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i am wondering what does 0x45 mean? cause when i try to put dual channel memory it keep say 0x45. but when i put one stick of memory, it works fine.
i try to put the memory on other system ( amd system) it works fine.

You'll need to RMA your board, some people have had luck with reseating the CPU and trying the stock cooler (what heatsink do you have, by the way?), but I didn't. My RMA is in process.
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i use waterblock for it.
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I RMA'd my Extreme 3 Gen 3 on 12/26/11 due to a Code 45 issue (RAM slots A1 and A2 wouldn't work), creating the RMA was simple, they were friendly and seemed to know about my issue, accepted without a problem.
Unfortunately their offices were closed from 12/23 to 1/3, and besides an acknowledgement that they've received my board, have no confirmation that a replacement has been shipped or anything.
I shipped directly to Asrock in California.

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I just tried to build my z68 gen 3 extreme 3 and i7-2700k and I am not able to get it to work. No video outpout, but the fans spinning. There are no light in the debug led either. What can I do? Please help
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Go back and double check everything you did, Try and boot with just 1 ram stick,

Go to profile and fill in you rig so other will know what you have.
    
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I just tried to build my z68 gen 3 extreme 3 and i7-2700k and I am not able to get it to work. No video outpout, but the fans spinning. There are no light in the debug led either. What can I do? Please help

Wow you guys are scaring me i have 2 more AsRock Boards on there way to me for my 2 cousins i am doing builds for.I have never had an AsRock board yet that didnt boot right up with no issues.But all the ones we bought were Fatal1ty's or Extreme 4's. So are you guys stating i should avoid the Extreme 3 all together to save myself some headaches.Also are the ones with the boards not working using the right ram.Alot of 1.65 ram wont boot without tweaking it for a bit.
Just Curious because my Luck with many AsRock boards has been 100 % no fail except for 1 thing i cant stand and thats the issue with keyboards and Mice not working right with the bios.I have to switch to a cheapo keyboard and mouse just to use the bios.Very strange issue and i wrote them about it.I have had some sort of keyboard or mouse bug with every single board we got.I think these next 2 will be 7 boards so far or possibly 8.
But for a Rock Solid Board i can handle the mouse/keyboard bugs.
   
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For those of you looking for a real nice conservative and stable 4.6 GHz setup that's easy on your CPU, here's what I have going right now. I've hit the 5.0 mark but see no sense in staying that high. IMO the increase in speed is so minimal you ca barely notice it. Going from 4.6 to 5.0 is a huge jump in VCore and temps. This setup I have maxes out at 1.34 volts and idles at .98-.99. I just finished with a PCMark7 benchmark and comparing scores, this setup got me 5866....... with the 5.0 setup the best I got was 6003. It's also very stable with P95.

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I just tried to build my z68 gen 3 extreme 3 and i7-2700k and I am not able to get it to work. No video outpout, but the fans spinning. There are no light in the debug led either. What can I do? Please help

It sounds like you didn't plug in the CPU power, I did that once and remember similar symptoms.
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For those of you looking for a real nice conservative and stable 4.6 GHz setup that's easy on your CPU, here's what I have going right now. I've hit the 5.0 mark but see no sense in staying that high. IMO the increase in speed is so minimal you ca barely notice it. Going from 4.6 to 5.0 is a huge jump in VCore and temps. This setup I have maxes out at 1.34 volts and idles at .98-.99. I just finished with a PCMark7 benchmark and comparing scores, this setup got me 5866....... with the 5.0 setup the best I got was 6003. It's also very stable with P95.
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Yeah with an i5-2500k 5 ghz is very doable stable but usually around 1.5 volts.Unless you got lucky and got a really good chip.Then you can get lower.My i5 needed 1.48 volts to be 24/7 stable with the ram at 2136 Mhz. I have a guide posted somewhere on how to hit 5 ghz stable just to get in the 5 Ghz club but not sure where.Its on these forums somewhere.But without really good cooling i wouldn't attempt it.Unless you know exactly what your doing.

Also guys here's Latest Progress of my "Venom" Build thats running the AsRock Fatal1ty Professional Z68. Its already been 5.2 Ghz Stable but while im working on it now it sits at 5Ghz 24/7.i love my Fatal1ty board and its all set to drop Ivy bridge right in it and dual Pcie 3 cards in Crossfire.

Anyway here's Venom so far: Hope you guys Like it!

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except for 1 thing i cant stand and thats the issue with keyboards and Mice not working right with the bios.I have to switch to a cheapo keyboard and mouse just to use the bios. ... But for a Rock Solid Board i can handle the mouse/keyboard bugs.
That "Venom" rig is a work of art! Beautiful:) ... I noticed in your pics a Rat 5/9 mouse, I have a Rat 3 as backup and it is my choice for navigating the bios, I've tried all the bios' and I can't seem to get my trusty ol' MX518 to work with any of them but my G15 keyboard works fine with the 1.10 bios I settled on ... strange your Rat won't work if mine does?
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For those of you looking for a real nice conservative and stable 4.6 GHz setup that's easy on your CPU, here's what I have going right now. I've hit the 5.0 mark but see no sense in staying that high. IMO the increase in speed is so minimal you ca barely notice it. Going from 4.6 to 5.0 is a huge jump in VCore and temps.
Very Nice! ... ditto ditto ditto ... bout the only thing you could do now is fool around with your ram timings and volts (lowering?) In the old days we use to spend as much time on the ram as anything else :O LoL These boards are rock solid in tweaking the ram ... Heck they are so efficient/fun that it takes about 1/3 the time to have a nice "usable" stable OC like yours!
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It sounds like you didn't plug in the CPU power, I did that once and remember similar symptoms.
Ditto again @ Darkz999 -->(8pin ATX power connector way up @ the top? of the board) if that doesn't help, pull all your compoents out of the case, and setup a mini-bench on your mobo box to make sure you don't have any "electrical shorting" going on in your case? smile.gif ...also use don't forget "We Gone"'s 1 stick ram tip! Someone may also chime in about your aftermarket HSF if your using one ... try stock Intel HSF? ... You could also call ASR @ [Chino, CA Phone: +1-909-590-8308] We need more feedback on how their Customer Service is coming along? :O
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2500K@4.6 24/7 ASRock Z68 Ext4 Gen3 (bios 1.10) Gigabyte G1 GTX 980Ti 1532/8002 24/7 Bios modded GSkill F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL 1.54v 
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Samsung 850 Evo 500GB 1T Samsung F3-storage Asus 24x H100 top exhaust (push/pull kinda?) 
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Win7-64bit SP1  QNIX QX2710 "Glossy" 1440p@120Hz++ (1st gen L02... Overlord 27" Glossy 1440p@120Hz Corsair K65 RGB Cherry Red 
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Corsair HX850w Haf 922 (modded) Logitech G502 Rocketfish Speed 
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Sound Blaster Z w/ Logitech Z680 5.1 Speakers  
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