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Originally Posted by coffeinum31 View Post

Hey there!

I am new to the Forum, running a 2600K@4.5 on Sabertooth Z77 for quite some time now. I have HT disabled as I require it for some specific applications.
Since I had some issues with a RAID, I upgraded the Bios from 13something to 1708 recently. Seems buggy to me - HT disable had no effect whatsoever (Win7 still showing/using 8 threads); even did a CMOS reset to no avail. Flashed back 1616, works like before. Anyone running 1708 here and able to confirm that?

Coffeinum

Welcome to OCN!

I am running 1708. It's my second time using it (between it and 1616) as I am still checking it out.

I do have a 3770K that works with HT and without using HT though. Works in 1616 and 1708 for me.
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post #3582 of 6915
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You have to set your drives to RAID when using RST. When using RST the OS doesn't even show the SSD as a "drive" so shouldn't be seen as a USB b/c you're pluging the SSD and HDD in to the brown Intel SATA ports, you're probably thinking about smart boost that's built into the OS, but I could be wrong.
Set disks to AHCI when running everything off your SSD, unless you're doing a RIAD array.
Regarding your speeds being impaired a little, I would disagree in light of RST versus raw SSD performance, it's noticeably faster on an SSD.
Also forgot to mention that if your system crashes and have to do system recovery, the data in the SSD, say bye bye and be prepared to re-install everything. It happen to me that's why I went to OS on the SSD route.
I mean all drives. Currently I have a Crucial M4 SSD as my main Windows drive as well as a WD Blue 500 GB as a secondary drive. SATA is set to AHCI (I'm not using RAID at all), both are plugged into the brown Intel 6G ports and unless I install RST they always show as removable devices in Windows 7 together with any USB I might have connected. After installing RST they disappear from the removable devices list.

I'm not looking for a solution though, I kinda like RST anyway and it does no harm to anything.
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Originally Posted by coffeinum31 View Post

Hey there!
I am new to the Forum, running a 2600K@4.5 on Sabertooth Z77 for quite some time now. I have HT disabled as I require it for some specific applications.
Since I had some issues with a RAID, I upgraded the Bios from 13something to 1708 recently. Seems buggy to me - HT disable had no effect whatsoever (Win7 still showing/using 8 threads); even did a CMOS reset to no avail. Flashed back 1616, works like before. Anyone running 1708 here and able to confirm that?
Coffeinum
I don't know about 1708, since I only have a 2500k and no HT to disable (though the BIOS itself is very good for me, POST takes like 1 second and I haven't had problems with anything), but 1616 is considered a bit crappy for OC, most people vouch for 1504 (and 1708) for stability and OC potential, so if you're downgrading you might as well go two steps back.
Edited by aidenn - 12/6/12 at 2:23am
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I have Sabertooth Z77 with i7-2600K. Just bought a single GTX 680 and decided to put it in the second slot because I think it just looks nicer there and there is more room between the card and the cpu cooler. But my card is running in that second slot at PCIE 2.0 x8 . I thought Sabertooth offers 2 slots with x16. How can I force my single card to run at x16 in the second slot.
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I have Sabertooth Z77 with i7-2600K. Just bought a single GTX 680 and decided to put it in the second slot because I think it just looks nicer there and there is more room between the card and the cpu cooler. But my card is running in that second slot at PCIE 2.0 x8 . I thought Sabertooth offers 2 slots with x16. How can I force my single card to run at x16 in the second slot.

through the bios, if I'm not mistaken
There's the option there
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I don't think so. At least I can't find it. In the advanced options -> System Agent Configuration -> NB PCIE configuration there is only Auto/Gen2/Gen3 but this setting does not change the active lanes. Next to the PCIEX16_2 it just prints that it runs at x8 with no way to change it.
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Am i just really retarded or something but why is there no sandy bridge and z77 overclock guides? every guide i read presumes i have ivy? maybe if everyone could pitch in 50 bucks each or something i can upgrade from my 2700k to a 3770k and get the 5% performance increase for 500 bucks. lol (yes im mad btw!) well not really just frustrated!

so should i

A follow a p68 guide for sandy or
B follow a z77 guide for ivy

any help would be greatly appreciated! I really want to make the most of my K chip and this board and the h100!

thanks to all !
post #3587 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Wooojciech1983 View Post

I have Sabertooth Z77 with i7-2600K. Just bought a single GTX 680 and decided to put it in the second slot because I think it just looks nicer there and there is more room between the card and the cpu cooler. But my card is running in that second slot at PCIE 2.0 x8 . I thought Sabertooth offers 2 slots with x16. How can I force my single card to run at x16 in the second slot.
The 2nd & 3rd PCIe x16 slot only have x8 "physical" connections. See at the back of Sabertooth Z77 motherboard:-
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1872/1/
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The 2nd & 3rd PCIe x16 slot only have x8 "physical" connections. See at the back of Sabertooth Z77 motherboard:-
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1872/1/


hey yea i can see that on the pic in that article with all the armor taken off. how does that effect sli performance?
post #3589 of 6915
Almost all Z77 boards are the same ... it makes next to no difference in performance. PCIE 3.0 X8 provides the same bandwidth as PCIE 2.0 X16 so it should not really be an issue.

Only the very top end boards use PLX chips to add PCI lanes and provide extra X16 slots like the ROG Maximus V Extreme, Gigabyte G1-Sniper3, etc

I see you are using a sandy bridge CPU so you are limited to PCIE 2.0 but it still won't make that much difference. Here are some comparisons in real games.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5458/the-radeon-hd-7970-reprise-pcie-bandwidth-overclocking-and-msaa
Edited by Jakusonfire - 12/6/12 at 5:58am
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I mean all drives. Currently I have a Crucial M4 SSD as my main Windows drive as well as a WD Blue 500 GB as a secondary drive. SATA is set to AHCI (I'm not using RAID at all), both are plugged into the brown Intel 6G ports and unless I install RST they always show as removable devices in Windows 7 together with any USB I might have connected. After installing RST they disappear from the removable devices list.
I'm not looking for a solution though, I kinda like RST anyway and it does no harm to anything.

Looking back through my notes...yep...got it mixed up with Intel SRT (Smart Response Tech) doh.gif, that's Intel's caching solution where you set your drives to RAID. RST you setup the SATA ports to AHCI, so you're correct! thumb.gif
 
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