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Originally Posted by Perkul View Post

I have a Z68-V Pro Gen 3 now, used to have a P67 Pro, had issues, RMA'd and bought this new board.
Same issues with getting a stable overclock above 4.5Ghz. I have to run 1.35v shown in bios to get 4.5 stable, used to be higher over clock on the P67 Pro, think 4.8 was around that voltage before.
The one setting that helped me get above 4.5 was - Enable PLL Overvoltage = Auto - Setting Enable or Disable = Fail to boot into windows.
But I cannot get it stable no matter what voltage.
I think you are correct that this board needs some love in the Bios area.
Out of interest, anyone know what Matrix 1.02.71 in the Ai Suite listed here is for? It doesn't show on the Asus site, and I cannot find a description of what it does.
Cheers

You mean the non-GEN3 P8Z68-V is even better in terms of overclocking?
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Nope, sorry.
I mean I had the Asus P67-Pro before, and had better overclocks with lower voltage on that board,
than I do have now with the newer Z68-V Pro Gen3.

It could be the new board needs some tweaking, or it could be that the old board when set at auto voltage and multiplier set to x50 set
gave a voltage of 1.58v shown in CPU-Z and AiSuite when benching with Prime. Less than a minute when I spotted it but still...

Should be a warning message given from Asus about their Auto Voltage. Have read a few people have had that happen.
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Nope, sorry.
I mean I had the Asus P67-Pro before, and had better overclocks with lower voltage on that board,
than I do have now with the newer Z68-V Pro Gen3.
It could be the new board needs some tweaking, or it could be that the old board when set at auto voltage and multiplier set to x50 set
gave a voltage of 1.58v shown in CPU-Z and AiSuite when benching with Prime. Less than a minute when I spotted it but still...
Should be a warning message given from Asus about their Auto Voltage. Have read a few people have had that happen.

Oh ok. I wonder about the difference between the non-GEN3 and GEN3 though, if there is. It was already old info that the P67 is a better overclocker than the Z68.

Why is there no BIOS updates for the GEN3 boards, anyway?!
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For me yes, the z68 v-pro non gen3 was better in terms of overclocking...
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Well, the diference in overclocking potential will vary from board to board regardles, even within the same model, just like cpu's.
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Must admit, I had better luck OCing on a P8P67 Pro than on my P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3......
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For me yes, the z68 v-pro non gen3 was better in terms of overclocking...

How so?
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How so?

As I stated earlier, for the asus z68 vpro, i had a stable vcore at 1.125v with 4700Mhz.
Right NOW I have the Asus z68 vpro Gen3 with a semi-stable(not completely tested/still in tests) vcore at 1.25V with 4500Mhz.


This is a photo of the very first test i ran for my old motherboard:safasfa-1.png
Edited by sxcdennis - 12/30/11 at 7:47pm
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Is Version 110914 the latest version of the AS Media USB 3.0 controller firmware for the P8Z68-V/GEN3 board?
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How so?

As I stated earlier, for the asus z68 vpro, i had a stable vcore at 1.125v with 4700Mhz.
Right NOW I have the Asus z68 vpro Gen3 with a semi-stable(not completely tested/still in tests) vcore at 1.25V with 4500Mhz.


This is a photo of the very first test i ran for my old motherboard:safasfa-1.png

With Turbo Mode and other power saving features enabled CPUz etc will report the lower vcore when not under a load it's very doubtful your chip was able to run at 4.7 with a 1.125 vcore at 100% load. You should note the vcore your system is using at the point when the 100% load is running to know what vcore your bios is applying to achieve stability. That said it's not unusual for different bios to require different voltage settings. When they rewrite the bios many times the defaults & offsets for PLL overvoltage & LLC etc will change or be tweaked, albeit minutely changed they will make an OC that was on the edge of stability no longer stable. Usually the changes are for the better but remember they are catered to the majority of users and don't always benefit everyone as you no doubt have noticed. In the end most updates offer other benefits that makes it worth while to start over and restabilize your OC rather than reverting back to a previous bios or motherboard for that matter. From all I've read there is no difference in ability to Overclock between P67 Z68 / B3/Gen3 the difference are the overhead a users takes advantage of ie. a user may enable the iGPU with a Z68 which is not available on a P67 which creates overhead that limits your overclock. However most the extra overhead can be disabled in bios making them equal in terms of OCing but I've seen no convening evidence documented that separates a Z68 B3 from G3 when it comes to OCing ability.
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