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Anyone here managed to get the ASUS SSD Caching working?
Also - anyone found a better alternative to the ASUS Enterprise RST Drivers? I was thinking of removing mine altogether as they noticeable increased boot time for my machine.
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I have a question. Does any PCI-e slot besides slot #1 run native 16x with a single VGA? I wan't to move my card up a slot or two to help clean up my loop, but I'm not going to move it if it's going to run at 8x.

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I have a question. Does any PCI-e slot besides slot #1 run native 16x with a single VGA? I wan't to move my card up a slot or two to help clean up my loop, but I'm not going to move it if it's going to run at 8x.
thanks!

the 3rd red slot does as well. You realize that it's 8x in a pci 3.0 slot right? Not 8x in a 2.0 slot. Seem to be a lot of people using the standard dominator ram blocks instead of the x4 versions that are made for 4 dimms instead of 6. Any reason for that?
 
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the 3rd red slot does as well. You realize that it's 8x in a pci 3.0 slot right? Not 8x in a 2.0 slot. Seem to be a lot of people using the standard dominator ram blocks instead of the x4 versions that are made for 4 dimms instead of 6. Any reason for that?

8x in a PCI-e spot 3.0? Are you making sure I understand that the slots are 3.0? If so, I know this... The manual shows slot #1 at 16x, but doen't show any other slot 16x for only single VGA is why I asked. If slot 3 will run at 16x then I'll use it.

As for the ram blocks, I had AP-15's on auto notify on FrozenCPU and they just happened to come in stock when I was about to order my WC parts, so I just ordered everything together because I had a 10% coupon which is a lot of money of a $1500 order. Unfortunately, at this time they only had the standard blocks in stock. Since I was receiving the discount I figured what the hell and got them. I didn't count on them blocking the chipset/mosfet ports though, so I ended up having to move them over a bit. It's whatever as long as they work.
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8x in a PCI-e spot 3.0? Are you making sure I understand that the slots are 3.0? If so, I know this... The manual shows slot #1 at 16x, but doen't show any other slot 16x for only single VGA is why I asked. If slot 3 will run at 16x then I'll use it.
As for the ram blocks, I had AP-15's on auto notify on FrozenCPU and they just happened to come in stock when I was about to order my WC parts, so I just ordered everything together because I had a 10% coupon which is a lot of money of a $1500 order. Unfortunately, at this time they only had the standard blocks in stock. Since I was receiving the discount I figured what the hell and got them. I didn't count on them blocking the chipset/mosfet ports though, so I ended up having to move them over a bit. It's whatever as long as they work.

The third red slow runs at 16x, at least it says that in the bios when I have my 3 cards in. I was trying to make sure that you know it doesn't matter whether it's running at 16x or 8x bc it's a pcie 3.0 slot and it won't affect performance at all, unlike with pcie 2.0 slots running at 8x.

I was just wondering about the blocks since I've seen a few people with them.
 
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The third red slow runs at 16x, at least it says that in the bios when I have my 3 cards in. I was trying to make sure that you know it doesn't matter whether it's running at 16x or 8x bc it's a pcie 3.0 slot and it won't affect performance at all, unlike with pcie 2.0 slots running at 8x.
I was just wondering about the blocks since I've seen a few people with them.

Well if you're running 3 cards, then you're using NF200 and it will show 16x.... Single VGA will not trigger nf200 so it could very well be running at 8x in slot 3 with no SLI. Why wont 8x vs 16x on pcie 3.0 slots not effect performance?


Ok, I see. So pice 3.0 @ 8x = pcie 2.0 @ 16x. So those two carry the same bandwidth. So I can virtually run my 580 on any slot. sweet.

But I still don't think any slot but #1 will run at 16x with a single VGA, in reference to new gen cards where it's going to matter anyway. just sayin'
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Could be just the CPU arch I'm thinking but I could have sworn that the board will handle up to 40 pipes in any combo as long as it was a PCIe 3.0 meaning it shouldn't matter where you stick the Graphics card.
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Incorrect. Not all the slots are electrically wired at 16x. You can tell this by looking at the solder connections on the back of the PCB. Also guys, just because they are PCI-E 3.0 does not mean the cards he's putting in there are PCI-E 3.0 compatible. If you stick a PCI-E 2.0 card in a PCI-E 3.0 compatible 8x slot, the slot will run at PCI-E 2.0 8x.

The slots are electrically wired like this (with a maximum of 40 lanes use on x79)
16x

8x

8x

16x

1x

8x

What version of PCI-E 2.0/3.0 the slot runs at is determined by the card you place in there.
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