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post #6111 of 7150
Quote:
Originally Posted by terryxviet View Post

Is it possible to have the Perc 5/i working on a custom rig without flashing to lsi firmware?
custom rig:
maximus v gene
i5 3570k
2 vertex 3 (on board raid0)
EVGA gtx 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by terryxviet View Post

So I would most likely have to do the 5&6 pin trick right? Where did you get your drivers and what program are you using to manage your arrays?

Try it without it first, I'm running a PERC 5/i in my x58-based I7 system right now as I type this, and it's working perfectly with the dell firmware. Windows 7 64-bit has native microsoft drivers during install and "out of the box", it was found, drivers loaded, everything running smooth. No pin mods, all my ram is visible, and I can load a ram drive for my full ram amount, everything works perfectly.

You should also be aware if you're using a primary video card for 3D gaming in the first pci-express slot, and this raid card in the second slot, it will most likely reduce your main video card down to 8x pci-express speeds instead of the usual 16x.

I'm not sure if it will really effect performance much, but it's just a bit you should know. Also I don't have the motherboard you mentioned so I'm not entirely sure if it will down-grade the video card or not, but a friend of mine has a Z77 system and he installed a pci-e 1.0 1x wireless card and it dropped his video card down to 8x.
post #6112 of 7150
I had a problem with a Highpoint rocketraid 2320. The card ran fine, but anytime i played any video it would do a noticeable skipping in video and sound. Could that be from the speed drop to x8? This was the problem that drove me to getting this raid card. I took the build into microcenter, but none of them could tell me what was going on with it either.
post #6113 of 7150
The drop to 8x of the main video card by the way is the nature of having a motherboard with the Z77 chipset, all Z77 chipset motherboards will do this when you add any other pci-express card, even a PCI-e 1.0 1x card will trigger it.

I don't know if it had to do with your stuttering or not, but just thought I'd put that out there.
post #6114 of 7150
The stuttering stopped after i took the raid card out. Must have been something about it. Bring it up boggles my mind again. mad.gif
post #6115 of 7150
Well.... I've flashed my Dell PERC 5/i with the LSI firmware, and now I'm sitting here trying to install windows 7 on it, and in the hard drive selection, the virtual drive / exported array doesn't show up from the PERC 5. I've tried loading the LSI drivers listed on page 1 of this thread, still doesn't show up. The dell PowerEdge 2900 page only lists windows server operating systems, not windows 7. Maybe I can try server 2008 drivers anyway....

Edit: nope, server 2008 x64 drivers won't load from dell either.

Edit 2: Fixed it.

The dell windows server 2008 x64 driver package works but you have to modify the oemsetup.inf with notepad.

Specifically, find this section:
[ControlFlags]
;
; Exclude the following PnP devices from Select Device list.
;

ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1028&DEV_0015&SUBSYS_1F011028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1028&DEV_0015&SUBSYS_1F021028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1028&DEV_0015&SUBSYS_1F031028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0060&SUBSYS_1F0A1028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0060&SUBSYS_1F0B1028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0060&SUBSYS_1F0C1028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0060&SUBSYS_1F0D1028
ExcludeFromSelect = PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0060&SUBSYS_1F111028

And just add a semi-colon ; in front of each line to remark it out, close file, save it and then use these drivers to load during win7 x64 setup with a flash drive and it should show up, worked for me. Installing Win7 x64 now as the primary OS on a virtual drive on my Perc5/i that's been flashed to LSI Firmware, in a x58 i7, with no pin mods.
Edited by kithylin - 12/12/12 at 1:28pm
post #6116 of 7150
Hello, first off, thanks for any advice anyone can provide. For awhile i was using a rosewill sata port multiplier as a raid card, but decided I would like to step it up a bit. I bought a 6i a couple days ago and have been having a terrible time with it. I put it straight in the system and it was immediately recognized. Unfortunately when I hit Ctrl-R to get into the configuration bios, it just freezes saying please wait. After that issue arrose I tried the tape on the 5,6 pci contacts, but still the same issues persists. I have tried a few different configurations, letting it boot past that, restarting after, and so on. All with no luck. Yet if i boot past it the machine boots up and I can see the card in the device manager and I can see it in the MegaRaid setup even without the LSI Firmware.

My system is running:
Processor: Pentium G620
Mobo: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Thanks again,
post #6117 of 7150
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Originally Posted by redstripe509 View Post

Hello, first off, thanks for any advice anyone can provide. For awhile i was using a rosewill sata port multiplier as a raid card, but decided I would like to step it up a bit. I bought a 6i a couple days ago and have been having a terrible time with it. I put it straight in the system and it was immediately recognized. Unfortunately when I hit Ctrl-R to get into the configuration bios, it just freezes saying please wait. After that issue arrose I tried the tape on the 5,6 pci contacts, but still the same issues persists. I have tried a few different configurations, letting it boot past that, restarting after, and so on. All with no luck. Yet if i boot past it the machine boots up and I can see the card in the device manager and I can see it in the MegaRaid setup even without the LSI Firmware.
My system is running:
Processor: Pentium G620
Mobo: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Thanks again,
If that works, just install the latest MegaRAID Storage Manager and set-up the raid configuration from there, it's as if you were in that Ctrl-R mode, just better, since you have a lot more options to choose from.
EDIT: I mean install MegaRAID Storage Manager in windows and set up the card from there. Username is the same as the username you are using on your windows, password too.
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Hello mahirzukic2, thanks for the response. I tried to do that, but the "create virtual disk" button is grayed out. Am i doing it wrong possibly, very unfamiliar with the utility.
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Hello mahirzukic2, thanks for the response. I tried to do that, but the "create virtual disk" button is grayed out. Am i doing it wrong possibly, very unfamiliar with the utility.
Look under "Physical devices" and see if your disks are online.
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Ok, will do, if they are not, does it probably mean that I am using the wrong cords? I forgot to include it, but I just grabbed cords from PCOutlet: 30" SAS to SATA Adapter Cable - 4x Serial ATA . But I have a case with hot swap drives so they are going into a backplate.
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