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I'm considering getting an ASRock Z68 Ex3 Gen3 board. Yesterday my Asus P8P67 died although I RMA the board but it took my 2500k with it frown.gif so I'm pretty scared now. What do you guys think about the ASRock Z68 boards? Is it good at OC and is the BIOS easy to understand?

Overall, this asrock z68 has been one of the simplest to understand and overclock. I personally find this z68 e4 g3 to be in the same class as some of those asus and gigabyte boards.
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I'm considering getting an ASRock Z68 Ex3 Gen3 board. Yesterday my Asus P8P67 died although I RMA the board but it took my 2500k with it frown.gif so I'm pretty scared now. What do you guys think about the ASRock Z68 boards? Is it good at OC and is the BIOS easy to understand?

ohno-smiley.gif

Are you sure your 2500k died? wow.
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Hi all. I am a new member here and fairly new to overclocking the sandy bridge CPUs (havn't done any OCing since the C2D days).

Here is my system:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR3 1600
HSF: CM Hyper 212 Plus
GPU: XFX ATI HD5770 Graphics
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB SSD
HDD: 320GB 7200RPM/ 2x160GB 7200RPM raid 0
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion
NZXT Fan controller



I have been trying to OC my system and am somewhat confused with some of the options in the bios. I am going for a very safe and modest 24/7 OC.


I have the multiplier set to 45 for 4.5 Ghz.

Turbo Boot Power Limit - Manual
Short Duration Power Limit - 250
Long Duration Power Limit - 250
Long Duration Maintained (sec) -1
Core Current Limit - 250
I set these above values based on what I saw on this forum, can anyone explain what they are and why they should be set this way?



For the voltages

I have everything on default
except I am running in vcore Offset mode with an offset of +0.005
and CPU load-line calibration at level 2.

Is level 2 a good option for me to use? If I understand correctly CPU LLC helps to keep cpu voltage stable under load?

With these settings, I am stable at 4.5 Ghz, with the vcore peaking at 1.3v under full load. Is this a bit too high for this OC and for 24/7 use or should I try to do better?


The rest of the voltages are auto but I'm not sure if they are in safe ranges.
DRAM - 1.529
PCH - 1.059
CPU PLL -1.832
VTT - 1.047
VCCSA - 0.925


Are all of these safe? Does the PLL seem a tad high?


Thanks for your help in advance.


UPDATE:

I changed from offset mode of .005 to just auto vCore. It still seems stable at 4.5 Ghz, peak vcore now seems to be about 1.280. This seems pretty safe? I have heard people complain that auto mode gives too much voltage sometimes.
Edited by FramePointer - 12/17/11 at 4:38pm
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I love my E3 G3. It's simple and does exactly what it's supposed to, once the BIOS is updated at least. OCing to 4.5GHz couldn't have been much easier.
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I had a GB z68x-ud5 - it sucked. Too hard to tune, very temprimental.

Just got my z68 ext4 Gen3. Cost $175. Best board ive ever had and so easy to overclock.

Currently stress testing my 2500k at 5.0ghz. Vcore 1.425V. Cooler is a H100. Max temps so far 72-81-78-77.

This board is amazing.......biggrin.gif
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I apologize if this has been discussed already in this thread but I saw someone posting a screen shot where their CoreTemp with a 2600k reporting only 8 watts at idle? This alarmed me since I've just started playing around with OC'ing mine and even at only 4.2ghz it's hovering around 30 watts at idle...

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ohno-smiley.gif
Are you sure your 2500k died? wow.

Yes, I plug it into my friend's system and no sign of life. Both my P8P67 and 2500k died. And that happened at stock speed, not OC. It could be my PSU but I did a quick search and found out that some P8P67 boards took the cpu with them when they died. So for safety reason, I will replace both my PSU and my board with a different brand.
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Yes, I plug it into my friend's system and no sign of life. Both my P8P67 and 2500k died. And that happened at stock speed, not OC. It could be my PSU but I did a quick search and found out that some P8P67 boards took the cpu with them when they died. So for safety reason, I will replace both my PSU and my board with a different brand.

What was the PSU?
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I apologize if this has been discussed already in this thread but I saw someone posting a screen shot where their CoreTemp with a 2600k reporting only 8 watts at idle? This alarmed me since I've just started playing around with OC'ing mine and even at only 4.2ghz it's hovering around 30 watts at idle...
Capture1.png
Normal? Or no...

I would imagine normal as mine is usually the same at 30+W. Right now mine is at 35-36W so if you're afraid I should be terrified... but I'm not. biggrin.gif

I found the reason for my woes... and it was the DRAM ratio. Was using the XMP 1.2 setting but it was unstable even with a lower bclk. Me, being partially blind (i.e. I miss the easiest things that everyone else sees), totally skipped over the ratio setting in the DRAM setting many times before actually noticing it, and now have it set to 1866/ 1:7 ratio. I now hum along at a humble 51 multi x 96 bclk (=4.986GHz), and since it has been headache enough I will leave it here as it is stable and already too damn loud with this Antec Kuhler 920. Gotta find a way to tone down the rpm's while still keeping the liquid cool enough keep my overclock. rolleyes.gif
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Ooooof! Just noticed my gaff on my last post, not running 4.986GHZ but 4.896GHz. redface.gif

Admittedly I tried to join the 5G club but I just don't think I can get this thing stable over 4.9, and currently running at 51x96.2=4.9+GHz.

Am I happy? You effin' bet! My only regret is not holding off on the case and getting a Storm Sniper or something with a little more room inside. The Kuhler 920 is doing its job but really REALLY loud (I gotta find a way to mitigate the noise!). But to get a 1.5GHz overclock on a $125.00 mobo is not only outstanding but pretty much unheard of (insofar as I've been around/heard, which actually isn't as much as many of you), used to be you had to pony up at least $200.00 for this kind of ability.
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