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So to anyone who has a Z170 Motherboard with a M.2 wireless card and is having crazy disconnect issues using Windows 7, I think I finally found a solution.

The drivers from the Gigabyte website cause massive random disconnect issues, so I found the model of our M.2 card, which is apparently the 3rd gen Intel Dual Band AC-Wireless 8260.

The drivers I used to keep a stable connection on Windows 7 can be found directly on Intel's website and are known as Wireless_18.20.0_Ds64.exe. I hope this helps someone with this headache as I've seriously spent the last two days trying to fix this issue.

They can be found on Intel's page at the following:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25278/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-Windows-7-
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ha, so here is the thread for Gigabyte Z170 mobos biggrin.gif

I'm completely new to Gigabyte...Can someone tell me what is "Graphics Slice Ratio" in the BIOS setting? User's manual explains this as "Allows you to set the Graphics Slice Ratio"...ok...redface.gif
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ha, so here is the thread for Gigabyte Z170 mobos biggrin.gif

I'm completely new to Gigabyte...Can someone tell me what is "Graphics Slice Ratio" in the BIOS setting? User's manual explains this as "Allows you to set the Graphics Slice Ratio"...ok...redface.gif

I am not sure but it may have something to do with the Skylake platform having only 16 PCI-E lanes on the CPU and another 20 have been moved to the chip-set. Just throwing out an idea, I think we will have to do some research.
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I am not sure but it may have something to do with the Skylake platform having only 16 PCI-E lanes on the CPU and another 20 have been moved to the chip-set. Just throwing out an idea, I think we will have to do some research.

It's not another 20 on the chipset. It's another 4 on the chipset for a total of 20. Just an FYI.
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Hey guys,

Just chiming in that I've been dealing with somewhat of a nightmare build thus far and have pretty thoroughly tested out some issues with the Z170X-Gaming 5 so I may be able to add a few tidbits.

Firstly, the board, thus far, REALLY hates XMP. For a while i could get my board to boot with 2400Mhz set, then I could set my 2666mhz kit to 2600 and it would boot fine, but if I set it to 2666mhz, I'd get ERROR 55 or a C5, or a blank boot and I'd have to PSU cycle it. Changing to beta BIOS F3D fixes pretty much all of these issues. The newest BIOS, F3 seems the most unstable.

Also, it appears the board will throw up ERROR 55 or C5 if you have other areas of memory errors of issues. My graphics card memory was broken, which I already knew about, but never had an issue with on my MSI Mpower, but I finally realized that the memory errors in my graphics card were contributing to the 55 and C5 errors, and when I switched out my graphics card to GT 240 I had kicking around, all of a sudden the board started behaving just fine.

So if you're having issues with XMP, it may not be your RAM, but simply the board. According to intel, Skylake only officially supports DDR4 2400 and anything else is considered an overclock, so hopefully Gigabyte will be able to improve stability with the next BIOS release which I hope is soon.

Also, some people are experiencing better stability if you set your RAM voltage manually, or turn XMP off and just set the XMP values manually.
post #57 of 1707
Skylake officially supports DDR4 2133 only.
Try BIOS F4b
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Yeah 2133Mhz is the 'official' DDR4 speed and anything else is an overclock.

It does seem however that early Gigabyte BIOS (ie. the ones they ship with) have a lot of issues with XMP but the latest BIOS versions should have that all fixed.
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It's not another 20 on the chipset. It's another 4 on the chipset for a total of 20. Just an FYI.

It looks to me like there is up to 20 on the Chip-set itself. I can't see why you would have less PCI_E lanes available than even the Z97. http://wccftech.com/intel-skylake-s-platform-specifications-detailed-z170-100series-chipset-replace-z97-2h-2015/ I could be wrong but I think the idea is to have the chip to run the GPU's and the chip-set to run any other hardware using up lanes.
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It looks to me like there is up to 20 on the Chip-set itself. I can't see why you would have less PCI_E lanes available than even the Z97. http://wccftech.com/intel-skylake-s-platform-specifications-detailed-z170-100series-chipset-replace-z97-2h-2015/ I could be wrong but I think the idea is to have the chip to run the GPU's and the chip-set to run any other hardware using up lanes.

Z97 had 16 PCI-E 3.0 lanes from CPU and 8 extra 2.0 lanes from the chipset

Z170 has 20 PCI-E 3.0 lanes total (16 from CPU, 4 from chipset)

So while the Z170 has less total lanes than Z97, it has more fast ones.
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