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ASUS UEFI has auto OC option might good for a new OCer lol, but its easier to OC I think in some ways, on the GB you can just change the multiplier and vcore, o the asus you might have to change vrm frequency up a bit, they all have their give and take. Those boards are on par with eachother, but also notice the UD4 has no HDMI output for quicksync. The Z68XP-UD4 does tho, if you really need it.

GB has the in windows BIOS, which is GUi based if you want to OC through windows but OC the correct way.

The ASUS has a few better features for the money like better NIC for example. The GB better audio. Its give and take, the asus has a bunch of small software bundle that is better than GB's.

Id pick one that looks better as they will OC the same.
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I will check reviews on the Ud4.
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The way i see it, the UD4 has better audio, looks better, Better cooling, easy overclocking, just increase multi and vcore and as always, check the memory speed and settings, job done! But then again, people with ASUS boards have had very good overclocks. With a UD4, will i be able to overclock a average i7 2600k to 4.6Ghz and possibly higher with some juicy voltage if needed? Any additional settings i should know about?
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I'd pick the one you think looks better, I will tell you that in a black case with blue lighting and mobo with the silver arrow it looks amazing.(see sig)
    
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Then again, read a review on the P8Z68 V-Pro. They got a 5.8Ghz stable 2600k easy. Seems to be a very good board for the price with huge overclocking potential, even if the chip is a bad overclocker.

Ok there are 2 settings on the asus boards. I remember one of them had to be set on extreme and the other on high/very high. Can't remember what settings these are. Once i know, am all set. Help?
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Either board will get a 2600k to 4.6GHz if the chip and board are decent. I just got a P8P67 Pro Rev. 3 and I love it. OC'ing is easy - just increase the multipler, Vcore, and give the CPU 110% throttle range. I'm running my 2500k @ 4.5GHZ with 1.28VCore completely stable. UEFI is pretty cool too - boot up times are much faster than my old Gigabyte board (granted that was a 775 socket...).

I believe in terms of OC'ing you'll see similar results with either board. Just pick which one you want based on the features that suit your needs.

Edit: also, setting the VRM frequency to ~350 is necessary on the ASUS boards.
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Hi, i will go with ASUS seen as everyone is running ASUS boards. In that way i can get help abd learn from others on SB overclocking.

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