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forgot the pic sorry258
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Originally Posted by nike23osu View Post

What do you mean changing it? the x4 above is non clickable the only thing clickable is the gen which i have at gen3 which shows fine.
here is a pic see how it says the link bus is @x4 3.0 in gpu-z and cpu-z reports link bus at x4, is there an option in the bios hidden that allows me to change x4 x8 and x16?
i dont see pic
post #993 of 6915
I don't own a GPU yet (thanks to the Asus 680 TOp stock levels zzz) however could page 3-29 of the manual help?
It reads something as follows (darn pdf can't be Copied and paste)

X4 mode - PCIex16_3 slot runs at its highest performance support

The Bios screen to get to this can be seen in page 3-28

Let me know if it helps,
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What do you mean changing it? the x4 above is non clickable the only thing clickable is the gen which i have at gen3 which shows fine.
here is a pic see how it says the link bus is @x4 3.0 in gpu-z and cpu-z reports link bus at x4, is there an option in the bios hidden that allows me to change x4 x8 and x16?
Well I meant to see if you had changed it to Gen 3. Awhile back I was looking at GPU-z and noticed that it was reading that my card was operating in x4 mode..I checked the bios and found that it was set to run in x16. When I rebooted to windows I ran some GPU tests and found that the card was down-clocking itself Try running some test with gpu-z open, see what happens. Try Kombuster or OCCT. The self test on GPU-z didn't work for me. Mot sure if this article on PCI 3.0 scaling will help understanding the link between your card and Panther Point.http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/

Also I think your card is going to a "rest" mode down scaling and clocking. Once you stat doing somethig intensive it opens up the lanes, switches to correct scaling and up-clocks itself.
Currently GPU_Z is reading on mine, PCI-E1.1x16@x81.1...when I start gaming it goes up to 2.0@x8
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Thought you might all want these.

Intel AHCI Drivers (F6) and Rapid Storage Manager 11.2.1006 Released 6-12-2-12

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21407
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Also I think your card is going to a "rest" mode down scaling and clocking. Once you stat doing somethig intensive it opens up the lanes, switches to correct scaling and up-clocks itself.
Currently GPU_Z is reading on mine, PCI-E1.1x16@x81.1...when I start gaming it goes up to 2.0@x8

That was my initial thoughts, but in his picture he is running a stress test. I'm confused. Wonder if he could set it to pci-e 2.0, if that would show x16. If so, that is more than enough for that card.
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I have a GTX 580 SC and when I run GPU-Z, initially it tells me that I am running PCIe 2.0. Then, when the card goes into rest mode...shows PCIe 1.1. The PCIe lanes on the board are dynamic and will ramp up and down, depending on use. I had never seen that before, but found everything normal once the card kicks into 3D mode. With the 6xx series...the card is also more dynamic. I use an EVGA and they even posted a video on how the 600 series works with Precision and dynamic clocking:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uDnGjIxb1E0
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Hi all.
I’m a newbie to this great board. Have finished my build of the Sabertooth with a 2600k. Love it, but have one question.
I have a WD green 1TB drive that I have used in the past as both a boot and data drive (2 partitions). I now boot from a SSD and it works fine. However, if I have the WD 1TB connected to the system in any way…. USB, eSata, internal brown sata, the system will not boot with the red boot light illuminated even though this drive is not specified in the bios boot order. If I boot the system and then turn the drive on in an external toaster enclosure the system has no problem with it reading and writing either of the partitions. Have it connected at startup and no boot.
Is this a case of bad drive firmware, or is there a possible solution?

couple thoughts:
1) maybe your old WD HDD has Windows installed on it and your BIOS is set to boot from it before it boots from the new SSD. The windows installed on the WD was not set up for AHCI and, therefore, it will not boot (google "change to ahci after install windows 7" for a fix for this).

2) check your BIOS and make sure your SSD is set to boot BEFORE your other HDDs

hope this helps...
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Well I meant to see if you had changed it to Gen 3. Awhile back I was looking at GPU-z and noticed that it was reading that my card was operating in x4 mode..I checked the bios and found that it was set to run in x16. When I rebooted to windows I ran some GPU tests and found that the card was down-clocking itself Try running some test with gpu-z open, see what happens. Try Kombuster or OCCT. The self test on GPU-z didn't work for me. Mot sure if this article on PCI 3.0 scaling will help understanding the link between your card and Panther Point.http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/
Also I think your card is going to a "rest" mode down scaling and clocking. Once you stat doing somethig intensive it opens up the lanes, switches to correct scaling and up-clocks itself.
Currently GPU_Z is reading on mine, PCI-E1.1x16@x81.1...when I start gaming it goes up to 2.0@x8

I would buy that if my card showed as x16 (like my friends does just above the gen3 3 selector in the bios) and showed what i have above when it wasnt being used. However mine does not show x16 in bios only x4 in pcie16_1 slot and it does show as x8 in pcie16_2 slot which is correct since that is x8 for sli...that right there coupled with my friends 670 reporting x16 in bios in slot 1 on his sabertooth.

I contacted ASUS for an RMA, first time ive had to use it i hope they dont disappoint, id really like to keep my sabertooth but i will not settle for a broken slot giving me less than the supposed speed im supposed to have.
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I have also put in a 5870 vid card in the slot (it doesnt do like the new nvidia card and always reported x16) and it does the same, x4 in slot 1 and x8 in slot 2. I am 100% sure the mobo is faulty at this point.
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