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I had a very similar problem with the P8Z77-V (stock settings, 3570k, new EarthWatts 430W, surge-protected, running for 2 days now). While running AIDA64 Stability Test, AI Suite has given two popup error messages
- Claimed the CPU fan was at 0 RPM (it wasn't, verified by inspection and the AIDA graph)
- Claimed the +5V supply was at 0 V (AIDA showed it has been rock stable).
In both cases all fans went to max speed after the 'error'. Restart restored to normal.
My Kill-a-watt meter reports all of 100W from the wall during Aida (no video card installed yet), so the 430W PS is not exactly being taxed.
Prime95 ran just fine for 8 hours. I'm guessing AIDA was interfering with AI Suite when both tried to query the system data? (If so, it would be ironic since Asus recs Aida for testing).
I've uninstalled all of the AI Suite and running AIDA now... 2.5 hours in and so far ok.
I also had 1 reboot due to the Asus Anti-Surge protection. Not sure what's up there, but given your experience and others, I'm suspecting Asus. Google shows many reports of this issue; some have solved it by replacing the PS, others have asked Asus, who told them to disable the anti-surge. Especially see posts 18 and 19:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20091219124914828&board_id=1&model=M4A785T-M&page=2&count=22
Is anyone else with an Asus Z77 having these issues?
I noticed there is an updated BIOS on Asus's site:
P8Z77-V BIOS 0906
1.Improve system stability.
2.Improve memory compatibility.
Anyone know what this fixes, specifically? I don't like to flash unless necessary.

I am no running the beta bios 1050 for now but too early to tell (installed it 1hr ago).

All my issues were on 0906 (I never noticed an issue with 0806 but I had the system running on that for 1 day only). I very much doubt 0906 will solve anything.

Thanks for the links.

Other than these anomalies the board is a joy and rock solid. You may want to update the BIOS too and clear the CMOS. I am sure it will get sorted soon - just worrying that only some boards exhibit this behaviour.. pointing to a hardware specific issue. Also did you see Anands review? I am going to check the back of my board for installation issues related to the cooler mounting place - I have a noctua.
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Not had any reboots on my board yet. Been running all week with no major problems.
The only issue is the Sleep doesn't work, as it wakes back up after 10 minutes or so. I think this might be a hardware setting though.

0906 I was told by Asus was for an update for memory compatibility. Not sure specifically what else.
I never tried first release bios.

Edit::: that description was dumb, what they told me is that they improved the detection of memory for boot up.
Edited by Aparition - 5/8/12 at 6:01am
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IMO when a board is less than a year old for us at OCN every BIOS update should be flashed.
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Asus Gene V improved Cammand Rate stability http://iamxtreme.net/andre/MAXIMUS-V-GENE-ASUS-0078.rar
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I just moved from a z77 Sabertooth to a Max V Gene and I do not miss the Sabertooth (Solid board, though) smile.gif Time to bios has dramatically improved, too.
    
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I just moved from a z77 Sabertooth to a Max V Gene and I do not miss the Sabertooth (Solid board, though) smile.gif Time to bios has dramatically improved, too.
Hard to believe it's a Micro thumb.gif Let me know if you have any problems, I had to work through a few bugs brfore everything was working right.
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I have been having the CRAZIEST problems with this motherboard. The voltages seem to be ALL over the place. I am trying to get a specific voltage on offset mode and every time I tweak it the voltages are WILDLY off from what they should be. Every time I move multipliers when I hit the same ones on a reboot the voltage are crazy different as well. I can not get a single stable voltage without using manual rather than offset. Also one thing that was super nuts is this is the first time I have used AIDA64 for stability tesy and where I could run 8 hours of that stability test and thought I was fine - when I went to run prime95 I would reboot within 20 seconds which made sense since Anno 2070 was experiencing random CTDs even though I thought my system was stable. I am back to the drawing board when it comes to OCing as my AIDA "tests" have been completely useless telling me my horribly unstable system is solid as a rock.

Doh! doh.gif
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Hard to believe it's a Micro thumb.gif Let me know if you have any problems, I had to work through a few bugs brfore everything was working right.

I have it in a temporary config right now until I get my MATX case in tomorrow. I just straight-swapped it from the Sabertooth and changed from 8GB to 16GB (I would normally do a clean Windows install, but time was a factor and it's temporary tongue.gif). Booted into windows fine with no driver installs or activation necessary, lol. There must be some driver redundancy amongst their Z77 lineup. I'll be doing a full windows and system rebuild tomorrow anyway.

Time to get my Sabertooth RMA'd (USB3 issues and changing form factor)
    
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I have been having the CRAZIEST problems with this motherboard. The voltages seem to be ALL over the place. I am trying to get a specific voltage on offset mode and every time I tweak it the voltages are WILDLY off from what they should be. Every time I move multipliers when I hit the same ones on a reboot the voltage are crazy different as well. I can not get a single stable voltage without using manual rather than offset. Also one thing that was super nuts is this is the first time I have used AIDA64 for stability tesy and where I could run 8 hours of that stability test and thought I was fine - when I went to run prime95 I would reboot within 20 seconds which made sense since Anno 2070 was experiencing random CTDs even though I thought my system was stable. I am back to the drawing board when it comes to OCing as my AIDA "tests" have been completely useless telling me my horribly unstable system is solid as a rock.
Doh! doh.gif

Yeah Aidia64 stability tests are not very,, stable. There is something about just using the CPU and FPU stress test - which should produce maximum heat, but for anyone to use it as a complete package it needs much better documentation. Personally I just use Aida64 as a preliminary test to check out where the voltages/temps are. Then when I am happy (all tests using 90% memory) the 1st real test is IBT passes> Prime95 0.5 hour blend > then more specific prime95 tests for 1hr > and if that all checks out Prime95 blend 3hrs plus. You can also throw up a Cinebench as a quick and dirty stability test, and the usual game benches.

On the crazy voltages - have you been watching the CPU VID in Aida64? Usually the board will be dead on the VID for medium/higher LLC. If that's the voltage the CPU has requested thats the voltage the board delivers plus whatever offset you've set.
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I've been fiddling with the P8Z77-M PRO, it's a pretty good board, especially for the price. 6+2 power phases for $140 biggrin.gif
I found 1 review of it, it's a shame there isn't any more, it's a really nice board.
ASUS P8Z77-M PRO review @ DecryptedTech
 
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