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post #1641 of 9900
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At this point it could be cookies, not sure. I'm thinking of giving a prize away to 1 member
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I like cookies.
Ask your local Duck. We like cookies Big Time!

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Are you going to run the Intel SDD by itself or do you have other drives in the mix - if so, do you want the other drives in RAID or everything in ACHI?
ALUCARDVPR, What a relevant question that is, because I just set up my two 80 GB Intel SSD's in RAID and was of course wondering the same thing myself.

So as not to confuse you further, please allow me to say that I decided to put these two older X25M's in the Corsair IV and the new Intel 510 in the Crosshair V.

But no big difference, eh?

After I set, by default cause no other choices available, SATA 1-4 to RAID, I noticed that SATA 5 and 6 also got RAIDed.

Relevant Info and Questions:

1) Aside from the RAID 0 two 80 GB Intel SSD's, the hard drives (many) will all be 1 TB Western Digitals + two optical drives (1 traditional read/write and 1 BluRay) which I assume should go on SATA 5, 6.

2) How do I tell the BIOS (or no need to) that I want RAID 0?

3) Will the 2 Western Digitals HDD's know they should be AHCI?

4) How will my Optical Drives fair if all SATA ports defer to SATA 1 and 2 and therefore become RAID?

Thanks, ALUCARDVPR, I hope that's enough information.

Btw, had I known you were in charge of the cookies, I sure would have been nicer to you in the past.
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Guys, If there is a better answer to these questions or if you believe I have stated something incorrectly - then please chime in.

2) How do I tell the BIOS (or no need to) that I want RAID 0?

The options in the ASUS bios should be set to RAID, this will not affect the drives in non-RAID. The RAID array is built in the Intel BIOS RAID configuration tool, Ctrl-I during boot up. When you set the members and RAID level, you should see all your drives currently connected to the SATA bus. Select the drives you want, and the RAID level. Once the array is defined, the regular BIOS will treat your hard drives as a single logical disk. Under drives make sure the drive with your OS is selected first, and then back out to Boot Order and make sure the CD-ROM is first, OS disk is second. The Intel RAID array shouldn't even show up since it isn't the primary disk.

3) Will the 2 Western Digitals HDD's know they should be AHCI?

If they aren't defined in the RAID Array, then yes.

4) How will my Optical Drives fair if all SATA ports defer to SATA 1 and 2 and therefore become RAID?

From my experience, they may not even be detected by Windows - if that were to happen.
post #1643 of 9900
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After I set, by default cause no other choices available, SATA 1-4 to RAID, I noticed that SATA 5 and 6 also got RAIDed.

Yes, if you don't want SATA 5-6 in RAID, you can select them to IDE. AHCI is not available to you as an option to those two ports when ports 1-4 are in RAID.

Relevant Info and Questions:

1) Aside from the RAID 0 two 80 GB Intel SSD's, the hard drives (many) will all be 1 TB Western Digitals + two optical drives (1 traditional read/write and 1 BluRay) which I assume should go on SATA 5, 6.

2) How do I tell the BIOS (or no need to) that I want RAID 0? Assuming a clean install of everything and you have created your RAID drivers disk, set your SATA ports to RAID as mentioned above. Then, reboot. As you reboot, "Ctrl-F". You should see the AMD Option ROM Utility (page 4-40 - Section 4.4.4 of the manual). It's all just as the manual states. You will see your connected drives there. You select the drives you want in your RAID. Might be a good idea to identify them ahead of time.

As for the RAID Driver disk, a USB floppy disk drive (about $19 at your local computer parts store) will come in handy. The trick will be to find a floppy. I have it for well over 8 years now and worked like a charm. Legacy technology FTW! I am not sure but I believe there is a way to do this driver setup with a CD. Not sure if possible with a mem stick.

Basically, just plop in the utilities disk that came with your mobo and boot from it. You will have a DOS screen with options. Select the one that stated "RAID" in it and thats it. The hard part will be the media you use. If you have that USB floppy drive, you will be good.

3) Will the 2 Western Digitals HDD's know they should be AHCI? Not familiar with AHCI at all but from what I see, AHCI will not be available to you once in RAID. Maybe I am wrong here?

4) How will my Optical Drives fair if all SATA ports defer to SATA 1 and 2 and therefore become RAID? As long as the ODD are not included into a RAID (via the ROM Utility I mentioned above), they would continue to operate normally I believe.

Thanks, ALUCARDVPR, I hope that's enough information.

Btw, had I known you were in charge of the cookies, I sure would have been nicer to you in the past.
I feel like crap today so I hope I answered something right... Sorry if I didn't. Couldn't leave a confused duck running about out there like that.
post #1644 of 9900
Greetings!

I was hoping to become a proud new member of the Crosshair V club, but I seem to have a persistent issue with my new board:

New setup:

* Motherboard : Asus Crosshair V
* CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE
* GPU: Asus HD6950 2GB DirectCU II
* PSU: Seasonic X-760
* RAM: <various, see below>
* HDD: None yet
* ODD: None yet

Problem:

* Solid red DRAM QLED at the end of each and every boot attempt.
* Not even a glimpse of the BIOS-screen on the display (monitor remains in standby).

Details:

* Tried with a few sets and single sticks of DDR3 RAM (for example, older Mushkin set that's working flawlessly with my old Crosshair III) in different slots.
* My main RAM is this G.Skill set (found from the ASUS Crosshair V QVL).
* The Mushkin set is similar to this one, but different heatspreaders.
* I tried CMOS-reset (battery off, power chord off, Clear CMOS jumper in place), no help.
* I tried the Go-button (aka. MEMOK), it does its cycle and ends with a solid red DRAM QLED.

Options:

* Keep up with the reboot cycles and hope that I reach the BIOS at some point.
* RMA the board and hope that I will have a less quirky one in return.
* Borrow another stick of DDR3 for testing from work.
* Swap CPU with the Phenom II X2 550 BE from my old rig (any point in this?)
* Other?

To clarify, this is a completely new build from new parts, I haven't even been able to get into BIOS yet. I would appreciate any further troubleshooting tips or suggestions you might have. At this point I'm just hoping to pinpoint the source of this unusual behaviour and hopefully rule out user error.
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post #1645 of 9900
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I hope I answered something right... Sorry if I didn't. Couldn't leave a confused duck running about out there like that.
Yeh right! Like I'm gonna take advice from the Dr. Kevorkian of motherboards!

And ALUCARDVPR, thanks for all the Good Advice as always. Much appreciate.

Your suggestions are always to the point and so very relevant.

Unlike some others ...

Seriously, let me digest all this great advice, you too Dr. K., and I'll do my best to process it all. Sure do appreciate your assistance - and especially your kindness.
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post #1646 of 9900
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Greetings!

I was hoping to become a proud new member of the Crosshair V club, but I seem to have a persistent issue with my new board:

New setup:

* Motherboard : Asus Crosshair V
* CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE
* GPU: Asus HD6950 2GB DirectCU II
* PSU: Seasonic X-760
* RAM: <various, see below>
* HDD: None yet
* ODD: None yet

Problem:

* Solid red DRAM QLED at the end of each and every boot attempt.
* Not even a glimpse of the BIOS-screen on the display (monitor remains in standby).

Details:

* Tried with a few sets and single sticks of DDR3 RAM (for example, older Mushkin set that's working flawlessly with my old Crosshair III) in different slots.
* My main RAM is this G.Skill set (found from the ASUS Crosshair V QVL).
* The Mushkin set is similar to this one, but different heatspreaders.
* I tried CMOS-reset (battery off, power chord off, Clear CMOS jumper in place), no help.
* I tried the Go-button (aka. MEMOK), it does its cycle and ends with a solid red DRAM QLED.

Options:

* Keep up with the reboot cycles and hope that I reach the BIOS at some point.
* RMA the board and hope that I will have a less quirky one in return.
* Borrow another stick of DDR3 for testing from work.
* Swap CPU with the Phenom II X2 550 BE from my old rig (any point in this?)
* Other?

To clarify, this is a completely new build from new parts, I haven't even been able to get into BIOS yet. I would appreciate any further troubleshooting tips or suggestions you might have. At this point I'm just hoping to pinpoint the source of this unusual behaviour and hopefully rule out user error.
You've done a great job.

*Now make sure there are no bent pins. Reseat the CPU - lever is down.

*ATX 8-pin connected for CPU

* Two 75W 6-pin PCIe connectors for your GPU. Make sure it's seated properly too.

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post #1647 of 9900
Ok, everything was almost stupid-simple (I read the manual for the Crosshair IV). RAID setup in the BIOS and then via the "AMD Option ROM Utility"
(yawn ...)

Now here's my problem:

I have tried every which way (drivers from the ASUS installation disk, download AMD RAID drivers, etc.) and none of the drives are accepted by Win 7, even if I turn off the "must be signed drivers" box in the Win 7 setup.


And everywhere I look it keeps talking about "Floppy Disk" and "Drive A". Am I stuck in some early 90's time warp?

What to do?

Edited by incurablegeek - 8/21/11 at 1:59pm
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You've done a great job.
Thank you.

* I tried reseating the CPU, but I may need to give one more go with that, tomorrow probably.
* I tried different combinations with the power cables, but I ended up plugging only the 8-pin connector, as you suggested (in addition to the main ATX-connector)
* I verified that the GPU power connectors are OK. It seems that the card in question requires 8-pin and 6-pin connectors, but I had them both already inserted.

I had some progress myself with this, sort of, as I tried switching the CPUs between my systems.

* The Crosshair V seems to work with my old Phenom II X2 555 (Recognizes the 2x4GB of memory, shows the BIOS-screen and halts at the "keyboard not found")
* The Crosshair III seems to work with my new Phenom II X6 1090T
* The Crosshair V still does not work with the new Phenom II X6 1090T

The Crosshair V seemed to have the original BIOS (0404), but the X6 1090T is supposed to work with the original BIOS, right?

Any thoughts on why the Crosshair V would reject the X6 even if it works with the X2 while the X6 works fine with the Crosshair III?
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The Crosshair V still does not work with the new Phenom II X6 1090T

The Crosshair V seemed to have the original BIOS (0404), but the X6 1090T is supposed to work with the original BIOS, right?

Any thoughts on why the Crosshair V would reject the X6
It seems like you are listing up an entire encyclopedia of problems such that unless they are broken down into step-by-step sequence it will be difficult to assist you.

As far as the 6-cores working on the V board, all I can say is that is the least of your problems. Of course they will. In fact, I am using a 6-core on my V board now.

Whether or not the V board can accommodate 6-cores, then, should not even be a question - especially if bent pins could still be an issue. Just a quick look at the pins will tell you whether or not they are bent.

And a quick glance at your V board LED lights will tell you whether or not your CPU and HSF are installed properly.
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I will be doing something very special when this club reaches 100 members. At this point it could be cookies, not sure. I'm thinking of giving a prize away to 1 member - pulled from the member list randomly (ok, there is no such thing as a true random number generator - so let's call it pseudo-random).

What do you guys think?
cookies sound good to me
thanks for all your work on the membership - thanks
    
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