Yo! depending on your motherboard you might need to use the riser card that came with it. also in the bios you have to change some settings. I think it's under Pci express settings. also check your bifurcation table and make sure that you have it in the right slot as only some of my slots can run a 5.0 m.2. hope that someone more knowledgeable can help ya sort it out if that doesn't lead you down the right trail. also motherboard model would help to know.
I've been in contact with asus, they told me to reinstall the NvME driver sry for the noob ? but I literally can't anywhere to get it let alone install it. Does anyone know how to force the nvme driver to reinstall in device manager? Thx
Â* Edit, forget to say, I recommend installing the VMD drivers even if not using RAID - they eliminate a yellow warning in Device Manager. In that case (not using RAID) just leave the related BIOS settings on defaults.
Just to clarify - you will not see any yellow exclamation in device manager for VMD if it is not enabled in bios. IF enabled in bios, then yes - I agree - the driver should be installed. But unless using raid or optane, I think it is best to keep it disabled in bios, and then no drivers are needed.
Thanks for the advice. SO far I have reinstalled the chipset drivers, Me drivers, NVME driver. To no avail, I switched the setting for the M.2_1 slot from auto to Gen 5 same result. I even tried lowering it to Gen 3 to see if it would move down. That worked but after putting it back to Gen 5 it still stays stuck at Gen 4. I dont know what else to try. I might have to reinstall windows to see if that fixes it. But I really dont want to. For a fleeting moment right when I installed the drive it was working just fine after switching the drive to gen 5 in the bios. Cloning the drive somehow borked the pcie 5.0 transfer setting, I cant make heads or tails of it. Asus told me to reinstall everything I just mentioned, no dice. I'm hoping theres something i'm overlooking that can fix this fiasco. Otherwise its reset time.