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Also forgot to ask. If i use a Crucial SSD that has a marvel chipset but the Asrock doesn't have a Marvel chipset. Will that affect performance of the Crucial SSD?
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Im worried about the power delivery system on this board. Has anyone had issues with it? Seems weak compared to most other 1155 mobo's
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out of the fatal1ty and extreme 7 which one can overclock better and which one performs better overall? I hear the Fatal1ty has 12 phases whereas the Extreme 7 only has 8 phases according to this:https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AoXai57oo6AGdHJNSXNXVUNqbHZoTlZjblV2cVJUTlE&w=291&h=2175
Using 12 phase is usually for some serious/ extreme overclocking. The 8 phase design will yeild you some very nice clocks.
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Also forgot to ask. If i use a Crucial SSD that has a marvel chipset but the Asrock doesn't have a Marvel chipset. Will that affect performance of the Crucial SSD?

Install the rapid storage drivers and connect the ssd to a sata III port and hold tight.
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So...I'm about to be a happy member of this. Just bought a 2500k and the extreme3 gen3 from another user on the OCN. Pretty excited, especially since I'm coming from my q9450 running on my ep45-ud3p. The max I could get was 4.0ghz, and I had to work hard to get that!
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Using 12 phase is usually for some serious/ extreme overclocking. The 8 phase design will yeild you some very nice clocks.
Install the rapid storage drivers and connect the ssd to a sata III port and hold tight.

I thought the extreme 7 had 12 phases as well?

That spreadsheet is riddled with errors. Who made it? Geeze....

It says right on asrock's website, 12 phase and x16 and x16 for dual GPU's

http://asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3
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post #416 of 2941
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I thought the extreme 7 had 12 phases as well?
That spreadsheet is riddled with errors. Who made it? Geeze....
It says right on asrock's website, 12 phase and x16 and x16 for dual GPU's
http://asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3

Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 is the only Gen 3 that has the Digi PWM Design, Advanced V12 + 6 Power Phase Design. The E7 and E4 have Digi Power, Advanced V8 + 4 Power Phase Design! That spread sheet is wrong!
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post #417 of 2941
The OCN spreadsheet?
Is anyone busting these boards open with a heavy OC?
Mine will be here today, but Im probably going to return it because I have heard many horror stores of overclocking on these boards.

Another error on that spreadsheet, the E7 does NOT support quad SLI.
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Man did this thread turn into a mess...so MUCH misinformation. Between all the false info and Hardocps great review I'm speechless.
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The OCN spreadsheet?
Is anyone busting these boards open with a heavy OC?
Mine will be here today, but Im probably going to return it because I have heard many horror stores of overclocking on these boards.
Another error on that spreadsheet, the E7 does NOT support quad SLI.

Look this thread is about overclocking these boards. Most of the stories you hearing are made up or just plain false. They talk the talk but can't walk the walk. I had mine up to 4.8 GHz and ran prime 95 for 15 hours without an issue. Ran Intel Burn for 2 hours at 4.8 GHz. and it never broke a sweat.

By the way the only QUAD/SLI boards in the ASRock Z68 series is the Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 & Z68 Extreme4 Gen3, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3! The [H] review is a joke! Those guy's are getting ripped up in their own forum about their review. Lol! Here's an excellent review about the E4 Gen3 board!

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z68_extreme4_gen3_review,1.html
Edited by wickedout - 11/23/11 at 9:50am
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Can anyone here with the same board provide me their OC settings? What have you guys set in the BIOS?
I'm currently trying to get 4,5 GHz (2500k) stable on a Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 but having trouble.
I'm using offset in order to still be efficient and cool at idle with 1,6 GHz.
Currently I'm at ~1,3-1,32 V for the Vcore (its fluctuating between 1,304 .. 1,312 and 1,320 in Prime) and it stays there quite a while up until 15-20 min of prime where Vcore will suddenly start dropping slowly and keep falling till Cores will eventually fail and get me a Prime Rounding error. It has been steadily dropping to as low as 1,27 - 1,26 where the first cores will start failing.
I am clueless as to why its happening as Vdroop occurs immediately at heavy workload and not after 15-20 min if im not mistaken..
Any help would be appreciated.

LLC is set to Level 2

Also, where is the option to disable the IGP ?
To be perfectly honest; i've searched the entire BIOS and havent found any setting.
Edited by toX0rz - 11/23/11 at 1:34pm
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Samsung 1TB + 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VH22H Xilence XQ 850W with a Scythe Kama Flex 
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Intel Core i5-2500k 4,6 GHz @ 1,32 V AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI @ 1228 / 3312 MHz 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
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Samsung 1TB + 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VH22H Xilence XQ 850W with a Scythe Kama Flex 
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Aerocool VS-9 Xmas Edition :P Logitech G500 
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