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post #1391 of 2941
Video Controller = Intel HD3000, which can be disabled via BIOS, its the onboard video.
PCI Simple Communications Controller = Intel Management Engine Interface.

If you go by: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3&o=Win764

It will be the 4th and the last one on the list. You could also download them from the main website.
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post #1392 of 2941
Quote:
Originally Posted by UZ7 View Post

Video Controller = Intel HD3000, which can be disabled via BIOS, its the onboard video.
PCI Simple Communications Controller = Intel Management Engine Interface.
If you go by: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3&o=Win764
It will be the 4th and the last one on the list. You could also download them from the main website.

thanks so much!

What exactly does the IMEI do, and is it necessary? Been trying to find a plain english explanation of it but havent been successful thus far...
post #1393 of 2941
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Originally Posted by saiyanzzrage View Post

thanks so much!
What exactly does the IMEI do, and is it necessary? Been trying to find a plain english explanation of it but havent been successful thus far...

Intel Management Engine Interface is part of vPro, which allows you to remote manage a computer. Only useful for business/corporate user.
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Little problem Ive ran into now. I added a second gtx580 yesterday, and i was going to do some benches before I overclocked them. But every time I try and run heaven 2.5 or 3dmark 11 it runs for like 2-3 sec and then stops. I get a popup displaying that my nvidia driver stopped working. But it never did this while only running one 580. I'm thinking I need to boost voltage somewhere in the bios, but dont know which one exactly. My settings in the bios are:

Cpu- offset +0.055
Dramv 1.65
Everything else auto
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post #1395 of 2941
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Originally Posted by Nyghtryder_9 View Post

Little problem Ive ran into now. I added a second gtx580 yesterday, and i was going to do some benches before I overclocked them. But every time I try and run heaven 2.5 or 3dmark 11 it runs for like 2-3 sec and then stops. I get a popup displaying that my nvidia driver stopped working. But it never did this while only running one 580. I'm thinking I need to boost voltage somewhere in the bios, but dont know which one exactly. My settings in the bios are:
Cpu- offset +0.055
Dramv 1.65
Everything else auto

Do you have the 4pin molex power connector on?
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I was browsing the ASrock overclocking guide thread and saw this. Is this correct?

If you wanted your cpu to always run at full speed w/ out the power saving features wouldnt you want Fixed mode but everything Disabled (all C states and Speedstep) rather than enabled?

Copied from the thread VVV

So heres your 2 options:

Offset Mode: Your CPU will use VERY LITTLE voltage and speed when idling, ANYTIME you idle. (Even browsing can be considered idling.)
Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled
CPU C3 State Support: Disabled
CPU C6 State Support: Disabled
Package C State Support: Disabled
Fixed Mode: Your CPU will run full voltage and speed all the time, even when idling.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled
CPU C3 State Support: Enabled
CPU C6 State Support: Enabled
Package C State Support: Auto
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post #1398 of 2941
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I was browsing the ASrock overclocking guide thread and saw this. Is this correct?
If you wanted your cpu to always run at full speed w/ out the power saving features wouldnt you want Fixed mode but everything Disabled (all C states and Speedstep) rather than enabled?
Copied from the thread VVV
So heres your 2 options:
Offset Mode: Your CPU will use VERY LITTLE voltage and speed when idling, ANYTIME you idle. (Even browsing can be considered idling.)
Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled
CPU C3 State Support: Disabled
CPU C6 State Support: Disabled
Package C State Support: Disabled
Fixed Mode: Your CPU will run full voltage and speed all the time, even when idling.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled
CPU C3 State Support: Enabled
CPU C6 State Support: Enabled
Package C State Support: Auto

I actually played around with the settings and I saw the lowest voltage/temp when it was:
Offset, Enabled, Enabled, Enabled, C2 but I had 100 points less in 3DMark11 (if that matters) since it kinda ramps up before reaching full speed.

When I set it to: Offset, Disabled, Disabled, Disabled, I had normal points in 3DMark11 but it would either be 16x idle, or 45x load (4.5GHz) rather than throttling up like 1.6, 2.2, 3.0, 4.5 etc... Temps were 2-3C higher in idle but performance was there.

So in the end I ended up doing Offset, Enabled, Disabled, Disabled, Disabled, not sure if I'm going to switch it back considering most of the time programs don't need the full speed.
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yep

I would try reinstalling the drivers or trying an older one. All I can think of hardware wise is the 4pin plug and the SLI bridge and checking if they're both running at full speed. (had the 1x problem one time but fixed when I reseated).
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Well I have them both at stock right now. I'll try using a different driver and see if that helps any. I was thinking it may be a voltage issue but i'll see if this helps any. I can watch video, browse the web, do everything fine. It just does it when I try to benchmark
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