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    Ngff m.2 ssd

    Hi. I'm have Formula VI motherboard and trying to figure out if I can install NGFF M.2 SSD in mPCI combo II slot. Let me state that I really like this board and after a purchase I installed wi-fi and bluetooth module that came with the board to use wireless. Here is my question. Can I add NGFF M.2 format SSD as well or it plugs into same connector as wi-fi module? Do I need to pull little wi-fi card out in order to have SSD connected or I can have both an the same time?

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    Hello

    The M.2 (NGFF) SSD goes on the back side of the mPCIe Combo II card after the metal cover is removed. This info can be found in the user manual for the motherboard.

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    make sure you dont buy one too long, there is a maximum length before itll start hitting things

    what the length is im not sure manual may say but youll see when searching those ssd's that there are long ones and short ones

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    Cool, thanks. So if I install 64 or 128 Gb SSD in there does it worth it to use it as system boot drive or should I avoid that for particular reasons like reliability or read/write speed? Or is there better uses for M.2 form factor drives? Any particular models that you can reccomend?
    Right now my Win7 (x64) located on Kingston 128 Gb SSD.
    Last edited by paraordnance; 03-28-2014 at 08:12 PM.

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    from what ive seen and read the performance come close to a regular SSD on the intel sata port, maybe a wee bit better

    but most ppl also say if your running or going to run ssd's in raid 0 that that would be faster then the M.2 (NGFF) anyway

    the only thing i saw that had an improvement over both a single ssd and the ngff ssd's was the asus raidr 240gb pci-e ssd, but its faster because it has 2x120gb ssd's in raid directly on it

    only problem is the only way to run one on a maximus vi formula board would be to run a single GPU setup then still just the GPU and raidr would take up all the electrical lanes if the gpu was nvidia anyway cause both require atleast x8 connection and the board maxes at x16


    as for advice on one, im not even sure there, i did see however other companies like plextor and such are now releasing PCI-e cards with NGFF ssd's mounted right on them for alot better prices then previously

    as for you question on size and windows, im not sure on windows 8 but in know both XP and 7 like ya to have around 10-20gb for best outcome

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    Hi everyone,

    I recently bought a M6 Formula after getting tired of MSI GD65. I planning to build it with an Enthoo Primo with water works.

    I was reading the enclosed manual and saw that the M6F has connectors for external temperature sensors. However, the manual did not specify which type of sensor is supported.

    Majority of the temperature sensors that are available for watercooling are those 2-pin 10K resistance type.

    Anyone knows if these sensors are compatible to the M6F?

    It has been 10 years since I used ASUS products, my previous desktop was a C2D with E6750 on a ASUS mobo that died after 10 years because of a burnt cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangk81 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I recently bought a M6 Formula after getting tired of MSI GD65. I planning to build it with an Enthoo Primo with water works.

    I was reading the enclosed manual and saw that the M6F has connectors for external temperature sensors. However, the manual did not specify which type of sensor is supported.

    Majority of the temperature sensors that are available for watercooling are those 2-pin 10K resistance type.

    Anyone knows if these sensors are compatible to the M6F?

    It has been 10 years since I used ASUS products, my previous desktop was a C2D with E6750 on a ASUS mobo that died after 10 years because of a burnt cap.
    I bought a three pack from the Asus eStore, but they aren't listing the now. Here's an ebay listing for them http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Thermal...item43c7ae8ed4.

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    So bit of a noob-ish question here:

    I just recently built my machine (specs in signature).

    On checking the BIOS - I'm running version 0804.

    Do I need to update my BIOS? (everything appears to be running smoothly on my machine at the moment)
    MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus VI Formula (BIOS 0804)
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    As your build is a few versions back I'd advise to update. The general rule is not to update UEFI (BIOS) unlss one needs to, but I also advise one should stay reasonably current.

    Be sure to follow the instructions to flash the newer builds as they have ME FW update - needing USB BIOS flashback or the BU updater method.

    -Raja

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raja@ASUS View Post
    As your build is a few versions back I'd advise to update. The general rule is not to update UEFI (BIOS) unlss one needs to, but I also advise one should stay reasonably current.

    Be sure to follow the instructions to flash the newer builds as they have ME FW update - needing USB BIOS flashback or the BU updater method.

    -Raja
    Thanks Raja.

    I found it odd that - even though I bought my motherboard a month ago - it came with a BIOS version quite a few builds back.

    Just a couple of follow up questions:

    1. What does "ME" stand for (you mentioned "ME FW update")?

    2. When you say USB BIOS flashback method - do you mean using the ASUS EZ Flash utility from within the BIOS itself (i.e. boot computer, enter BIOS, run ASUS EZ Flash Utility)?
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    MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus VI Formula (BIOS 0804)
    CPU: Intel i5-4670k
    HDD 1: Samsung SSD 250G 840BW EVO
    HDD 2: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB Caviar Blue 7200rpm
    RAM: 16gb (2x8) G. Skill RipJawsX DDR3-2133
    PSU: Seasonic X-Series 750W 80 Plus Gold
    GPU: Gigabyte GV-N770OC-4GD
    CASE: Fractal Design Define R4
    OPTICAL DRIVE: Pioneer BDR-209DBK
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