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10900k in a Z590, can I use all M.2 slots

Voodoochild1974

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Hi
My Z490 motherboard had issues, and I was able to get a refund. Now when I came to get another, for just £30 I was able to get a Z590 (had a lot of plus points over last one) even though I am not getting a 11900k. My question is, can I use the M.1 slot?

I saw people saying you cannot use the 1st slot if you are on 10th gen, which would leave me with the 2nd and 3rd, but I just wonder, if I have a pcie4 M.2, will I be able to use it in the 1st slot? or is it totally down to the 11th Gen CPU.

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Hi,
Supposed to be the only pci-4 slot you'd have to review the manual for compatibility it may just run at pci-3 speed and or maybe it have sata/ pch option in bios.
 

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More than likely on a Z590 motherboard the 1st M.2 slot is wired directly to the CPU. Since 10th gen CPUs don't have the PCI-E lanes for that slot, it only works with 11th gen processors. But you will have to confirm for sure in the manual of your specific motherboard.
 
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you can't use the slot under the CPU since it's a gen 4 link to the CPU lanes that your CPU does not even have in Gen 3.
Only Chipset.
 

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Can confirm 1st slot will be dead on 10th Gen.
 

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Yeah, I thought so. The board has 3 slots, so it's not an issue, really as I only have 2 M.2 drives.

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It depends on the board, certain boards seem to have switches to be able to route PCIe lanes to the normally CPU-m.2 slot.
 

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It depends on the board, certain boards seem to have switches to be able to route PCIe lanes to the normally CPU-m.2 slot.
Hi. It's the Asus Z590-A gaming WiFi. Later today with luck.
Would be handy if this one can use all 3 slots.
 
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Only Rocket Lake has CPU PCIe Lanes for Storage.
Skylake has 16 for the GPU and that's it.
 
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Hi. It's the Asus Z590-A gaming WiFi. Later today with luck.
Would be handy if this one can use all 3 slots.
It should say in the manual whether you can use the slot with a Comet Lake CPU
 
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From the manual for your board:

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