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post #801 of 1418
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I thought I was able to run a little lower, but not. I actually am having difficulty getting back to a stable overclock with 3304 and have Vcore up a notch right now trying to get it stable again. Seems I may need a little higher pll voltage too.

Yeah i bumped my PLL Voltage up to 1.806250 (1.803 in bios) from the traditional 1.800 because it was running at 1.796.
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post #802 of 1418
Upgraded to 3304 yesterday, a bit skeptical cause I always had troubles after a BIOS upgrade with P8Z68-V PRO, always freezes and bsods for a few days. Now it's running all perfect after this one.
post #803 of 1418
Latest Intel LAN drivers are available in individual installer packages: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18713

Or just search "network adapter driver for windows" on the Intel Download Center homepage for Vista/XP/Server packages.
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post #804 of 1418
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Originally Posted by qiqi1021 View Post

Latest Intel LAN drivers are available in individual installer packages: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18713
Or just search "network adapter driver for windows" on the Intel Download Center homepage for Vista/XP/Server packages.

The only reason why I haven't gone back to posting those is because it didn't detect my Intel LAN correctly (assigned a different device) and I found that the driver is actually dated a few months old, despite it being posted recently.
post #805 of 1418
I see. It might have something to do with the additional older 82574L controller onboard the P9X79 WS. Both downloads installed the same driver on my P8Z68-V Pro (single 82579V), 11.16.96.0 dated 15/03/2012.
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post #806 of 1418
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Originally Posted by qiqi1021 View Post

I see. It might have something to do with the additional older 82574L controller onboard the P9X79 WS. Both downloads installed the same driver on my P8Z68-V Pro (single 82579V), 11.16.96.0 dated 15/03/2012.

Actually it was with my P8Z68-V Pro. It installed another device driver (instead of 82579V). Previous drivers worked fine.
post #807 of 1418
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Actually it was with my P8Z68-V Pro. It installed another device driver (instead of 82579V). Previous drivers worked fine.
Don't know the issue, but might be software wise. Mine installed without any issues.
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post #808 of 1418
FAN Xpert 2 is more up to date than it's latest z68 counterpart. Just want to point this out. It's fully compatible with my p8z68-v pro and a vast improvement over the previous iteration. So I would call it an unlisted update proper. Could possibly be added to the list as an option, for those interested in upgrading.

For my board I downloaded the P8Z77-V pro FAN Xpert 2 from the ASUS website. Found I had to uninstall the current FAN Xpert and fresh install FAN Xpert 2. But that's it -- it just wouldn't overwrite the original one for some reason.

Also, in case it helps, I found the new p8z77 iteration of the EPU tool improved on the z68 iteration for my z68 board too.
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Yeah, I mentioned this too. It comes with it's own installer so it's easy to 'add' (but you need to remove Fan Xpert+ like you said). After running the initial setup, in the end I just leave it to the same screen as the previous one so it's not that different though.

One thing I can't remember is if the previous version allowed 3pin fan control on CHA headers like this one does?

For what it's worth, there were 2 other things that looked interesting but I couldn't make them work: Lucid MVP and Intel Rapid Start Technology (not sure what we're missing that this fails).
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For what it's worth, there were 2 other things that looked interesting but I couldn't make them work: Lucid MVP and Intel Rapid Start Technology (not sure what we're missing that this fails).

 

If I under stand you both correctly you are using Z77 board AI Suite II software on Z68 boards which I can see most of it being cross platform but not integrated graphics

 

What's missing would be Intel 4000 graphics vs 3000 found on the 2nd gen SB proc and the proper raid rom found on chipset bios of Z77 boards. These inequities are likely the source of incompatibility. The sotwares are looking for one thing and finding another.

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