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post #7391 of 9531
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I don't have a flash drive, can I use my phone to do the bios or do you have to have a flash drive? I have one somewhere, I just don't remember where it is.

You can take pictures with your phone. To take screen shots it need to be a flash drive formatted in FAT32

Here are my settings





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You can take pictures with your phone. To take screen shots it need to be a flash drive formatted in FAT32
Sorry for the confusion, I shoulda made my post better. I don't have a clue where my flash drive is to flash the current BIOS from asrock's page.
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Anyone know if you can use windows 8.1 with ASRock z68 Extreme3 Gen3 mobo? Its made for sandy and ivy bridge cpus.
post #7394 of 9531
Is it better to flash the bios with a usb drive or do it through the windows program like the OP says? My MB supports the windows way.

Also does the INF Update Utility - for Intel® x79 Chipset work for all cpus? I have a 3750k Ivy Bridge.
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Is it better to flash the bios with a usb drive or do it through the windows program like the OP says? My MB supports the windows way.

Also does the INF Update Utility - for Intel® x79 Chipset work for all cpus? I have a 3750k Ivy Bridge.
Always best through BIOS from a USB. Be sure to reset everything to default values BEFORE the flash. x79 is socket 2011, the 3570k is socket 1155 and the chipset is dependent upon your individual motherboard, should be like z77 or H61. just saw you have the z77
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Anyone know if you can use windows 8.1 with ASRock z68 Extreme3 Gen3 mobo? Its made for sandy and ivy bridge cpus.

yes you can. i just loaded my media pc with this os and its got older hardware even. you should be fine.
post #7397 of 9531
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Anyone know if you can use windows 8.1 with ASRock z68 Extreme3 Gen3 mobo? Its made for sandy and ivy bridge cpus.

Just make sure all the drivers are available first...
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Just make sure all the drivers are available first...

The windows 8 drivers are. I'm not sure if windows 8.1 needs their own drivers.
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I'm using the Extreme4 and all my Win8 drivers have been working fine with Win8.1
 
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Hey guys, right now I'm using speed step technology and balanced power settings on my OC. However I've heard that if you unpark all your cores you will get a performance increase in BF4. My only concern with using the Unpark CPU app I have is that if I unpark my cores it will interfere with my OC. What are your guys thoughts on this? Should I unpark the cores? Will it affect my OC? Do you think it will help my BF4 performance?

I've looked at some graphs and heard some success stories that indicate that it could help by 20% maybe. Apparently this stems from the fact that a pc under 75% load will still sometimes park some cores.
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