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Maximus Z790 Dark Hero

Phunction
Level 9

I am having an issue with my virtual machines running slow in vmware workstation. I was told that I should not use the default windows 11 NVME drivers. 

Is there a better driver for this board? I installed the chipset driver and the intel rapid storage driver.

In Device manager, it still says Standard NVM Express Controller, is that normal?

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Phunction
Level 9

Interestingly, I now have to run Workstation under admin rights for this system to get any performance. I think this is related to being on Windows 11 (Blech) now when I was on Windows 10 before.

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Rodine
Level 12

What NVME are you using and in what slot 

Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair 7000D, Crucial T705 2TB, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Asus RTX 4090 OC STRIX, MSI MEG 1300w PSU, Corsair ICUE LINK 420mm 14 QX Fans, Acer Predator X38 S 177hz | Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Crucial T700 2TB, Corsair HX1000 PSU, Corsair 5000D, Corsair ICUE LINK 360mm, Asus RTX 4090 TUF, Alienware 38" Curved 144hz

m.2_1 is my main drive and seems to run great. Samsung 990pro

m.2_2 is the drive for my virtual machine but slow with the vm machine. Samsung 980 pro

Are you using Samsung Magician? 

If so, do you have the performance optimization turned on?  & OP (Overprovisioning Turned on?) 

If so, turn them both off. Just go into your power settings profile and adjust it so that the Hard Drives never go to sleep. 

Try your VM again.  

I am using both Samsung 990 Pro and Crucial T705. Both companies have their own versions of "Performance Mode" ..  I have found better performance with those features turned off. 

Screenshot 2024-05-12 171703.png

Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair 7000D, Crucial T705 2TB, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Asus RTX 4090 OC STRIX, MSI MEG 1300w PSU, Corsair ICUE LINK 420mm 14 QX Fans, Acer Predator X38 S 177hz | Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Crucial T700 2TB, Corsair HX1000 PSU, Corsair 5000D, Corsair ICUE LINK 360mm, Asus RTX 4090 TUF, Alienware 38" Curved 144hz

I am not using that.

Updated the Firmware?

Screenshot 2024-05-12 173214.png

Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair 7000D, Crucial T705 2TB, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Asus RTX 4090 OC STRIX, MSI MEG 1300w PSU, Corsair ICUE LINK 420mm 14 QX Fans, Acer Predator X38 S 177hz | Z790 Apex Encore, 14900KS, Corsair Titanium DDR5 48GB 8200, Crucial T700 2TB, Corsair HX1000 PSU, Corsair 5000D, Corsair ICUE LINK 360mm, Asus RTX 4090 TUF, Alienware 38" Curved 144hz

It had the latest update when I moved it from my last system to this system, just about a month ago.

The funny thing, my old AMD system, it ran great. So that is why I was thinking maybe there was a better driver than the windows standard one.

Silent_Scone
Super Moderator

Hi @Phunction 

Should be good to go. Have you tried running Crystal Disk or a similar benchmark to check drive performance?

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Phunction
Level 9

Interestingly, I now have to run Workstation under admin rights for this system to get any performance. I think this is related to being on Windows 11 (Blech) now when I was on Windows 10 before.