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THamm5
Beginner
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Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI and Intel Optane SSD 9

Hello community,

 

I purchased an Intel Optane SSD 9 for my PC containing a Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI mainboard. 

I plugged the GPU (Geforce RTX 2070 Super) in the PCIE_1 slot and the Optane in PCIE_2. 

 

No other HDD or PCIe device is connected.

 

After that, I was able to boot the machine from USB and install Windows 10 (1903).

All good, but the problems began after that and show up in different variations:

 

V1: When I start the PC, it freezes in the BIOS screen ("Gigabyte Insist on Ultra Durable")

V2: When I start the PC, Windows performs an automatic repair / diagnose, but seems to freeze there...

V3: This happens very rarely, the PC boots into Windows... VERY quick!

 

Is this some kind of BIOS settings problem, or what am I doing wrong? 

BIOS is set to optimal standard / factory default.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Greetings, 

Thorwine

 

SPECS:

Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI > BIOS Version F25b

GPU: Geforce RTX 2070 Super (in PCIE_1)

HDD: Intel Optane SSD 9 (280 GB in PCIE_2)

CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K 6x

RAM: 32GB DDR4

 

 

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AlHill
Super User
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I would contact gigabyte and ask this question as it is their bios.

 

Doc

 

THamm5
Beginner
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Thank you for your reply, I crossposted this thread in the Gigabyte Forums.

 

Hoping for help anywhere ;-)

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The requirements for using an Optane module include:

 

  • native M.2 NVMe socket on the motherboard (i.e. not on an add-in PCIe card).
  • Windows 10 x64.
  • 7th/8th Gen Intel Core processor.
  • BIOS support for Optane (look for systems with the “Intel Optane memory ready” designation).

 

Your system does not come anywhere near meeting these requirements.

 

Sorry,

...S