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Originally Posted by thelamacmdr View Post

I actually didn't have this issue with just the beta I had it while on 1.30 UEFI as well but it still runs exactly like it should even after the 30 days are used up.
I'm lost. I don't know how to fix it. I will try messing with the drivers. Perhaps the intel driver I am using is not supported or something. Maybe something's up with ATI drivers or IME drivers.
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I'm lost. I don't know how to fix it. I will try messing with the drivers. Perhaps the intel driver I am using is not supported or something. Maybe something's up with ATI drivers or IME drivers.

Well what i'm saying that maybe you don't have to fix it? My about page said that it was a trial version as well and during install it informed me that I had a 30 day trial running but it still worked regardless and I never ran into any issues when using it.
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Well what i'm saying that maybe you don't have to fix it? My about page said that it was a trial version as well and during install it informed me that I had a 30 day trial running but it still worked regardless and I never ran into any issues when using it.
Aha! So you get that error message too?
What happened in my case was that when I tried MediaEspresso, it just expired and the enable button in the control panel turned to OFF. Even though I could turn it back ON, I couldn't get MediaEspresso to use Virtu. Before this, I never got the TRIAL ERROR MSG when installing drivers downloaded directly from Lucid's website. I now do. Version 112 on ASRock's site do not give that error, BUT it still shows trial in control panel.

See it should not be installed as a trial.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff450/MacClipper3/Asrock/Z68%20Extreme%204/d71ae0c5.png
Edited by Anusha - 5/6/12 at 4:30pm
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Aha! So you get that error message too?
What happened in my case was that when I tried MediaEspresso, it just expired and the enable button in the control panel turned to OFF. Even though I could turn it back ON, I couldn't get MediaEspresso to use Virtu. Before this, I never got the TRIAL ERROR MSG when installing drivers downloaded directly from Lucid's website. I now do. Version 112 on ASRock's site do not give that error, BUT it still shows trial in control panel.
See it should not be installed as a trial.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff450/MacClipper3/Asrock/Z68%20Extreme%204/d71ae0c5.png

I did a bit more research and you're right I have the same issue you do and I believe it's ASRock's fault on this or their intent, the new UEFI beta does NOT include the proper license for lucid virtu software on it which is why we can't add any other applications etc to the control panel ( or at least I can't). Just for the heck of it I uninstalled the latest version of lucid virtu and tried installing the ones off of ASrock's site and I wasn't able to do anything with those after removing all traces of Virtu from the registry. I'm going to see if I can replicate it though just to double check.
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post #2125 of 2941
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I used 2.03 when it came out, followed by 2.04 and haven't experienced any lock-ups or freezes in Windows. Just the Power Up issue that I mentioned which is caused by setting Internal PLL Overvoltage Enable in the BIOS, but changing it to Disable solved my power up issue with overclocking.
What are all the settings you are changing when doing your 4.6 overclock? Have you tried the Auto 4.6 Overclock in the BIOS yo see if that works?

Here are my settings. It's the same I've used for 1.30 and 2.04. Only difference is I tried enabling and disabling. I haven't tried the auto 4.6 yet, and I haven't really had a chance to try different settings to see exactly which one affects it. I do know that the default settings work just fine without and issues. I was going to wait for a bit and see if Asrock comes out with an official release of a new BIOS before I tried to troubleshoot. But if it keeps acting up I may reconsider.

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I did a bit more research and you're right I have the same issue you do and I believe it's ASRock's fault on this or their intent, the new UEFI beta does NOT include the proper license for lucid virtu software on it which is why we can't add any other applications etc to the control panel ( or at least I can't). Just for the heck of it I uninstalled the latest version of lucid virtu and tried installing the ones off of ASrock's site and I wasn't able to do anything with those after removing all traces of Virtu from the registry. I'm going to see if I can replicate it though just to double check.
I'm glad that I am not the only one. I guess we'll probably have to wait for the stable UEFI release.
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Removing the battery won't hurt anything other than loosing your current date and time.
That is what you would do if it went dead anyway. The battery can be a bugger on some boards to remove.
I replaced a battery on a Dell pc a few months ago that wouldn't boot because of the dead battery. I replaced the battery and booted the pc right up.
You may lose your OC settings so I would save them out to a file first. I'm not sure with these newer BIOS's.
It would be worth a try to see if the USB controller will start working again.
Let me know if you try it and the results.

Yep, I agree, it's worth a shot. Thanks. My oldest computer is a 1998-1999 Compaq Presario, that last computer I bought before I started building my own, but I still have it, the battery has not died. I've replaced everything in that system except for the motherboard and PSU. Old Socket 7, Via chipset. It came with a K6-II 380 which I replaced with a K6-III+ 450 (the forerunner to the Athlon, some of AMD's heydays) which I was able to OC to 600, which was a huge OC in the day. Still have Win98SE installed on it. Anyway, the battery still lives.

I'll give this a shot if it does not look too daunting to remove the battery. I've got all my OC setting written down.

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Edited by tootercomputer - 5/6/12 at 5:20pm
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Here are my settings. It's the same I've used for 1.30 and 2.04. Only difference is I tried enabling and disabling. I haven't tried the auto 4.6 yet, and I haven't really had a chance to try different settings to see exactly which one affects it. I do know that the default settings work just fine without and issues. I was going to wait for a bit and see if Asrock comes out with an official release of a new BIOS before I tried to troubleshoot. But if it keeps acting up I may reconsider.
I noticed you have Spread Spectrum set to Auto. This should be set to Disable for anyone doing an overclock.
Other than that, my 4.6 overclock has a voltage offset of +0.040 with LLC of 3, where you using an offset of +0.020 and LLC 4.
I'll give yours a try, but it probably won't be stable on my 2600k, as a voltage of +0.030 and LLC 3 would not pass Intel Burn Test.

Just tried your settings, and as expected, IBT failed:
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Edited by FAUguy - 5/6/12 at 5:27pm
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I rarely participate in this thread but I just want to say that I have owned this board since it came out basically, got my 2500K up to 5.0GHz without "much" issue, and it has been working great ever since. The much is in quotations, because I found an issue where Intel Speedstep has to remain ON in order for the multiplier to remain stable on load, though it goes back to 1.6GHz on idle. There are a few other threads about this issue from other members that I can dig up as well, one of them I helped to work around it. Anyway, I have never updated the UEFI/BIOS...my system runs great, are there any real benefits from any of the newer UEFI releases that would make it worth switching? Or since it's doing everything I want it to now, should I just leave it? Also, I just want to add, that I still love this board, have since day one. Still can't believe it was only $130 when it came out.
     
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A friend of mine is getting a Z68M/USB3. He is also going to pick up a i5-3570k from Micro Center. In order for this motherboard to support an IB processor he needs to update his BIOS. Will the motherboard POST with an IB processor so he can update his BIOS? I assume it would POST... it seems kind of lame that it wouldn't. But I figure I would ask. Thanks in advance. thumb.gif

Doubts on that one. The needed microcode for Ivy Bridge to POST is not present at older BIOS.
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