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How often do I have to use the CMOS Jumper when OCing?

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I am thinking on getting a Z68 V-PRO but somewhat turned off with it not having any CMOS clear button..

I also hate the fact that using the included USB3 bracket will block the first PCI-E lane and have no idea if the 2nd lane is x16 (electrical).

In every fail OC attempt.. do I have to use the CMOS Jumper? (looks like a pain the non DELUXE or EVO line ups).
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well yeh, in most cases its best to just clear CMOS, boot back up load your recently good preset and go from there. Otherwise it could be a pain frown.gif

Quite often i will try a new OC and not get post, i just clear CMOS, load profile 3 in my case where m most recent good stable OC is saved, and work from that to push it more and more.

I would suggest to go with the Deluxe even if i means you need to wait another week or two to save for it... it'll probably be in there for some time, might as well get something quality and something you going to find beneficial and convenient.

Hope that helps...
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well yeh, in most cases its best to just clear CMOS, boot back up load your recently good preset and go from there. Otherwise it could be a pain frown.gif

Quite often i will try a new OC and not get post, i just clear CMOS, load profile 3 in my case where m most recent good stable OC is saved, and work from that to push it more and more.

I would suggest to go with the Deluxe even if i means you need to wait another week or two to save for it... it'll probably be in there for some time, might as well get something quality and something you going to find beneficial and convenient.

Hope that helps...

Yes that does make sense.. +rep

I am just a little "itchy" to get them asap.. As for the z68 deluxe it's kinda lame that you don't get an iGPU out.. So it's either the Z68 V-PRO or ASRock Extreme 4.. but the latter has only 1 year warranty and less appealing UEFI.. but the useful features are quite a lot.

How hard is it to make a 4.2 Rock Stable OC anyway? That's ALL I'll ever want anyway.
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post #4 of 4
with an i7 2600K i assume is what your referring to.. i can guarantee whatever board you pick 4.2 is achievable.

Kinda off topic, and i know you have looked at certain boards and probably have your heart set on a certain board, but if you really want quality and convenience you should take a look at some of the EVGA P67 boards.. yes they are a bit more pricey, but bang for your buck you can never go wrong, hey also have 10 year warranties on they (as opposed to their traditional lifetime warranty's but still its a quality product none the less.

See some of them here:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61502&vpn=160-SB-E679-KR&manufacture=eVGA

or perhaps, a slightly cheaper solution

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61501&vpn=120-SB-E672-KR&manufacture=eVGA

You didn't say why you wanted to go with the Z68 as opposed to the P67, but in my own opinion, P67 is still up there...

If you want to stay ASUS try maybe a Sabertooth:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59316&vpn=SABERTOOTH%20P67%20%3CREV%203.0%3E&manufacture=ASUS

Or P8P67 Deluxe with the CPU temp monitor on-board (like EVGA boards)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59314&vpn=P8P67%20DELUXE%20REV%203.0&manufacture=ASUS

A lot of people are not really into the fact that it is important to get a better build motherboard, but in all honesty, the mobo is essentially the "Frame" of you car or the skeleton of our bodies.

Hope that that all made sense...
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