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NVMe booting on M5A97 R2.0 and Samsung 980 pro

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12 hours ago, Kilrah said:

The problem isn't "booting off a PCIe device", it's "booting off a device that uses the NVMe protocol". The BIOS is too old to know how to talk NVMe. 

Ah, thanks for the answer.

Hello, so I have recently bought Samsung 980 Pro 500GB and Axagon PCEM2-1U. I have M5A97 R2.0 with Amd fx-6150. Before buying the ssd, I saw that in CSM there is an option for PCI/PCI-E expansion storage booting. But no matter what I try, I can't get my BIOS to detect the SSD, even after Windows installs. I had one moment when it was sort of working. I added another SATA ssd and installed system on both the 980 and the SATA one. There I could choose to boot to volume that was corresponding to the NVMe ssd, but I ran, repeatedly into BSOD. Winload.efi couldn't be loaded with 0xc000000e error code. I tried bootrec fixes I found on some forums, but I wasn't able to get it working through them. They either didn't result in any improvment, or didn't complete. I tried the windows setup repair, but that one errors out. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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On some boards there have been bios mods to add nvme boot support, you'll have to check if it's the case here.

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Why even buy an nvme for such a slow system?

 

Fx is a complete joke compared to phenom ii cpus and they also run really hot

 

Maybe instead of wasting your money on a useless gen4 nvme ssd get a better board + cpu, thats where youll gain some actual performance

 

 

And no these old systems do not support nvme boot, there might be some workarounds but im not sure if those are hassle free

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So, I bought the drive since I needed a new drive and I knew that when I upgrade, I'll want this drive. I'm pretty sure the bios is not modded since I updated it from asus. And if this system is incapable of booting from nvme, then I want to ask about this option in bios

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The problem isn't "booting off a PCIe device", it's "booting off a device that uses the NVMe protocol". The BIOS is too old to know how to talk NVMe. 

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Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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12 hours ago, Kilrah said:

The problem isn't "booting off a PCIe device", it's "booting off a device that uses the NVMe protocol". The BIOS is too old to know how to talk NVMe. 

Ah, thanks for the answer.

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