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11-11-2019 09:57 PM
Blade 117 Sorry to say, I went through every photo I have of that rig but without specifically taking the picture for that, none are clear enough to read. I will try reaching out to the guy who bought it to see if he can snap a picture.
11-05-2019 07:36 AM
pythonse the last post was 2017,im assuming everyone has moved on. i will say this..the 2500k i had with a z77 mb was awesome and still played most games at high to mid settings...anyway hope u find the info u need.
11-05-2019 06:35 AM
Speedster159 If anyone here still owns a Z77 OC Formula, can you take a photo or note down the text on those two highlighted chips?
12-28-2017 07:50 PM
DarthFK And please keep your eye on the PCI-e slot speeds, if you're buying 3gen x4 M2, consider where you're placing it on the mobo, taking into account the existing slots (not x4)
12-28-2017 09:29 AM
DarthFK
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

Thanks for the reply!

Apparently there is a BIOS that supports NVME.

Also found this thread here.

How do I check if it doesn't share PCI-e bandwidth with something else?

Sorry binning two 2600k now and reply from my phone, sorry for typos etc:)
That's more or less the second option I suggested, a PCI-E card/slot, but I didn't check the drive you were asking about. M2 slit can be/take either SSD or PCI-e and there is no dedicated slot for M2 on the board, but connecting to a PCI-E, as I suggested is an option. The thread you linked to is pretty informative on that.
Just checked, it seems (can't guarantee!) there is no sharing (except sata w esata on one port), but I am not sure about the speeds of PcI-e slots on the board, so that you get good speeds (your link to the thread suggests that it does, though, right?). Someone else would need to step in on the specs, I guess, or you can revive that nVme thread:) Fyi, see last line below:

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/

Slots
- 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE3: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE3) or dual at x8/x8 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™

*PCIe Gen3 is supported on 3rd Generation of Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 CPUs.
SATA3
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel® Z77, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions (SATA3_A1 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)
12-28-2017 09:10 AM
8bitG33k
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Originally Posted by DarthFK View Post

Nope, the z77 extreme4 doesn't support M2. There are two other options for SSDs - either a regular SSD via regular SATA - that's what I have now - or (depending on speed of the PCI-e) via PCI-e, but you'll have to check if it doesn't share PCI-e bandwidth with something else, thus making the expensive PCI-E SSD an unnecessary investment on this board. Or check the PCI-e speed itself, so that it's not too slow.

Thanks for the reply!

Apparently there is a BIOS that supports NVME.

Also found this thread here.

How do I check if it doesn't share PCI-e bandwidth with something else?
12-28-2017 09:06 AM
DarthFK
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

Hey guys, does this board support M.2 drives? Specifically I am looking at the MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe Gen3 x4) NVMe MLC SSD (120GB).

Nope, the z77 extreme4 doesn't support M2. There are two other options for SSDs - either a regular SSD via regular SATA - that's what I have now - or (depending on speed of the PCI-e) via PCI-e, but you'll have to check if it doesn't share PCI-e bandwidth with something else, thus making the expensive PCI-E SSD an unnecessary investment on this board. Or check the PCI-e speed itself, so that it's not too slow.
12-28-2017 08:58 AM
8bitG33k Hey guys, does this board support M.2 drives? Specifically I am looking at the MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe Gen3 x4) NVMe MLC SSD (120GB).
12-27-2017 10:52 AM
DarthFK
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Originally Posted by hexaq View Post

After 5 years or so my Z77 Extreme4 had started to not apply new BIOS settings.
Turns out the BIOS battery needed replacing (a CR 2032 lithium cell). Was fine after replacement.


@DarthFK, if your board is as old as mine, I'd expect it's battery to be nearing it's end of life, in which case ... maybe the BIOS is NOT actually applying Speed Step, C states or something... in any case a battery replacement can't hurt.

Good man, great minds think alike:) I had such a case some 9 years ago in my office and I remembered it these days. Thank you for a solid advise and Happy Holidays!!!
12-27-2017 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by hexaq View Post

After 5 years or so my Z77 Extreme4 had started to not apply new BIOS settings.
Turns out the BIOS battery needed replacing (a CR 2032 lithium cell). Was fine after replacement.


@DarthFK, if your board is as old as mine, I'd expect it's battery to be nearing it's end of life, in which case ... maybe the BIOS is NOT actually applying Speed Step, C states or something... in any case a battery replacement can't hurt.

They say 4 years you normally get out of those batteries.
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