I recently build a new system with the DX79TO as motherboard, but encountered serious issues which I want to describe here the best I can, so probably anybody has the same isues and could help me with that. So here we go ...
- Newest RSTe drivers should be 3.6.xxx, but when I search for RSTe drivers instead of drivers for my DX79TO, I get an even newer version (3.7.xxx).
- I can't install the firmware-update for the RENESAS USB 3.0 controller. I downloaded and tried both, but one does show me, it is not compatible for my system, the other starts updating the firmware, but at 99% the system brings a BSOD. I tried installing some different O/S (WinXP - Win8, WinServer2003 - 2012), but with EVERY O/S I get a BSOD at 99% progress. Every time! Running the updater with admin-rights did not help, even while logged in as "real" administrator AND right-clicking -> run as admin.
- My GFX-ports SHOULD be PCIe 3.0, but if I plug in a Geforce GTX6xx or 7xx (only one, no SLI or sth. what could change the distribution of availible PCIe slots), GPU-Z shows me PCIe 2.0 instead of 3.0. Is that a known problem? I tried a few cards with different brands / model, but I can't get PCIe 3.0 to work, which is an unacceptable loss of bandwidth. After searching through ark.intel.com I found out the board and my CPU (i7-3820) are shown as PCIe 2.0, but I am 100% sure (!!! really !!!) before I bought it, it showed PCIe 3.0, otherwise I would not have bought it).
- I connected a few HDDs at the SATA-2-ports. If I download sth. from FTP (FileZilla Client) or if I access the HDDs plugged in at an SATA-2-port, I hear a mechanical CLICK here and then. Performance is more than lousy and if I access the HDD by clicking on COMPUTER and then on one of these SATA-2-HDDs, I see a few folders at once, then this CLICKING-noise appears and then tthe rest of the content shows in explorer (about 30 folders in total). A few days back I downloaded about 10gigs and uploaded about 20 gigs on our company-FTP. The clicking-noise came about every 2 or 3 minutes and transfers went down to a few kilobytes/second for a short while. Then transfer continued how it should be. I tried different drivers (RSTe, RST, MSAHCI / Microsoft default ones), but the issue is still there. Since I RMAed the harddisks, because I thought it would be a mechanical issue with the HDDs themself, but the manufacturers (WD, Samsung and Seagate) did not find an issue on these HDDs and the all behave the same (clicking noise), I think it's some error with the board. The SATA-3-ports work very well, no clicking-noise or whatsoever ...
I would be very thankful to get any help here for the problems mentioned, because they drive me mad.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. ;-)