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post #3661 of 7108
Sorry that should be 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws X I thought that was for the ram for the video card. Using the Apotio flash util I was able to flash back to 706. Download @ Apotio. Sorry I can't give a more direct link but you should be able to manage it from there.
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post #3662 of 7108
Keep it clean.
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Alright, I'm gonna start over. I do think there needs to be a bit more attention to the in-depth overclocking ability of this board, so I made my first post with some of my basic methodology for reaching my 4.5GHz overclock when the presets didn't work.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...l#post15251818

If people look at my actual overclocking sentences instead of my silly and frustrated comments, they can see that I did try to offer something.

Anyway, time to move forward.

Thanks to all.
Edited by zlojack - 10/10/11 at 8:00pm
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Thread Starter 
I have updated the Front Page OC section as follows ...

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[>>> OVERCLOCKING INFORMATION <<<]

3 step Simple Guide to OverClocking your Maximus IV Gene-Z, Thanks to Rhialto
10 Step GUIDE to More COMPLEX Over-Clocking of Asus Z68 series MotherBoards, Thanks to SimpleTech
[Info] - Intel 2500k/2600k Overclocking Tips, Thanks to $ilent
OCN Official Sandy Stable Club **Benchmarks, Stable Rigs & GUIDES** Inc SPREADSHEET, Thanks to munaim1
***Sandy Bridge Overclocking Guide [OCN Members Only], Thanks to Sin0822
Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge Z68, Thanks to munaim1
*5.0 GHz + Overclock Club*, Thanks to alancsalt
[New] 6.0 GHz+ OC Club!, Thanks to xxbassplayerxx


Maximus IV GENE-Z BIOS & Detailed Overclocking Guide from Raja@ASUS on ROG Forums
Overclocking Guide Using Offset Mode for CPU Core Voltage from Raja@ASUS on ROG Forums

ASUS Rog Maximus IV Extreme/Gene OVER-CLOCKING Video courtesy NewEgg TV & ASUS ROG

More Coming Soon
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... If ANYONE has more Information and/or Links they would like to contribute and/or think should be included to Help add some Advice since we're pretty thin on it around here, and we have such a dearth of solid information and lack of Intelligent or knowledgeable discussion of how to overclock this motherboard, and there's not much knowledge being imparted for our group ... then please feel free to let me know via a PM.
Thank you for your time, consideration and participation in this 'CLUB'.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/11/11 at 10:08pm
   
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So I've been fooling around with some memory settings a bit more and even went with my dreaded "AUTO" for my RAM timings. This has now allowed me to boot into Windows with my RAM at 1866.

I am beginning to suspect that some of the deeper RAM timings in the secondary or tertiary settings may have been causing me some trouble. Hopefully I can get a response from the Mushkin guys which will shed some light on this.

I'll keep you guys posted.
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I can't get the lower VCore setting to work, no matter what I do. I'll just stick with the 3 step process, I like simplicity and a 1.3ghz overclock is nothing to scoff at on stock voltage
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Thank you LA Kings for the updated information. I am sure many will find it very helpful.
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Thank you LA Kings for the updated information. I am sure many will find it very helpful.
+1

Very helpful links added. Thanks.
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If you want to know my settings that are stable at 4.9. Didn't touch the secondary and third ram timings never touched them on any OC and Im not going to start now. Tried to get BCLK up to 103 MHz but other than being able to Validate CPU-z BSOD 101 under load.

vcore: 1.5V
CPU PLL: 1.625V
PCH 1.06V didnt touch this dont know what it does
VCCSA/IO 1.05V suppose to leave this .5 bellow your ram V
Ram V: 1.5V

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RAM is in my system. Mushkin 2x4GB 2133. It's brand new.

Sorry if I came across as rude, I was just a bit incredulous. There's got to be more to it than two settings
I ask because there are a few different kits that match the specs in your signature. I'm guessing it's the 996997 one?

Also, it's a dead giveaway that it's pre-SB ram when it's spec'd at 1.65v . As Intel states a maximum safe vdimm of 1.55v, 99% of ram "designed for Sandy Bridge" or "optimized for the P67/Z68 platform" runs at 1.5v or less.

Anyhow, this board handles the sub-timings fairly well when set to auto. I've only had to manually change tWR when experimenting with various overclocks. Just use the XMP profile and leave "Memory Bandwidth Booster" disabled.

There are more settings than two, but for low overclocks like 4.5GHz and under, there just isn't much you can do. CPU pll, VccSA/IO and switching frequencies become important when going over 4.6GHz but tweaking them for < 4.5GHz doesn't seem to have any effect. It's like you said; because so much of the chipset is now on-die, there is very little for the end user to play with and that makes SB very watered down .

If you're still determined to tweak, try disabling C3, C6, EPU and Spread Spectrum. Then experiment with lowering CPU pll voltage, raising VccSA/IO voltage, and dialing in a good Load-Line calibration + vcore offset combination.
 
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