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Enable PCIe 3.0 on Rampage IV Extreme

TrickMasterPC
Level 10
If your x79 motherboard, i7 CPU and nvidia Geforce graphics cards all support PCIe 3.0 then shouldn't everything run at PCIe 3.0 speeds? The answer is no, by default your x79 motherboard and nvidia Geforce graphics cards will only run at PCIe 2.0 speeds which significantly hinders system and gaming performance. You have to Force Enable PCIe 3.0. By enabling PCIe 3.0 you will see a frame-rate increase of anywhere from 30-100 frames per second in-game. Lag and choppy game-play will be a thing of the past. This is especially important when running games on Ultra Settings with one of more monitors running at 1080p or higher resolutions. When running the Unigen Heaven 4.0 Benchmark on absolute max settings I was hitting an average frame-rate of about 80fps, after enabling PCIe 3.0 support my average FPS jumped to a whopping 123fps. In the Unigen Heaven Benchmark this kind of frame-rate jump is monstrous. Check out the tutorial steps below on specifically how to force enable PCIe gen3 on your system.


Video Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGSqsidL30

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10
CPU: Intel 6950x 4.2GHz
GPU: 2x Nvidia ASUS RTX 3090 with EK Water Blocks
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (4x8GB) 3,600 MHz
M.2 SSD: Samsung 960 Pro NVMEI
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PSU: Corsair AX1200i
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M3NAC1NG
Level 7
Very Good info , Enabled Ty

neyuru
Level 10
Sandy Bridge *does not* support PCIe 3.0

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neyuru wrote:
Sandy Bridge *does not* support PCIe 3.0


Sorry, No Sandy ? http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-3960x-3930k_4.html

neyuru wrote:
Sandy Bridge *does not* support PCIe 3.0


Mine works found the OP's link long ago.......Oh at OP Thanks for the You tube posting!
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neyuru wrote:
Sandy Bridge *does not* support PCIe 3.0


Contrary to Intel spec, I can assure you it does. I am running a 3930K with a GTX680 on a RIVF @ PCI_E 3.0 X16. Win7 X64
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neyuru
Level 10
Yeah,search for any Sandy Bridge processor in the official Intel site, like this one or the 3930K's.

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Rampage IV Extreme BIOS 4206
Intel I7-3820
32 GB Quad Channel Kingston Hyper X Genesis
2 x Nvidia GTX 690
2 x WD Velociraptor 250 GB RAID0
Intel 120GB 320 SSD
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
CM Silent Pro Hybrid - 1300W
CM HAFx

M3NAC1NG
Level 7
Help! Rampage IV black edition, 2 way sli slots 1&3 evga 680ftw+ 4gb i7 3960x 16gb ram. Win7 ult /64 Ran this force app. I get 3.0 however my battlefield 3 & 4 go haywire normally silk smooth. Hard pauses mouse issues from razer death adder and Razer Tarturus hand kbd/ game pad. Any guess's Trickster or anyone ??? Thanks

philly_cheese_s
Level 8
Can you undue it, then see if the game play OK? If so then you may need to re apply your settings after converting, I think i had a re install my games been over a year so not sure.

Marek_Krug
Level 7
nvidia has no OFFICIAL support for x79 motherboard
read this:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3135/kw/x79/session/L3RpbWUvMTM0MDE4NjM2Ni9zaWQvZ...

i use this patch and have now gen3

i have
- x79 motherboard
- geforce 770

mfg