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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post

 Did some more digging..  As i already stated.. 16x lanes is max for Ivy +Z77 chipset.

 The chip you are referring to a 'PLX' chip which adds another 16x lanes of PCI-E. For Nvidia 3x way SLI to function you need at least 8x..   So you are correct in saying its an SLI board. I do not believe ATI/AMD has the same limitations.. so 3x way Xfire is possible without a PLX [which this board does not have].

**Only more premium boards offer a PLX, which bumps your native PCI-E lane support to match X79 @ 16x8x8x

Though the PLX chip does add latency to the situation (slows things down) so there is a real trade off with that fact - the addition of a PLX chip is not always ideal. When you are literally going overboard then that is ok - for anything less its a waste of money.
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post #902 of 3634
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so i can run 3 gtx 680s on my board?

You cannot unless you hack the drivers.

SLI requires a x8 PCIe connection for each card. Crossfire does not have this requirement.

IVB lane allocation becomes x8/x8/x4 with all 3 slots populated.

As for your PSU, the 6-pin is useful if you are maximizing all 3 voltages on the Lightning, however this varies by the card you use. You do not need this if you're going for max core OC, as the power is drawn from the plugs on the Lightning. Other manufacturers have different design that rely on PLL voltages so I can't say what their setup is like.
    
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This board $15 off with 3570k combo, free 8GB G.skill 1600 RAM, and $20 gift card with Intel CPU purchase.
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Dang, I just got mine two weeks ago too haha.

Gonna start piecing my water cooling loop together, just debating I I should save 3/4 the money and buy a all in one or spend the big bucks for a nice custom look that can expand later. I'm just gaming. Won't be benchmarking or going for crazy over clocks. 4.5 on my 3570k max.
post #905 of 3634
****ATTENTION***

TheGoatEater, MSIAlex, any other people who were or are helping me with my Mobo reading out A0. I isolated the issue. Plugged in a old HDD and loaded windows on it. Booted in, board displayed temps like it should. Hooked up my Intel 520 Cherryville 240gb SSD and booted up again and back to A0 on the debug LED readout. Its definitely my SSD causing this issue. Now what? I cant just return in and go to a different brand because of this. Is their a firmware update possible. Is this something you guys at MSI are aware of Alex? I looked in device managed and one thing does come up as AHCI and my board is in that mode so I dont know if thats my SSD in AHCI mode or what but I am stumped now.
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just got my 1250 watt psu..next is some testing with and without the 6 pin pci for the gpu..also got some dominator platnums...and holy mother of god do these oc!!!! i got the 1866 4x2 kit..and running them at 2133 and only played with them for literally 2 mins.. also picked up another h100.with some sp120s.. temps are down 3c on idle and 5-7 on load in push pull..so not to bad. they dont have the h100i in yet so no test there yet.
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post #907 of 3634
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Originally Posted by ride1226 View Post

****ATTENTION***
TheGoatEater, MSIAlex, any other people who were or are helping me with my Mobo reading out A0. I isolated the issue. Plugged in a old HDD and loaded windows on it. Booted in, board displayed temps like it should. Hooked up my Intel 520 Cherryville 240gb SSD and booted up again and back to A0 on the debug LED readout. Its definitely my SSD causing this issue. Now what? I cant just return in and go to a different brand because of this. Is their a firmware update possible. Is this something you guys at MSI are aware of Alex? I looked in device managed and one thing does come up as AHCI and my board is in that mode so I dont know if thats my SSD in AHCI mode or what but I am stumped now.
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Do you run the Intel Toolbox for that SSD? You must be I would expect.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455

This contains the firmware with updates for the Intel SSD drives

There is Intel SSD drive optimizing features in it to set and run
Like system tuner first then make sure its good then the SSD Optimizer,diagnostic scans etc
Do nothing else while they are running

My Intel SSD's have had several firmware revisions now at 3.1.1

Shouldn't you have this loaded and running your intel SSD? Your SSD is listed for it, methinks so




If on boot you hit F11 you should see the SSD as a choice for your boot options

I have a couple Intel SSD's and they work absolutely fine with this motherboard
Edited by Tyreman - 11/21/12 at 8:57pm
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Do you run the Intel Toolbox for that SSD? You must be I would expect.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455
This contains the firmware with updates for the Intel SSD drives
There is Intel SSD drive optimizing features in it to set and run
Like system tuner first then make sure its good then the SSD Optimizer,diagnostic scans etc
Do nothing else while they are running
My Intel SSD's have had several firmware revisions now at 3.1.1
Shouldn't you have this loaded and running your intel SSD? Your SSD is listed for it, methinks so
If on boot you hit F11 you should see the SSD as a choice for your boot options
I have a couple Intel SSD's and they work absolutely fine with this motherboard

Yes, its been installed, tested read and write, checked for updates, tuned, everything. All is well with that program, and seemingly all is well with the drive.
post #909 of 3634
Hey guys why does the mpower have a 6 pin to power the GPU? Does it require power from the psu on top of the 6 pin on the mobo as well? Or is the power from the psu enough ?
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Hey guys why does the mpower have a 6 pin to power the GPU? Does it require power from the psu on top of the 6 pin on the mobo as well? Or is the power from the psu enough ?

It's optional. I believe that's just extra power if you want to do some extreme OCing (DICE / LN2).
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