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I noticed that they have a new bios released for the Extreme3 Gen3, version 2.1. Im currently running 1.2, which makes me feel as if I am behind the times lol. I dont see a changelog anywhere, and Im not going to update unless I know what has been changed in the latest version
Anyone have any clue what they changed? Is it specifically for IB and thats it?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1138581/official-asrock-z68-discussion-owners-club/1960

Posted a few pics of the differences between 1.x and 2.x a while back.

I just tested L2.10, pretty much all the features from L2.04 beta were there, nothing new. I did notice that overclocking it seemed to have similar BIOS to the Z77 or at least the behavior of the overclock. With L2.04 and earlier 45x100 = 4500MHz but on this one even if its set to 100 clock on BIOS, when overclocked it will show up on CPU-Z as 99.79 so a 45x99.79 = 4490MHz. Not that big of a difference but just a heads up on what to expect. When i was overclocking the Z77 Extreme6 I did notices this as well, 100BCLK on BIOS = 99.79 in Windows.

Edit: noob moment, forgot to disable spread spectrum
Edited by UZ7 - 5/1/12 at 3:04am
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...When i was overclocking the Z77 Extreme6 I did notices this as well, 100BCLK on BIOS = 99.79 in Windows.

Well, you can try the Disable CPU Spread Spectrum option in the UEFI to get 100 bclk. smile.gif

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Well, you can try the Disable CPU Spread Spectrum option in the UEFI to get 100 bclk. smile.gif
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wow.. noob moment, I checked back at my settings and I left it on Auto -___- when my old settings were on Disabled lol, thanks for the heads up! thumb.gif
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Alright for those of you who want to update to L1.xx BIOS to L2.xx BIOS and wanted a template, I uploaded a few pics for a 4.5GHz overclock, just something as a reference (everyone has their own method of ocing smile.gif ) Yes they moved some things around but overall it has all the features as the old BIOS.

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Note that everyone has a different CPU so your VID may be different, some people have it higher some have it lower. I was testing a 2500K on a Z77 motherboard and it only wanted -0.020 offset tongue.gif so with ocing ymmv, if you stress test and you crash, increase offset, if its stable decrease it to get a lower voltage/temp. Set DRAM voltage according to your RAM voltage/settings, if you have XMP you can use that as well. For Load Line Calibration this is user preference. If you want lower idle with high vdroop then you can do 3-5. If you want less or overvolt you can do 1-2. Test out whichever one suits you, having one too low can also cause BSOD if your idle voltages are too low.
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Tweak at your own risk thumb.gif
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Don't worry about it, happens to the best of us. smile.gif

btw, while overclocking Ivy chips the need to use positive Offset Vcore settings (due to Ivy's super low load VIDs) nullifies the risks of running into the troublesome idle 101/124 BSODs which plagued Sandy. As a result, Ivy idle Vcore is > 1V unlike Sandy which can dip as low as 0.9V due to the usage of negative offset values.
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I am reading about flashing to a new bios. I have never ever flashed to an updated bios unless there was a compelling need for it. I know it's a lot easier than in the old days to flash a bios, but why fix it if it ain't broke? Also, sometimes a new bios does not always work as well as an older one.

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I am reading about flashing to a new bios. I have never ever flashed to an updated bios unless there was a compelling need for it. I know it's a lot easier than in the old days to flash a bios, but why fix it if it ain't broke? Also, sometimes a new bios does not always work as well as an older one.
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Well yeah no one is forcing anyone to update, its for those people who want to. Just like saying why do people overclock when they probably wont notice the difference between stock, or why do people get GTX680/7970s when they're playing on a 60Hz monitor biggrin.gif but for me I like to tweak/update a lot of my stuff just because I find it fun to tinker with things. Just like my phone, I didn't want to stick to Gingerbread so I updated to ICS and have customized ROMs. It worked fine on stock, did what its suppose to but I just had an itch where I cant stay on stock or on the regular intended software tongue.gif.

For me I don't care if im the guinea pig, I'll download the beta BIOS and test it and tell you guys my results, if theres something bad or something not working right then I'll let you guys know. If there were some people who have Z68 motherboards and were looking to get an Ivy Bridge chip then they'll know that the new BIOS wont kill their rig. I just find it fun testing out new things thumb.gif
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Well yeah no one is forcing anyone to update, its for those people who want to. Just like saying why do people overclock when they probably wont notice the difference between stock, or why do people get GTX680/7970s when they're playing on a 60Hz monitor biggrin.gif but for me I like to tweak/update a lot of my stuff just because I find it fun to tinker with things. Just like my phone, I didn't want to stick to Gingerbread so I updated to ICS and have customized ROMs. It worked fine on stock, did what its suppose to but I just had an itch where I cant stay on stock or on the regular intended software tongue.gif.
For me I don't care if im the guinea pig, I'll download the beta BIOS and test it and tell you guys my results, if theres something bad or something not working right then I'll let you guys know. If there were some people who have Z68 motherboards and were looking to get an Ivy Bridge chip then they'll know that the new BIOS wont kill their rig. I just find it fun testing out new things thumb.gif

I agree with this so much and even more so than that, nothing I have is on stock anymore for the simple fact that I want it to be different than something else out there and want it to work and run exactly the way I want it to run (within reason of course). Tablet, laptop, phone , computer all would work for what I need them to without touching it at all but the ability to go in and tinker with things at a hardware and software level makes it that much better than anything everyone else has and in some cases helps save money on stuff like phones since I don't need a new phone to update to ICS or Sense 4.0 ^_^
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The only reason I updated was because it looks cool tongue.gif. All my previous settings seem to be working fine, and I've been folding for about 20 hours at 4.5ghz
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Well yeah no one is forcing anyone to update, its for those people who want to. Just like saying why do people overclock when they probably wont notice the difference between stock, or why do people get GTX680/7970s when they're playing on a 60Hz monitor biggrin.gif but for me I like to tweak/update a lot of my stuff just because I find it fun to tinker with things. Just like my phone, I didn't want to stick to Gingerbread so I updated to ICS and have customized ROMs. It worked fine on stock, did what its suppose to but I just had an itch where I cant stay on stock or on the regular intended software tongue.gif.
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Never said anything about "forcing anyone to update."

Among the most rabid overclockers, a bios update used to be seen as a necessary evil, to be avoided at all costs as a blown flash could destroy the mobo. I guess I'm showing my age, as flashing a bios or UEFI has become so routine and safe now, the risk is lower relative to the benefit. I remember the days when you flashed from a floppy disk and little gremlins would sometimes lurk in wait for the slightest misstep.

Yes, by all means, experiment and tweak. I do it all the time on every system I have. thumb.gif

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