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post #41 of 1418
Hi to all!

This is my first post, found the site looking for info on the Z68. Great thread! :-)

I've just changed my Asus P8P67-Pro B2 for a P8Z68-V, so far so good.

I have a 6870 and I'm just curious about virtu, and wether it really has any impact on power consumption and heat generation.

Has anyone found a good guide on how to set it up? Is it worth the effort?

I understand I need to install the latest AMD drivers and Virtu, activate in BIOS the virtu option, and boot with the HDMI plugged into the mobo port... Is that it? It'll just 'switch' to the 6870 when I run any 3D game?

Thanks and greetings!
post #42 of 1418
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Anyone having sleep problems? I know that my p8p67 deluxe can't wake up from S3 sleep, and I was hoping to upgrade to this board.

Can anyone test?
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Has anyone tried the 'official' 0606 bios yet? I think I've finally got my new rig happy running 0501 and was debating whether I should make the change now or wait to see what kind of feedback it gets. Thanks!
Just updated mine, nothing to report so far...
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post #46 of 1418
hi guys i recently bought a new p8z68 deluxe mobo but im having issues with video output while on bios , it boots up fine ..code shows A3 which means is trying to boot off a hard drive..but i get no video on my screen..this happens occasionally, if i leave the pc off for about 5 minutes and turn it back on i do get video..and im able to log in to bios..etc..etc.. anybody came across this ? i haev tried several gpus and it does the same with all of them . i tried different rams such as 1333 and 1600 and it passes DRAM tests.

i have the following
2500k
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patriot viper 1600ddr3
1k psu


thank you !
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post #47 of 1418
I like this board (P8Z68-V), it's actually my first Intel build so I'm quite excited. Still have to figure out how to get the system to recognize that I have DDR3-1600 RAM and not 1333. I change it in the BIOS but CPU-Z still tells me 1333. I'll Google that when I get a chance lol.

Second, I'm having that cold boot issue where it powers on then resets itself, etc. Tried the fix as described http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...-Cold-Boot-Fix, but that didn't do anything.

I suppose it's not a "big" problem considering the computer runs flawlessly.
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post #48 of 1418
Hello all,

nice post for an Asus P8Z68-V PRO owner like me.
So I sit here.

Thanks
post #49 of 1418
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Originally Posted by tryceo View Post
Anyone having sleep problems? I know that my p8p67 deluxe can't wake up from S3 sleep, and I was hoping to upgrade to this board.

Can anyone test?
I had problems also with my P8P67 pro B2, it wouldn't wake up from hibernation. Now with my Z68 V, it wakes up ok, though a few times it has waken up on its own... I have to look further on the issue though...

Any comments on using Virtu anyone?
post #50 of 1418
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Originally Posted by kevininsimi View Post
I like this board (P8Z68-V), it's actually my first Intel build so I'm quite excited. Still have to figure out how to get the system to recognize that I have DDR3-1600 RAM and not 1333. I change it in the BIOS but CPU-Z still tells me 1333. I'll Google that when I get a chance lol.
You have to select XMP (eXtended Memory Profile) in BIOS.
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