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Topic: Samsung 960 Pro at PCIe Gen 2 x4 on Gigabtype X99P-SLI   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:53:17 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Keith72 Go to Quoted Post
Frank, have you found a solution yet?

I am also having the same problem. Same with you i am also using the Gigabyte X99p-sli Motherboard with 6800k. It says in the motherboard it supports Gen.3 but it doesn't show up in the Bios, even after updating with the latest Drivers and software. Hoping you have some luck on your end figuring this out?

or are we getting Ripped off?

Sorry for the late reply, the solution I found was to buy a PCIe card slot which allows the full x4 Gen 3 speeds and no problems for the past few months.

The one I choose was an Asus Hyper M.2 X4 Mini Card off eBay. These cards come with the higher end Asus X99 motherboards so some offload it on ebay who don't need it for half the retail price.


Are we getting ripped off? I think so sadly but I think I did someone said that a 6850 or any processor with 40-lanes that it works and somehow a 28 lane processor such as our 6800K is the cause.

Topic: Samsung 960 Pro at PCIe Gen 2 x4 on Gigabtype X99P-SLI   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:28:59 PM(UTC)
Hi Guys,

I have Samsung's new PCIe M.2 960 Pro drive on a Gigabyte X99P-SLI motherboard (with 6800K) and noticed running any speed tests that I'm hitting half the speeds (1500MB/s). I just upgraded to the latest Samsung Magician v5 which is supposed to support the 960 Pro/EVO drives and noticed the "Interface" as "PCIe Gen. 2 x 4" instead of Gen 3 x4 which is what it should run at. Any ideas what I have wrong or missing?

I'm running the Samsung NVMe Driver v2 with Windows 7 Pro.

btw, v5 of Magician software is suppose to support the 960 but yet it still says "This drive is not supported"

Topic: 6800K vs 6700K for Video Editing/Lightroom   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:40:50 AM(UTC)
Thanks guys. I went with the 6800K and hope that Adobe starts optimizing their programs in the future (particularly Lightroom) to take advantage of more cores.

tmanvest, you're totally right that broadwell-e processors offers more than just cores (more memory channels, higher pcie lanes, etc), but at the end of the day those specs better translate into a faster workflow for one's needs and I was just surprised at Tom Hardware's findings. I still went with the 6800k as it's still fast enough for the programs I use and for the time sensitive programs like exporting from premiere the 6800k will have the advantage.

Topic: 6800K vs 6700K for Video Editing/Lightroom   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:23:25 PM(UTC)
Hi, I been waiting for the Broadwell-E chips to come out, in particular the cheaper 6800K as my budget is in the 1500 range and until now knew the 6-core chip was the way to go for a fair amount of video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro) and a heavy Lightroom/Photoshop/Indesign use. I will not be doing any gaming, and only plan to do a little overclocking as power consumption on heavier OC isn't worth it for me. Just one moderate video card as video editing doesn't require a top end card if doing 1080/4k like gaming would (probably the 1060 when it's released or the older 970 if my patience runs out).

Any video editors out there with the older 6-core 5820k or the 4-core 6700k with real world experience? Most forum members across the internet will pretty much say 6800 without a question for my needs given it's 6-core.

But then this report from Tom's Hardware just came out that flipped the table on how great the 6700k really is within adobe suite with it's core speed vs cores. Any response?


The mobo I'm think is the Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI for it's Thunderbolt connector at a reasonable $250 price point and a Noctua NH-D15S air cooler for it's quiet nature over an AIO cooler when on high cooling during encoding.

Topic: AMD Motherboard compatible or not with old Processor??   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:45:19 AM(UTC)

Thank you both....my friend posted in the asus' forum a few days ago, but let's just say it's no hothardware community forum as no one replied yet.

Will email them directly, otherwise going to recommend a similar-spec'd Gigabyte mobo which does list the cpu as being supported. I can't imagine the asus not supporting it, but not willing to take a chance when it's not my setup.

Topic: AMD Motherboard compatible or not with old Processor??   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:35:55 PM(UTC)

Simple question (I hope)...I haven't touched AMD for years, so I hope this is a simple questions for amd fans:

Asus doesn't list the semi-old Athlon 64 3500+ (AM2) processor on their cpu support list for their M4A785-M motherboard...but the board supports AM2 processors. Technically it sounds like it should work, but this is for a friend's crapped out pc looking to replace his motherboard....so, newbee question, will it work?




Topic: Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Update   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2009 6:02:09 AM(UTC)

Anyone downloaded the update before Intel took it down that can send me a link to download?

I'm running Windows XP so I'm not worried about the firmware bricking my drive as it appears to be affect Windows 7 (64-bit) installs.

Topic: SSDs - Patriot vs. OCZ   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 4:50:13 PM(UTC)

Just my opinion...

First, don't consider the OCZ's Agility over their better Vertex II. (Also, OCS just recently announced a Turbo version of their Vertex II series) Also, take a look at this review below where they compare a few ssd are the market but more importantly you can see how the Tortqx compares to the Vertex II. Note, both of these uses the same Indilinx 'Barefoot' internal controller and the same 64B memory for buffer so they're pratically the same.



If can you wait a few days, Intel is about the announce their updated line of SSD (rumored tomorrow, 7/21/09) that should be cheaper than it's current line. Why am I bringing up Intel - well, they're considered to be the best. Best. Best because their random writing/reading (as opposed to sequential) so using ssd as your boot disk, is what you'll notice - and why it's probably the most important fact to note when looking at ssd. Manufactor's will constantly say their speeds being 200mb/s o r250mb/s!!! as a marketing headline, but intentionially omit this is sequential and what you really want to know is random.


If you have some time, this article is considered the bible of understanding ssd:



Hope all the above helps.

Topic: about hertz with refresh rate   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2007 6:15:23 PM(UTC)
For CRT monitors yes, anything over 85 is my preference. Btw, for LCD screens today, you should leave it at 60 however.
Topic: disabled installed chipset   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2007 6:12:07 PM(UTC)
When you say you disabled the chipset, do you mean you disable the onboard video? That's what you should only be disabling whenever you install a video card. Not sure why the hibernate and standby are disabled - it shouldn't be linked to what video choice you use, unless you disabled something else in the bios.