pcie 3.0

Forum discussion tagged with pcie 3.0.
  1. Pessut

    Question Installing PCIe 4.0 NVMe on PCIe 3.0 x4 motherboard?!

    Hello everyone! My motherboard uses PCIe 3.0 x4. I'm thinking of getting an NVMe with a maximum read speed of 3500MB/s. Is there any difference between choosing a PCIE 4.0 NVMe that has 3500MB/s or PCIE 3.0 NVMe that ALSO has 3500MB/s. What would perform better?
  2. G

    Question ASUS ROG Strix 4080 stuck at PCIe 3.0 ?

    Hi, I just installed my 4080 and it is stuck at PCIe 3.0 I saw that in GPU-Z My System: Asus ROG Strix z590-F Gaming Wifi Intel i9 11900K Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x 16GB Asus ROG Strix RTX 4080 Asus Thor 850-P (will be replaced with Seasonic Vertex) I got 3 NVME's but none of them is sharing...
  3. R

    Question RTX 3060 ti trying to force PCIe 4.0 on a 3.0-only mobo?

    Bought an MSI Ventus RTX 3060 ti OC 3x (upgrade from a GTX 1070 ti) and it worked for about a minute. I loaded Resident Evil 7 with ray tracing on high and after a minute or so of in-game action it force restarted my PC. Tried to figure out MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner to get GPU temps etc to...
  4. M

    [SOLVED] My GPU is running in PCIE 3.0 x4 not x16

    I know this problem has been pointed out a few times, and that there isn't much of difference between x4 and x16, but it's something that really bothers me. I tried reseating the gpu, blow the dust (compressed air), updated the bios, drivers, bios settings but nothing worked. Specs. R5 1600 Rx...
  5. Maikurosofuto

    Question Main Slot Won't Boot as PCIe 4.0.

    After trying to narrow down the cause (https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-10-stuck-on-loading-dots.3745394/#post-22615583) I've found how to reproduce it, simply setting in bios the first slot as auto or PCIe 4.0 will make my Windows unable to boot 99% of the time. It posts and when...
  6. Tavish Price 47

    [SOLVED] What is the Best GPU and PSU for Dell Vostro 3900 Mini Tower ?

    My PC Specs : ( Dell Vostro 3900 Mini Tower ) Intel i5 4460 Integrated Intel HD 4600 12 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM 1 TB HDD ( I will add a 128 GB SSD ) 300 W Dell PSU ( I will Upgrade to a Corsair VS450 ) Dell 0T1D10 Motherboard ( which has only PCIe 2.0 x16 slot ) In My Country, GTX 1060, 970, RX...
  7. brahmsPC

    [SOLVED] PCIe 3.0 vs 4.0

    Hi, Im building a new PC. So here's what I'm planning Procie: i5-12400F Motherboard: Asus Prime B660M-K D4 GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1660 super RAM: 2x8gb ddr4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB RT PSU: Seasonic Core GM550 HDD: 1 TB seagate the question is, should i get Kingston Fury Renegade or Samsung...
  8. X

    [SOLVED] Can ASRock 670M ITX with a PCIE 3.0 riser cable supports GTX 970?

    Hey everyone, New to the forum. Looking to upgrade my 10-year-old PC to a small factor build. I am looking at Lian-Li's new A4-H20 case which comes with a PCIE 3.0 riser cable, and a motherboard of ASRock's H670M ITX, which is the only Alder Lake DDR4 motherboard I can get from the market... My...
  9. S

    [SOLVED] PCI-E 4.0 CPU in 3.0 Motherboard

    System: -Asrock B450M-HDV R4.0 Motherboard -Ryzen 5 2600 CPU -2x8gb DDR4 -RX 560 2GB I am looking to upgrade my GPU with the new RX 6500 XT that released today, but I have seen that it does not perform well with PCIe 3.0 systems. I am looking to upgrade my CPU to one compatible with PCIe 4.0...
  10. C

    Question Is a Asus Tuf gtx 1650 compatible with a ASRock 960gm-gs3 fx motherboard.

    I am tryin to put together one of my old computers so my nephew can play modded Minecraft and other steam games on it but the only graphics card i could find at the time was a gtx 1650 which doesnt seem to work with the motherboard i have, to my understanding all pcie graphics cards and slots...
  11. B

    [SOLVED] Samsung 980 Pro vs 970 Evo Plus on PCIe 3.0

    Hi, i have the 970 Evo Plus on a very powerful Pcie 3.0 system (RAM Corsair 32GB 4000mhz, I7 Extreme edition 7820X, Motherboard Asus Rampage VI Apex) I want to turn it faster, with this hardware the one thing i can replace to improve in terms of price/performance its the SSD because i can get...
  12. thecharismaticsid

    [SOLVED] WD SN850 Black speed issue, Trying to find if its a faulty drive or PCIe 3.0 issue.

    Hi Everyone, I bought the Western Digital WD Black™ SN850 1TB, PCIe Gen 4 SSD 7000MB/s R, 5300MB/s W, for Gaming & Content Creators, as an upgrade from my previous 128GB SATA SSD (m.2). My Laptop is Dell G7 7588 : M.2 Slot1x PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 slot (2280, M-key) I am not getting the...
  13. shaikyahiya

    [SOLVED] PCIE 3.0 CPU with PCIE 4.0 Motherboard and PCIE 4.0 GPU: Will there be any bottlenecking?

    Hi Team, I am planning to upgrade to Intel 10/11 Gen CPUs and I am confused between i5-11400 and i5-10400 models. The 10400 is considerably cheaper(almost 30%) in my city due to high demand for 11400 but the 11400 seems to be slightly more future-proof because of its support for PCIE 4.0 Is it...
  14. Dow Johnes

    [SOLVED] NVMes' stuck at PCIe 3.0 x1 after RAID0

    Hi everyone! Straight to the point: I've bought 2 Samsung Evo Plus NVMes, plugged them into the DIMM 2 slot, and made RAID 0 in Asus ROG apex Maximus 12 from them. (Please, don't ask me why the hell I did that; my regrets are endless). So what did exactly happen? Before all that, one Samsung...
  15. Sugu17

    Question Strange PCIe behaviour ?

    Hello guys, My Laptop's NVMe drive runs in a strange way like as follows: On Battery Power : Runs in PCIe 2.0 Interface. While Plugged in : Runs in PCIe 3.0 Interface. I tried changing the PCIe power plan settings in Windows, But the issue doesn't seem to be fixed. Is there anyway that I can...
  16. Spidey_21

    [SOLVED] Is Gen 4 ssd supports PCIe Gen3 x4 slot?

    I have Dell 7567 having PCIe 3x4 slot for ssd. I want to upgrade my ssd to AORUS Gen4 SSD 1TB, is it compatible or not? Please help me with this.
  17. P

    [SOLVED] M.2 NVMe SSD - any expediency for office tasks and gaming?

    Hi guys, I've heard that SSD speed boost through the NVMe protocol mainly applies to sequential data reads/writes (e.g. 4K editing) rather than to random reads/writes (e.g. gaming, office apps). In other words the article claimed that for random reads/writes NVMe is not much faster than SATA...
  18. Ihaveaquestion32

    [SOLVED] Is Pcie 4 worth it

    About 6 months ago I built myself a new computer with a 5700xt and a b550 motherboard. At the time I didn't want to spend much money on storage until I needed it. So as of now, I have a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SATA SSD. I am planning on upgrading my SSD to an NVME drive, and I'm wondering should I...
  19. K

    [SOLVED] M.2 to PCIe 3.0 x4 shared bandwidth with PCIe 4.0 GPU

    I am planning to build a PC with 7-10 years lifespan. Graphics card and hard drives will be renewed every 3-4 years, rest will be the same. I came to conclusion that to be able to upgrade my graphics card and SSDs for such a long period of time PCIe 4.0 is a must. Motherboard: Asus ROG...
  20. HotTowels

    Question Aorus B550 m.2 SSD Issue

    I'm doing a new PC build, and I went with two m.2 SSDs. Both 1TB, one is PCIe gen4 and the other is PCIe gen 3. When the gen 4 ssd is in the gen 4 slot, and gen 3 ssd is in the gen 3 slot, the motherboard doesn't seem to recognize both. However, if I switch the two, they both show up in the...
  21. jsl289

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD Stuck in PCIe 2.0 x1

    I've never set one of these up before so I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong here. I just purchased a Samsung 970 SSD that supports NVMe. I placed it in the 3rd PCIe x16 Slot on my motherboard with ASUS's own M.2 x4 PCIe Adapter. I've installed the Samsung NVMe driver for the SSD and...
  22. Kev1n8088

    [SOLVED] PCIE Gen3 x8 to Gen4 M.2?

    With the (almost) 5gb/s speeds of PCI-E Gen4 M.2 drives, I would love to use them for my system. The problem is I don't have an X570 System and don't fancy swapping out my entire CPU and Mobo for a drive. Looking at the specs, a PCI-E Gen3 x8 lane would mean the same speed as a Gen4 x4 lane...
  23. S

    [SOLVED] Checking Compatibility and Picking Drives for Upgrade[Need upgrade soon!]

    Hi, I was running quite low on my desktop storage and really am trying to switch over to m.2 only to remove the need for cables. I was wondering if the following would work for my system and how I should go about doing it. I am running an x99 platform(x99a godlike gaming carbon) which currently...
  24. A

    [SOLVED] How many PCIe 3.0 lanes can be used?

    I've been away from PC building for quite a while. I used to thinking of four x16 lanes, or 64 lanes, as the maximum that one would need. But now I'm seeing CPUs and Motherboards that support higher lane counts. I'd appreciate if some Tom's forum users could enlighten me as to what the > 64...
  25. A

    [SOLVED] Does Asus P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 Mobo have Pcie 3.0 or not?

    I recently upgraded to a 470 from GTX 660 and while going through Gpu-z i saw instead of Pcie 3 it was shown as running @ x2 1.1 and in hwinfo Pcie 3 (8GT/s ) @ x2 (5GT/s). This mobo has Pcie 3 advertised but in actuality does it only have 2.0 ? If it is does will it have significant impact on...
  26. A

    Question dell optiplex 9010 mini tower upgrade to rtx 2060 graphic card and pcie 3.0 slot on motherboard

    i have dell optiplex 9010 Mini tower which has 16gb ram , 750 watt corsair powersupply and amd r9 270 graphic card . i want to upgrade my graphic card to rtx 2060. rtx 2060 requires pcie 3.0 i want to know that does optiplex 9010 mt has pcie 3.0 slot . previously buying r9 270...
  27. A

    Question Faulty RX 580?

    Hello there, I have built my PC half a year ago. For all the time until now it had worked like a charm. But it just so happened that something strange started to happen. My PC would freeze on Windows load, afterwards with monitors going black and with nothing to do but to terminate the PC...
  28. Vamignon

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD on PCIe 2.0?

    For a NVMe SSD with ~2k GB/s read/write would there be any performance reduction or compatibility issues if it was connected unto 4x PCIe 2.0 instead of the PCIe 3 which is supposed to go to? (the mobo has M.2 slot) The products I have in mind are the Kingston A2000 500GB unto B450 TOMAHAWK MAX...
  29. rvidd

    Question Performance difference if a video card is running in a PCIe 3.0 x8 slot and the same card in a PCIe 4.0 x4 slot (x16 physical slot).

    If two similar (high end) PCIe 3.0 video cards, one running in a PCIe 3.0 x8 slot and the other running in a PCIe 4.0 x4 slot, will there be any performance difference between them? Theoretically both slots will give the same speed. But will the PCIe 3.0 card utilize the full potential of PCIe...
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    Home theater system

    Hello I have a home theater system called samsung ht-j5500w I am trying to get a center speaker for it but am having trouble selecting which one would work. The specs page for the the ht-j5500w blue ray home theater player is this on page 47...
  31. K

    HP Compaq 8200 Intel Core i5-2400 (3.10 GHz, 6MB cache, 4 cores)

    was curious if it can handle MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1050 GB GDDR5 DirectX 12 Graphics Card (GTX 1050 2G OC) or MSI GTX 1050 AERO ITX 2G OC Graphics Card?
  32. D

    Power Supply Needs Help!

    Hey guys! It's been a while since I've built a full tower and I know the power needs of a lot of things have gone down, so here's the rundown of the setup I'm looking at... The New GTX-1060 is a RIDICULOUS value for what you get! So, I have essentially based my entire build around this graphics...
  33. Barney6262

    75Mb/s speed test, 900KB/s actual download. What is going on?!?!

    Hi guys, the past few days my internet has been really sluggish. I tried running the speed test on Ookla and this is the results: I download games in steam at about 9MB/s which is roughly the same as the speed test results. I don't notice much lag in games. However, I tried to download...
  34. A

    Very Peculiar Problem

    Hello there! I am making this thread as I am encountering something I have never seen before. This is mostly related to gaming but I have no idea what component is acting up here. So on Saturday, my internet was playing up, it kept disconnecting and any games I tried to join just lagged out...
  35. extreametech

    Overclocking a FX-6300 to 4Ghz without VRMs getting hot?

    Hey guys so I posted here about potentially upgrading to Intel, they said save and to overclock my CPU to 4ghz if possible. The only constraint about this is my motherboard is a ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 but the probelm is that it does have any heat sink on its VRMs. I don't want them to get hot as I...
  36. theFarseer01

    Gpu questions about input

    I just installed a new GPU in my desktop. I plugged in my VGA to the motherboard and nothing shows up. I have to plug the DVI from my new GPU into the monitor right? just confirming .
  37. K

    WIll this build be good for bf4 and other fps and racing games?

    This build is perfect on my budget and i want to ask you guys how well it works and if i should make any tweaks on it. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RYvBWZ
  38. Kogure

    Radiator size for WC

    Hi everyone. I need some help with picking the size of the radiator for my first water cooling. I want to cool an Intel i7-4770 and a GTX 780 (1019 MHz clock). Possibly the chipset later on. Around 350W of TDP (without the chipset). I should mention that I already read the sticky, but the...
  39. K

    Need help with my pc build

    I need Help with my build. Intel Core i5-4440 3.1Ghz - Rp 2,045,000 ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 (LGA1150, Z87, DDR3) - Rp 1,779,000 WDC 2TB SATA3 64MB - Rp 959,000 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Blue PC12800 16GB (2X8GB) - Rp 1,872,000 MSI Geforce GTX 660 2048MB DDR5 - Twin Froz/OC - Twin Froz/OC Rp. 2,550,000...