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NVMe SSD only at PCIe 3.0 x1 instead of 3.0 x4, causing slow speeds

reinstall it, that usually happens when it's not installed properly

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yesterday I got a new SSD, the Corsair Force MP510 960 GB. After some bios troubles (don't disable CSM lol, it'll cause bootloops and stuff), I got it working properly and installed a fresh copy of Windows 10. I immediately ran CrystalDiskMark as I was curious to see the new speeds (had a quite full 5 year old 120 GB SSD before this ;)), but was suprised at them being only approximately 880 MB/s. I spent hours trying out different settings in the bios and other stuff, but nothing improved it.

 

Eventually I also downloaded CrystalDiskInfo, which reports to me that the SSD is only running at PCIe 3.0 x1 instead of x4, probably explaining the low speeds. Now the next issue: how do I fix this? I'm pretty sure that I've already checked all settings that seemed to matter in the bios, but maybe I missed something? Is there something else I should try?

 

The hardware I'm using should support this:

CPU: Intel core i7 6700k at 4.2GHz (waiting for a new application of thermal paste to overclock)

Mobo: ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene with bios 3801 (newest)

RAM: 1x16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz (I'm pretty sure XMP is turned off)

SSD: Corsair Force MP510 960 GB (other drives are still disconnected)

GPU: GTX 680 (not overclocked. No other PCIe devices present)

PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W (leaving the last item without brackets looked weird)

 

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(dunno why it did 770 now, generally it was more around 880)

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PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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reinstall it, that usually happens when it's not installed properly


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Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

reinstall it, that usually happens when it's not installed properly

ugh that sucks, it's below my graphics card which is difficult to take out and put back in because it's incredibly close to my CPU cooler... but okay, I guess I'll try that.

 

I also tried booting into my Windows 7 installation on my old SSD, but it doesn't even recognise the new SSD, yay for that. :P


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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About disabling CSM: You installed your OS in BIOS mode, not in UEFI mode.

UEFI with CSM tries to look for BOOTX64.EFI (which it didn't find); then for the regular BIOS bootloader (which it did find).

UEFI without CSM tries to look only for BOOTX64.EFI, and since it didn't find that (as you installed in BIOS mode), it just bootlooped.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

reinstall it, that usually happens when it's not installed properly

Ah. Okay then. I reinstalled it (took me ages to get my graphics card out, and ages again to get it to post and then boot into Windows), and that actually did the trick!

 

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Thanks a lot for your help! :)

 

50 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

About disabling CSM: You installed your OS in BIOS mode, not in UEFI mode.

UEFI with CSM tries to look for BOOTX64.EFI (which it didn't find); then for the regular BIOS bootloader (which it did find).

UEFI without CSM tries to look only for BOOTX64.EFI, and since it didn't find that (as you installed in BIOS mode), it just bootlooped.

Ah, I see. Is this a problem? Is there something I should/could change? It also always takes a couple of settings before it starts booting (the fans spin louder during these couple of seconds), is that related or something else?


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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28 minutes ago, TomvanWijnen said:

Ah, I see. Is this a problem? Is there something I should/could change? It also always takes a couple of settings before it starts booting (the fans spin louder during these couple of seconds), is that related or something else?

Not really a problem since barely any systems nowadays don't support BIOS or CSM.

About the fans spinning louder, no idea


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

 

/biz/ is a great board:

'Hello guys, can I ask you why the hell on this board are you talking only about cryptocurrency? Do you ever try to invest in something else? No trader on this board? Lets exchange some ideas'

Reply: 'I don't want to wait 5 years when I can lose all my money in 5 days.'

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Not really a problem since barely any systems nowadays don't support BIOS or CSM.

About the fans spinning louder, no idea

Okay, great, thanks! :)


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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