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Poll Results: How many years have you owned your X58 - Tylersburg platofrm?

 
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  • 10% (53)
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  • 23% (113)
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post #8741 of 13057
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Originally Posted by Elkasir View Post

I remember reading that the X58 can't handle M2 disk booting from a PCI-E adapter card because it doesn't have UEFI, only BIOS. So maybe Asus Express Gate acts as some sort of UEFI?

I'm booting from a M.2 SSD daily. No UEFI on my system. Some of them actually works fine on the X58 platform.

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post #8742 of 13057
Great to read that it is possible on other non-UEFI boards as well. More incentive to keep our beloved X58's around for a while longer!

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post #8743 of 13057
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Originally Posted by Elkasir View Post

I remember reading that the X58 can't handle M2 disk booting from a PCI-E adapter card because it doesn't have UEFI, only BIOS. So maybe Asus Express Gate acts as some sort of UEFI?

That's not possible because my board boots the 950 Pro perfectly and it doesn't have any UEFI or express gate.

Edit: I might as well explain this. The 950 Pro has legacy mode IDE built into its firmware, so old school x58 platform thinks it's nothing more than a IDE hard drive which will almost ALWAYS show up on the BIOS boot menu drop down. Once the board initializes it via IDE, the OS starts to load, and once that happens the OS is smart enough to realize it's a SSD using NVMe so the proper driver gets loaded during the time the OS is initializing all the hardware.

So yes some M.2 drives do not work, but the ones with built-in legacy mode IDE (I would assume the SCSI protocol would work too but not sure any manufacturer has tried that yet) work just fine to get the BIOS to see them.
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post #8744 of 13057
Waiting for an Intel based PCIe drive to work on X58
     
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post #8745 of 13057
I hit a wall I have an asus rampage 3 formula board I got a x5670 to 3.97 ghz overclock at 22 ration 180 bclk auto all settings except load line calibration which is set to 100% 1.26 score and you/dram to 1.21. Now I'm trying to get to my goal of 4.2 and every time I go 4 ghz and up it will not post or goes into boot loop I have uped the core to 1.35 and the Ali to 1.25 but no success any suggestions would be much appreciated
post #8746 of 13057
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Originally Posted by tenkenryu View Post

I hit a wall I have an asus rampage 3 formula board I got a x5670 to 3.97 ghz overclock at 22 ration 180 bclk auto all settings except load line calibration which is set to 100% 1.26 score and you/dram to 1.21. Now I'm trying to get to my goal of 4.2 and every time I go 4 ghz and up it will not post or goes into boot loop I have uped the core to 1.35 and the Ali to 1.25 but no success any suggestions would be much appreciated

What QPI frequency are you at? It maxes out around 7.5 to 8 GTs-1. Set QPI multi to one notch above slow mode.
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post #8747 of 13057
I have it set to auto I'll try doing the setting above slow mode
post #8748 of 13057
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Originally Posted by }SkOrPn--' View Post

That's not possible because my board boots the 950 Pro perfectly and it doesn't have any UEFI or express gate.

Edit: I might as well explain this. The 950 Pro has legacy mode IDE built into its firmware, so old school x58 platform thinks it's nothing more than a IDE hard drive which will almost ALWAYS show up on the BIOS boot menu drop down. Once the board initializes it via IDE, the OS starts to load, and once that happens the OS is smart enough to realize it's a SSD using NVMe so the proper driver gets loaded during the time the OS is initializing all the hardware.

So yes some M.2 drives do not work, but the ones with built-in legacy mode IDE (I would assume the SCSI protocol would work too but not sure any manufacturer has tried that yet) work just fine to get the BIOS to see them.

Thanks a lot for this clear explanation. Now it makes sense why some NVME SSD's work and some don't.
post #8749 of 13057
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Originally Posted by tenkenryu View Post

I hit a wall I have an asus rampage 3 formula board I got a x5670 to 3.97 ghz overclock at 22 ration 180 bclk auto all settings except load line calibration which is set to 100% 1.26 score and you/dram to 1.21. Now I'm trying to get to my goal of 4.2 and every time I go 4 ghz and up it will not post or goes into boot loop I have uped the core to 1.35 and the Ali to 1.25 but no success any suggestions would be much appreciated

Have you tried upping the CPU PLL voltage? I had to increase it before I could go past 3.8Ghz on my X5650.
post #8750 of 13057
I had it on auto so I've not tried to manually set it what are the safe numbers or how should I gradually up it?
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