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post #2691 of 2941
If I paint the I/O shield, will be any problem with the warranty?

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Guys, i have Z68 extreme3 gen3 and i have had the BAD idea to update bios.
I have 2500K and honestly on asrock website i cannot understand if 2.xx bios is only for IB or also for SB.

Surfing on internet, someone has problems with SB and other not.
My problems are that in random with cpu STOCK the monitor becames black and i have to power off.

Any idea?
I have read tha DOWNGRADE is impossible and also i cannot find old bios. frown.gif
My os is ok.
Edited by crash01 - 9/15/12 at 3:30pm
post #2693 of 2941
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Originally Posted by crash01 View Post

Guys, i have Z68 extreme3 gen3 and i have had the BAD idea to update bios.
I have 2500K and honestly on asrock website i cannot understand if 2.xx bios is only for IB or also for SB.
Surfing on internet, someone has problems with SB and other not.
My problems are that in random with cpu STOCK the monitor becames black and i have to power off.
Any idea?
I have read tha DOWNGRADE is impossible and also i cannot find old bios. frown.gif
My os is ok.

Yeah, by updating your bios rom, you updated to the one optimized for Ivy Bridge. You cannot revert to a previous rom through normal channels. You will either have to contact Asrock tech support and have them send you a custom rom, or find someone on here that has one that will work for you.
post #2694 of 2941
The BIOS that was released for Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge. There shouldn't be an issue. If you are having an issue, it's not because of that.
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The BIOS that was released for Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge. There shouldn't be an issue. If you are having an issue, it's not because of that.

There have been reported issues with SB equipped motherboards running the bios rom he updated to. Usually its related to not getting the same overclocks, or being unstable at a saved overclock. In some instances its other issues. It will work with SB, but it was optimized primarily for IB.

Here is a link to a previous post in this thread describing one issue with v2.10 http://www.overclock.net/t/1138581/asrock-z68-discussion-owners-club/2500

@ Crash

Did you have your black screen issue prior to updating you bios?
Did you install all the other dependencies listed under the bios update?
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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post

There have been reported issues with SB equipped motherboards running the bios rom he updated to. Usually its related to not getting the same overclocks, or being unstable at a saved overclock. In some instances its other issues. It will work with SB, but it was optimized primarily for IB.
Here is a link to a previous post in this thread describing one issue with v2.10 http://www.overclock.net/t/1138581/asrock-z68-discussion-owners-club/2500
@ Crash
Did you have your black screen issue prior to updating you bios?
Did you install all the other dependencies listed under the bios update?

OK. I know some people were having issues with 2.10 but different people always have different issues with BIOS. I didn't think it had anything to do with the fact 2.10 was made for Ivy Bridge owners and that it might not be backwards compatible. I didn't have any issues with my 2600K and 2.10.
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Hey guys....I picked up a slightly used Z68 Extreme 7 and was wondering if I could get some input on my Ram choices? I want to go with 8GB ( 2 X 4GB sticks ) .....but with so many different brands and choices , I'm not sure what to get. I had good luck with Corsair in the past , and some say they either love or hate G-skill and some other brands.

I'm just looking for a good quality / good performing set of ram. I don't care if it costs $30.00 or $100.00........just want something that's reliable. I also wanted to ask here because of a bunch of you running the Z68 boards , and to find out what you had the best luck with.

Any advice?
    
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OK. I know some people were having issues with 2.10 but different people always have different issues with BIOS. I didn't think it had anything to do with the fact 2.10 was made for Ivy Bridge owners and that it might not be backwards compatible. I didn't have any issues with my 2600K and 2.10.

I don't think they intentionally coded the bios rom to cause issues with SB, it is designed to work with both SB and IB, its just buggy I guess. Most people don't have issues, but generally speaking, you should not update your bios unless your having issues in the first place.
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Hey guys....I picked up a slightly used Z68 Extreme 7 and was wondering if I could get some input on my Ram choices? I want to go with 8GB ( 2 X 4GB sticks ) .....but with so many different brands and choices , I'm not sure what to get. I had good luck with Corsair in the past , and some say they either love or hate G-skill and some other brands.
I'm just looking for a good quality / good performing set of ram. I don't care if it costs $30.00 or $100.00........just want something that's reliable. I also wanted to ask here because of a bunch of you running the Z68 boards , and to find out what you had the best luck with.
Any advice?

I have had good luck with G-Skill personally, for several years. Prior to that I had a set of Mushkin ram, which also performed quite well. I have heard good things about Samsung ram on here, apparently it clocks well. Get whatever you can afford biggrin.gif.
post #2699 of 2941
Thanks Matt......

On my board they list the speeds of ram that I can use as "DDR3 2133(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 " .........Does this mean I can't use 1866 or 2000? And definitely not anything over 2133 correct?

As for G-skill ( or any other ram )....what voltage am I looking at....1.5v? , 1.65v?
    
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Thanks Matt......
On my board they list the speeds of ram that I can use as "DDR3 2133(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 " .........Does this mean I can't use 1866 or 2000? And definitely not anything over 2133 correct?
As for G-skill ( or any other ram )....what voltage am I looking at....1.5v? , 1.65v?

No, it does not mean you cant use those speeds, what the motherboard is illustrating is that it will support speeds up to 2133mhz with an overclock. The max speed is really determined by the IMC in your processor though, and you may need to add voltage at a certain point to remain stable.

In terms of voltage, the IMC in SB processors is good up to 1.65v, but they suggest that you do not exceed that value. Generally people get the 1.5v kits, which give you a bit more headroom for overclocking. There are some lower voltage kits available too.
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