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Tested Motherboards

Please ensure that your system BIOS is up to date and flashed to at least the revision listed on this guide.

Manufacturer Model Bios Revision Notes
Asus Crosshair IV Formula 2002  
Asus Crosshair IV Formula 1902  
Asus Crosshair V Formula 0506  
Asus F1A75-M Pro 5109  
Asus F1A75-V Pro 1501  
Asus KGPE-D16 2005  
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z 3501  
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z 3402  
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z 0902  
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z 3203  
Asus Maximus V Gene 1204  
Asus P8H67 M Pro 1106  
Asus P8P67 Pro 0105 Bottom PCIe slot shares bandwidth with other devices by default. Set to x4 Mode or use PCIe x16_1 for best performance.
Asus P8P67 Deluxe 1703 Bottom PCIe slot shares bandwidth with other devices by default. Set to x4 Mode or use PCIe x16_1 for best performance.
Asus P8P67 Deluxe 2302  
Asus P8P67 Pro 1850  
Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
1302  
Asus P8Z68-V Pro 0501 Bottom PCIe slot shares bandwidth with other devices by default. Set to x4 Mode or use PCIe x16_1 for best performance.
Asus P8Z68-V 3402  
Asus P8Z77-V 1504  
Asus P9X79 Deluxe 2104  
Asus P9X79 Deluxe 0906  
Asus Rampage III GENE 0901 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. Cannot use S3 Sleep Mode, system will hang on black screen and need to be power-cycled to work.
Asus Rampage III Black Edition 0602  PCIe x16_4 shows slight performance decreases. Use any other available PCIe x16 slot for optimal performance.
Asus Rampage III Extreme 1301 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. Cannot use S3 Sleep Mode, system will hang on black screen and need to be power-cycled to work.
Asus Rampage III Extreme 1502  
Asus Rampage III Formula 0801 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. Cannot use S3 Sleep Mode, system will hang on black screen and need to be power-cycled to work.
Asus Rampage III Formula 0903  
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
1101  
Asus Sabertooth 990FX 0402 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
Asus Sabertooth 990FX 0705  
Asus Sabertooth P67 1850 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. When attempting to set system to S3 Sleep, system hangs. Cannot use Sleep Mode with current BIOS.
Asus Sabertooth P67 2302  
Asus Sabertooth x58 1006 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. Cannot use S3 Sleep Mode, system will hang on black screen and need to be power-cycled to work.
Asus Sabertooth X79 0906  
Asus Sabertooth Z77 1504  
 
ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 1.70  
ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 1.80  
ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 1.50 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. When attempting to set system to S3 Sleep, system hangs. Cannot use Sleep Mode (S3) with current BIOS.
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional 1.80  
ASRock H55DE3 2.80  
ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Pro 2.00 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found. Bottom Physical PCIe x16 slot runs at x4, so use this slot in systems running SLI setups.
ASRock X79 Extreme4-M 1.80  
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 1.40 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 2.30  
ASRock Z68 Pro3 2.10  
ASRock Z68 Pro3 1.40 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
ASRock Z68 Pro3 1.60  
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 1.90  
 
Biostar TA75A+ A75AH412  
Biostar TH61 726  
Biostar TH61-ITX 102  
Biostar TH67+ RC15  
Biostar TH67+ 527  
Biostar TH67XE AR530 Use first PCIe x16 slot for slight performance improvement, if your GPU configuration allows for this. No issues found. Disable ASPM.
Biotar TP67XE F527 Use first PCIe x16 slot for slight performance improvement, if your GPU configuration allows for this. No issues found. Disable ASPM.
Biostar TPower I55 P55AA602  
 
ECS P67H2-A2 1026  
 
EVGA P55 Classified 200 A74  
EVGA P55 SLI A74 Use PCIe x16_1 for best performance, or PCIe x8_2 when a high-end GPU is being used.
EVGA P67 FTW A121  
EVGA P67 SLI A121  
EVGA P67 SLI A117 Use bottom PCI-ex16 slot. Detection issue presented on second PCIe x16 slot. No issues when running in bottom PCIe x16 slot.
EVGA SR-2 Classified A56  
EVGA X58 Classified 3-Way A82 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. Cannot use S3 Sleep Mode, system will hang on black screen and need to be power-cycled to work.
EVGA X58 Classified 3 83  
EVGA X58 SLI
A82 PCIe x16_1 provides best performance, but will work fine in all PCI-E x16 slots without any issues.
EVGA X58 SLI3 83  
 
Gigabyte G1 Assassin F5D  
Gigabyte G1 Assassin F5B  
Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2 F10  
Gigabyte G1.Sinper 3 F7  
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 F5E Update to BIOS F5E at minimum. PCIe X8_1 or PCIe X16_2 slots provide the best performance.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 F4  
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 F8A  
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 F4B Use first PCIe x8 Slot, if available, for optimal performance. No issues found.
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H F6C  
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H F7  
Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme F12 Use Second Blue PCIe x16 slot for optimal performance, Orange PCIe in Crossfire-GPU situations.
Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC F50  
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (2.0) FG1 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
Gigabyte GA-X58A UD5 FF1  
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 F10  
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 F8A  
Gigabyte GA-Z68M D2H F5  
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 F10  
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 F9D Only PCIe slots that are compatible are the PCIeX16 and PCIeX4 slots. The PCIeX8 slot is not compatible. Not compatible with BIOS Rev. F4. 
Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 F7  
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-D3 F9  
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 F4  
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 F11  
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 F9C  
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 F10  
 
Intel DP67BG (Burrage) 1979 Use second PCIe x16 slot, GPU will not work in second PCIe with drive installed. No issues found.
Intel DX58SO 5561 Must update to latest BIOS (v5561) for proper compatibility. Works best in the PCIe 2.0, PCIe X16_1 and PCIe X16_2 slots.
Intel DX58S02 0888  
Intel DX79SR 0537  
Intel DZ68DB 86A  
Intel S1200BTC 30  
Intel S1200BTS 26  
Intel S3420GPLC 49  
Intel S3420GPV 49  
Intel S5500BC R0057  
Intel S5520HC 59  
Intel S5520SC 59  
 
MSI 990FXA-GD65 19.6  
MSI 990FXA GD80 11.8  
MSI 990FXA-GD80 11.6  
MSI 990FXA-GD80 11.1 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. When attempting to set system to S3 Sleep, system hangs. Cannot use Sleep Mode (S3) with current BIOS.
MSI 990XA-GD55 22.4  
MSI Eclipse X58 1.F Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
MSI P67A-GD65 1.D If using GPU, there will be one available PCIe x16 Slot. Using the top PCIe x16 slot will net slight performance increases. No issues found.
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) 4.2  
MSI X79MA-GD45 1.3  
MSI Z68A-GD80 17 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) 17.3  
MSI Z77A-G45 2.5  
MSI Z77A-GD65 10.5  
MSI Z77A-GD65 A.2 Use any available PCIe x16 slot. No issues found.
MSI Z77MA-G45 1.5  
 
SuperMicro X8DT3-F 2.0  
 
Tyan S8230 v2.00  
 
Zotac Fusion350-A-E A1114IZT  
Zotac H77-ITX A230P011  
Zotac Z68ITX-B-E A186P  

Motherboards With Known Issues

Manufacturer Model Bios Revision Notes
Asus Maximus III Formula 2104 System Reboots during Windows 7 install when card is installed, regardless of slot or BIOS settings. Not recommended.
 
EVGA P55 Classified A74 Hangs when being initialized, regardless of PCIe slot used. Not recommended.