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post #2401 of 2414
All bios are on asus support page!!

Go to System - DOS wink.gif

There are 17 bios files.
post #2402 of 2414
Hi Guys,

Currently running win 10 with my Z9pe and duel 2670's
Had a couple people suggest maybe i should run windows server 2016.
System is mainly used for gaming and benching, but once the net gets upgraded i might start hosting a 7days to die server from it.

Just wandering if server 16 would actually yeild any performance benifits ?

cheers

Dan
post #2403 of 2414
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Originally Posted by sand74 View Post

All bios are on asus support page!!

Go to System - DOS wink.gif

There are 17 bios files.

damn you had my hopes high for a 590x bios there.. so still 5802 oh well it is what it is

thanks much appreciated!

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Originally Posted by ViperJPB View Post

Have seen a lot of posts related but none exactly answering my issues. Hoping to get a clearer picture: Samsung 960 Pro NVME Boot

- Just got a Samsung 960 Pro 1TB. Installed it with a Asus PCIe adapter. Getting full speed off it and all is great.
- Want to boot off it but even with the proper CSM settings the bios does not see it as a boot option.
- Cloned my boot drive to it and it is still not seen
- Have not tried installing windows directly to it just cloning with Macrium Reflect. However if bios cant see it I doubt that would change.

I'm on a version 1.0x board running Bios: 5503. 2xE5 2687W Rev C2. Dual 980Tis.

Do I need to update my bios and can I do so safely? I know people have had issues.

Any ideas or help on making the Samsubg 960 Pro visible as a boot option much appreciated. Thx.

950 pro is bootable in legacy mode going back to sandy bridge systems because it has its own nvme onboard whereas 960 pro isnt/doesnt

heres how they both perform on my z9:



edit: if you want to make 960pro bootable follow this guide:

http://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html
Edited by NapalmV5 - 3/29/17 at 8:25am
post #2404 of 2414
FWIW I originally used a 950 PRO to boot (legacy) mounted on a PCIE x4 card and it took forever to boot, it was very painful. I switched to an 850 EVO over SATA3, things were very, very much improved for booting in legacy.

However as I mentioned above in another post, I found this board to be incredibly unreliable at booting either from cold, warm or standby (S1 or S3) when in legacy that I nearly gave up on the board completely. Because of the nature of the boot failures, the Intel RAID 10 array kept rebuilding/verifying, and the volume shadow service kept losing its way so my incremental backups kept doing full file scans rather than VSS, wich is the difference between a few seconds and 10 hours in my system.

Once I'd switched to UEFI things have thankfully been much, much smoother (I have not tried UEFI with the 950 PRO, only the 850 EVO).
Edited by nezbrun - 3/29/17 at 11:37am
post #2405 of 2414
Hi everybody !

I just bought this motherboard. Everything worked fine until I add a new HDD "SEAGATE Barracuda 3To 7200RPM 6GB/s". Windows 10 pro doesn't boot when this HDD is pluged... And i can't access to the BIOS to check the boot priority. My Windows is installed on a SSD Crucial MX300 1To.

My system:

2x Xeon 2690
64g DDR3 ECC
GTX 1070 gaming X MSI
Windows 10 pro

My bios is up to date.

Any ideas ?

Thank you !!!
post #2406 of 2414
Hey,

Is anyone running Pascal cards in SLI on this motherboard?

Any problems with 2-way with a HB bridge over two CPU's ( slots 1 & 5 using 4 slot space HB bridge) , or 4-way with an EVGA HPC bridge?

Seriously considering replacing my aging 4x GTX Titan (2688 core ) GPU's for the new Titan Xp's ( 3840 cores ).

2 at first, another 2 later.

Mainly for GPU rendering iray, Vray-RT, but also for occasional gaming.

Cheers!
Edited by SRPlus - 4/9/17 at 8:24am
post #2407 of 2414
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Originally Posted by SRPlus View Post

Hey,

Is anyone running Pascal cards in SLI on this motherboard?

Any problems with 2-way with a HB bridge over two CPU's ( slots 1 & 5 using 4 slot space HB bridge) , or 4-way with an EVGA HPC bridge?

Seriously considering replacing my aging 4x GTX Titan (2688 core ) GPU's for the new Titan Xp's ( 3840 cores ).

2 at first, another 2 later.

Mainly for GPU rendering iray, Vray-RT, but also for occasional gaming.

Cheers!

i can assure you it works.. 1080ti sli does not work debug led went haywire and no windows boot

2way sli titan xp with 2x flexy/legacy sli bridges works as well.. i will receive the hb bridges tomorrow and it should work just as well

post #2408 of 2414
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Originally Posted by NapalmV5 View Post

i can assure you it works.. 1080ti sli does not work debug led went haywire and no windows boot

2way sli titan xp with 2x flexy/legacy sli bridges works as well.. i will receive the hb bridges tomorrow and it should work just as well


I currently have the 4-way EVGA High Pixel Clock SLI bridge.

So will you be running 2 of your TXP's in Sli using the HB bridge, and the other 2 just for GPGPU tasks? Does that work? Or is the 4-way sli screen grab from someone else's system?

I was planning either 2 setups..

One where cards in slots 1 & 3 are used in sli with a HB bridge, and cards in 5 & 7 are just for GPGPU

Second, where all cards are in 4-way sli on the older HPC bridge ( reduced to 2-way sli for gaming )

But I'm not sure the first option would work, driver issues etc..

Let me know how you get on with the HB bridge, and what, if any improvements it makes.

One other thing that still has me holding back on buying Titans again is NVidia's infamous strategy of releasing a cut down titan, then an equally fast ti version for a lot less $£$£, then a fully loaded titan at the same price, so will this be the last Pascal refresh, or will Nvidia pull out another Titan based on GP100 or with HBM2 memory in just a few months?

I know If I was one of the people that bought a Titan X Pascal 6 months ago, only for it to be discontinued and a better version for the same price, I'd be really peeved at Nvidia!

It happened to me when I bought the 2688 core titans, only for the Titan black to be lunched a few months later.

In the past I have ignored the "more money than sense attacks" about Titan owners as the majority of them use their cards for professional use and to save money on buying Quadro / tesla equivalents, maybe the 990ti is just as fast as the Titan Xm but that extra memory is what pro's want, and don't mind paying extra for.

This time around though, I think NVidia really put the middle finger up at the first buyers of Titan X Pascal, paying a lot more than 1080ti owners for just 1GB difference, then lunching a fully loaded Titan Xp 6 months later, and discontinuing the product, its a double insult.

Cheers!
post #2409 of 2414
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Originally Posted by SRPlus View Post

I currently have the 4-way EVGA High Pixel Clock SLI bridge.

So will you be running 2 of your TXP's in Sli using the HB bridge, and the other 2 just for GPGPU tasks? Does that work? Or is the 4-way sli screen grab from someone else's system?

I was planning either 2 setups..

One where cards in slots 1 & 3 are used in sli with a HB bridge, and cards in 5 & 7 are just for GPGPU

Second, where all cards are in 4-way sli on the older HPC bridge ( reduced to 2-way sli for gaming )

But I'm not sure the first option would work, driver issues etc..

Let me know how you get on with the HB bridge, and what, if any improvements it makes.

One other thing that still has me holding back on buying Titans again is NVidia's infamous strategy of releasing a cut down titan, then an equally fast ti version for a lot less $£$£, then a fully loaded titan at the same price, so will this be the last Pascal refresh, or will Nvidia pull out another Titan based on GP100 or with HBM2 memory in just a few months?

I know If I was one of the people that bought a Titan X Pascal 6 months ago, only for it to be discontinued and a better version for the same price, I'd be really peeved at Nvidia!

It happened to me when I bought the 2688 core titans, only for the Titan black to be lunched a few months later.

In the past I have ignored the "more money than sense attacks" about Titan owners as the majority of them use their cards for professional use and to save money on buying Quadro / tesla equivalents, maybe the 990ti is just as fast as the Titan Xm but that extra memory is what pro's want, and don't mind paying extra for.

This time around though, I think NVidia really put the middle finger up at the first buyers of Titan X Pascal, paying a lot more than 1080ti owners for just 1GB difference, then lunching a fully loaded Titan Xp 6 months later, and discontinuing the product, its a double insult.

Cheers!

so after i checked tracking no hb bridge till friday so much for today

just business as usual nothing new except price.. in 2010 the cutdown fermi gtx480 was released in march full gtx580 released in november both at 500$.. a year later after your kepler cutdown titans were released they released the full titan black both at 1000$ then a year later titan x maxwell at same price.. the 1200$ cutdown titan x pascal was a year and half after so they were 6 months late with that and in the same time it took them to release gtx580 they released the full titan xp at 1200$.. yes theres that option that they could release a full 3840cc gp110/hbm2 to gamers/consumers if they wanted to or if competition forced them to but i dont believe thats going to happen.. this is probably the last pascal gpu.. then again they got something coming april 29th lol

the 4way sli is my screen shot and yes that would work.. i understand why youd want to sli slot 1 and 5 but i would suggest slot 1 and 3 which is cpu1 only better that way

you could quad sli at cpu1 x8 x8 x8 x8 and 2 or 3 gpus/raid card/nvme 950 pro at cpu2 but that would take a mining setup/pcie extensions/an extra psu or 2/etc

these titan xps will be split to 2x z170/6700k systems until x299

the numbers look great at aida64 gpgpu

8ee3ce2c_4xtxp.jpeg
Edited by NapalmV5 - 4/12/17 at 3:44pm
post #2410 of 2414
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Originally Posted by NapalmV5 View Post

so after i checked tracking no hb bridge till friday so much for today

just business as usual nothing new except price.. in 2010 the cutdown fermi gtx480 was released in march full gtx580 released in november both at 500$.. a year later after your kepler cutdown titans were released they released the full titan black both at 1000$ then a year later titan x maxwell at same price.. the 1200$ cutdown titan x pascal was a year and half after so they were 6 months late with that and in the same time it took them to release gtx580 they released the full titan xp at 1200$.. yes theres that option that they could release a full 3840cc gp110/hbm2 to gamers/consumers if they wanted to or if competition forced them to but i dont believe thats going to happen.. this is probably the last pascal gpu.. then again they got something coming april 29th lol

the 4way sli is my screen shot and yes that would work.. i understand why youd want to sli slot 1 and 5 but i would suggest slot 1 and 3 which is cpu1 only better that way

you could quad sli at cpu1 x8 x8 x8 x8 and 2 or 3 gpus/raid card/nvme 950 pro at cpu2 but that would take a mining setup/pcie extensions/an extra psu or 2/etc

these titan xps will be split to 2x z170/6700k systems until x299

the numbers look great at aida64 gpgpu

8ee3ce2c_4xtxp.jpeg

Yeah I know the history.. I had a pair of GTX 580 3GB before switching to the Titans. I followed all the Titan launches since, but didn’t think the investment was worth it until now. E.g. the Titan X Maxwell was around 46% faster than my cards for GPU rendering with Iray, but it would cost 4K to replace my existing GPU’s. Now one Titan Xp is twice as fast as one of my old Titans for GPGPU so its tempting to upgrade.

Titan launches have always been around the £800 mark from the right reseller in the UK or a little less, until Pascal hitting the 1.2K mark ( currently £1,159 here), so Nvidia launching the Ti with just 1GB less soon after, then a full-fat version just 6 month later would really put my back up the wrong way. Soo glad I didn’t buy the first TXP.

As you say, only if AMD pull out a Titan killer, (which I seriously doubt ) will Nvidia respond with another faster GTX/Titan Pascal this year, or accelerate the Volta launch.

As you know the Z9PE-D8 has the two CPU’s with 40 pci-e lanes each, CPU 1 controlling slots 1-4, CPU 2 controlling slots 5-7.

I already have 4x GTX Titans in 4-way SLI, and a dual PSU set up, 2x Antec HCP 1300 using the OC link to communicate load balance, and touch laminated wood the system has performed flawlessly for years, iray rendering using 4x GPUs+CPU‘s and gaming. Each card runs at 16x pci-e 3.0 so x16,x16,x16,x16 unlike the motherboard manual would suggest.

I know people have had a lot of problems with this MoBo and it being temperamental about which cards will run and in which slots, but luckily I’ve had non of that.

So I am hoping I can just swap my old Titans for 4x Titan XP’s and use the 4-way HPC EVGA bridge I already have without issue. But it would be nice to take advantage of SLI in games, not just benchmarks. So was wondering if my option 1 would work….

I know of a guy running 4x Titan Pascal ( old ) on a Z10PE-D8 WS running 4-way sli, again x16,x16,x16,x16 gen3, that actually got 4-way to work in some games using an Nvidia inspector hack.

I could test to see if I can use a 2-way bridge on GPU’s 1&2 in SLI, GPU’s 3&4 not used on my current set-up, but this system is my bread a butter, how I pay the bills each month, so very cautious about trying things that might brick the system..
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