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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Can't you control your fans from the UEFI instead of using that cursed Ai Suite 3?
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I got rid of Ai Suite -- was a royal PITA -- try the free CPUID because it works in real time and shows each core plus a ton of other information.
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I did have 2800 memory and switched to 2666 -- originally it defaulted with an early BIOS, to a higher STRAP (forget what) when XMP was enabled and that memory speed selected, but with one of the later BIOS updates, it does default to 100 for the STRAP and 100 for the BCLK for a 1:1 when 2666 is...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    There are several programs to clone an SSD but when I install a new drive with the OS and programs on it, I prefer to to a virgin install (especially since this was the free upgrade from Win7 to Win10 and probably left a lot of garbage behind plus the garbage in the registry left behind by me...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Agree here -- set it to stock and if it does not boot and stay up and running in Windows, then start going through the UEFI. Once stock and running, I found that the 5 Way Optimization on my X99 Deluxe really stumbled and would dump me back into the UEFI when rebooting -- same for optimizing...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Pardon a seriously stupid question -- have been out of the loop in computer building for some time -- look at my sig line and notice the CPU (water cooled) -- have the base clock set at 100, the multiplier set at 42 for a 4.2 GHz overclock. When first booting up, it runs at that speed for about...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Suggestions for installation of Samsung 950 Pro M.2?? My X99-based build has been rock solid for a year even with a Windows 10 upgrade without a fresh install. I would like to install the 950 Pro M.2 for the OS and programs since I still have 4 lanes unused and it should speed things up a bit...
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    How to create a RAM DRIVE with DDR4?

    IF I had 32 Gigs of G.Skill DDR4 2800 and wanted to set aside some of that RAM as a RAM DRIVE since it would be so much faster than an SATA III SSD and am hoping that a ram drive would make a great scratch disk for Photoshop and other possible applications. Long ago, Ram Drives were popular...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I am using the same memory running at full frequency -- turned off all four mechanical switches near the lower right corner and enabled XMP in the UEFI and followed the directions in the OC Tutorial -- am not wanting to set any records for my needs, but will settle for 4.2 GHz, 2800 MHz at full...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Thanks for both of your helpful answers -- very much appreciated I had looked at Advanced-->PCH Configuration-->PCI Express Configuration and you pointed me to the RIGHT place!!
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I cannot find the option in the UEFI of my X99D running the latest BIOS to set it to Gen 3 -- my options are Auto, Gen 1 and Gen 2. When I run GPU-Z and the Render test, both GTX 980's start out X16 PCIE 3.0 and then one of the drops X16 PCIE 1.1 Wondering WHY I don't have the Gen 3 option...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I set the SLI switch on my X99 Deluxe board to SLI which caused white LED's to light up as per the directions in the manual. Then proceeded to set up the 2nd GTX 980 (which is identical to the first one). Can I assume that the switch needs to stay in the SLI position AND the two white LED's will...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    I am a quasi - noob, having been an IT Director and built lots of computers but have been retired for 13-14 years and the last computer that I built was over 6 years ago and have always used ATI/AMD/Radeon GPU's, I am a bit out of touch and the learning curve for some of us seniors gets...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    As I understand it, Intel's support of the i7-59xx CPU's for DRAM is limited to 2600 MHz or less (maybe it is 2400 MHz as max) -- WILL Intel ever have an update for the i7-59xx series of processors that support higher frequencies than 2400 or 2600 or are we stuck permanently with workarounds?
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    It started being hard to start after the first couple of weeks -- usually using the reset button on the motherboard and several retries works but today after turning it completely off and moving it today, it took at least two dozen retries before it started (even turned off the PSU and unplugged...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Is there a BIOS 1103 as I have seen suggested for the X99 Deluxe board -- the latest I find on the Asus download site is 1004 that came with my board?
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    In the EZ-Mode, the Boot Priority only lists two of my four drives (1 SSD for OS/Programs -- BOOT DRIVE, 1 SSD for DATA, 1 HDD for data backup, and 1 BD Burner). Sometimes when the computer attempts to boot up, it boots to the UEFI since the Boot Drive SSD is no longer listed as the Boot Drive...
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    ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread

    Is the Ai Suite for the X99 Deluxe worth the effort or ignore it and just go directly to the UEFI BIOS and use it -- I am not after OC'ing my i7-5930 but to 4 GHz, so am not after a record OC and am using RipJaws 2800. Thoughts/Opinions? Thanks
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    H105 using both fans on one X99 fan header??

    Thanks for all of your answers!! Much appreciated. Mike
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    H105 using both fans on one X99 fan header??

    QUESTION by an almost noob (not having built a computer in over 6 years and NEVER having used water cooling) -- using an H105 cooler -- IF I used a Y cable and connected both of the H105 fans to one motherboard fan header, would the UEFI show the same RPM's for both fans and set the same RPM's...
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    Samsung Magician & 840 Pro AND 850 Pro SSD's ?

    In a new build, I am using a 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro as the OS/Program drive AND a 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro for data. I noticed that Samsung Magician 4.3 is the latest for download for the 840 Pro while Samsung Magician 4.5 is the latest download for the 850 Pro. I am concerned that if I load 4.3...
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    Need help choosing X99 motherboard (frustrated)

    Amazon for as many components as possible - NEVER had an issue with them, delivery is certain and I am notified by text and email :D
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    Need help choosing X99 motherboard (frustrated)

    As the OP, after reading reviews on this and numerous other forums plus checking to see what mobos were being used in the top end custom builds by the botique computer companies, I decided to go ahead and order the X99 Asus Deluxe, warts and all, figuring that as was pointed out, all X99's are...
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    Need help choosing X99 motherboard (frustrated)

    I have spent several dozen hours reading professional reviews, numbers of eggs or stars from vendors, forum threads, and reading anecdotal narratives, many of which express problems with the allegedly better motherboards from the 4 largest manufacturers. Expecting that another build using...
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    ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Thanks for detailed info that is reality - guess I will look to a different X99 motherboard - the end user of an expensive motherboard should NOT expect that many problems. I am naive, but expect if I install a new GTX 980, SSD's, HDD's, watercooling, 2800 DDR4, and Win 8.1, that all...
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    ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Am considering the X99 Deluxe for the mobo in a new build (my first in 6 years ) and on Newegg, it is only getting 3 eggs (23% 1 egg and 35% 5 eggs) out of 69 reviews. I realize statistically that just 69 reviews is not a fair sampling, yet the data within those 69 reviews is troubling. I have...
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    Will an SSD used for my OS/Program drive work with this system?

    I ordered a Samsung 830 Pro and now feel mostly confident that if I use their proprietary software to migrate the contents of my OS/Program drive (no data) that it should work and perhaps extend the useful life of this five year old computer until I can find the time to do a complete rebuild...
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    Will an SSD used for my OS/Program drive work with this system?

    My desktop computer is based on an Asus P5Q3 Deluxe motherboard with an Intel Q9550 processor, running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Yes, I realize it is (gasp) 5 years old but its rebuild is not until around Christmas or later. What are the chances I could use a Samsung Evo 840 Pro SSD, migrate the...
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    How necessary is Catalyst for Photoshop?

    Recently I purchased a branded AMD 6950 graphics card and rarely do any gaming but do a lot of work with Photoshop on a calibrated monitor that has its own 10 bit LUT. Since Catalyst must take up some of the computer resources, is it really necessary for me to even load and run Catalyst in...
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    New MSI Twin Frozer III -- where's the manual?

    As old as I am, I am NOT at all new to forums -- reading over a dozen a day regarding my various hobbies and interests and participate when I can help and sometimes ask questions as in this case. Long ago I learned that a thick skin is required and sometimes flameproof undies even help and not...
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    New MSI Twin Frozer III -- where's the manual?

    I am the OP and apologize if I seemed like trolling -- that was NOT meant to happen. Most of you are gamers whereas I am not much of one (mostly Photoshop use in the digital darkroom) although building a computer is not at all new to me since I was an IT director and managed and built computers...
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    New MSI Twin Frozer III -- where's the manual?

    Outstanding build quality and design BUT without a detailed manual, I have no clue how to utilize ANY of the various features that are bragged about in the MSI literature and if no manual can be found within a week, I have no choice but to return the card and find one with a manual. As I said...
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    New MSI Twin Frozer III -- where's the manual?

    This is the first MSI product I have tried and search as I may, I cannot locate a PDF detailed manual anywhere -- could not locate one on the installation CD, when clicking the icon of a MANUAL on the splash screen from the installation CD, nothing happens and if there is a manual lurking...
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    Cutting CPU access hole in Silverstone TJ-09 Mobo Tray??

    Great response -- think I will ask Silverstone IF I can purchase a new motherboard tray as a replacement part and cut the appropriate hole and then it would not be a major effort to cut the hole and then carefully swap trays and not have to disassemble everything. Your idea of moving the hole...
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    Cutting CPU access hole in Silverstone TJ-09 Mobo Tray??

    I would like to change the heatsink in my Silverstone TJ-09 case and of course that means disconnecting all cables and wires from the motherboard and sliding out the motherboard attached to the motherboard tray and then removing the motherboard = royal PITA. Does anyone ever cut an access...
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    Recommended air cooler for Asus Z68 motherboard

    New computer build -- plenty of height is available, and modest OC'ing planned for i7-2600K. Pricing not an object -- more importantly, build quality, efficiency, ease of installation, and the cooler itself not covering up any of the four memory slots (need convenience of being able to remove...
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    AMD 6950 vs. Nvidia CUDA with Photoshop?

    In trying to decide upon the video card (MUCH harder than I thought) for a new computer build after several years, there has been some information that CUDA in Nvidia cards can substantially boost the rate of processing in Photoshop. Does anyone know IF this is that significant compared to an...
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    Importance of CUDA in Photoshop??

    Can anyone shed some light on the importance of CUDA in Photoshop CS5??? Thanks, MikeSp
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    Why -AR vs. -AK in EVGA GTX570 cards?

    I have always used ATI (AMD) video cards and just purchased a GTX570 HD recommended by the salesman since EVGA is (was?) famous for their lifetime warranties and Microcenter's selection of AMD cards is nothing to brag about. It was a tough switch for me, over to the Nvidia camp. Because I...
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    Advice--best 2 GB Radeon 6950??

    Please -- this is not a contest between Nvidia and AMD or between different models of cards -- I have not built a computer for several years and have always used ATI cards and while it will be used mostly for Photoshop on a graphics high resolution monitor, there is a possibility of a game or...
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