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post #31 of 52
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Back to the the Extreme3 Gen3

After a particularly tiring session helping to fix up the Z68 Fatal1ty Pro mobo UEFI Vcore bug, I received the E3 G3 and E7 G3 mobos and found the E3 G3 P1.00 UEFI too obviously bugged (again Vcore bug mad.gif) to be properly tested and immediately sent my feedback to Asrock Taiwan. Meanwhile I moved on to the E7 G3 and found the semi-R & R break I needed cos the E7 G3 is such a dream stable mobo in comparison to the other mobos.

But by the time Asrock Taiwan rushed me the P1.00B for the E4 G3, I was just too caught up with testing the E7 G3 and exploring its superlative RAM UVOC capabilities in great depths to be going back to the E3 G3 (and dreading it too). Then came the E4 G3, which like all E4 mobos historically before it, is simply well done right from the start.

And that brings me back to the P1.00B UEFI for the E3 G3 and I am happy to say it is way much better than the retail P1.00 but sad to say, it is still below par compared to the usual Asrock standard.


1333C9 LP KVR KTC o'ced to 1600C9 1T at stock vDIMM of 1.5V

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1333C9 LP KVR KTC o'ced to 1866C10 1T at vDIMM of 1.580V

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P1.00B UEFI for the E3 G3

Good
More consistent, no more Vcore holes which result in failures to even POST
Vcore in Offset Mode is now stable with LLC Auto (Stable enough to do o'c stress testing, hooray!)

Bad
Vcore in Offset Mode is still unstable with LLC on any manual settings
Needs to be fixed still esp. LLC manual settings


Anyone who wants P1.00B UEFI for the E3 G3 just holler, OK? Meanwhile, time to get back to pestering Asrock Taiwan to work harder on the E3 G3... sniper.gif
Edited by MacClipper - 9/22/11 at 11:31pm
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1333C9 LP KVR BCSE o'ced to 1866C10 1T at stock vDIMM of 1.5V

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Mac, can you send me the P1.00B UEFI bios for E3 G3?
I am receiving my board tomorrow and I want to play with my 2600K.
Without the stable Vcore, OC'ing is useless on this board.
I wish I had ordered the E4 G3. I did not expect to see big differences in the bios, since they are exactly the same board except the extra PCI-e 4x slot, the USB3 frontpanel and 2 more SATA3 ports, which I dont need.
Edited by Sa1d - 9/23/11 at 1:35am
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Password to the archive is the filename itself, simply flash it in the UEFI.

Flashing this beta at my own risk!.rar - Ziddu

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S3 sleep & resume - OK

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Looks like it is confirmed that the E3 G3 is not too shabby for RAM o'cing either, had to add on a little bit more juice to keep HCI Memtest 100% happy so the actual vDIMM needed for this 1333CL9@1866CL10 KVR BCSE pair is somewhere between 1.50 to 1.552V.



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OK, looks like P1.00B is confirmed quite a good improvement over the original P1.00. Totally no problems running my 2500K o'ced at 4.5GHz, 2 x 4GB KVR1333@1866 CL10 over the past 24H+ gaming in Hard Reset, Red Orchestra 2, audio trancoding with Foobar2000 and web surfing.

Still waiting for Asrock Taiwan's reply on new betas (keeping fingers crossed), probably earliest Monday since they don't work weekends.
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Thanks for the 1.00b UEFI. I ordered this board and plan on updating to this.
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I received my board and I updated the bios to P1.00B immediately.
The best I can get from my 2600K with this board is 4.4Ghz @ 1.4vCore (44x100) which is pretty disappointing.
I appreciate any help to improve this result.

Settings I changed :
vCore offset of +0.15v
enabled internal PLL voltage
disabled spread spectrum
disabled Intel VT
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Originally Posted by Sa1d View Post
I received my board and I updated the bios to P1.00B immediately.
The best I can get from my 2600K with this board is 4.4Ghz @ 1.4vCore (44x100) which is pretty disappointing.
I appreciate any help to improve this result.
Once again I'll point out that it's a $130 boards FFS , you can't expect miracles & expecting a stable 5ghz OC is just dumb
    
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