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Hello

Same here. Been using it close to a week now with no issues encountered.

Microcode Update means Intel Prime95 fix ?
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Microcode Update means Intel Prime95 fix ?
yes
http://www.overclock.net/t/1568154/asus-north-america-asus-z170-motherboards-q-a-thread/3020_20#post_24795957
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for those that have the Asus Z170-a plus m/board - i have just updated the bios to 0506 and it looks as though adaptive mode now works - thank you Asus thumb.gif
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Bought the Maximus 8 Impact and 970 ITX and i love it
good choice! thumb.gif
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good choice! thumb.gif

Now since im doing a RVZ02 build which cpu cooler for i7 6700 non K. Reason non k is lower tdp

looking at cryorig C7 or noctua nh-l9i
Edited by TMatzelle60 - 1/20/16 at 9:56am
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I was going to leave it but I feel there might be more to be said that could help maintain a more positive atmosphere in the future.

Firstly I would like to thank those who spoke up and supported my point of view. It seems to me that professional system designers have an understanding about the different kinds of M.2 devices and motherboard that most users and even many reviewers have misconceptions about. For instance being able to still use the first 2 Sata ports with a PCIe device in the M.2 slot.

There is a definite difference it seems between the level of understanding between different groups of people. Assuming that everyone should know is like assuming that everyone has the same common sense, even if they are from opposite ends of the world. Sometimes what seems obvious to one person has never entered into another's head as something that exists. This setting seems to be unique only to Asus Deluxe and some of the other channel models, which is why it doesn't seem like an issue for most, but the more we discussed it, the more it became clear that I wasn't the only one who didn't have the full picture.

I would also like to point out that I was only really trying to further the debate, and I feel I actually succeeded in doing so and getting a better understanding of what is happening, despite people's best efforts.

I can understand why people reacted the way they did if they saw it as the familiar situation I've seen countless times before where someone is doing what Silent Scone described. I hoped people would see that this wasn't the case when I was admitting my mistakes and what I didn't understand. I also hoped people would see this from my initial post where even though I said I was angry and frustrated, I'd taken the time to get myself out of that mindset because I know it's not conducive to a healthy discussion. I only mentioned the anger to highlight the frustration the situation had made me feel, I hoped that by the ridiculous statement at the end would show that I had calmed down and was in a humorous mood.
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As well as wireless, bluetooth and various other devices. M.2 is an interface. What devices you are buying to install into the interface is down to you. Or to numb the argument for argument sake, down to you to check prior to purchasing. redface.gif

And on that bomb shell...

This argument might seem like a good way of ending a situation similar to this, but in this case not only was it not that kind of situation, at least from my perspective, but it didn't make logical sense. It wasn't so much my understanding of what I had bought, as my knowledge of a specific kind of hardware that I hadn't bought, as well as a confusingly labelled bios setting that lay at the crux of my misunderstanding. It also seems to display the same thing you are accusing me of, by laying the blame entirely on the other party instead of encouraging a proper debate about it. I realise it's difficult to judge someone's intent from the other side of a screen.

I would also just like to show this statement, which as helpful as it was, highlights the discourse in logic I was trying to get across.
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You don't need to change that setting for an M.2 PCIe drive. It will revert to SATA Ex if you do, because your M.2 drive is a PCIe drive and not a SATA mode M.2 drive. If that setting is used with a PCIe based M.2 drive, it may mess up the BOOT order and cause a non-BOOT.

What this says to the logical side of my brain, which is very much the dominant side for me as I'm sure it is with many who are good with computers, is that you should have this setting set to SATA because you are using a device that is not SATA. There is a conflicting logic between what the setting says and the description in the manual.

I was only trying to be objective and I hope people realise this in the future when dealing with me.
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Now since im doing a RVZ02 build which cpu cooler for i7 6700 non K. Reason non k is lower tdp

looking at cryorig C7 or noctua nh-l9i

What's your case (size of fan aperture)?

http://media.bestofmicro.com/Q/0/438984/original/ch01b-itx-temp-max-rpm.png
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MY CAse is the RVZ02 there new itx case
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MY CAse is the RVZ02 there new itx case

Right, sorry. wink.gif

Hm, I have not much experience with Mini-ITX, but the fan inlet looks big. And the case allows for a 5.8 cm CPU cooler height. I would go all the way to achieve the best efficiency. Look at the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B. e.g. But, of course, with 65 W TDP the Noctua would be no bad choice, too (no experience with Cryorig).

Did you see that your case can house a regular length GPU of up to 33 cm?

PS: The Scythe BS2 has one more heatpipe and cools part of your board, too.
Edited by pegnose - 1/20/16 at 11:00am
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I was going to leave it but I feel there might be more to be said that could help maintain a more positive atmosphere in the future.

Just figured I would check my setting and do some benches with my Hero.

Some screenies of how I have it set up.



Shows my 2 840 pros in Sata port 0 and 1 (first two), I have the AS Storage controller disabled like I used to do when it was Marvell.



CSM set to enabled. Reason for this is just because thats how it was. I can disable it and it will boot faster though. Not sure on what I should do.



My boot order. GPT format, UEFI install of windows 10. no other drives connected when I installed ofc.



My SM 951 256gb AS-SSD Bench.



My 840 Pro Raid 0 using Windows Software raid. Not controller.
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