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I will be putting an Extreme4 in a new build tomorrow and would like to know if the ASRock website for that specific model lists all of the most recent drivers that I will be needing. I'm not used to such a structured and accessible mainboard manufacturer's website.

Can I omit drivers like Intel Rapid Start/Intel Smart Connect/SATA RAID Driver or would you recommend installing them without any intention of me using RAID for example?

Thanks!
I would not omit any drivers. Software utilities yes you can omit but drivers like intel ME and others you should install if you want things to go smoothly.
The xfast ram and usb garbage you dont need to install.
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post #2532 of 3170
New member (technically new, had system setup at end of december), running Extreme4 Z77 board with 3570k stock speeds now until i finish my WC loop.
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I am loving my ASRock mobo!

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Well the Extreme6 is installed and running, I didn't even have to get another W7 key. It accepted my previous key from my Extreme3 with no problem and is activated as Genuine. The only thing I did do was disable everything that wasn't on the Extreme3 like Firewire, Broadcom NIC, HD Audio etc to make it look as similar as possible. If this had anything to do with it I am not sure, but I am glad I didn't have to screw with Windows Tech Support over the phone.

The issue with start up and shut down is gone and Far Cry 3 is running perfectly again! So far I am very happy with this mobo, but I haven't had a chance to OC yet. That is where the real fun will begin! thumb.gif
post #2535 of 3170
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Well the Extreme6 is installed and running, I didn't even have to get another W7 key. It accepted my previous key from my Extreme3 with no problem and is activated as Genuine. The only thing I did do was disable everything that wasn't on the Extreme3 like Firewire, Broadcom NIC, HD Audio etc to make it look as similar as possible. If this had anything to do with it I am not sure, but I am glad I didn't have to screw with Windows Tech Support over the phone.

The issue with start up and shut down is gone and Far Cry 3 is running perfectly again! So far I am very happy with this mobo, but I haven't had a chance to OC yet. That is where the real fun will begin! thumb.gif

Theres no reason you would need another windows 7 key. Other than that im glad everything is working.
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post #2536 of 3170
Planning on using a Asrock Z77 Extreme4 with an Intel i5 3570k and a Corsair H100i for my next build. I've used a few Asrock boards over the years and despite being cheap they worked well. As far a bang for buck goes, the Extreme4 looks awesome. I just hope the H100i can handle the overclocked temps here. Otherwise I'll have to import a proper water cooling kit.
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post #2537 of 3170
Hi all

Just got one of these extreme 4 mobos, it's taking ages to load on my ssd, like it sits at windows icon at login for several minutes.

Any ideas? It's a fresh install
post #2538 of 3170
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Hi all

Just got one of these extreme 4 mobos, it's taking ages to load on my ssd, like it sits at windows icon at login for several minutes.

Any ideas? It's a fresh install

Which SATA port did you plug it into? I read somewhere that the SATA 3 ports closest to the black SATA 2 ports are the best to use for SSD's. Something about the controller I think it was.
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post #2539 of 3170
See this thread

http://www.overclock.net/t/1281576/what-sata-on-asrock-z77-extreme4-for-ssd

According to the manual it's the two on the side of the black ports.
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post #2540 of 3170
eh I read reviews online saying that the grey ports at sata 6gb
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