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post #2291 of 2486
here are the Bios Files http://filemare.com/de-de/browse/103.10.4.69/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/Z9PE-D8-WS/BIOS
post #2292 of 2486
Has anyone had issues with the drives attached to sata ports 1 and 2 over the years? I've had my system running since 2013 and suddenly it keeps dropping one drive or the other, and both are in raid 1 array via the onboard LSI embedded raid. I just replaced what I thought was a failed SSD, only to find it just dropped the old working one. And the old working one tests fine on other machines...
post #2293 of 2486
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Has anyone had issues with the drives attached to sata ports 1 and 2 over the years? I've had my system running since 2013 and suddenly it keeps dropping one drive or the other, and both are in raid 1 array via the onboard LSI embedded raid. I just replaced what I thought was a failed SSD, only to find it just dropped the old working one. And the old working one tests fine on other machines...

PSU/PSU cable problems maybe?
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post #2294 of 2486
Or maybe the inconsistent nature of on-board RAID. One of the reasons I stopped using it years ago.
post #2295 of 2486
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PSU/PSU cable problems maybe?

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Or maybe the inconsistent nature of on-board RAID. One of the reasons I stopped using it years ago.

I already switched all cables, and I have two PSU's in this system. the other drive works fine if hooked up to one of the Marvell controller ports, and this just started happening in June of this year. it went from intermittent to consistent now.
post #2296 of 2486
Z9PE-D8 WS support drivers page is back up again. At the time of writing, no bios selection? But a backdated chipset update. Shows as October 2015, the last one I think has way back in 2013...

Disappointing, was hoping with the page being down a few days, that they were finally adding the Win 10 support drivers...

They did originally promise when Win 10 was launched that all x79 based motherboards will be getting win 10 updates and support, but looks like its never going to happen for this Mobo.

I'll give it a few days before trying out the chipset drivers, looks like there's an audio update too. Give Asus time to sort out the support page. Sometimes they do put up and then take down drivers again... Looks incomplete ATM so will wait...
post #2297 of 2486
Hi friends,

I would like to ask for this MOBO. I have read this discussion and I want to make a decision, if I should buy it or not.

I would like to build a new PC for following software:

- Photoshop CS6
- Premiere CS6
- After Effects CS6
- Hitfilm 3
- Davinci Resolve

(SW, that I want to use in Future too:)
- Elements 3D
- Blender

Now I am using i7 3770, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX Titan (6GB), 240GB SSD(Sata3), 4TB HDD(Sata3). I edit videos, but in future I would like to make more After Effects CS6 and 3D things.

I have seen, that the 2011 CPUs are now cheap and I think, that dual Xeon 2011 is maybe a good idea. I would like to build:

- Z9PE-D8 WS
- Dual Xeon 2670 v1
- Nvidia GTX 1080 (1x or 2x) or Nvidia GTX 980 (1x or 2x) (I can start with my GTX Titan).
- X GB RAM
- Win 7 (or Win 10)

The questiion is, if it is possible. Are the GTX 980 or GTX 1080 compatible with this motherboard? I am asking, because I have read this Z9PE-D8 WS topic and I find this MOBO very problematic: Bios updates, Graphic cards compatibility, RAM compatibility ...

What do you think about it? Thank you very much for your help ...
post #2298 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Jirkas View Post

Hi friends,

I would like to ask for this MOBO. I have read this discussion and I want to make a decision, if I should buy it or not.

I would like to build a new PC for following software:

- Photoshop CS6
- Premiere CS6
- After Effects CS6
- Hitfilm 3
- Davinci Resolve

(SW, that I want to use in Future too:)
- Elements 3D
- Blender

Now I am using i7 3770, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX Titan (6GB), 240GB SSD(Sata3), 4TB HDD(Sata3). I edit videos, but in future I would like to make more After Effects CS6 and 3D things.

I have seen, that the 2011 CPUs are now cheap and I think, that dual Xeon 2011 is maybe a good idea. I would like to build:

- Z9PE-D8 WS
- Dual Xeon 2670 v1
- Nvidia GTX 1080 (1x or 2x) or Nvidia GTX 980 (1x or 2x) (I can start with my GTX Titan).
- X GB RAM
- Win 7 (or Win 10)

The questiion is, if it is possible. Are the GTX 980 or GTX 1080 compatible with this motherboard? I am asking, because I have read this Z9PE-D8 WS topic and I find this MOBO very problematic: Bios updates, Graphic cards compatibility, RAM compatibility ...

What do you think about it? Thank you very much for your help ...

I know someone using 3x GTX Titan ( Maxwell ) on this MoBo without issues.

I don't see why Pascal should have any problems on it.

I think the general rule with this motherboard is dual Xeons = Registered ECC ram

If you are planning to go for the GTX 1080, make sure the app's you use have Pascal compatibility first.

I use Iray in 3ds max and its still waiting for Pascal support, but it should be available very soon according to the developer site.

Are you buying new or second hand components?

You also have to consider that the X79 platform is pretty much EOL ( end of life ) and any future support, drivers etc, is very much back of the queue for developers. You mentioned a few games, and SLI works fine if you plan to have more than one GPU, but if you want surround, its a no go on this mobo..

Even the newer 2011- 3 platform is nearing its EOL as far as future CPU's go. The next Xeon refresh will be Purely as far as I know which will require the LGA 3647 socket.

But if you can pick the components up cheap, the Z9PE-D8 is still a powerful platform to build from.
post #2299 of 2486
Components:

Motherboard - new

CPUs - second hand

GTX 1080 - new , GTX 980 - new or second hand, GTX Titan - I have already 1

RAM - new or second hand (for start I would like to use my unreg. modules)

HDDs - new

Case - new https://www.tsbohemia.cz/nzxt-phantom-530-bila_d205577.html?fulltextword=eatx


Software:

After Effects CS6 - Program support GTX cards until Kepler core , with workaround it is possible to use Maxwell core too, I think, that with this workaround it is possible to use Pascal too

Premiere CS6 - Maxwell works, Pascal I don't know ...

Elements 3D - support OK

Davinci Resolve - free updates


By Adobe Products I want to stay by CS6 version - I have to pay nothing per month. For this Reason I have no problem with old platform. I am hobby filmaker only ...
post #2300 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Jirkas View Post

Components:

Motherboard - new

CPUs - second hand

GTX 1080 - new , GTX 980 - new or second hand, GTX Titan - I have already 1

RAM - new or second hand (for start I would like to use my unreg. modules)

HDDs - new

Case - new https://www.tsbohemia.cz/nzxt-phantom-530-bila_d205577.html?fulltextword=eatx


Software:

After Effects CS6 - Program support GTX cards until Kepler core , with workaround it is possible to use Maxwell core too, I think, that with this workaround it is possible to use Pascal too

Premiere CS6 - Maxwell works, Pascal I don't know ...

Elements 3D - support OK

Davinci Resolve - free updates


By Adobe Products I want to stay by CS6 version - I have to pay nothing per month. For this Reason I have no problem with old platform. I am hobby filmaker only ...

Asus have some tried and tested non ECC unregistered ram on the support page for this Mobo.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/server/ESC2000_G2/Manual&QVL/ESC2000_G2_Z9PE-D8_WS_AVL_UDIMM_20160219.pdf?_ga=1.59924397.1491690690.1472474722

But I am sure there are some members of this forum that can recommend some tried and tested ram not on that list.

This Mobo has been virtually hassle free for me over the last 4 years. apart from the odd problem caused by windows update, or bios not fit for release, but those problems can happen on any system and are easily solved. Its bios is quite simple and I've run both legacy and UEFI on this system without problems. Legacy on Win 7 pro x64, and UEFI on Win 10 Pro x64.

Always read though the manual, and make sure that both CPU 8-pin power sockets are connected to the PSU.

Blue Pci-e interface are x16, black Pci-e x8. CPU 0 controls slots 1 to 4, CPU 1 controls slots 5 to 7.

I use the two blue Sata 6gb connectors for my main O/S and app SSD, and projects SSD, and the marvel 6gb headers for mass storage and Optical. The old Sata ports are not in use.

Once your system is built, if you run into any issues I'm sure someone here can talk you though it.

Good Luck :-)

oh and you may want to drop Asus support an email just to ask on Pascal compatibility, unless someone on this thread has already tested this...

The only downside to owning an Asus motherboard is Asus support unfortunately.....
Edited by SRPlus - 8/31/16 at 1:25pm
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