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post #381 of 1418
Have to agree with craftsman.
I highly doubt the fact that you managed 4.7ghz at 1.125. - The lowest vcore in the sandy stable club in 1.17, and that's at 4ghz. And the lowest vcore at 4.7ghz is 1.3v.

Either your CPU were far, far from stable, or you read the wrong voltage. 1.125 could've been the i/o.


Personally I need 1.4ish for 4.6ghz. Anything above wont boot, even at 1.5vcore.
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Originally Posted by owcraftsman View Post

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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Have to agree with craftsman.
I highly doubt the fact that you managed 4.7ghz at 1.125. - The lowest vcore in the sandy stable club in 1.17, and that's at 4ghz. And the lowest vcore at 4.7ghz is 1.3v.
Either your CPU were far, far from stable, or you read the wrong voltage. 1.125 could've been the i/o.
Personally I need 1.4ish for 4.6ghz. Anything above wont boot, even at 1.5vcore.

It is true that I may of read the voltage wrong, but by all means this motherboard is still not as good as the last one without doubt. I can't even load windows anymore with the vcore of 1.25 with 4500mhz. Perhaps it was at 1.25v, but in definitively this new motherboard cannot perform as well or tweak as well as the old one...I'll try my best to get some time to provide you all with some pictures of this when I can.
post #383 of 1418
Just joined. Been loving my Z68 G3.

JUST a small FYI

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Running atm Completely Stock



I am having major BSOD and random at that. I will add my Dump files if anyone can decipher em.

Looking forward to reading through all 38 pages of this thread.
post #384 of 1418
ALSO.. Is anyone having issues running AI Suite? Anytime I click on a button in the software it hangs up for 10seconds before anything happens.

Have Done a clean OS install after doing a FW update on the SSD and did it again after the install to make 100% sure. DIdnt install AI Suite to have the issue come back.
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Just joined. Been loving my Z68 G3.

I am having major BSOD and random at that. I will add my Dump files if anyone can decipher em.
Looking forward to reading through all 38 pages of this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/a/common-bsod-error-code-list-for-overclocking

http://www.overclock.net/t/935829/the-overclockers-bsod-code-list

If you didn't read the error codes, there are ways to retrieve them. Downloading the free version of "WhoCrashed" for example.

Might help.
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post #386 of 1418
I don not install AiSuite anymore. That gets rid of all the issues it could ever cause me.


I have had more luck after changing my PLL voltage to 1.9 and enabling overvoltage, I can run at 5Ghz, doesn't get about 65c but I get a random BSOD either 124 or 101.
It can boot up to 54 but hangs in a benchmark. probably a good chip to someone who knows what there doing.

That is with using 4x4GB so might try just the 2x4 now. Plus the RAM is 2 different sets, although both GSkill.


No issues with running 4.6 with Offset voltage + 0.030
PLL Auto PLL O/Voltage Auto.
rest at Voltage at Auto
C3 &C6 Disabled. Seems to have removed a few BSOD.
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Originally Posted by HaZarD SFD View Post

ALSO.. Is anyone having issues running AI Suite? Anytime I click on a button in the software it hangs up for 10seconds before anything happens.
Have Done a clean OS install after doing a FW update on the SSD and did it again after the install to make 100% sure. DIdnt install AI Suite to have the issue come back.

Yes, hangs a lot
post #388 of 1418
Just a f.y.i. with the new Intel INF Driver - 9.3.0.1019

When I installed it, it still didn't recognize a driver in Device Manager. Then, when in Windows Update it gave an option for the Intel Management Engine, so I applied that (something I never do) and that worked.

However, with the previous version of the INF driver I did not have such an issue. Everything was recognized upon install. Anyone else experience that?
    
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hi, i have a 120gb SATA 3 SSD and a 6gb/s WD 1TB HDD both plugged into the intel sata 3 ports. I want to get a 60GB SSD to use as a cache for my HDD on my z68 asus.
My question is are the marvell sata 3 ports safe to use if i bump my HDD up to one of them and have two sata 3 SSD's on the intel ones?
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The Marvell ports are for data drives only. Not OS drives. Keeping that in mind, you should be fine bumping your SATA3 data drive to the Marvell ports.
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