I suppose RIVBE supports SSD750 even as a boot drive: http://www.overclock.net/t/1555586/rampage-iv-extreme-and-nvme/40#post_24341897
Windows 7 does not have drivers for it, so we must download and put it during instalation.
Windows 8/8.1 has drivers, but after install, we should change for Intel driver which has better performance.
The Operating System must be installed in UEFI mode.
Yes, if you boot from W8.1 DVD, there is no need to download any other driver, because 8.1 has native Microsoft driver for NVMe drives. But after installing 8.1 you should install the Intel driver that has better performance.
It seems Rampage IV bios does not have especific NVMe information, but it does not matter, if bios detect the drive, you should be able to install W8.1 in it.
I remenber seeing people in ROG Forum saying succesfull installing W7 and W8/8.1 in SSD 750 drives on RIVE mobos, and in other mobos that not officially support NVMe drives .
Some pics from my mobo with an NVMe drive:
Remember that the drive is NVMe and it does not appear in PCH Storage Configuration, as it is not a SATA drive.
Good luck and 's
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I will cross my fingures and give it a try.
Thank you again and JFFulcrum for your posts.
I will inform you all tomorrow, about what happend.
The first pic shows the NVMe drive being detected by bios, and your mobo also should show a similar detection:
And don't forget to do an UEFI instalation of W8.1, choosing as first boot option the DVD player with W8.1 and UEFI prefix.
Also, configure CSM and Secure Boot as follows:
If W8.1 UEFI install is correct, after installation you can disable CSM for faster boots, but only if your Graphic Card has an UEFI compatible firmware (UEFI GOP).
Good luck and tell us news.
Very weird, but this kind of error is typical of a missing driver.
I suggest downloading the last NVMe driver from Intel in a formatted USB flash drive: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23929/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Data-Center-Family-for-NVMe-Drivers
Unzip the driver, boot from Windows 8.1 UEFI DVD with the flash driver attached to an USB 2.0 port.
When the Windows 8.1 installer asks ‘’Where do you want to install Windows”, click on the “Load driver” button to install driver64.
Thanks again for your reply and been here with me.
Been there DONE that.
The last message (screenshoot) was after i installed drivers from Intel.
Is there something else to suggest?
I'm running out of options.
I looking and to modified bios to load to my motherboard, to bypass this error message(as i has double bios features).
But this will be my last thing to try.
Have you tried changing Secure Boot to “Other OS”?
This issue is an interesting one because there are at least two people saying that a Sabertooth X79 and a P9X79, both with original unmodified bios 4801, dated from 2014/07/21,
can boot the Intel 750: http://www.win-raid.com/t871f13-Discussion-NVMe-BIOS-Modules-and-NVMe-Support-13.html#msg19505
The bios you updated, I suppose is the 0801, dated from 2014/07/14 (about the same time), also should be able to permit 750 boot.
Sorry i couldn’t help your issue, but people in win-raid forum are bios specialists and helpful and for sure they can help you.
No Valdir as a matter of fact i didn't tried to change to "Other Boot".
I had an Asus RAIDR Express PCIe SSD and this was a must when you installed windows.
From what i can understand, you mean to switch to "Other OS" and after first install switch again to "Win8" mode and select boot from windows loader partition?
I will give it a try and get back to you with an update.
It does work - I manage to boot from my intel 750 on my x79 asus rampage IV extreme yesterday and didn't have to mod the year old latest version of the factory asus bios that doesn't have nvme in it. Bios sees it as PATA SS. I cloned a windows 10 install from a sata drive onto the intel 750. Then after booting from a windows 10 iso USB key and using diskpart I assigned drive letters b and c to the reserved and primary partition and recreated/fixed the boot partition. Works well now and boots from the intel 750. Bios make sure pcie slots section is set to GEN3. Disable fastboot. Enable CSM. In CSM section (both legacy and UEFI) - on boot PCIE boot section change to UEFI first. Make sure the 750 is installed in one of the red slots on motherboard.
the diskpart instructions I found with google, in win-raid.com forums - googled around x79+diskpart+intel 750 or rampage IV extreme
the intel data migration tool (i.e. acronis) didn't work for me to clone other drive to the intel 750. Macrium Reflect worked well because it doesn't have to reboot to clone the c:\ drive.
benchmarks were good even on 2012 x79 motherboard.
diskpart commands I got here:
Creating a UEFI Boot partition / Windows 7, 8 and 10
As I mentioned before UEFI did not come bundled with the Windows so we must install it ourselves.
-You must now create a bootable usb with either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 using the media creation manager
-After that reboot your PC, press F12, and choose UEFI - PMAP
-Press Shift+F10 to open up a console Window, now type everything except the italicsdiskpart
sel disk X (Where X is your SSD)
sel partition X (Where X is your reserved partition)
create partition efi
format fs = fat32
assign letter = b:sel partition Y (Where Y is your primary partition)assign letter = c:exitThe type in console:
cd /d b:\EFI\Microsoft
bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-us /s b: /f UEFIThen Unplug your USB and reboot, make sure HD priority in BIOS is set to first boot device: PATA SS - and boom you're donebenchmarks: