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post #231 of 1418
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yes. i did my gene-z a few days ago

Can you explain how exactly do you update the RAID firmware (OROM)? The procedures in the HardForum link is not too easy to digest.
post #232 of 1418
hi there! i'm considering purchasing a P8Z68-M PRO, but i have a few questions that i hope you can help me out with.

1) i keep hearing about SSD not playing well with Marvell sata 3 controllers. i've seen suggestions here to disable the marvell controllers and use the intel ones. how exactly would one go about doing this? how would i know one from the other? are they labeled on the board and/or in the BIOS?

2) do i need to install the drivers and software for VIRTU and the intel IGP? i have no intention of ever using it. honestly, i'm not sure what good it would do me when i have a powerful dGPU. any insight is appreciated.

i'm basically trying to figure out if this board is right for me. =) i'm just a simple gamer that likes to OC and wants his SSD to work optimally. wink.gif any help is appreciated. =)

thanks! smile.gif
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Set Load-Line Calibration to Ultra-High.

Change the VRM Frequency to 350 or 360.

Set Phase Control to Extreme. The same goes with Duty Control.

Leave CPU Current Capability at 100%.
Sorry for the stupid question, but I am trying out these settings opposed to Ai Overclock Tuner and X.M.P. I have an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z board with Bios 0902, but I can't find the settings that I underlined unless I am missing something and they are hidden.

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Edited by dja2k - 12/1/11 at 11:55pm
post #234 of 1418
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Originally Posted by nicodemus View Post

hi there! i'm considering purchasing a P8Z68-M PRO, but i have a few questions that i hope you can help me out with.
1) i keep hearing about SSD not playing well with Marvell sata 3 controllers. i've seen suggestions here to disable the marvell controllers and use the intel ones. how exactly would one go about doing this? how would i know one from the other? are they labeled on the board and/or in the BIOS?
2) do i need to install the drivers and software for VIRTU and the intel IGP? i have no intention of ever using it. honestly, i'm not sure what good it would do me when i have a powerful dGPU. any insight is appreciated.
i'm basically trying to figure out if this board is right for me. =) i'm just a simple gamer that likes to OC and wants his SSD to work optimally. wink.gif any help is appreciated. =)
thanks! smile.gif
1.) This board doesn't have a Marvell controller. There's an Intel Sata III and what's listed as an ASMedia PCIe Sata III controller, but yes there should be an option in the bios to disable the ASMedia controller. The Intel Sata III ports are gray. The Intel Sata II ports are blue. They should also be listed by speed in the bios.

2.) No you don't have to install the drivers. I've never had a use for them.
    
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Sorry for the stupid question, but I am trying out these settings opposed to Ai Overclock Tuner and X.M.P. I have an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z board with Bios 0902, but I can't find the settings that I underlined unless I am missing something and they are hidden.
dja2k

If your BIOS is like my P8Z68V Pro, those settings are under the AI Tweaker page... just need to scroll down to find them.

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aah man im planning to buy this board i think its not not the good moment to ask you how it is frown.gif
can u describe your rig a bit more please?

I'm assuming you meant my post about the wacky graphical stuff using the Intel graphics on my Asus P8Z68-V LX board because you posted right after my post about having the problems. Overall the board seems great. I went back to the video driver supplied by Asus an no problems so far, but I haven't used it much either. Will report back in a few days. But the speed with the i5 2500k and SSD is unreal. Could never have imagined computing could be this great, honestly.
post #237 of 1418
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Originally Posted by Offender_Mullet View Post

1.) This board doesn't have a Marvell controller. There's an Intel Sata III and what's listed as an ASMedia PCIe Sata III controller, but yes there should be an option in the bios to disable the ASMedia controller. The Intel Sata III ports are gray. The Intel Sata II ports are blue. They should also be listed by speed in the bios.
2.) No you don't have to install the drivers. I've never had a use for them.

wonderful! thanks! +rep!
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BIOS Update for ASUS P8Z68-V Pro BIOS 1101

ftp://61.14.154.72/pub/asus/mb/lga1155/P8Z68-V_PRO/P8Z68-V-PRO-ASUS-1101.zip

Release Note:
1. Improve system stability
2. Support new CPU's.

I also found a Video BIOS for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000. But, I can't find a way to update the video bios frown.gif

Source: http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/treiber/grafik/intel-grafiktreiber/

Win7_x64
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20675/a08/Win7Vista_64_152252.zip

Win7_x86
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20673/a08/Win7Vista_152252.zip
Edited by ney2x - 12/2/11 at 10:41am
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post #240 of 1418
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BIOS Update for ASUS P8Z68-V Pro BIOS 1101
ftp://61.14.154.72/pub/asus/mb/lga1155/P8Z68-V_PRO/P8Z68-V-PRO-ASUS-1101.zip
Release Note:
1. Improve system stability
2. Support new CPU's.
I also found a Video BIOS for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000. But, I can't find a way to update the video bios frown.gif
Source: http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/treiber/grafik/intel-grafiktreiber/
Win7_x64
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20675/a08/Win7Vista_64_152252.zip
Win7_x86
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20673/a08/Win7Vista_152252.zip

But it is updateable?
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