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post #671 of 2941
Yea!!!!! I can now be added. I am up and running with my Extreme 7 Gen 3 and 2600k cpu. Still playing with it and such but getting there.

had to totally reload windows to get up and running. Took me all night.

16GB of ram yea. i am liking that.

Corsair h100 for cooling. it looks great. Love it.

Not to bad on wire clutter. May do a little more rearranging/hiding but looks a lot better then before I upgraded.

I have it at 4.8 on the overclock but I cheated. i used the auto setting for now. I want 5.0 - 5.2 so will be playing with it more but right now just trying to get things fully loaded and back to where it was before the reload.
    
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post #672 of 2941
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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post

What do you mean optimized? less overkill maybe? I need a 950 because I run dual/tri SLI setups often and need 3 sets of PCIe cables.
Plus I planned on getting another 580 when I bought it
Plus this is OCN

Don't get hostile dude! I didn't see that in your sig and i'm not a mind reader. I didn't know your running 2/3 card's. If i knew that my response would be quite different.
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How many of you are utilizing SRT?
 
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post #674 of 2941
For Asrock Extreme7 1155 Owners:

The Beta 1.32 BIOS resolves the kb/m mouse issues int the bios. Make sure you use the proper method to update your bios or you'll risk bios corruption.

L1.32 11/24/2011 Instant Flash 3.08MB Improve keyboard and mouse compatibility under BIOS.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/beta.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3

Sample Method (at you own risk!):
Set everything to default, save and exit, reboot into bios, shutdown, unplug PSU, clear cmos for 5-10 sec., plug in PSU, boot into bios and instant flash bios using thumb drive(FAT32) the bios auto detects the file. Click on the file text highlighted in blue! The bios will update then press any key after the update has completed. After system auto reboots set everything to default again, save and exit, reboot into windows and reboot again into the bios and you're done. From there you can tweak it to your personal settings. You can take short cuts, but if your bios is corrupted afterwards, then you know why.

CMOS is needed quite often to reset bad OC settings i.e. ram timings, not like Asus which auto-recovers.

Also I read in the manual that if you have a single card, it's best to install it in the PCIe 2 slot (Gen3 Slot).
When I did, the drivers needed to be reinstalled for some reason but it works fine afterwards. The down side is that it disables the 4 and 6 PCIe slots. PCIe 5 can still be used for devices 4x and under.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 12/14/11 at 4:43pm
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post #675 of 2941
im having a weird problem with my ext3 gen3 when i overclock to 4.5ghz i get system freezes at lower cpu usage. at 4.6 i get error 70 on cold boots only, at 4.7 everything is working fine again. even if i keep the same settings for 4.7 and change to mulitplier to 4.6 i get error 70 on a cold boot.
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post #676 of 2941
Well I got my replacement extreme7 gen3 in the mail today, and may I am impressed!
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Well I got my replacement extreme7 gen3 in the mail today, and may I am impressed!

That's cool. Why was it replaced? Did you have a DOA board before? I like that board. It's pretty solid overclocker.
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post #678 of 2941
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How many of you are utilizing SRT?

I am. Using a 60GB Vertex 3 as a cache for a 300GB Velociraptor. Works great, boots in 12 seconds or so, and seems to really help game load times as well.
post #679 of 2941
woow the extreme3 gen3 seem crazy beautiful perfect layot better than the asus i have if I would see it I would take it instead of the asus :/
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Another member for this big party!

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