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^ yea, thats the issue i'm having.

i love the all black look of the gigabyte, but am very worried about the loop issue.
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Be aware that, if you plan to overclock any more than very modestly, Gigabyte does not allow LLC levels + DVID offset at the same time - either or, and offset is further neutered in that you can't manually select vcore at the same time (at least on my board, but I have read that they are all the same - I do not have evidence, do further research if it matters!). You take what the system gives you for voltage and work it out from there.

Asus does both concurrently.

All that said, the Gigabyte is nicely featured, stable, well made, etc etc. I just wish I had gone ASUS on my current build.
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post #23 of 26
Here is a link to the p8z68 pro/gen3 Its $10 more than the non gen3 version... Though we havent even saturated the pcie 2.0 yet it probably wouldnt be a bad idea to spend the extra few bones just so you dont have to wish you had it a year or two down the line

Edit: Oh yeah and definitely Asus whether gen3 or not.
    
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post #24 of 26
DVID is only useful for OCing on a system that doesn't have voltage selection, which almost all GB LGA1155 boards do.

DVID is your stock VID +/- an offset like 0.025v for example
Voltage selection is 1.125,1.130, 1.135 and so on
most people select the voltage selection, as it makes sense. DVID is useful if you leave power saving on and want the voltage to increase so much at load, usually its unstable with DVID.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
In my experience it is not fixable
Did you use the F9 BIOS? That is supposed to fix the boot loop issue.
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post #26 of 26
Correct me if I'm wrong, but UD4 doesn't have any video outputs for igpu. P8Z68 pro does. i5 2500k has igpu. Win, and win.
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