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Thermal cooling solution & chassis / 240 liquid cooler screen not working
« Last post by Kronny on January 16, 2020, 07:59:13 am »
I recently bought a premade with 240mm aio liquid cooler installed. The pump screen is not working and the pump is not registering a speed on aorus engine. There is  wire labelled "pump" not plugged into anything. Can anybody tell me where this plugs into?.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: GA-H81M-S2H: Forgotten BIOS Password
« Last post by PT on January 16, 2020, 01:06:34 am »
Actually it's a bit to the left off the Front Panel. Check the schematics ON the board. When I get my phone back I'll post a photo.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Support for NVMe?
« Last post by Ricardo on January 15, 2020, 10:28:58 pm »
Hi Shadowsports, and thankyou so much for your quick and comprehensive reply, it clarified quite a few things for me, much appreciated.
I was assuming Samsung's own Data Migration software would be the alternative way to migrate OS, Data and apps/programs across. I've used that a few times when instaling 2.5" Samsung SATA drives without problems. I will be removing the old 2.5" SATA SSD in favour of the NVMe drive.
Its in a desktop with a couple of other conventional 3.5" drives for data backup but as luck would have it, (along with the current SSD) they are currently using SATA3-2, SATA3-3, SATA3-4 and SATA3-5 so if I understand you (and the A slot table) correctly, SATA3-0 and SATA3-1 are free as a pair so that gives me full channel availablity for max performance. If I had used one connection in each of the "pairs" that would've effectively halved the bandwidth available.
Thanks again.
Now I just need to watch for my retailer of choice here in the UK to have it on a special deal, which they seem to do quite frequently.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Support for NVMe?
« Last post by shadowsports on January 15, 2020, 03:37:52 pm »
The 970 is supported on your board 128GB~1T

"D" is the upper slot

"A" is the lower slot

Charts on page 17.  Since the board does not have an unlimited number of resources or lanes available, certain installations "share" resources.  This is why you see "check marks" in some areas and "x's" in others.  It's also why you see PCIe x4 SSD runs at x2 speed if you run in the "D" upper slot.

Suggest you install in the lower slot "A".  Here's why:

You will get full x4 performance from your 970
You will have use of all SATA and SATA Express connectors (if you wish)
Drive will run a little cooler since it won't be behind or near your GPU

If you want to migrate your OS, here's what you are going to do.

Create a full back up image of your windows OS
Shut down and disconnect power to your your SSD
Install the NVMe 970
Start the system, enter BIOS and ensure the NVMe device is present
Restart again
Use a bootable USB or CD to restore the image you made of your OS

Now your system is booting from the new storage

Shut down and reconnect power to your old SSD
Boot into windows, open an administrative command prompt
type diskpart, press enter
type list disk, press enter
type select disk x (Note x is an example be sure to select the correct number)

Disk x now selected

type clean, press enter
type convert gpt, press enter


type create partition primary, press enter
type select partition x (Note x same as above example)
type active, press enter

Close the command prompt and assign a drive letter.

Hope this helps.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Support for NVMe?
« Last post by Ricardo on January 14, 2020, 11:14:25 pm »
Please help me guys, I'm confused.
Mobo is GA-Z170X-UD3 with F23G BIOS (Legacy)
I'm currently running W10 Pro off a Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD, but I need more storage, so I thought I would take the opportunity to uprate it to the Samsung M.2 970 EVO Plus but I'm not sure if it would fit in the Mobo. The manual is just not clear (although it does mention PCIex4).
Then, on Page 17 of the manual, the configuration suggests that under AHCI mode (which I'm using) the M2A_32G M.2 connector supports PCIex4 but then talks about various SATA connectors incl SATA Express
Then at the very bottom, after the RAID config tables (which I don't need) there is a note "The PCIeSSD runs at x2 speed.
Could one of you knowledgeable guys please explain this lot to me and advise whether it is worth going for the NVMe or sticking with the 2.5 SSD SATA drives
Thanks in advance
Graphic cards / How do I turn off RGB lights on an NVIDIA video card?
« Last post by 6311 on January 10, 2020, 09:10:06 pm »
How do I turn off RGB lights on an NVIDIA video card   2060

Don't understand why you can't buy a Norman video card without RGB lighting.
Just dumb
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: How many USB devices can Z390 handle?
« Last post by Hikari on January 08, 2020, 11:22:15 pm »
If u find any info about it, could u share plz?

Where did u read that Z87 is so bad on USB 3.0 controllers?

I just remembered that my Aorus Ultra also has 4 USB 2.0 on its front panel. On my Z87 I only have 4 ports from internal connectors and use 3 of them.

IDK if USB 2.0 controllers share the count limit with 3.0 controllers, but now I'll be able to use at least 6 USB 2.0 ports. And I'm also buying a USB 3.1 plate to use the new internal connector. I also don't know if 3.1 and 3.0 connectors share it.

At least I won't be wasting any internal connector.

I'm also buying a new 3GIO x1 USB board, it has 4 TypeA external connectors, 1 TypeC external connector, + 1 USB 3.0 internal connector which I'll be able to use. I hope it works, it's from some odd company named BTBcoin which I can't find on the web.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: How many USB devices can Z390 handle?
« Last post by shadowsports on January 08, 2020, 02:56:30 pm »
I am researching this for my father.  He wants a Rift S and I am waiting on his 9900K and case to complete his build. 

We decided on a Rift S over the Quest because if its improved performance.  We are paring it with a RTX2070.

The X87 chipset didn't have robust USB support.  People had some difficulties with reliable performance.  I feel the Z390 is greatly improved.  Get yourself off Windows 7 and go with the Ultra.  Its a nice board.  I have the Pro and have been pleased.   
Motherboards with Intel processors / How many USB devices can Z390 handle?
« Last post by Hikari on January 08, 2020, 01:04:45 am »
Today I have a Z87X-UD5H-CF and am moving to a Aorus Ultra.

After I got my Oculus VR I was in trouble, it requires 3 USB 3.0 ports, they can't be on the same pair, and was having Win7 messages saying I had too many devices connected.

I had to buy a Orico USB board, but now it crashes Win10 just after boot, before I have the chance to install its driver, and Orico just vanished it from its portal.

Did Intel get better on amount of USB devices its chip can handle?
No - there is not much in the User's Manual - Under Fast Boot it says...

"Enables or disables Fast Boot to shorten the OS boot process. Ultra Fast provides the fastest bootup speed. (Default: Disabled)" - very helpful :-(

There are a number of references to Fast Boot such as in SATA Support, NVMe Support, VGA Support etc.. where the manual says "This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast". Not sure if I'm supposed to glean something from that.

In fact I don't understand these entries at all - take the SATA Support for example.

Sata Support Screenshot form Manual

I seriously need an ELI5 on this, because I have no idea when/why this would be used, or why it would only be configurabe when Boot mode is set to Fast or Ultra Fast, etc! Or perhaps it is telling me that this is set to "All SATA Devices" (not the default), if I set Fast/Ultra Fast boot up? Confused, very confused...

Many thanks,
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