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It also seems to me when I read some roundup reviews on the Z68 motherboards that the Asmedia vs VIA vs Eton controllers, Asmedia came out the looser of the pack in terms of overall performance. So if you are comparing speeds produced by other peeps be sure you are comparing Apples to Apples. Whether the firmware or new drivers have resolved the under performing controller I have no idea. I've yet to upgrade any USB 2.0 device to any USB 3.0 so I couldn't test in any case.
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Well, just dropped it off at ups. Once I get refunded from amazon, I'll probably order the gen 3 version. Just out of curiosity, what speeds do you guys get when transferring files to/from a flashdrive? (usb 2.0)

Speeds similar to these?
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/10/asus_p8z68v_motherboard_review/3
Edited by Celcius - 12/3/11 at 12:10pm
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post #263 of 1418
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Originally Posted by speedlever View Post

If your BIOS is like my P8Z68V Pro, those settings are under the AI Tweaker page... just need to scroll down to find them.
ZxfXT.jpg
Ok I found the options using the reference guide here....

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?2787-Maximus-IV-GENE-Z-BIOS-Guide-Overclocking&s=b5068eea8f963b4d13ead6061783a8c2

Now I have a question, what is the difference of using SimpleTech's steps to Manual OC compared to using just these:

CPU Level Up 4.6Ghz
Ai Overclock Tuner set to XMP

Reason I ask is because I can do both at 4.6ghz stable at 1.3v vcore.

dja2k
Edited by dja2k - 12/3/11 at 12:33pm
post #264 of 1418
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celcius View Post

Well, just dropped it off at ups. Once I get refunded from amazon, I'll probably order the gen 3 version. Just out of curiosity, what speeds do you guys get when transferring files to/from a flashdrive? (usb 2.0)

Speeds similar to these?
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/10/asus_p8z68v_motherboard_review/3

It is going to vary with the type of USB drive you're using. I have some that can run circles around others in both sequential read and write.
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Ok I found the options using the reference guide here....

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?2787-Maximus-IV-GENE-Z-BIOS-Guide-Overclocking&s=b5068eea8f963b4d13ead6061783a8c2

Now I have a question, what is the difference of using SimpleTech's steps to Manual OC compared to using just these:

CPU Level Up 4.6Ghz
Ai Overclock Tuner set to XMP

Reason I ask is because I can do both at 4.6ghz stable at 1.3v vcore.

dja2k

The problem I foresee with using CPU Level Up is that it may use higher voltage(s) than you may need. If everything does look the same between doing it that way and manually, you should be okay.

I never trust the BIOS to overclock for me, I do it myself. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post

The problem I foresee with using CPU Level Up is that it may use higher voltage(s) than you may need. If everything does look the same between doing it that way and manually, you should be okay.
I never trust the BIOS to overclock for me, I do it myself. smile.gif
Someone said that when I use CPU Level Up overclock with XMP profile that I can't lower the vCore, yet I have and CPU-Z shows it and I also lower my temps a bit. When stress testing, I never see vCore change from what I set in Bios, though VID min is 1.0007v and reaches 1.4061v at max with your settings and also with CPU Level Up \ XMP. So from what I see and I may be wrong, both manual and CPU Level Up \ XMP are the same at least for me.

dja2k
post #266 of 1418
Anybody who got something more recent than 0902 for the Gene-Z ?

I got issues with USB and boot time after retsart and standby. (pll overvoltage off)

i am a little annoyed that the more expensive ROG boards dont get bios updates as often as the middle-class mobos.
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In our FWIW dept., I have learned that it doesn't matter if EIST is enabled, speed step is disabled until I enable any of the C options... C1E, C3 report, or C6 report. If I leave them in auto, it stays in turbo. All I need to do is change any one of those from auto to enabled and the EIST works as expected. Using CPU-Z to confirm. Of course I'm sure you guys already knew this. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post

USB 2.0 or 3.0? Try the drivers I listed in the OP.
In Windows, make sure that in Power Options that Minimum processor state is ~5%.
The only thing I can think of for the double post issue is if your BCLK is something other than 100MHz. Make sure that in the BIOS it is manually set to 100.

BCLCK is 100 and minimum processor state is 5% exactly.
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One more question - Using my soundcard (pci-e x1) in the bottom black pci-e slot is fine, right? I know that doing so disables the internal usb 3.0 header right under the atx12v power connector (which I didn't need/use due to running cables out to the back of the mobo), but it wouldn't have caused all of the usb 2.0 & 3.0 slots to slow to a crawl, right? Sound was crystal clear and worked great using the black slot, and I couldn't use the top pci-e 1x slot because the fan clips on my nh-d14 blocked it.
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Are you sure it's a double POST and not a double screen flash?

Do this:
Enter BIOS/Advanced mode - Under Advanced tab, go to Onboard Devices Configuration and under JMB storage controller, disable "Display OptionROM in post."

This prevents the JMB storage controller (used for eSATA port on mobo) to report during post thus preventing it from interrupting the splash screen and making it appear that it is loading twice.

Also go to BOOT and under OptionROM messages change from "Force BIOS" to "Keep Current." (Prevents from interrupting the splash screen and shaves off a few seconds from boot time.)**

See if that fixes the double flash.

**... posted by dzp on overclocking.net:
Thread: Asus Z68 double/triple splash screen on boot up solved.
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