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ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7

ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7
« on: April 14, 2017, 02:43:36 pm »
Hello! This is my first post.
Does anybody running such combo on a daily basis? I'd like to hear your experience.

I managed to install Windows 7 x64 (this was pure pain, thanks to microsoft and gigabyte) and suffering from random bsods. It seems that this happening due to nvme Plextor drive..

I have latest f5 bios and all nvme patches.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 02:46:31 pm by spacedrone808 »

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Re: ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 04:30:10 pm »
Greetings,
What model NVMe drive are you using?  Is it on the QVL for your board?  Disks from the QVL are listed below.

Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-128M8PeG-128GB 2280 Gen3 x4 (2A) 128GB
Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-1TM8PeG-1TB 2280 Gen3 x4 (3.5A) 1TB
Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-512M8PeG-512GB 2280 Gen3 x4 (2.5A) 512GB
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Re: ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 05:02:55 pm »
Greetings,
What model NVMe drive are you using?  Is it on the QVL for your board?  Disks from the QVL are listed below.

Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-128M8PeG-128GB 2280 Gen3 x4 (2A) 128GB
Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-1TM8PeG-1TB 2280 Gen3 x4 (3.5A) 1TB
Plextor PCIE Gen3x4 2280 PCIe M M8Pe PX-512M8PeG-512GB 2280 Gen3 x4 (2.5A) 512GB

Hello! I am using Plextor 512GB PX-512M8PeY

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Re: ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 01:14:07 am »
Greetings,



1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
 * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.  * Actual support may vary by CPU.  (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.) This is where you want your GPU if you have one

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) Where your NVMe is installed

3 x PCI Express x1 slots (Should not be used)

 * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_2 and PCIEX1_3 slots. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when the PCIEX1_2/PCIEX1_3 slot is populated.   x4 slot operates in x4 mode if the x1 slots above and below it are not populated

The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x4 mode when both of the PCIEX1_2 and PCIEX1_3 slots are empty.  desired
 
(The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) PCI Express standard is 2.0 for this slot.  Your drive is 3.0 standard.

Here is the reality.  The performance differences between PCI Express Standard 2.0 vs. 3.0 in this case will not be noticeable.  If you put identical machines with the two variants side by side, the benchmarks would be a fairly even depending on the test and benchmark being measured.  The m.2 would have been my first choice as it is roughly $70 less than the AIC variant  ;) Cheers

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« Last Edit: April 15, 2017, 01:25:34 am by shadowsports »
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Nexus 6P Nougat

Re: ax370 with nvme drive under Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 07:44:41 am »
Shadowsports, thanks for detailed information i will try it to apply tomorrow!
And then report back