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post #1411 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

I am going to say this once, and only once, you bought the cheapest board you could find, you are lucky you even found a Z77 board for that price. Here is the issue, no serious OCer buys a $50 motherboard to OC with, that is the issue, no one will buy it to OC so the manufacturer wont put so many OC feature into it, can you afford a better motherboard? I mean for $50 i wouldn't put much faith into OCing with a $50 board.
I know for a fact that on the UD3H, UD5H, and other boards I have tried, the speed can controls give you the option to manually set the fan PWm modes, very nice too. I also know it gives you total options when it comes to voltage adjustment.
You have to use QFlash in the BIOS to update the BIOS, take a FAT32 thumb drive, load up the BIOS file on there and go into the BIOS advanced mode, and hit F8 and follow the steps, perhaps that is the issue.

My board was $110. It was not a $50 board. And may I politely ask why that matters in the first place? Even my very first board, a $40 micro ATX board from long ago even allows Vcore adjustments. Even my friend's reference board allows it. I really don't understand why you are trying to justify excluding such a basic feature based on price. There is absolutely NO excuse to not allow Vcore adjustments on an aftermarket board.

My 890FXE board was $120 from Tiger Direct brand new and was one of the best OC boards for the Phenom IIs, breaking world records for some time (the clock records were even put on the Newegg page for this board). Look at the Z77 ASrock boards that are currently selling for $120... do these boards lock vcore? Even if my board was $50 it should allow vcore adjustments. Whether it OCs well or not or whether it has fine voltage increments is a different topic. But adjustments, even crude ones, should be available. I know you are knowledgeable about computers and I respect that but I adamantly disagree with your opinion on this topic. We will agree to disagree I guess... although I am pretty shocked at your answer.
post #1412 of 6656
Sounds like you made an uninformed purchase. Most people would make sure the board has the features they want before they bought it, but I guess if they're very basic features then it'd make sense to assume they'd be there. I sympathize with ya but still, you gotta take some of the blame for not doing the research.
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post #1413 of 6656
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Sounds like you made an uninformed purchase. Most people would make sure the board has the features they want before they bought it, but I guess if they're very basic features then it'd make sense to assume they'd be there. I sympathize with ya but still, you gotta take some of the blame for not doing the research.

Thanks. There was no information about this on the ad page (hence why they accepted my return). I also did look at the Gigabyte page. I looked at it again--there is nothing there that hints of Gigabyte's decision to remove vcore from this board.

Oh, and I love this claim directly from their page about this board:

"GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Motherboard ensure outstanding system absolute control, with additional features that ensure an unrivalled experience on your next PC build."

Right. Absolute control = removing the most basic voltage adjustment.
Edited by Spicy61 - 5/21/12 at 12:26am
post #1414 of 6656
That sucks man, glad you were able to return it.
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post #1415 of 6656
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Hi boys, have a problem with a gigabyte z77 ds3h, I have an i5 2500k and in the bios adjourned to the last official version f5 but inside the bios they are not present the voices to regulate the vcore of the cpu instead one friend of mine it has an ivy 3570k it has the regulation of the bios vcore I attach you a photo to make to understand to which is the problem I hope can help me hi

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Apparently your mainboard doesn't have this option within the bios like all the Z77X boards (I checked the DS3H's manual).

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The vcore is really missing however you can wait for a new bios since they already unlocked the vcore option for the 22nm cpu's. smile.gif

Maybe lowering your cpu pll voltage may help for now (in oc) reducing the temps furthermore. cool.gif
Edited by arrow0309 - 5/21/12 at 12:57am
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post #1416 of 6656
New BIOS on TT forum.

Edit:
New BIOS for boards bellow Z77-D3H, would NOT bring Vcore in BIOS due to hardware limitation (Gigabyte 3D Power).
Edited by stasio - 5/21/12 at 1:30am
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Picked up a Z77x-D3H today for $179 AUD. Looks amazing! 450 - Sorry HTC Wildfire S camera :s
 
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Finally getting somewhere. 15hr+ prime blend stable with 16gb maxed. I used offset of +0.085 on top of my vid on auto, Giving me 1.296 at load for 4.5ghz. Temps maxing at 78-80*c. Good or not?
I think you're looking pretty good. Look around and see what other 3570k users are getting?
post #1419 of 6656
Im pretty sure I got a bad ocing chip. It likes voltage. Uhg
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post #1420 of 6656
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Just a tip, DO NOT TRY THE AUTOTUNE feature that Gigabyte put in their "Easytune" software. Scared me half to death.

Yeah, Not knowing any better I ran this and it got all the way to 4.8 or 4.9 before going unstable and the computer restarting. Auto OC is generally not a good idea anyway imho. If something goes wrong you have no way of knowing what the cause was and/or how to potentially correct. I guess for modest OC's it is useful, but not for finding your max OC.
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