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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

If you install the LAN driver software, the actual drivers can be found from the installation folder. You can then copy the drivers off of there and uninstall that POS software and install the drivers yourself thumb.gif

Nice tip, will have to do this tonight as that software is useless!

Side note what has everyone done about the bright amber bios light? I put some electrical tape over mine because it was driving me nuts.

As well does anyone know how to get the fan headers to supply a constant 12v without using the buggy easy tune software (doesn't retain my fan settings after a reboot).
Edited by THEStorm - 4/14/14 at 7:23am
post #1582 of 1890
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Originally Posted by THEStorm View Post

Nice tip, will have to do this tonight as that software is useless!

Side note what has everyone done about the bright amber bios light? I put some electrical tape over mine because it was driving me nuts.

As well does anyone know how to get the fan headers to supply a constant 12v without using the buggy easy tune software (doesn't retain my fan settings after a reboot).

Can't you set the PWM to full speed in BIOS?
post #1583 of 1890
Can anyone confirm which pcie slots would be in use if I commit and buy this board, I have gtx 780 lightning which are triple slot, looking at the stock pictures, If i go sli which would be the only reason for swapping out my maximus gene, my gpu's would have to go in the 1st and 3rd green slots, would that work and at what speeds etc, also extended sli bridge? from the pictures could possibly squeeze into slot 1/2 but the gpu reactor on the lightning would get in the way and I would not be into removing that.

Thanks
post #1584 of 1890
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Can't you set the PWM to full speed in BIOS?

Well that's the thing there aren't PWM fans, they are just 3 pin fans. However if I don't use the software they don't spin at max rpm.
post #1585 of 1890
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Well that's the thing there aren't PWM fans, they are just 3 pin fans. However if I don't use the software they don't spin at max rpm.

The OPT header is voltage controlled (3 pin) and the regular CPU header is PWM controlled, although both are 4 pin headers. Coming from Asus boards this was a surprise for me as well. I thought the OPT header was always 12V for watercooling pumps etc.

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Can anyone confirm which pcie slots would be in use if I commit and buy this board, I have gtx 780 lightning which are triple slot, looking at the stock pictures, If i go sli which would be the only reason for swapping out my maximus gene, my gpu's would have to go in the 1st and 3rd green slots, would that work and at what speeds etc, also extended sli bridge? from the pictures could possibly squeeze into slot 1/2 but the gpu reactor on the lightning would get in the way and I would not be into removing that.

Thanks

I'm assuming you're talking of M5.

As you might be able to see from the picture (which is from my computer taken with my crappy phone camera), the third PCI-e slot will be usable if you have a 3 slot card. The fit will be kind of tight depending on the 3 slot card.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The first slot is 16x, the second slot is 4x and the third slot is 8x, so you do want to use the 1st and 3rd slots. As for the speed in SLI they will both run at 8x.

Hope this helped smile.gif
post #1586 of 1890
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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

The OPT header is voltage controlled (3 pin) and the regular CPU header is PWM controlled, although both are 4 pin headers. Coming from Asus boards this was a surprise for me as well. I thought the OPT header was always 12V for watercooling pumps etc.
I'm assuming you're talking of M5.

As you might be able to see from the picture (which is from my computer taken with my crappy phone camera), the third PCI-e slot will be usable if you have a 3 slot card. The fit will be kind of tight depending on the 3 slot card.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The first slot is 16x, the second slot is 4x and the third slot is 8x, so you do want to use the 1st and 3rd slots. As for the speed in SLI they will both run at 8x.

Hope this helped smile.gif

Not the M5 the atx, my cards would have to go in the 1st and 3rd green slots, not including the black ones. There is no way lightning 780 would go in green slot 1 and 2. Would be 1 and 3. Discount the small black ones please. Is that possible?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-445-GI&groupid=701&catid=5

Thanks
post #1587 of 1890
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Originally Posted by Ghost12 View Post

Not the M5 the atx, my cards would have to go in the 1st and 3rd green slots, not including the black ones. There is no way lightning 780 would go in green slot 1 and 2. Would be 1 and 3. Discount the small black ones please. Is that possible?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-445-GI&groupid=701&catid=5

Thanks

Of course it is possible as long as your case doesn't obstruct the second card, which I think isn't even possible. With 3 slot cards there would be one slot gap even. And in that case they both would run at 16x according to Gigabyte product page.
post #1588 of 1890
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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

The OPT header is voltage controlled (3 pin) and the regular CPU header is PWM controlled, although both are 4 pin headers. Coming from Asus boards this was a surprise for me as well. I thought the OPT header was always 12V for watercooling pumps etc.

It's actually the chassis fan headers that are doing this for me. My H100i block is plugged in on the CPU header and then I have 2 3 pin fans plugged into chasis fan headers. I wish the chassis fan headers would just supply full 12v, then I wouldn't have to have this crappy software installed...
post #1589 of 1890
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Originally Posted by THEStorm View Post

It's actually the chassis fan headers that are doing this for me. My H100i block is plugged in on the CPU header and then I have 2 3 pin fans plugged into chasis fan headers. I wish the chassis fan headers would just supply full 12v, then I wouldn't have to have this crappy software installed...

Shouldn't the PWM supply 12V always? Isn't the whole point of the PWM that the fan gets 12V but it's powered only certain percentage of the time based on the PWM pulse?

I'm pretty sure you should get 12V if they really are PWM headers, which I'm not sure of. I don't want to insult you, but you have tried setting chassis fans to full speed in BIOS, right?
post #1590 of 1890
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Originally Posted by Tuxi View Post

Shouldn't the PWM supply 12V always? Isn't the whole point of the PWM that the fan gets 12V but it's powered only certain percentage of the time based on the PWM pulse?

I'm pretty sure you should get 12V if they really are PWM headers, which I'm not sure of. I don't want to insult you, but you have tried setting chassis fans to full speed in BIOS, right?

Yeah I have tried setting the fans to full speed in the bios but that had no effect. I figured since these were standard 3 pin header fans that they would just run at full speed (like normal), but to my surprise they haven't been unless I make a fan curve in the buggy software.

And yes that is how it is supposed to work (based on the PWM pulse) however it seems to be doing voltage control (could be nice if I had noisy high rpm fans but I don't.
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