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force-enable-gen3 will it damage anything?

RVxSpeed
Level 10
32019I have the following specification:

Mobo: Asus Rampage IV extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7 3970x
CPU Cooler : Corsair H100i
GPU: Asus GTX 780 Direct CU II SLI
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
HDD: samsung 250GB+Samsung 1 TB+wd 2 TB+wd 3 TB
Ram: 32 GB corsair dominator platinium 2133 mhz(currently out for rma)
6 GB corsair xms3 1600 mhz(currently using)
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i
Chasis: Cooler Master Cosmos II
Sound Card: Creative ZxR

using 331.82 WHQL on windows 8.1 pro x64

i have gone through everywhere using this quote "pci-e 3.0 force enabler on x79 platform"
my question is will it cause any damage to any of my h/w ?
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i
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RickROG
Level 11
Here by Nodens: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?36459-Rampage-IV-PCIE-3.0-GFX&p=302967&posted=1#post302967

.................While I was troubleshooting an issue with a certain game I managed to pinpoint an issue that I was able to study further. Enabling GEN3 with nvidia a lot of times may fail immediately but sometimes it seems like it's working properly (it did so for me) when it's actually not.
It causes driver timeouts with the all the X79 CPU samples I tested it on when the cards are adequately loaded. The windows driver has the ability to recover from these timeouts (most of the time..if the timeout reaches a certain threshold a stop error/BSOD will happen) but even when it does, it causes frame stuttering as the driver stalls for an amount of time.
The more video cards you have in SLI the more severe the issue is/becomes. Because of these findings I suggested that everyone keep using their cards on GEN2 (even if it seems like it's working fine in GEN3) as GEN3 provides nothing in terms of real performance with existing cards and due to this issue it can actually hurt it on certain load scenarios.
This is why nvidia is disabling GEN3 globally in the driver, for this platform, in the first place. If you get an IB-E CPU that is actually certified for GEN3 (instead of SB-E which is just "capable") then you should be fine for GEN3.
Note: AMD cards are indeed unaffected (or at least they're unaffected on these particular loads).
"If you say you can't, then, you probably can't"

HiVizMan
Level 40
Have your run the nVidea Gen 3 patch?
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HiVizMan wrote:
Have your run the nVidea Gen 3 patch?

no,i haven't. but,i was considering to do that. that's why i have posted if i apply the patch,will there be any h/w issue?
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
No, no damage....you'll see in Noden's post that it might not give you better performance but there is no harm to be done trying it out.

Have a look here: for win 8.1http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=2063059

Arne Saknussemm wrote:
No, no damage....you'll see in Noden's post that it might not give you better performance but there is no harm to be done trying it out.

Have a look here: for win 8.1http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=2063059

thank you very much. the reg hack works :D. although not seeing any noticeable performance increment but,does provide mental satisfaction.
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Heh...yes I think it is more a mental thing LOL....it just feels faster.... maybe multi card performance is actually helped ....

s1DDy
Level 7
using it for a while now with no problems so far :3, no noticeable difference either... XD (dual 690)
Crosshair VII Hero, 3900x @stock, 16Gb Gskill TridentZ 3200Mhz @3400Mhz CL14

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
You should have no problems s1DDy...4xxx series CPUs are PCIe3.0 certified 😉 unlike our SB-Es

RVxSpeed
Level 10
thank you so much guys. love asus,love rog.
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Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i