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It is...doesn't the Black have this?

EDIT: @mistacheese This..they shifted it and made it a molex...


Edited by alancsalt - 2/27/14 at 7:44am
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it does but its down at the bottom of the mobo
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post #6063 of 14769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post

4 pin EZ? you mean the 4 pin EP (p4) cpu power plug? Or the 4-pin molex for pcie power?



Quote:
Originally Posted by alancsalt View Post

On a RIVE the EZ plug is a floppy drive type plug for extra memory voltage (?) next to a supplementary 6 pin plug for PCIe.


Wow, that looks like my answer there. Thank you so much, I'll check as soon as I get home.
post #6064 of 14769
Quote:
Originally Posted by mistacheese View Post


Wow, that looks like my answer there. Thank you so much, I'll check as soon as I get home.

EZ_PLUG is here on board bottom edge:

pins_left.jpg


Also, EZ_PLUG on RIVE/MVE doesn't power memory. It powers the rear I/O, which takes load off the line that powers memory, giving cleaner power if you have lots plugged into the back panel, and provides the POTENTIAL for more power to DIMMs if being "stolen" by plugged-in devices.
Edited by cadaveca - 2/27/14 at 7:45am
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There it is! Picked it up from microcenter yesterday! Got it built last night ill post some pictures this weekend. Build went together perfectly! No problems as of yet. Thanks for all your guys help i am definitely glad I picked this motherboard!



Luna Can u add me to the Club please.

Will do and still need to go back and find all the names I didn't add. Works been crazy as of late, so I can ready but not time to run back, keeping names on a notepad though lol.

Welcome btw! Keep us posted on your results!

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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Anybody familiar with the Asmedia controllers that can tell me if it's worth putting a 4TB WD Black on a SataIII Asmedia Port with 2 SSD's in Raid0 on the Intel Ports? Or should i put it on a SataII Intel Port, or just put 1 SSD & the WD Black on the 2 good ports?

I've only used them for my optical drives, the other ports are being used for my SSD's (intel) and 4x 2TB drives on the marvell's. As for running storage off them yes you can, as on my other comp I have a 1TB runnning off the ASMEDIA and it works fine, granted its a WD Green, but no issues, as its primarily a file server at home for other things. I'd say its equal to or better than marvel rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by Kimir View Post

Darlene is right, I forgot that but;
If you have to ask yourself if it's worth it, then it's probably not. Otherwise you would have found an excuse to go for it. rolleyes.gif

And you already have a 3960x on would like to upgrade to either a 4930k or 4960x? Not worth it at all, it's like going from a 3960x to 3970x lol. biggrin.gif

I got myself a 4930k because I'm making a new rig, couldn't wait for haswell-e with my 2x780Ti sitting on my desk lol.

Pretty much only diff is higher IMC for more RAM support and higher timings + optimized slightly better and more compatible w/ the board, though for the amount of that just wait I'd say.





@Cad

So talked to G Skill they're not giving a good response either, all they said are both are excellent choices Lol though they did answer on the XMP stating that their XMP profiles ONLY support what the actual speed rating says on the box so if its 2400 then its 2400 there is no step down. I don't know why it's such a hard decision, I want to get the 2400 but at the same time kind of afraid it still may not boot, though since its all 1 kit maybe I'd get lucky?

If nothing I have would see an advantage to this ( I'm most concerned about Surround gaming in 1440p ) @ 2400mhz then I'll grab the 2133mhz no question. That should be the deal breaker. Either way they're gonna send me a check for whichever I order as a refund since for the RMA I'd have to wait a couple weeks but they said if I purchase from New Egg and show them the receipt they'll send me a check in the mail after receiving my X sticks.
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There's Marvell Ports on the RIVE BE? I thought there was just Intel and Asmedia. What are your 4x2TB drives plugged into? 

 

I obviously don't mean specifically Asmedia or Marvell. The "Non-Intel" SataIII Ports...

    
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EZ plug is to take some of the draw off the 20pin, Found this out the hard way with my Rampage III Extreme when the 20pin melted a little and would randomly shut off. Asus sent me a free replacement for my trouble even though it was user error on my part. I sold it for a nice profit at the time biggrin.gif
I plug all of them in now!
Edited by USFORCES - 2/27/14 at 8:23am
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There's Marvell Ports on the RIVE BE? I thought there was just Intel and Asmedia. What are your 4x2TB drives plugged into? 

I obviously don't mean specifically Asmedia or Marvell. The "Non-Intel" SataIII Ports...

At work but forgot the names, I just plugged the SSD's into the dedicated ( 2 ports ) for intel, forgot the other, I THOUGHT they were marvel/asmedia but could be wrong. I just know ASMEDIA is fine for storage/optical drives as I have 0 issues on my SB-E board P8-77V Asus
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Cool, maybe i'll stick with my original plan then and Raid0 a cpl SSD's on the Intel ports and put my WD Black 4TB on an Asmedia 6Gbps

    
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EZ plug is to take some of the draw off the 20pin, Found this out the hard way with my Rampage III Extreme when the 20pin melted a little and would randomly shut off. Asus sent me a free replacement for my trouble even though it was user error on my part. I sold it for a nice profit at the time biggrin.gif
I plug all of them in now!

EZ_Plug has had slightly different implementations over the years. For example, the 6-pin PCIe plug on RIVE/MVE, was there to provide power to PCIe...but on these two boards in particular, ASUS put a special VRM on the board to provide that power...and you could adjust PCIe 3.3V voltage thanks to that.

On RIVBE, it's just to provide extra power to PCIe slots, and that's it.
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Cool, maybe i'll stick with my original plan then and Raid0 a cpl SSD's on the Intel ports and put my WD Black 4TB on an Asmedia 6Gbps

I leave storage on the ASMedia ports, as well as back-up drives. I simply disable the drive controller I am not using in BIOS, and that way the drives can't be accessed improperly. There's no RAID support on these plugs, so it's really meant for that, I suspect.
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