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post #151 of 2941
That sounds fair enough! Though it seems like a good idea to wait out all of these new Northbridge rumors that I've seen occasionally...besides I'm happy with my current motherboard and I'm positive I can get it to boot past 4.5 Ghz somehow XD
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post #152 of 2941
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3



at my bench, testing and overclocking before installing everything on my Corsair 600T White case







im playing with the clocks at this moment, just started stressing 1 hour ago
so good so far! i7-2600K @ 4.8GHz 1.4v, highest temp 75.

I really like this board, I bought 2 other ASRock boards for my F@H systems
IMO, the Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $125 is the best bang for the buck > also a very good value for F@H.
Edited by H.GamersZone - 10/18/11 at 11:56pm
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post #153 of 2941
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Can you take a picture of it how you installed it, im pulling my hairs here, 2 hours on a freaking backplate!

Edit: Got it....... thx fock lol had to take a piece of paper and then take a pencil to puncture the holes, then line op the screws on the holes, holy crap the other must be @ half the other all the way up the other short and the other half...... ah well its on!
mind posting pics of your backplate and how its mounted?
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post #154 of 2941
Just put together my Z68 Extreme7 along with a i2600k and the other components in my signature.

I flashed the latest bios and my mouse's (razer mamba) movements are switched/reversed. That is Up and Down is Left and Right. And Left and Right is Up and Down.

One complaint, my first encounter with 90* SATA plugs was a huge pain. My case, Silverstone FT-01, made the connection a huge headache and as a result my SATA cables are not "relaxed" and stiff against each other.

Otherwise the install went smooth, already ran the Optimized overclock to 4.0Ghz, i tried 4.2Ghz but it seemed to hang up at the "Starting Windows" page, further tweaks required i assume to get there.

Another question/observation, when this happened i had to do a hard reset and as a result my one of my Corsair Force GT's (in RAID0) now says "Error Occurred". I had this same thing come up in my previous mobo (Gigabyte EP45 UD3P) when a forced reset was required. Even though this error showed up i never had an issue with data corruption.

The drives are on the latest Firmware, and the system runs perfectly besides this notification of some error.

Anyway to get rid of this error? Obviously an RMA would be a headache at this point and i'd like to a avoid it unless completely necessary.
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post #155 of 2941
Whenever windows doesn't shutdown properly you'll get raid "errors". Maybe I've been lucky but other than the warning and the following scan never had any issues.
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post #156 of 2941
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Just got an extreme4 motherboard from microcenter 2 weeks ago but now I'm wondering should I return it and get a Gen 3 board? No problems with this board but possibly for ivy bridge prep?

Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk
I don't know what microcenter's return policy is but if you can return it and pay the difference...i would for IB.
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post #157 of 2941
I think all Z68 are going to support IB with BIOS update. Only purpose of Gen 3 is PCI-E 3.0 which is provides no benefit, and will not provide a benefit over 2.0 for awhile.
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post #158 of 2941
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H.GamersZone View Post
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3



at my bench, testing and overclocking before installing everything on my Corsair 600T White case







im playing with the clocks at this moment, just started stressing 1 hour ago
so good so far! i7-2600K @ 4.8GHz 1.4v, highest temp 75.

I really like this board, I bought 2 other ASRock boards for my F@H systems
IMO, the Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $125 is the best bang for the buck > also a very good value for F@H.
That's a nice set up you have there.
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post #159 of 2941
Got my extreme3 a couple weeks ago as a replacement board and it wouldn't post. Was about to pack it up when I noticed my ram was on top of my case. It's a solid low budget board, since bulldozer was a bust I may pick up anpther extreme3 or an extreme4 and a 2600k for my folding rig.
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Got my extreme3 a couple weeks ago as a replacement board and it wouldn't post. Was about to pack it up when I noticed my ram was on top of my case. It's a solid low budget board, since bulldozer was a bust I may pick up anpther extreme3 or an extreme4 and a 2600k for my folding rig.
That's funny! Lol!
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