Whats the bios like on the gigabyte z77 ? I have a gigabye z68 and the non-UFI?? bios is super basic. You can't enter numbers for voltages, only single scroll up/down through the list, very slow.
I like it a lot more than the asrock, biostar, or msi bios' i've used. You can enter in numbers. Most mice don't seem to work for me very well though in the bios (mice that work in other motherboard bios'). I could care less about how a bios look though, they are all pretty straightforward and easy to figure out... and I always prefer the 2d bios instead of the fancy 3d one.
MSI is said to have the 'best' bios but personally I didn't like it as much as the gigabyte bios. It's such a non-issue to me though, i dont care about this high end z77 bios or the msi bios i had on some pentium 4 10 year old computer that i dont even know what the chipset is to or my biostar am3 board.
what is a safe temp for the Z77x-ud3h vrm? what is max safe 24/7 vrm temp that won't shorten the life of the board considerably?
around 120-140*C. Max 24/7 is somewhere around there as well, maybe 100*C at the lowest. I never got anywhere close to even 70*C even with some rather extreme voltages, what are you doing that you are worrying about VRM temps?
Not sure on exact PCH temp, you can google this all very easily, but max is like 90*C+ and PCH tends to run 'hot' all the time, so the 50-60*C you see for your PCH temp all the time is more than okay and is expected.
anyone have super weird cpu-z readings? I just got this board and started offset overclocking, on my previous z77-mpower I was stable 4.5ghz at 75-80c (1.28v), I might of overvolted this chip a little on this board because my cpu-z readings were sitting at 1.08 (DVID set up to .3) so I set the DVID at .1 something and checked the core temp reading and it said 1.209v at 80c... So i'm a little freaked out about my chip and wondering why my voltage is so off (thermal paste and heatsink are fine)
CPU-Z is a terrible way to monitor voltage, it just gives a quick snapshot. Use hwinfo instead. 1.2v is stock voltage for some chips (as stock voltage varies chip to chip). You have voltage read-outs, you can always whip out the DMM. cpu-z is always way off anyways, probably more so on your mpower than your gigabyte board.Edited by Belial - 4/7/13 at 3:10am