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Limitations are explained in manuals. Of course many limitations are caused by chipset not motherboard.

Yes but how many people read the manual before buying?
If you look at a comparison of layouts you will find some boards offer limitations based on chipset, and some based on the physical layout with that same chipset.
My Asus Z77-V has 3 PCI-e slots, the bottom slot is a x4 (which can be used as an x1). As an x4 it disables the Asmedia SATA3 ports.
Another board ASRock Extreme 3 only has a x1 slot at the bottom. Same chipset limitations but one physically limits you, while the other one is based on configuration. So it does not disable the Asmedia ports. (because you can't).

While yes it is prudent to read the manual and try to have a full grasp of the board before you buy a lot of reviews do not touch this point.
I'd like to see more reviews just quickly touch on this point because a lot of people fail to understand. I don't expect a long drawn out explanation, just a quick note. That is what I'd like to see tongue.gif
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i am trying to get surround sound through my Asus P8Z77-V PRO by using a HDMI wire to my Denon 1712 receiver. Anyone know why I can get to work? I only get sound in my front speakers.
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i am trying to get surround sound through my Asus P8Z77-V PRO by using a HDMI wire to my Denon 1712 receiver. Anyone know why I can get to work? I only get sound in my front speakers.

Windows / Sound card setting set to 5.1 / 7.1 setting?
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post #394 of 1288
I don't have a sound card. Unless your talking the motherboard?
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Windows / Sound card setting set to 5.1 / 7.1 setting?
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Hi guys, I'm completely new to the site, and I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've read all 40 pages of posts so far and could not find what I was exactly looking for. I'm trying really hard to decide which board to get here, and to be honest I only see it coming down to 2 features. I don't care for, or even want WiFi, Bluetooth or dual NIC. I also could care less for eSata on the back plane either. The only I/O thing that might make me lean towards the Deluxe (besides my 2 questions below) is the plethora of USB3, though it's really just the 2 extra in the back I'll be making use of, as my case only has 2 3.0 on the front.

Though there's a comparison chart showing some of the differences between the different boards linked in an earlier post, there's one feature they don't touch on, or explain very well. The PLX Bridge chip, or whatever the acronym is. It's the chip only found in the Deluxe board between the PCIe slots. From what I've heard, mainly from JJ on the ASUS website is marketing speak. He states that it will allow me to manage more PCI lanes if I'm using a lot of resources, such as SLi, Audio Card, etc. the thing he doesn't answer is where this threshold is. I'm going to be running 2 GeForce cards in SLi, and an HT Omega card. When will I need this extra controller? This could be a decision maker automatically checking the buy Deluxe button.

The second difference has to do with my lack of knowledge about the power to the chip and what it does and it's stats mean. The Deluxe being Digital Phase 20, the apro 16 and the -V 12. Doesthis stat, or how does this stat, contribute to overall performance? I want to overlock the 3770K to get the best use out of it as well. However, I'm not looking to finely tweak every setting. I just want to use the UEIF and press the button for "make it go faster".

Could someone give me a run down on these two features and how they contribute to the overall value of the Deluxe board? If they're not significant, I don't see any reason to not just get the Pro, or even the -V. Keep in mind, I have absolutely no problem paying a premium for these features if they add value. I just know I don't need a lot of the other things that make the Deluxe unique. Thanks guys.
Edited by Tielc - 6/20/12 at 7:17pm
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Sorry I meant to edit the last post....stupid iPad. Anyway! The Delixe has some unique software also, but isn't this all available from other sources, including Windows 7 itself? The two main ones being DLNA (through Windows Home Media). And their own flavor of Remote Desktop?
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Virtu MVP 2.1.114 released:
Release Highlights
  • Added Diablo 3 support
  • Added Battlefield 3 support
  • Internal bug fixes
http://www.lucidlogix.com/driverdownloads-mvp.html

Will this do anything for me if I am not using the IGP?
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Virtu MVP 2.1.114 released:
Release Highlights
  • Added Diablo 3 support
  • Added Battlefield 3 support
  • Internal bug fixes
http://www.lucidlogix.com/driverdownloads-mvp.html

Will this do anything for me if I am not using the IGP?

This should make your discrete and IGP work together, yes?
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Well, I'm about this close to jumping out a building at this point.

Today while messing with my setup I found that my idle voltages were incorrect. To get to the point, I eventually wanted to clear the CMOS because something wasn't running right. Even after defaulting everything back to stock and manually inputting all my OC setting, my idle vcore was still not behaving how it once was.

So I set the jumper that clears the CMOS.

However, once the rig posts, it only shows 8 out of the 16GB (4x4GB) of memory as detected. But strangely enough, the SPD tool in the UEFI sees all 4 sticks correctly.

On top of this, the 4 sticks will not run at its rated XMP speed (1866mhz). Anytime I try to put the 8GB detected memory above 1600mhz, the board will give me a 55 code.

I hold down the memOK key, it blinks a few times, computer restarts, and memory will be back at 1333mhz.

The cycle continues. Everytime I use my XMP profile (1866mhz), the computer will not post and give me a 55 code. I use memOK and again, only 8GB is detected and is stuck at 1333mhz. Pushing it beyond 1600mhz doesn't work.

I don't get this. Even after reseating and mixing the ram around, I'm still not seeing more than 8GB during bootup and the XMP keeps giving me a 55 error code. The board was working beautifully for over a month with all 16GB detected (the sticks all passed memtest86+ and HCI memtest, both ran for 24 hours).

Perhaps the BIOS is corrupted? I looked into the other settings in the UEFI and I'm no longer able to locate anything related to the iGPU (i.e. iGPU memory size, iGPU idle state, etc etc).

What should I do at this point?
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Okay, it gets crazier...

...flashed back to the previous bios through UEFI EZ Flash utility in an attempt to see if a corrupted bios is causing the problem...

Found no difference at all to the weird ram behaviour. So I flashed backed to the latest bios (0703).

But that's not the crazy part.

Just to test things out, I punched in x46 multi in the UEFI... but every time I press enter, it goes right back to x35, like some sort of auto-correct function!

So what in the heck is going on here?
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