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    Exclamation 860 Evo In Dimm Expansion Card Not recognized

    Afternoon all,

    I recently upgraded my system and added a second M.2 Drive to my Rampage 6 Extreme board using the DImm.2 expansion card. However, the drive is nowhere to be found in the BIOS or in disk management.



    System Specs:
    7900x
    Rampage 6 extreme mobo
    32gigs gskill Ram
    1080ti SLI
    samsung 960 evo nvme m.2 <-- installed directly on the mobo under the "armor." OS installed, working just fine.


    A few notes to help with troubleshooting:
    - tried both BIOS versions 1301 & 1401
    - The red LED on the expansion card lights up when the ssd is plugged in.
    - I've tried both sides of the expansion card.
    - reseated the expansion card multiple times
    -disabled PCIE slot 4 as well as 2 & 4 (video cards in 1 & 3)
    - Relevant BIOS settings: Advanced>Advanced CPU Storage Configuration. PCIE8_4, DIMM.2 and U2 set to disabled. PCH storage set to AHCI. Advanced Onboard devices M2 set to PCH; tab right under it PCIEx8_4 is set to auto.


    Any thoughts? Spent a good portion of the last night scouring the forums for different ideas, tried them all and still no luck. I dont have another system with an m.2 slot to verify the drive is working correctly. Nor is access to the onboard m.2 slot on the motherboard easy to get to. Behind a hard line tubing system. Not having to disassemble the entire loop to swap m.2 drives would be ideal.

    Cheers
    Last edited by therealmc64; 08-05-2018 at 09:09 PM.

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    Enable Dimm 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by G75rog View Post
    Enable Dimm 2

    Is this a BIOS setting? Can you point me in the direction where I would find this? All the information I've came across claims the drives are plug and play.

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    Read the manual, it's in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G75rog View Post
    Read the manual, it's in there.
    Read the manual. Multiple times. The only mention of BIOS configuration is on page 3-18.

    It doesnt mention anything about "enabling" the dimm expansion card.

    Would you be so kind as to shed some light on what you're referring to?

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    This issue has come up multiple times but I can't seem to find a resolution for it. Instead I get dead ends with no resolution like the one in the link.

    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...in-Dimm-2-Slot

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevell65 View Post
    This issue has come up multiple times but I can't seem to find a resolution for it. Instead I get dead ends with no resolution like the one in the link.

    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...in-Dimm-2-Slot

    Same. So frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealmc64 View Post
    Afternoon all,

    - Relevant BIOS settings: Advanced>Advanced CPU Storage Configuration. PCIE8_4, DIMM.2 and U2 set to disabled. PCH storage set to AHCI. Advanced Onboard devices M2 set to PCH; tab right under it PCIEx8_4 is set to auto.
    In your first post you stated Dimm.2 was set to disabled. Unset it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G75rog View Post
    In your first post you stated Dimm.2 was set to disabled. Unset it.
    The information i read regarding those settings were found in this thread: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...e-M-2-Question

    My issue is exactly the same as that thread. Someone there suggested those settings.

    Either way, I tried enabling that setting in the BIOS. Still not recognized in windows or the BIOS.

    Thanks for your help Much appreciated.

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    Since I use an Apex with 7 NVME drives on it I can only read the R6E manual.

    Good luck.

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