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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.

If its running fine I wouldn't update it. Most of the changes I saw was they did fix mouse/keyboard issues some people were having while UEFI but if that doesn't concern you then you dont really need to. The new versions just prepped the board so it can support ivy bridge features and such and the BIOS is highly identical to the Z77 series. For me I didn't really see any difference (at least on my end) in overclocking as I've used the same settings I did in 1.xx and 2.xx. If you read what other people have been talking about they do mention the new version not supporting lucid software so if that is a concern then I would stick with the older one for a bit longer.
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I would do instant flash to the latest stable since the beta UEFI has been touchy so yeah you made a good choice there ^_^. Also double check to see if 1.30 is available because it is available for mine
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.
Even with the 1.30 BIOS, I've never had Lucid work well for me.
If I'm just using my Nvidia 560 Ti OC2, games are smooth. But then when I enable the Lucid, they are choppy with lower frame rate.
So I've always kept it turned off.
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I need help and not sure where to post ths question.
I hust updated the bios to (Z68 Extreme3 Gen3(2.10)ROM) and now i cant boot up
What can i do ?
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Even with the 1.30 BIOS, I've never had Lucid work well for me.
If I'm just using my Nvidia 560 Ti OC2, games are smooth. But then when I enable the Lucid, they are choppy with lower frame rate.
So I've always kept it turned off.
It's only useful if you want to use QuickSync. Otherwise I also turn it off. Encoding videos for the iPhone is so much faster with QuickSync. You don't need high quality anyways.
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Even with the 1.30 BIOS, I've never had Lucid work well for me.
If I'm just using my Nvidia 560 Ti OC2, games are smooth. But then when I enable the Lucid, they are choppy with lower frame rate.
So I've always kept it turned off.

I enable it for programs where Intel Quicksync will kick in since it performs far better than CUDA cores in a variety of scenarios so it tends to get more attention for things like watching movies etc. Gaming wise I just use the multi monitor capabilities of lucid to run my smaller monitor off of the hd 3000 and my games off of my 570
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I need help and not sure where to post ths question.
I hust updated the bios to (Z68 Extreme3 Gen3(2.10)ROM) and now i cant boot up
What can i do ?

Try to reset CMOS by pressing the CMOS reset button at the back labeled clr BIOS.

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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:

Wow, good eye! I forgot that setting when I put them all back after the new BIOS since I lost my profiles. I'll disable spread spectrum and see how this works.

Try disabling the two C states and see if you pass. When I enabled mine with 1.30 I didn't have any issues but I had to disable them to pass the Intel Burn test using those settings I posted (with the exception of disabling C states of course) with 2.04. Here's what I got.....

What is your min and max VCore using your settings? Mine are .98 and 1.38.

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I'm not totally familiar with Lucid, I never really read into it that much. But I did have it installed on my comp. I couldn't download the latest version until I set my primary graphics adapter to 'onboard'. Somehow that doesn't seem right to me as I assume it should be PCI-E if you have a dedicated card. Either way, I set it to onboard, installed the latest Virtu and turned it on. Even with the slider turned all the way to performance I scored significantly higher on 3DMark Vantage than previous tests. Why are you guys suggesting to turn Virtu off?
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I'm not totally familiar with Lucid, I never really read into it that much. But I did have it installed on my comp. I couldn't download the latest version until I set my primary graphics adapter to 'onboard'. Somehow that doesn't seem right to me as I assume it should be PCI-E if you have a dedicated card. Either way, I set it to onboard, installed the latest Virtu and turned it on. Even with the slider turned all the way to performance I scored significantly higher on 3DMark Vantage than previous tests. Why are you guys suggesting to turn Virtu off?

I wasn't truly "suggesting" to turn it off but we were more discussing the issue that came with a new UEFI bios without the proper license to run Lucid Virtu, that's the issue we're running into. If we could turn on Virtu we could but it seems like we can't, not in the way we want to because I ASSUME that virtu is working if I have a monitor in the iGPU and in my discrete GPU
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I'm not totally familiar with Lucid, I never really read into it that much. But I did have it installed on my comp. I couldn't download the latest version until I set my primary graphics adapter to 'onboard'. Somehow that doesn't seem right to me as I assume it should be PCI-E if you have a dedicated card. Either way, I set it to onboard, installed the latest Virtu and turned it on. Even with the slider turned all the way to performance I scored significantly higher on 3DMark Vantage than previous tests. Why are you guys suggesting to turn Virtu off?
It can introduce Microstuttering for people with dual video cards. Besides, it should not give any performance benefits. Only benefit it can give is the ability to use the iGPU for QuickSync. It doesn't apparently shutdown the dedicated cards when the load is low (unlike nVidia Optimus) or do anything good for the power consumption.

Lucid MVP is different in that it does something to improve fps (or at least perceivable fps). Again, it too is bad for multiple graphics cards.
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