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    Should I leave the list combined for both the CHVF and CHVF-Z
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    Seperate the lists
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post #7991 of 9900
There are 4 PCI-E x16 connectors on the board. Starting with the one closest the CPU, you want to use the first and third connector to get a crossfilre-X configuration to get the full 16X link speed. If you want to go tri-fire, then you would use the 2nd connector, but the bus speeds are halfed for the lower connectors.

I've never seen values for the link speeds using 2nd and 4th slots. In my case, the PSU obstructs access to the fourth PCI-E connector. As big as my HAF-932 is, I'm wanting one of those new stacker frames. Before long we'll be building mini-mainframes complete with chillers... biggrin.gif
post #7992 of 9900
Dam I was hoping that it would be the same performance as 1st and 3rd, anyone else chime in or has used this lane combo?
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post #7993 of 9900
in the manual it says you can reassign lanes but i have never seen how
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post #7994 of 9900
Asus ROG Xpander anyone??

This is it
Asus ROG Xpander (Click to show)






Anybody has idea about how to replace the missing heatsink for this daughter board??
I have checked some heatsink in performance pc but still not sure which one will fit with this board.
Edited by Skyddsskor - 3/20/14 at 12:56pm
post #7995 of 9900
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Originally Posted by sgtgates View Post

Dam I was hoping that it would be the same performance as 1st and 3rd, anyone else chime in or has used this lane combo?

I was just looking at the picture of your system, and it's very nice and clean. Are you trying to get more room for a waterblock or something similar. What is the motivation to move your 7970s?
post #7996 of 9900
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1st and 3rd.
post #7997 of 9900
non-Z;
- x16
- x1, x8 shared
- x16, x8 shared
- x4

Z;
- x16
- x8 shared
- x16, x8 shared
- x4

if you have the non-Z, you can put a x1 card in the 2nd red slot and the 1st and 3rd red slots will still have 16 lanes each, otherwise you either have
16-0-16-4 or 16-8-8-4
   
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post #7998 of 9900

Hi all - I'm hoping the following bit of information will save you some potential grief and headache,...

 

-Just replaced a CHVF that I killed with a CHVFZ and had no issues with the change-over, but afterwards,.... while I was cleaning up my OS by uninstalling unwanted software, I came across an installation named something like "ATI Driver update suite". Thinking it was some AMD video driver updater (I use Nvidia) I went ahead and deleted it. After the un-install, I was prompted to re-boot, which I did.

 

BIG MISTAKE!!!

 

What I deleted was the AMD chipset drivers for the mobo, which in turn utterly disabled all of the USB ports on the board while in the OS. This meant no mouse or keyboard once the system started booting into the OS.

 

To make matters worse, I didn't have any backups or restore points which included this particular driver set. There is a legacy PS style port for keyboard/mouse on the CHVFZ, but it requires an adaptor to get both devices working on the one port (not included with the mobo), and that adaptor most likely doesn't exist within the borders of my state.

 

Ultimately after exhausting every possible lead to a fix, I ended up completely re-installing my OS in order to get the AMD chipset back into the OS again, which meant a huge update & patch session, downloading and reinstalling all my favorite little bits of software & games, etc, etc.

 

What I've learned in summary;

 

Don't delete it unless you know exactly what it does,

Back up EVERYTHING and OFTEN

 

-Thx!

 

-KonaJoe

 

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I was just looking at the picture of your system, and it's very nice and clean. Are you trying to get more room for a waterblock or something similar. What is the motivation to move your 7970s?

I have a whole New builds log in the h series nzxt club. Went reverse atx. So is there a way in bios to move it around? If not I'll stay 1,3
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post #8000 of 9900
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I have a whole New builds log in the h series nzxt club. Went reverse atx. So is there a way in bios to move it around? If not I'll stay 1,3

I saw LoLCats mention it, but I've never seen any BIOS option for it. No idea if a custom BIOS could accomplish that or if limited by hardware implementation.
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