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just got my z68 extreme3. Same problem here, doesnt overclock great. and no usb 3.0 headers i shouldve read it all
Again post your BIOS settings and then we can advise your further.

You can't say it doesn't overclock great when I have personally seen some very good overclocks on that mobo in several rigs. I'm due to order another one of these soon, well actually the extreme4 Z68 GEN3 for a client and I'm sure I can get to 4.5ghz+.
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I have the same board. Haven't tried oc'ing yet though. Let me check real quick.
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Wow looking forward to info since I want this board.
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okay, thats the settings that i tried to get running after i got 4,2 fairly stable (3h) for now.



i used those exact settings for 4,2 except for vcore on 1,25v.

after i applied those i just got a blackscreen and had to push the button .... reset.
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Disable PLL overvoltage, I don't you will need it for 44x.
VCCSA - AUTO
PCH - AUTO
VCCIO - Auto for now.
Run the RAM on XMP (stock)

What are the Cstates set to?



Try reading this:

Here's my quick little sandy guide:

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The only things will that will require multiple changes are the vccio (VTT), PLL voltage and vcore, refer to this:

Set the whole thing to stock and start again. This time only change the RAM to XMP (STOCK) and run prime blend for a few mintues to see that your CPU is functioning properly.

Then comes the task of determining the voltage for the multiplier, but that comes after you find the correct LLC setting for your mobo. What you want to do is set the LLC to the one that is closet to what you set it to when the cpu is under load, so for example if you set 1.35v and under load it's 1.31v and that's level 3 then you may have to increase to around level 5. The objective is to keep the voltage under load as controllable as possible without it letting it spike. These LLC settings will be different amongst mobo's. For Asus mobo's the Ultra high (75%) LLC seems to work best.

Then it comes to that task of finding the actual voltage for the overclock, however before we get to that, I would advise you to reduce PLL voltage to 1.7v [B] (Scroll down or go to sandy stable club about PLL info). Then set the vcore manually to 1.25v, Leave C1E and Speedsteep enabled and run C3 and C6 on Auto if you can, if not leave them enabled. Also leave Spread spectrum enabled, if you find that it disrupts the bclk in cpu-z then just disable it.

Additional settings that you need to change from the get go, but won't need to be changed afterwards:


Can be found under advanced settings/cpu configuration:

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For Asus Mobo's
CPU Current Capability - 140%
Phase and Duty Control - Extreme
EPU Power saving - Disabled
VRM Frequency - Manual - 350
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For Asrock Mobo's
Turbo Boost Power - Manual
Short Duration Power Limit - 250
Long Duration Power Limit - 250
Core current Limit - 250
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For Zotac Mobo's
Turbo Boost Power Max - 200
Turbo Boost Short Power Max - 200
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For Gigabyte Mobo's
Turbo Power Limit - 200
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For MSI Mobo's
Short Duration Power Limit- 250
Long Duration Power Limit - 250
Overvoltage is only needed when a particular multi (usually the high ones) doesn't boot into windows. With that function, you sacrifice sleep mode. You can't have overvoltage and Sleep working together, don't know why, could be BIOS related.

This should be a stepping stone to get your rig stable. With those settings you will eventually get to the point where you're stable.

Set the multi to 45 and the vcore to 1.25v and increase the vcore each time after you stress test, run a quick custom prime with these FFTs (1344 & 1792) like THIS and go back and change the vcore accordingly, bump it by one not big jumps and that goes for PLL and VCCIO (VTT) and VCORE!!!

Work your way up from there, increase multi, test with prime, if it fails up vcore, if not up the multi. Until you are satisfied with the temps and it is stable then continue upping the vcore to stabalise.


Just a note: The custom FFT's are not that consistant, making them not all that reliable, however if it works for you, then that's great. What I mean by inconsistant, is that it may pass once with the same settings but may fail the exact same run second time round. In that instance I will recommend you to run a standard blend test to find your overclock, using intervals of 15/30mins. This duration will increase when you're nearing stability. This is a lenthy process, one that takes time and patience, make sure your up to the task

Head over to the Sandy Stable Club for more info and tips


Here are the additionl info regarding PLL voltage, VCCIO and VCCSA: READ THIS & THIS

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Just thought I'd let you guys know, I have been testing the PLL voltage further and found something quite amazing. With my current stable settings including the PLL voltage around 1.7v was stable as you can see from my submission to the club. For the last 10days or so I tried messing around with the PLL, I dropped it down to 1.4v and started going up, I kept on receiving the Error 124 up until I reached 1.55v and it passed both the 1344 and 1792 test along with a few hours of prime blend. My sweet spot is at 1.55v.


One more thing, BSOD Error code 101 is usually refered to the vcore being too low, Error 124 can also be vcore, VTT (VCCIO) or even PLL voltage being to high or too low.
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only problem is, it completely doesnt matter what i set. as soon as i get above multi 43, simply NOTHING works. and i have read your thread and the guide and ive tried all that. i also read that guide before i did my OC on the Asus P8P67M and there it worked. not very well as its a ****ty OC Board, but it did.



cstates are all enabled and package c state support is on auto.

EDIT: although i already tried that i made it to 4,4 and i got into the UEFI. Dont get into windows though, i only get this:

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i enabled internal PLL now, didnt help.
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yah same here i can try to get a pic up but it simply just wont boot at the ratio i put it at.
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muselmane is your mouse weird during the ufei bios ? left is up right is down etc
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no, mouse is nominal, except for the fact thats its UEFI typically poor precision ^^. but nothing about this board surprises me anymore. ive had so many ***-moments.
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odd :x
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