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I'm having a weird issue and need input on. I have a 290x which sits in the first red slot. For some reason, that slot will only run at PCI E 3 x2. If i put the card into the second red slot it runs at pci e 3 x8. Now since its one GPU, it should run at x16... Tried resetting CMOS, BIOS flash and even used my 280x and produced identical results.
Time to RMA the motherboard or is there something else i can try? Doubt the CPU itself is at fault here... Tested with everything at stock settings.
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Originally Posted by L36 View Post

I'm having a weird issue and need input on. I have a 290x which sits in the first red slot. For some reason, that slot will only run at PCI E 3 x2. If i put the card into the second red slot it runs at pci e 3 x8. Now since its one GPU, it should run at x16... Tried resetting CMOS, BIOS flash and even used my 280x and produced identical results.
Time to RMA the motherboard or is there something else i can try? Doubt the CPU itself is at fault here... Tested with everything at stock settings.

Did you verify that with GPUz ?

If you did click the little ? beside the pcie speed info and run the render test. it should boost up to 3.0 x16.

if you did that already I think you are correct about the RMA.
Edited by Wirerat - 3/8/14 at 10:43am
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Did you verify that with GPUz ?

If you did click the little ? beside the pcie speed info and run the render test. it should boost up to 3.0 x16.
Initially i verified with GPUz and yes im aware that i have to stress the GPU to see if its utilizing the full bus. When i go to the system agent option of my motherboards BIOS, it says in there running at x2 if im using the first red slot and if using the second red slot it will say x8. GPUz also confirms this. This is tested with only one GPU in the system.

I don't think the CPU is to blame here, then it should run at x2 in both slots if the CPU is at fault...
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Initially i verified with GPUz and yes im aware that i have to stress the GPU to see if its utilizing the full bus. When i go to the system agent option of my motherboards BIOS, it says in there running at x2 if im using the first red slot and if using the second red slot it will say x8. GPUz also confirms this. This is tested with only one GPU in the system.

I don't think the CPU is to blame here, then it should run at x2 in both slots if the CPU is at fault...

it still woulndt hurt to reseat the CPU before RMA ing the board. its what I would try.
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ASUS as many others will not RMA you a new board. However, ASUS has a bad history of sending out the same product or a damaged one.

I suggest as stated above to reseat the CPU just in case.
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it still woulndt hurt to reseat the CPU before RMA ing the board. its what I would try.
Just did. Same results.
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Im in the process of RMAing my Maximus Vi Extreme to ASUS, Approved on the 20th, i shipped it the same day and they got it on the 24th and they just shipped out a replacement on the 7th. From ASUS RMA status checker thing, it seems they shipped the same board back, i never got an email or anything about what was wrong with it, but the way it looks im getting the same S/N back. My board would pass memtest and everything, but BSOD every time it booted into windows, no matter if it had my main HDD's or a random spare on any of the ports.

It seems at this point OP, your probably looking at RMAing your board but don't expect it back for at least 2-3 weeks.
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I'm thinking of just doing advanced replacement where they send me another motherboaed first, then I send out mine once I receive theirs. going to cost me 25 but at least there is a chance I'll get a working board without the wait.
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I'm thinking of just doing advanced replacement where they send me another motherboaed first, then I send out mine once I receive theirs. going to cost me 25 but at least there is a chance I'll get a working board without the wait.

$25 worth every penny to not be without a board.
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I'm thinking of just doing advanced replacement where they send me another motherboaed first, then I send out mine once I receive theirs. going to cost me 25 but at least there is a chance I'll get a working board without the wait.

heh, they never gave me the option for that.
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