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Motherboards with AMD processors / x570 AORUS Ultra - Cannot Enter Bios
« Last post by MisterTJ on Today at 11:03:21 am »
Not too long ago, the BIOS settings resorted back to their default settings, so I had to go back into the BIOS to change them back.

When I checked again recently, the same thing had happened, so I was starting to think my CMOS battery had died. I tried to go into the BIOS again to change the settings, but each time I do so now I just get the Q-Flash screen.

It is still showing the correct bios version, but I am just unable to get into BIOS settings on startup. Would simply changing my CMOS battery resolve this issue?
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: u.2 to SATA on Gigabyte Mobo
« Last post by shadowsports on Yesterday at 05:56:49 am »
Sorry, but this won't work.  Here's why.  Depending on the CPU, you only get a limited number of PCIe lanes for peripherals or device connections.  This is why you are not able to connect a drive to every single SATA port and each m.2 connector.  This is not supported.

In order for the you to be able to connect multiple SATA disks to a U.2 connector, you would need to be able to configure it in BIOS to support SATA mode, instead of interfacing the PCIe controller directly on the CPU.  The board does not have this support.  This is also why you cannot create a mixed RAID array using a combination of M.2 and SATA disks.  Its one or the other, not both.   ;)  Hope this helps.  The X270 is older now by today's standards. Depending on the intended use, buying a newer board and processor could be a better long term investment.  I'd double check BIOS and CPU support if you plan to run W11.
Motherboards with Intel processors / u.2 to SATA on Gigabyte Mobo
« Last post by methanoid on April 23, 2024, 08:50:32 pm »
Not that board is gonna massively change the answer on this but GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming (not yet owned)

Has a u.2 connector with 32Gbit bandwidth so basically 4GB/s or PCIE 3.0 x4 equivalent. I have heard (not confirmed) that you can connect 4 SATA drives to that by way of a cable but how? Surely it needs some sort of chipset to provide the SATA ports? or cable would SEEM to the be the one....

Anyone able to categorically answer if this works or not. Another 4 SATA ports instead of a useless U.2 port would be a major plus for me
Hi vabiii3,
I'll add the following to dmdilks suggestions.

Stick with BIOS F5 or earlier for your 4th gen CPU.  You'll ensure better stepping performance, power management and stability sticking with a 4th gen BIOS over 5th gen.  [F6, F7] 

Make sure the BIOS is properly configured

Set CSM Support Always
Set Storage Boot Option Control to UEFI Only
Set Windows 8 Features to [Windows8]
If you see an option for Secure Boot, enable it

**Do not enable Fast Boot, you don't need it. 

When installing Windows, boot to USB with UEFI(prefix), and use shift+F10 to open and command prompt and convert the disk to GPT.  Install windows to that partition.   

The commands are as follows

Press Shift+F10 to open the command prompt window
Type command: "diskpart"
Type command: "list disk"
Select the drive to use as boot drive
Type command: "select disk" <the number of drive>
Type command: "clean"
Type command: "convert gpt"

Exit the command prompt, select the drive you converted to GPT above and install windows. 

If you can see video from the card on your monitor, it will work in windows without issue.  User HDMI or DP, no adapters and not to a giant TV.   :D

Any questions, reply back and one of us can assist. 
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97X-SOC Force: upgrade to W10 and SSD.
« Last post by vabiii3 on April 18, 2024, 07:09:52 pm »
Thank you!
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97X-SOC Force: upgrade to W10 and SSD.
« Last post by dmdilks on April 18, 2024, 01:41:10 pm »
Also upgrading to GeForce GTX1660Ti gpu.

One thing here have you tried this Video card? I have Had problems with the AMD GA-970A-UD3P board. They don't like the new cards even after a bios update too. Not saying yours will do this, but I'm telling you to make sure that card works before you do all of this.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97X-SOC Force: upgrade to W10 and SSD.
« Last post by dmdilks on April 18, 2024, 01:32:30 pm »
There really nothing you have to do other than install windows 10. Just make sure you are booting in UEFI. One thing I would do is only have that SSD connected. Once you get to where it ask you if want to do a upgrade or custom? Click on custom. Once on the screen just click on the drive and then click NEW in the bottom right. That will setup the drive. Once that is done just click the lg partition and click next.

Now if you want a off line account disconnect from the internet. You get to a point where it ask to connect to the internet. Click I don't have internet. Then click I will use limited use. It will bring you to the next screen where can add a name. At that point reconnect to the internet. From that point on you are all set.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Z97X-SOC Force: upgrade to W10 and SSD.
« Last post by vabiii3 on April 17, 2024, 07:46:51 pm »
OS Name   Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version   6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description    Not Available
OS Manufacturer   Microsoft Corporation
System Name   
System Manufacturer   Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model   Z97X-SOC Force
System Type   x64-based PC
Processor   Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 4001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date   American Megatrends Inc. F3, 4/21/2014
SMBIOS Version   2.7

I want to upgrade to Windows 10, clean install, on a new SSD. Also upgrading to GeForce GTX1660Ti gpu.
Are their any drivers, bios updates or other items I might require for this MoBo, to help ensure a reasonably painless process?
I have found the procedure for installing W10 on a GPT partition, and that seems pretty straightforward.

What do you have the board connected too? A TV, Speakers, or Headset?

Using the Graphics card it is using the HDMI or Display port. When you use the graphics card you have that connected to like a TV or Monitor that has speakers. That is when you using the Video card drivers.

What driver for the sound for the board you using? The are two drivers for the board. Make sure you are using the right one.

One thing you could try is let Windows install the driver and see what happens.

In all the computers I have built. Plus that is like well over a 100. I can't remember when was the last time I installed a sound driver. Since Windows 10 has come out I haven't install any drivers other then the video driver.

If everything you have tried and nothing helps you might have to contact support.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Sound problems GigaByte B760 Gaming X DDR 4
« Last post by OldNordic on April 13, 2024, 10:04:05 pm »
I just built a computer with GigaByte B760 Gaming X DDR 4 and windows 11. Use a Radeon graphic, and I got problems with the sound. The sound mutes +/- 1 second randomly. Only few seconds between it happens.  I uninstalled the Radeonsoftware, but the problem is still there. All software are up to date. What can this be?
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