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Hi all, I just got this board a few days ago and it's going well. I haven't had any of the problems with RAM OC that people have reported; 2800-MHz-rated kit was easy to OC to 3000 with 125 strap. That was just a quick and dirty session; I'll be looking for more when I have time.

I have a CPU air cooler, so PCIe slot 1 is not available. I've got my 2 reference GFX cards in 3 and 7. This gives great air flow and cooling for the cards (and some space from the CPU cooler is good for cooling too). SLI works fine, but slot 7 is running with 8x bandwidth. Since the rig is only for gaming, that's irrelevant to me, but I thought I'd mention it. It surprises me because I thought the PEX chips were meant to maintain 16x bandwidth throughout. If I had a workstation with less than full PCIe bandwidth, especially with those expensive multiplexing chips, I'd be quite disappointed. It should be impossible to get less than 16x with only 2 cards.
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Both cards should run at 16X. I too have a cooler that needs space at 1/2 (Noctua) so I have my cards (GTX 970's) in 3/4 and 5/6 with a Intel 750 NvME in slot 7. Both run @ x16 (8.0 Gb/s)
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Both cards should run at 16X. I too have a cooler that needs space at 1/2 (Noctua) so I have my cards (GTX 970's) in 3/4 and 5/6 with a Intel 750 NvME in slot 7. Both run @ x16 (8.0 Gb/s)

In that case, I must have mis-configured something. I definitely have x16 on slot 3 and x8 on slot 7. Now my OCD is kicking in and I'm intrigued. Is there some tiny switch or jumper on the mobo that I overlooked, or some UEFI setting I missed? I didn't notice any config options in UEFI except Gen 3/Gen 2. (I changed all from Auto to Gen 3 to be thorough.)

Unless there's some config option I'm missing, I've probably just found the one combination that doesn't work properly. Perhaps a BIOS update will fix it one day.
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In that case, I must have mis-configured something. I definitely have x16 on slot 3 and x8 on slot 7. Now my OCD is kicking in and I'm intrigued. Is there some tiny switch or jumper on the mobo that I overlooked, or some UEFI setting I missed? I didn't notice any config options in UEFI except Gen 3/Gen 2. (I changed all from Auto to Gen 3 to be thorough.)

Unless there's some config option I'm missing, I've probably just found the one combination that doesn't work properly. Perhaps a BIOS update will fix it one day.

If you have M.2 slot or Thunderbolt slot in use then that may reduce available lanes.
I assume you have a 5930K or better which gives 40 lanes as opposed to 28.
Why not try the default auto setting rather than Gen 3 & see what happens. Best to leave all on default until all is sorted.
Plenty on this thread have 3 Titans all @ X16 in SLI not that it makes any difference for gaming but it just makes you feel better.

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Edited by Poppapete - 10/17/15 at 7:43pm
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Why not try the default auto setting rather than Gen 3 & see what happens. Best to leave all on default until all is sorted. Plenty on this thread have 3 Titans all @ X16 in SLI not that it makes any difference for gaming but it just makes you feel better.

Yes, I'm using a 5930K with no M.2 or TBolt devices. I restored BIOS defaults. Next I swapped the GFX cards' positions, with the same effect. It has nothing to do with the cards: either one will run at x16 in slot 3, and up to x8 in slot 7. I also moved the lower card from 7 up to slot 5, with the same effect.

Either card in slot 3 will idle at PCI-E 3.0 x16 @16 3.0. The card in any lower slot will idle at PCI-E 3.0 x16 @8 1.1, and go to PCI-E 3.0 x16 @8 3.0 under load.

I'm using BIOS 1301. Perhaps an older BIOS might fix it. Any suggestions?

You're so right that seeing everything work as it should makes you feel better, even though I know that x8 3.0 is more than enough bandwidth for game applications.

The question is, does my board behave normally, or might there be a problem? I don't want to return it only to find that it's normal. OTOH, I don't want a defective board even if the defect is harmless in terms of my application -- not at these prices.
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Does anyone have any idea when the Z170-WS is coming out? I'd love to pair it with my 6700k smile.gif
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I'm using BIOS 1301. Perhaps an older BIOS might fix it. Any suggestions?

I have run out of suggestions except to say that something is wrong as both cards should run @ x16 no matter where you place them. I have USB 3.1 board running the original BIOS 0402 (only 1 other has been released). The USB 3.0 board has had 10 BIOS versions released and I would definitely try another version especially the one that came with the board.
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Well thanks, I do appreciate the effort. I'm definitely going to try older BIOSes first, working my way back one revision at a time; if I can't fix it that way, back it goes.
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I recently setup a new build with an X99-E-WS MB + a core i7 5960X processor, 64GB DDR4 2400 G-skill + EVGA TitanX card + SSG Sandisk 960GB + OCZ Vector 180 480GB and 1 HD SATA 6 Seagate 1TB.
I installed and configured an Asus ThunderboltEXII card to use with a Lacie Big Disck 12TB Raid Mode 0.
This is the issue i have: if i boot the system without the Thunderbolt drive switched on, it boots correctly...i reach Win10 OS and i can work. If i restart the system everything is ok.
When i switch on the TB Raid (my Lacie Big Disk) the system boot normally and in Windows i can see the drive but if i restart the system, after bios post it hangs to the ASUS screen. I opened the case and saw a q-code A2 in the display. SO i must switch off the pc and only in this way when i connect a TB hd i can succesfully boot. Everytime i try to restart the system with the TB drive connected it hangs with ASUS Logo and A2 Q-code....
My bios revision is 1201...Maybe is a bios issue? a Motherboard issue or what?
Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
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Well thanks, I do appreciate the effort. I'm definitely going to try older BIOSes first, working my way back one revision at a time; if I can't fix it that way, back it goes.

That is correct the way you have it. You haft to use 1,3,5 to get full 16x, the rest only have 8x, check the manual wink.gif

I run 3x 8980, on slot 1, 4 & 6, first get full 16x, rest get 8x. This is completely normal and not a reason to return imo..

Hope this helps:)
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