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Ill take a look at your BIOS, Ill see if it can be easily updated like the Intel RAID ROM's
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Ill take a look at your BIOS, Ill see if it can be easily updated like the Intel RAID ROM's

Is this reply also directed to me?
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No, for the previous poster, But I guess he was just making a comment, Disregard smile.gif
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Found this interesting post that might be worth adding to the OP incase BIOS updates bring your board to it's knees. I don't think this is about ME specifically even though it's mentioned, but programming it so it brings all the options back.

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1038975709&postcount=779
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Next week i'm dropping in a 3570k to replace my 2500k in my P8Z68-v pro gen3. I think im on bios 3202 currently. Do I need to, or should I update the bios prior to changing the cpus out? If so, which bios is currently considered the least buggy and most stable?
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Next week i'm dropping in a 3570k to replace my 2500k in my P8Z68-v pro gen3. I think im on bios 3202 currently. Do I need to, or should I update the bios prior to changing the cpus out? If so, which bios is currently considered the least buggy and most stable?


Support for the new 22nm proc was introduced in the 0902 bios and has improved system stability and support with each iteration following it. Currently the 3402 bios is considered the most stable and most supportive. However YMMV I have heard equal number reports of works and doesn't work. I would try the bios you are on now first and update only if you have/need to.

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Next week i'm dropping in a 3570k to replace my 2500k in my P8Z68-v pro gen3. I think im on bios 3202 currently. Do I need to, or should I update the bios prior to changing the cpus out? If so, which bios is currently considered the least buggy and most stable?

If I were you, I save my money for the upcoming processor/chipset. Ivy Bridge processor is hotter than Sandy Bridge processors and in fact ivy bridge has only a "little" speed-up bump compared to sandy bridge.
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Support for the new 22nm proc was introduced in the 0902 bios and has improved system stability and support with each iteration following it. Currently the 3402 bios is considered the most stable and most supportive. However YMMV I have heard equal number reports of works and doesn't work. I would try the bios you are on now first and update only if you have/need to.

I may do that. Once you upgrade these asus bioses you cannot go back. Pretty bad.
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If I were you, I save my money for the upcoming processor/chipset. Ivy Bridge processor is hotter than Sandy Bridge processors and in fact ivy bridge has only a "little" speed-up bump compared to sandy bridge.

Thanks for the advice but not really a choice. I need the 2500k for another 1155 system so I had to replace it with something. 3570k was the logical choice.
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Next week i'm dropping in a 3570k to replace my 2500k in my P8Z68-v pro gen3. I think im on bios 3202 currently. Do I need to, or should I update the bios prior to changing the cpus out? If so, which bios is currently considered the least buggy and most stable?

Quote:
Originally Posted by owcraftsman View Post


Support for the new 22nm proc was introduced in the 0902 bios and has improved system stability and support with each iteration following it. Currently the 3402 bios is considered the most stable and most supportive. However YMMV I have heard equal number reports of works and doesn't work. I would try the bios you are on now first and update only if you have/need to.

I agree with owcraftsman, try it with your current 3202 which does support the 3570K already. I know 3402 is the latest BIOS, but I hear too many mixed results from using it and I am still using 3201 on my P8Z68-V/Gen3 without any problems with a 3770K. I think you will be fine.
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Next week i'm dropping in a 3570k to replace my 2500k in my P8Z68-v pro gen3. I think im on bios 3202 currently. Do I need to, or should I update the bios prior to changing the cpus out? If so, which bios is currently considered the least buggy and most stable?

Quote:
Originally Posted by owcraftsman View Post


Support for the new 22nm proc was introduced in the 0902 bios and has improved system stability and support with each iteration following it. Currently the 3402 bios is considered the most stable and most supportive. However YMMV I have heard equal number reports of works and doesn't work. I would try the bios you are on now first and update only if you have/need to.

I agree with owcraftsman, try it with your current 3202 which does support the 3570K already. I know 3402 is the latest BIOS, but I hear too many mixed results from using it and I am still using 3201 on my P8Z68-V/Gen3 without any problems with a 3770K. I think you will be fine.


OK I had time to play with it today.  Keep in mind I'm on a MIVE-Z board using the 3402 bios. All I did initially was bump Vdimm a bit and bump Mem Freq to 1866 which is all I have to do on my V-Pro to be perfectly stable.

 

I found a few problems at least on my end with the MIVE-Z.

It doesn't detect proper settings for the vengeance memory it defaults to 1066 9-9-9-24-1t optimized defaults which should hit 1333

XMP defaults to 9-9-9-24-1t 1333 which should be 9-10-9-27-2t 1866

when setting mem freq manually to 1866 it should default to 9-10-9-27-2t but it does not it stays at the 9-9-9-24-1t

I say it should default to those setting because that is the way the V-pro handles it on the 1104 bios. Simply put it just works with minimum effort. Not so on the MIVE-Z with the 3402 bios

 

I'm now able to run a 4.6 oc at 1866 9-10-9-27-2t and pass Prime 1792 & 1344 w/6200mb mem 1 hour each iteration using offset vcore mode bumpIing Vdimm to 1.6125v & VCCIO to 1.1 and manually setting 9-10-9-27-2t

So it would appear there is nothing special to do here except dot you i's and cross your t's

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Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System... HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Darkside dimable LED strips  Modsmart Kobra Cables 
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EVGA PowerLink 
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i7 4790k @ 4.8 MSI Z97 Gaming 7  Saphire R9 290x (hynix) Saphire R9 290x (Hynix) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 2x Samsung 850 Pro Raid-0  AMD RAMDisk WD1001FALS (Data/Backup) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST BlueRay Custom Water Cooled Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus PG279Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG278Q Corsair K70 EVGA 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
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FUNC MS-3 rev2  XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad Kingston HyperX Cloud II  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming ... 
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Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 420mm EK Supremacy EVO Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 360 Radiator EK-FC R9-290X Waterblock - Nickel Acetal (Rev.2.0) 
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EK-FC R9-290X backplate Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 ... Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Black "S" Model) PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID ... 
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Enthoo Primo
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i7 7700k MSI Z270 Gaming M7 Asus GTX 1080Ti FE G.SKILL 32GB (4 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC... 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 Seagate Backup+ Desk SCSI Disk Device asus bc-12b1st 
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XSPC Raystorm Pro corsair sp120 high performance led tygon E-1000 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD plasticizer free kryographics Pascal for NVIDIA TITAN X and GTX ... 
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Mayhem Pastel White UV Monsoon center compression fittings  Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 280mm radiator  Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm radiator  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Monsoon Series Two D5 Premium Dual Bay Reservoi... Phanteks PH-F140SP Case Fan Aquacomputer backplate for kryographics Pascal ... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG278Q Gsync (Primary) Asus PB278Q (Extended) Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Ke... CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe PH-ES614L  Func MS-3 rev2 Razer exactMat X speed Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116dB PCIe Gaming Sou... 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System... HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Darkside dimable LED strips  Modsmart Kobra Cables 
Other
EVGA PowerLink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4790k @ 4.8 MSI Z97 Gaming 7  Saphire R9 290x (hynix) Saphire R9 290x (Hynix) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 2x Samsung 850 Pro Raid-0  AMD RAMDisk WD1001FALS (Data/Backup) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST BlueRay Custom Water Cooled Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus PG279Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG278Q Corsair K70 EVGA 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
FUNC MS-3 rev2  XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad Kingston HyperX Cloud II  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming ... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 420mm EK Supremacy EVO Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 360 Radiator EK-FC R9-290X Waterblock - Nickel Acetal (Rev.2.0) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK-FC R9-290X backplate Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 ... Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Black "S" Model) PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID ... 
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