Asus RIVE and W7 UEFI Install
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May 6, 2013, 01:40 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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No need to sweat it so hard RJ. Just leave it uefi and install everything like you normally would. UEFI in a nutshell is a prettier, more intuitive, faster, more feature rich bios. No reason not to use it unless you need to run some odd legacy hardware that won't support uefi like some old raid cards etc.
CSM allows for most legacy devices to boot with uefi. I haven't had anything not boot with it. Disabling CSM allows "secure boot". Personally I run with CSM enabled (default I think).
GPT allows >2gb drives but a GPT formatted drive will not boot on a standard bios. MBR is compatible with more partitioning and recovery software, but that is changing. You can mix and match gpt and mbr all day, so run whichever you like. If you have any 3tb+ drives format those gpt to use the entire disk.
Also, with the R4E, you should check your bios version and update it if it is a ways back. Simple to do with a usb stick using the "bios flashback button".
My System Specs
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme -- EK Waterblock
3930K @ 4.5Ghz -- EK Supreme HF Waterblock
32GB Corsair Vengance 2133 Quad Channel
GTX 680 SC Signature -- EK waterblock
Samsung 830 256gb | OCZ Agility 3 360gb | 2x 4TB WD Red (Raid 1)
Corsair 800d (1x320, 1x240 rads) dual 655s
ASUS Xonar Essence STX
2 X LG BH10LS30 BluRay writers
Samsung 275t + Asus PA238QR
Windows 7 64bit
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