iGPU related settings. No options to change primary graphics adapter. It's pretty sucky.
I would say go for the rma. That is a lot of strange behavior, and definitely not what you paid for.
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RMA will be as costly as buying a new board. (I'm not in the US)

Yea, this sucks
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RMA will be as costly as buying a new board. (I'm not in the US)
Yea, this sucks
Asus doesn't have a regional support for your area? Ask them about a cross ship out advanced rma. You could pressure them to pay shipping charges if they don't want to, but I wouldn't count on it working.
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Does anybody have a guess as to why my eVGA GTX680 isn't running at 16x in the first PCIE slot? I know the differences between 8x and 16x are negligible, but it's more about why my motherboard is acting wonky? Also, when the video card is in the first slot, it triggers the onboard Intel graphics to be detected by the OS, whereas in the second PCIE slot, it doesn't. Strange behaviour.
I've had it set in the BIOS to be the default, but I've also set it so I specified that the primary graphics controller is PCIE.
BIOS is 3603. This happened on 340x as well too.

If you are just viewing it idle in GPU-Z then it will normally show the PCIe bus clocked to to an idle 8x or 1x sometimes. Most likely you are running full 16x while gaming. The on board intel graphics can be disabled in the BIOS to avoid the mixup unless you are using Lucid.


It would be helpful to know your complete build mobo, gpu, USB 3.0 devices, drivers, OS, monitoring software etc. However I've never seen an idle state effect the PCIe bus but I suppose it's possible. I've checked on both builds in my sig below and they both have single GPUs that run at x16 even at idle although clock speeds & voltages do down clock at idle. I have no USB 3.0 devices attached or Virtu Installed and check this using GPUz.  It's more likely you have another PCIe card installed in one of the other x16 slots or Virtu is installed or possible a USB3.0 device which is forcing the 8x operation. Even though 16x slots are backward compatible w/4x cards it would be best to install them in one of the 4x slots vs the 16x_2 PCIe or you will see the lanes limited like you have described. If you have no other card installed it may be mobo gpu or an errant bios setting. I will say this I have on board graphics enabled on both builds and a sound card on my V-Pro but it's installed in the 4x PCIe vs a 16x slot and still it doesn't exhibit the behavior you have encountered. In any case a bit more info would be helpful

 

For single card config x16 operation install in the 16x_1 slot and make sure nothing is in 16x_2 slot which shares the same IRQ. The USB 3.0_0 port & IGD also shares the same IRQ as 16x_1 & 16x_2 which if either are in use/enabled may cause the x8.

 

Bios opt you can try: (I use)

UEFI>Advanced>On board device Confg> PCIe x16_3 is set to [auto] (default)

UEFI>Advanced>APM>Power on by PCIe>[enabled] (manual set)

UEFI>Advanced>System Agent>Initiate Graphics Adapter>[PCIe/PCI] (manual set)

 

I should also note I do not have the Virtu software installed or running in the system. If you have Virtu installed and multi monitor support is enabled then make sure you are in D-Mode but this may be the reason for x8 since they share the same IRQ but I'm not sure.

 

GL I hope this helps


Edited by owcraftsman - 12/11/12 at 7:00am
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Guys,

I was looking for info on how to update my usb3 firmware and I found this blog.http://pete.akeo.ie/2011/10/flashing-necrenesas-usb-30.html

Worth checking out!
post #7818 of 9370
Anyone else encountering 0x124 bsod with the new bios 3603 on an asus p8z68-v pro gen3? It's only happening on idle.. I haven't had this issue with 3402
post #7819 of 9370
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Anyone else encountering 0x124 bsod with the new bios 3603 on an asus p8z68-v pro gen3? It's only happening on idle.. I haven't had this issue with 3402

 

It sounds to me like the idle voltage is going way too low.  Do you have an Offset voltage set, or Manual?

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I was looking for info on how to update my usb3 firmware and I found this blog.http://pete.akeo.ie/2011/10/flashing-necrenesas-usb-30.html
Worth checking out!

From there I found the commands to flash it. It's a bit trickier with the latest firmwares, because it has 2 controllers that need to be flashed; while the previous firmwares did the job automatically...

I really thing BIOS flashing should be taking care of all the controllers on a M/B. Find and update yourself this, find and update yourself that... It's not even easy to find the firmwares in the first place. ASUS doesn't do the best job. P67 series is like it doesn't exist already for them.
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