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Hey guys, when I add universal blocks to my 580 LE's, Will I need a 1.6" Swiftech SLI Bridge or 2.4" Swiftech SLI Bridge for water cooling, it's not the actual SLI bridge lol. Not sure the spacing I need for the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3

You need the longer one, one with 2.4" PCI spacing
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You need the longer one, one with 2.4" PCI spacing
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Has anyone here had a successful attempt at flashing a z68 pro3 to 2.x and running a 3770k? I'm upgrading my cpu but don't want to buy a z77 mobo if it's not entirely required.
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Has anyone here had a successful attempt at flashing a z68 pro3 to 2.x and running a 3770k? I'm upgrading my cpu but don't want to buy a z77 mobo if it's not entirely required.

Personally I have not with the "Pro3" but had success with a friends Ext3, your board fully supports Ivy Bridge with the 2.xx bios' and you shouldn't have any problems wink.gif

BUT considering the money spent on a 3770K, when you already have a 2600K .... many would debate weather this is an upgrade at all? Especially considering the overblown hype of PCI-E 3 (w/Z77). Personally because of the Pro3's limitations with SLI you may be better off saving your $$$ for a more powerful single GPU solution/upgrade depending on your needs? wink.gif

NOTE: The above friend was quite disappointed with his change from a 2500K --> 3570K (hastily done against my advice) and his percieved upgrade "roadmap" to PCI-E 3 mad.gif
 
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The main reason for the upgrade was quicksync 2.0 as this system is primarily used for video rncoding. Benches showed a 30% increase in speed with ivy over sandy in that regard. Gaming is very low on my priority list.
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Hello, quick question: how do I update the sata driver/controller? is it intel or does asrock have their own? thank you.
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Hello, quick question: how do I update the sata driver/controller? is it intel or does asrock have their own? thank you.
i always download and install the latest from intel
11.2 is the current
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21408&keyword=11.2.0.1006&DownloadType=Drivers&lang=eng

they released 11.5 yesterday but pulled it back for some reason. i wonder why.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21593&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=
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i always download and install the latest from intel
11.2 is the current
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21408&keyword=11.2.0.1006&DownloadType=Drivers&lang=eng
they released 11.5 yesterday but pulled it back for some reason. i wonder why.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21593&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=

Tested 11.5 a while back and it had a memory leak where one of the services were using 1.5+ gb of ram so I ended up reverting back to 11.2.
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The main reason for the upgrade was quicksync 2.0 as this system is primarily used for video rncoding. Benches showed a 30% increase in speed with ivy over sandy in that regard. Gaming is very low on my priority list.

I stand corrected biggrin.gif ... I'm usually pretty good at guessing what the end use is when it is not stated by looking at a person's "system specs" ... and when I didn't see a bunch of 2TB+ drives, or high end soundcards I wrongly assumed you were more gaming oriented with the occasional encoding tasks rolleyes.gif... my apologies wink.gif

As quicksync 2.0 "matures" you will be happier and happier with your decicision thumb.gif
BUT depending on your encoding demands today, you may be disappointed if your doing a majority of say H.264 transcoding ... I think overall 30% is a bit exaggerated, be careful of who's reviews you trust smile.gif[LINK]

Additionally you may find the 3770K harder to stably OC to keep up with or equal your 2600K @4.6GHz, if you plan to utilize an OC for encoding. Depends if you get a "golden" 3770K or not? ... OR plan on going full H2o cooling in the future to keep the Ivy temps under control?

Edit PS ... if I seem a touch negative about Ivy Bridge [HERE] post#1164 is why mad.gif It still pisses me off that Intel took shortcuts with it's IHS construction, degrading performance just to save a few $$$ (cents really) mad.gif
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Hello!

Just wondering if there's anybody here who's managed to get tri sli working with 3 gtx 670/680 on a extreme7 gen board?

One of mine always gets a code 12 error.. Think it's probably a bios issue, as until I flashed to l2.22a I couldn't even get two to work.

Thanks!
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