Forum discussion tagged with PCIE.
  1. N

    Question Spanning drives problem: "The operation is not supported by the object" ?

    I have a 16T and a 10T drive and want to span them in Win 10 Pro using Disk Manager for (approx) 26T. They are both formatted as NTFS and the partition table is GPT. I go through the Win 10 Disk Management steps to span or stripe them and regardless of what I do I get a Virtual Disk Manager...
  2. Question Can you use a 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 & 3.0 x4 without bottlenecks "weakest link"?

    The image above displays the bandwith table of the MSI B350 mainboard. CPU: R5 1600. I do not quite understand the table. I have an rtx 2060 so 3.0 x16. Does this mean, according to the table, that I can only pair it with a 2.0 x4 card or that, that card will be limited? What does empty refer...
  3. barneyyy24

    Question What PCIe adapter to run my NVMe SSD at full speed?

    So I've read that using PCIe adapter can make your SSD run at full speed if NVMe is not supported by your motherboard. My SSD is running at 700mb read which is 1/3 of its max speed of 2100/1700. But I don't know anything about PCIe adapters. So which adapter should I buy to get my full speed...
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    Question Advice on Buying New SSD (M.2 PCIe or 2.5" SATA)

    I had a motherboard issue a while back and couldn't replace it for a while, but recently did so, only to discover that the 2.5" PNY SSD I had decided to die while it was not in use (even though I had used it a few times attached as an external drive). I'm now looking for a new SSD as a boot...
  5. CaffxineFemboy

    Question PCIe type question

    My motherboard is a B560 DS3H AC (rev. 1.0), found here: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B560-DS3H-AC-rev-10#kf Im wondering if i will be able to run a multi gpu setup at higher than pcie x1 with this motherboard. Expansion slot specs on mobo: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16...
  6. Eliesb

    Question PSU suggestion for mining rig

    I'm planning to build a mining rig with 12 RTX A5000. (230Watts per one) i want to use only pcie cables no molex/sata for risers is there any psu that contains enough 6 pins connectors ? thanks
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    Question Asus Maximus VIII Gene nvme runs only at 3.0x1 in m.2 slot

    I am trying to understand why I cannot get my Samsung 970 EVO Plus to run at 3.0x4 in the m.2 slot. I have tried different bios settings that I thought would help but I could only get this to run at 3.0x1 in the m.2 slot. I purchased an adapter card for the pcie slot and the 970 will run at...
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    Question GPU not detected in top PCIe slot?

    Ryzen 5 5600x XFX AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB GDDR6 Thicc III Ultra ASUS B550-A Gaming Corsair Vengeance 2x8gb 3200MHz 970 Evo Plus 1tb X2 Corsair PSU 650watts Hi, I got a new mobo, ssd (m.2), and CPU upgrades and am having some issues. I'm using old but definitely serviceable parts from my first...
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    Question SSD Powering Issue | Sleep Mode bugged

    Hello! This is the first time I ask about anything on a forum, and you get why - I am totally stumped now with my issue. I try to figure out what is the problem. Here are all the details: My specs: MSI Z390 Edge Gaming Intel Core I9 9900 AORUS RTX 2070 CORSAIR 2×8GB Hard Drive 4 TB PHISON SSD...
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    Question Asus PCE-AX3000 not working ?

    Hello, I bought an AX3000 to install mostly for the bluetooth hoping it would be relatively painless to install. After installing the card on my Gigabyte B450M DS3H, I loaded Windows and neither the Wifi nor bluetooth were working. I also couldn't find it in device manager. I then used the...
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    Question Low PCIe speed ?

    Hi, I recently bought a pc and after a while I noticed that my pcie slot is running at low speed. i3 10100f Gt 730 Zotac 4gb ddr3 Gigabyte H410M H (rev. 1.x) 8gb 2666 Ram Did a bit of searching and tried every recommend solutions like Resetting and updating bios, reseating cpu and gpu &... but...
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    Question Plugging a PCIe 4x sound card into a PCIe 1x slot.

    If I plug a PCIe 4x sound card (soundblaster AE-5 Plus) into a PCIe 4.0 1x slot, will the sound card's performance be severely downgraded?
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    Question SSD with Windows 11 installed on it is no longer recognized by Mobo ?

    Build Specs: ASUS Crosshair VIII Formula AMD 3900X 64 GB DDR4 3200mhz RTX 2080 Ti Samsung 980 Pro 2TB x 2 (one is Windows boot other is extra storage) OS: Win11 (Pro I believe?) I haven’t the faintest idea as to what the heck is going on here. My desktop is running Win11, with the most recent...
  14. Spellbreak

    Question Maximus VII Hero - concerns regarding M.2 and PCI-e slots ?

    Hello, I want to get a M.2 SSD (Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 2TB) for Maximus VII Hero, but I also have a Wi-Fi adapter (Asus PCE-AC68). I know that in the M.2 mode all three PCI-Ex1 slots are disabled. My idea is to put VGA in the PCI-Ex16 slot and Wi-Fi adapter in PCI-Ex4 with M.2 SSD connected. I...
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    Question It’s Dead. What Could They Get?

    Ok here’s my question… I have a 2 1/2 year old Samsung 970 Pro NVMe drive as my primary with OS on it. It died. I replaced with a clone on a SSD. my question is this… if I return it to Samsung to take advantage of the warranty, how much of my activity/ desktop could they possible take from it...
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    Question AGP Error with RTX 2070

    I get an AGP error on my ROG STRIX RTX 2070 from my gigabyte b450m ds3h motherboard. One long beep, 3 short beeps. All the lights turn on, and the fans spin up but then turn off. GTX 1080ti works well on the same motherboard. Is there anything I should try before I bring it to an expert? Or if...
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    Question Need help ruling out PCI-e slot or GPU itself

    As the title suggests -and I know this has been asked before- I am having a problem figuring out if it's a bad PCI-e slot or a bad GPU. I have a MSI Armor RX570 4gb, AMD; and I have been using it normally for the past two years (bought it early 2020). I bought it with one year of usage, but...
  18. [SOLVED] 2 x M.2 SSDs on PCIe ?

    Hi guys! I have a issue. Please help me And yeah, I have seen that this topic has been touched many times but before screwing up something I would like to know your opinion. I have been reading the manual of my motherboard and there is something that bothers me and I can't figure it out. (My...
  19. ylmzsn

    Question Do I have enough PCIe lanes for another M.2 drive?

    Hello everybody, Here's my system. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/yilmazsen/saved/R9y7hM I have an intel 7820x processor (Link) with 28 PCIe lanes. My cpu's PCIe lanes are used by X2 nvidia 3090 gpu's and a single nvme ssd. I want to add another nvme ssd to my system. Do you think I will have...
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    Build Advice First pc build using Ryzen 5 5650g

    Hi everyone. Please let me know if i have chosen my components correctly. I am really confused about pcie lanes and if i have enough because the ryzen 5 5650g has 12 pcie lanes. I chose these components because of the price availability in my country - South Africa. I am planning to get the...
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    Question Upgrading laptop's boot drive, what should I prepare?

    My new laptop came with a small PCIE m.2 SSD, which is its only hard drive, and I now want to replace it with a 1TB Crucial P5 Plus. I haven't done this before, but I think I will just physically replace the SSD, and then do a clean install of windows 10 via USB. Is this procedure correct? Or...
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    [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...
  23. shinsy

    [SOLVED] MSI B550 M.2 Slots and PCI-E combo

    Motherboard: MSI B550 Tomahawk I currently have 2 Gen3 M.2 NVMe SSD in both M.2 Slots in the motherboard however I'd like to expand the storage using PCI-E to M.2 adaptor. GPU in PCI_E1 covers the PCI_E2 and I have a wifi/bt card on PCI_E4. I'd like to know if I could use the adapter on...
  24. W

    [SOLVED] PCIE Lane bottleneck?

    Hi, Just want to ask your expert opinion regarding my concern below. Full Specs: Ryzen 3 3300X OC'ed to 4.3ghz @ 1.275v Asrock B450M Steel Legend Sapphire Nitro+ 6600XT 8GB (Driver version 12.12.1) 2x8gb Patriot Viper Steel 2666mhz WD SN550 500GB M.2 NVME Samsung 860 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA...
  25. Mr. White

    [SOLVED] About PCIe 4.0 SSD in PCIe 3.0 slot

    So as you can see on the topic, I would like to know how are the SSD speeds of PCIe 4.0 disk in a 3.0 slot. Am I at least possible to get the maximum speed that the 3.0 slot can give from the 4.0 disk? As an example; What would be the speed of a Samsung 500GB 980 Pro (M.2) in the 3.0 slot? And...
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    [SOLVED] What SSD 1tb Works in the M.2_1 slot (aka hyper m.2) on the Asrock b550m pro4

    Im looking for a good 1tb ssd that will work in my mobo. I think the WD SN570 would work but it is a sata ssd and I already have the nvme sata ssd port taken so it won’t work. I am looking for one that will work in the first m.2 slot on the ASrock B500m pro4. Thanks
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    [SOLVED] Is PCIe 5.0 backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0?

    Silly question. I am about to update to a 12th gen. system, and I already have a RTX2070 with PCIe 3.0. Motherboard would be a Z690 ROG Strix -f. Is PCIe 5.0 backwards compatible with 3.0? Will the motherboard adjust bus speeds automatically? Thanks in advance.
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    [SOLVED] Overtaxing PCIE lanes?

    Alright, so I have a conundrum. I think because I want to have more NVMe drives in my system I am messing with my graphics card and making stuff crash. Specifically I had a few times where Halo Infinite has either crashed on me or restarted my computer, no blue screen code or anything, this was...
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    [SOLVED] Will the A2000 SSD work on my H310M S2H motherboard?

    Full model: Kingston 500GB A2000 SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SA2000M8/500GB I can see its "PCIe 3.0 x4" yet my motherboard has "NVMe PCIe Gen2 x2 2280 M.2 Connector" will it work? Thank you!
  30. Iver Hicarte

    Question Recommendations for M.2 NVME drives that offer excellent REAL WORLD Performance?

    Good day, I'm currently looking for a 1TB M.2 NVME that has excellent REAL WORLD performance, I don't really give much emphasis if a lot of the NVME drives today have very fast speeds when it comes to synthetic benchmarks since these are SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS. I'm looking for a drive that can...
  31. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Setting PCIE slot to gen 3 instead of gen 4

    In the UEFI you can set the GPU's PCIE lane version on what version you want it, my question is if you set the lane to.....let's say version 3.0, will the lane of the NVME drives also change to that version? Correct me if I'm wrong and I am surely wrong, to my knowledge or how I understand NVME...
  32. Blitzsensenmannhase

    Question PCIE 4.0 not running full speed

    in cpuz it says my gpu is at pcie gen 4 x8 8gt/s but also says max supported x16 16gt/s even under full load it does not change is there anything I can do about this?
  33. haeki1

    [SOLVED] Parallel I/O performance 1 vs. 2 drives ?

    Hello everyone, I am about to buy a new macbook pro M1pro/max for video editing and I am not clear about the size of internal storage as it's often recommended to seperate OS & software from footage and media cache. So I thought taking a smaller internal drive + an external Thunderbolt 3 drive...
  34. Sp3ctre18

    [SOLVED] What to Look for to Have Enough PCIe Lanes for My Case? (for preliminary research)

    I'm starting to consider building a new PC partly to get past some current issues and bring it more up-to-date for the SSD world we're in now. However, at least for my Skylake-era PC, I've found that PCI lanes became a concern I never had before. While in previous PCs I'd have fun adding...
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    Question PCI-E cable in GPU stuck

    I am soon upgrading my GPU and PSU to support the new power requirements my system will need, my problem however is that the PCI-E cable in my current graphics card is kind of stuck. I was practicing messing around with taking out the PSU for when I had to and I only tried with the PCI-E cable...
  36. sebbbie

    [SOLVED] Explanation GPU and CPU lanes and PCIe x1 - x16

    Hi Guys, I'm puzzled and I can't seem to find the good answer online!!! Searched everywhere... I have a MB Asrock H510 pro btc: 6x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots but 1@x16 and 5@x1... and a miner port M_Port1 at x1. We put a CPU Intel G6400 which has max 16 PCIe lanes and GPU execution units 12. The GPU's...
  37. n_a_m

    [SOLVED] Modular PSU PCI-e doubt

    Hi! I bought a Gigabyte P1000GM and I need to power up four RX 580 (six pins) and four Risers (also six pins) ATM. I bought a pair of 16AWG 6 to 6+2 PCI-e cables. The thing is that this Modular PSU has 8 pin PCI-e slots, not 6 as the cable I purchased. The question is. Is it safe to plug the...
  38. [SOLVED] 3700x stable but doesnt communicate with the pcie 3.0 (Pls help)

    Components: b450 tomahawk max, 1080 ti asus FE, ballistix 3200mhz c14, 3700x, ssd team group 240gb //// new motherboard: asus prime a520M-K (updated motherboard bios to latest, re installed gpu bios) I've been having issues with my pc out of nowhere it began restarting over and over, at first...
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    [SOLVED] Where does this PCIEX4 slot share bandwidth - LGA1200 or Z590? Diagram and Manual do not specify

    In the manual to this ASUS Prime Z590-a motherboard, there is a page dedicated to shared bandwidth on Page XI. What is strange to me is that the PCIEX4 is unspecified. It's clear from the image, charts, and reading the manual that: PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2, and PCIEX16_3 share lanes M.2_2 and...
  40. jam500

    [SOLVED] How can you find out the maximum number of graphics a motherboard can run?

    I have just recently set up a new mining rig that is currently running with 6 gpus on my EVGA Z97 FTW motherboard with a i5-4690k CPU. I tried to run 8 cards originally on the system but it would not boot with more than 6 cards plugged in. 3 of the cards are plugged in using a pcie 4-way...