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someone posted an evidence that he have 2 accounts and he is an asus hardware rep, i can't find that post anymore.

Interesting, who knows. I saw the link to the Russian overclocking thing. I found it funny and told him that isn't proof.
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I used to praise asus very highly, But then realized there were better alternatives, Asrock being one of them
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I have no intention of bashing Asrock, I just want to know if anyone else had cpu throttling issues with Asrock Pro3 Z77. I am trying to reach 4.2Ghz on 2600k coupled with a Noctua D14 and this should be a piece of cake. I got an answer from another forum from someone from Asrock that it might be the BIOS chip and the Intel ME might have crashed. They offered to mail me a new BIOS chip to test, not sure if that will fix it though. The temperatures are all ok. I remember seeing someone on this thread with a similar issue but no solution as far as I could find. If someone has any info on this , please let me know. I am tempted to return the card and get the Extreme version or something more solid .
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I have no intention of bashing Asrock, I just want to know if anyone else had cpu throttling issues with Asrock Pro3 Z77. I am trying to reach 4.2Ghz on 2600k coupled with a Noctua D14 and this should be a piece of cake. I got an answer from another forum from someone from Asrock that it might be the BIOS chip and the Intel ME might have crashed. They offered to mail me a new BIOS chip to test, not sure if that will fix it though. The temperatures are all ok. I remember seeing someone on this thread with a similar issue but no solution as far as I could find. If someone has any info on this , please let me know. I am tempted to return the card and get the Extreme version or something more solid .

Have you disabled c-states??

http://www.overclock.net/t/1247495/2500k-4-8ghz-1-328v-already-throttling-at-70-degrees-solved/20

Edit:

I have seen this problem on value motherboards trying to obtain higher overclocks and this throttling is being caused by the cpu vrm's overheating, I would be tempted to exchange for a higher end motherboard, Extreme 4 or 6 +
Edited by Chewy - 10/9/12 at 12:32pm
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Yeah, already tried disabling C states, no effect... frown.gif Tried all BIOS versions as well, same thing on all of them.
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I used to praise asus very highly, But then realized there were better alternatives, Asrock being one of them

Hold the phone, Asus might buy ASrock. This is an unconfirmed rumor right now but you never know.
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Hold the phone, Asus might buy ASrock. This is an unconfirmed rumor right now but you never know.

It's more than a rumor but not quite concrete.

ASUS used to own ASRock.. well, at least its parent company. Then they broke away and detached their "bargain" status, and have done really well to get where they are (they're the 3rd largest now, 2nd to ASUS and then GIGABYTE.)

So ow ASUS is like.. well.. can we has you again? Apparently the CEO of ASRock has preliminarily agreed to terms. We'll see how it goes. Kinda hope it falls through though.
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... I have seen this problem on value motherboards trying to obtain higher overclocks and this throttling is being caused by the cpu vrm's overheating, I would be tempted to exchange for a higher end motherboard, Extreme 4 or 6 +

I've seen my Pro4-M do this with my 4.4 OC during P95.

It had me scratching my head for awhile till i placed a fan directly over the VRM heat sinks and that delayed the onset of the throttling.

I'll likely need a higher end asrock MB if i want to reach a higher OC without throttling.

Dont get me wrong, i'm happy with the board so far and i'm not complaining.

The price point + feature set for this board is hard to beat and a 4.4 OC is nothing to sneeze at, but its not a board that supports large over clocks (cpu or memory).
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Have you disabled c-states??
http://www.overclock.net/t/1247495/2500k-4-8ghz-1-328v-already-throttling-at-70-degrees-solved/20
Edit:
I have seen this problem on value motherboards trying to obtain higher overclocks and this throttling is being caused by the cpu vrm's overheating, I would be tempted to exchange for a higher end motherboard, Extreme 4 or 6 +

I just checked a few reviews:
"If you want an Intel Z77 Express chipset powered motherboard and want to spend under $100 on the board, we highly recommend the ASRock Z77 Pro3. This board had solid performance numbers and overclocked just as good as any other Z77 board that we have ever used at any price point. " (LegitReviews.com)

"Out of the box performance is also very strong and you see it lines up with the more expensive Z77 Extreme6 and while overclocking performance isn't as strong, 4.6GHz out of a motherboard at this price point continues to be very impressive and goes to show the overall quality of what ASRock offers us even when on a budget.
Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4852/asrock_z77_pro3_intel_z77_motherboard_review/index12.html#Q1eZemYh5KtmJBZ6.99"
(tweaktown.com)

So, one says it overclocks as good as any, the other says it's not as strong (but didn't provide any comparison details, I searched and found they got 4.7 GHz out of the Extreme6). YMMV, I'm happy giving up that 0.1 for a board that's half the price (I am on a budget).
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Well, it depends on the CPU. On an IvyBridge, yeah, overclocking is nice and easy. If you plan to OC a SandyBridge though, totally different story . Disappointing to say the least.
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