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post #101 of 2941
So with the name that ASRock has been making for itself lately, I've been thinking of buying an ASRock board for my upcoming Sandy Bridge gaming system. I will be using the i5 2500K with a single GTX 570 for now. I do plan on getting a pretty high overclock on the chip so a good overclocking board is a must. Support for SLI down the road is a must as well. What do you guys think best suits my needs? I've been looking at the Extreme3 Gen3 since in this thread alone it seems to be a popular board.
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post #102 of 2941
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Originally Posted by YangerD View Post
So with the name that ASRock has been making for itself lately, I've been thinking of buying an ASRock board for my upcoming Sandy Bridge gaming system. I will be using the i5 2500K with a single GTX 570 for now. I do plan on getting a pretty high overclock on the chip so a good overclocking board is a must. Support for SLI down the road is a must as well. What do you guys think best suits my needs? I've been looking at the Extreme3 Gen3 since in this thread alone it seems to be a popular board.
I just ordered one from superbiiz right here:
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-Z68E3G3

If you use the code HOOT you get an extra $10 off bringing the total to $115.

There are a few issues with this board, mostly discussed here, however.
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post #103 of 2941
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Originally Posted by weebeast View Post
I posted that link and the bios works fine, i have flashed it on my mobo. Other people have also tried it out

It's a ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 bios and it's still in beta
No disrespect meant for you posting the bios, just relaying my bad luck After leaving the battery out for a few hours I was able to flash back to the original bios and everythings good. And I STILL can't get this Extreme 7 board to post. I'm waiting for a reply from the seller as what to do next. And the saga that is my life continues..
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Check out the build in my sig. I'm loving this board!
    
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post #105 of 2941
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Check out the build in my sig. I'm loving this board!
What kind of clocks have you tried? Asrock really has come a long way from the o' hum day's.
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post #106 of 2941
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No disrespect meant for you posting the bios, just relaying my bad luck After leaving the battery out for a few hours I was able to flash back to the original bios and everythings good. And I STILL can't get this Extreme 7 board to post. I'm waiting for a reply from the seller as what to do next. And the saga that is my life continues..
Np, good that you got it solved! I am still waiting for my cpu cooler so i can't overclock. Wanne see if i got a good chip or not
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Have any of you all dealt with Asrock support before? If so how easy are they to deal with? Looks like I'll be contacting them to RMA the Extreme7. My only problem is I have no invoice seeing as I bought a used board. In the past Asus has always worked with me so hopefully Asrock will do the same.
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Hi, I finished leak testing yesterday and decided to OC my 2500K, but I could not go over x42, the moment I set x43 from windows app computer froze.

When I go over x42 in UEFI computer will not boot with code 70. I have tried voltage of 1.300 when trying to get 4300 but it has not helped. I have not touched any memory settings.

Even the auto function of 4400 hangs up on boot with code 70, did I just get one awful chip?
My 2500k won't post at 4.4ghz.

I get the EXACT same code, 70, which is: "South bridge initialization started."

I think there are batches of crappy 2500k chips going out. Tends to happen later in the life of certain chips.

Note that it's completely stable at 4.3ghz for me.
Edited by Cubemonkey - 10/16/11 at 4:08pm
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For me icing on the cake would be dallas, philly, and wasington with a loss. I bet you can't guess who my team is?
Luke warm week........ It seems cg on 4-2..........

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Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post
Check out the build in my sig. I'm loving this board!
I love my board too! Very happy with it!
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