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Motherboard PCIe problems w/ ssd

2 hours ago, zzknight said:

But it says on the slot pysically written that it's a PCIe 3.0?

It isn't, the Inspiron model you ordered is PCIe 2.0 on the M.2 lanes.

The slots are 3.0 and 2.0 though, get a 3.0 one and stick a adapter in there

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So I reecently purchased a "Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD". And I knew I had a pcie 3.0 x4 slot for this, right next to my ram. And so after installation I ran Samsung Magician and it's saying it's running on PCIe Gen 2x4, and my speeds are not what they should be. I also ran hwinfo, to make sure my motherboard supports 3.0 and it does. The bandwith is also not being taken up by a wireless card, tried taking that out too. I also tried using my bios to change this, but my bios doesn't have a lot of options to be changed, since my pc is a prebuilt dell, with a basic dell motherboard. I've been trying to solve this for 5 hours, looking up different solutions and most don't even apply to me, since my bios is so shit. Thanks for your time.

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Your M.2 slot only supports PCIe Gen 2 with 4 lanes, which is equivalent to PCIe Gen 3 with 2 lanes.

Get a (not trash) PCIe to M.2 NVMe adapter, plug it into a PCIe Gen 3 (3.0) slot, install the M.2 SSD ofc and you're done.


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

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1 minute ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Your M.2 slot only supports PCIe Gen 2 with 4 lanes, which is equivalent to PCIe Gen 3 with 2 lanes.

Get a (not trash) PCIe to M.2 NVMe adapter, plug it into a PCIe Gen 3 (3.0) slot, install the M.2 SSD ofc and you're done.

But it says on the slot pysically written that it's a PCIe 3.0?

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2 hours ago, zzknight said:

But it says on the slot pysically written that it's a PCIe 3.0?

It isn't, the Inspiron model you ordered is PCIe 2.0 on the M.2 lanes.

The slots are 3.0 and 2.0 though, get a 3.0 one and stick a adapter in there


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

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