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post #2771 of 3170
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I have, which is where I've learned about the soldered pins on the back of the plate in the first place (very interesting read!). Just makes me want to test them even more, but I don't see a way to do that with that back plate in place.

It was a good read. My Fatality is .065 off at 5ghz@1.380v but its really 1.445 by my Fluke DMM. So the more vcore I run the more off it becomes.
post #2772 of 3170
Hey fellas, I need some o y'all's expertise'. I am wrapping up an exhausting mod build and went to inally connect all h2o blocks, rads, and maelstrom/pump to simply test for leaks on the test bench. I did connect it first with pump only with p.supply jumper'd to ill the loop and chk for leaks, and tightened 1 fitting, and voila' no leaks! I then connected the hard drives and disc drives, and all necessary mobo power connections as well as the 2 140mm fans on one rad. Debug code 55 and boot loop continues... This happened once before when first test booting the hardware on air just after receiving it too, but I have NO IDEA why or what fixed it?? I have cleared the cmos with the onboard button after removing the battery and power supply cord. I have also checked for a sticky onboard power or reset onboard button. What gives? It ran great until I unplugged it all to move it and install the blocks...? Dominator ram (4 x 2 gb 1866 GT) I5 3570K GS600 corsair p supply... Oh and it's a fatality z77 professional mobo I'm NOT an Intel guy either lol.


Thanks for any help!!


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post #2773 of 3170
Sry for doubling up guys, but wanted to let y'all know I got her fixed... Believe it or not, the GT fans had pressed the RAM locks down just enough for the board to recognize it, I believe. I couldn't tell by looking but pulled the fans to check, and clicked in slot 4, and then I knew... All 4 were just a tad exactly the same amount. Time to install the memory h2o block and throw the loud azz fans away... Thanks anyway fellas!
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post #2774 of 3170
Sry for doubling up guys, but wanted to let y'all know I got her fixed... Believe it or not, the GT fans had pressed the RAM locks down just enough for the board to recognize it, I believe. I couldn't tell by looking but pulled the fans to check, and clicked in slot 4, and then I knew... All 4 were just a tad exactly the same amount. Time to install the memory h2o block and throw the loud azz fans away... Thanks anyway fellas!
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post #2775 of 3170
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Sry for doubling up guys, but wanted to let y'all know I got her fixed... Believe it or not, the GT fans had pressed the RAM locks down just enough for the board to recognize it, I believe. I couldn't tell by looking but pulled the fans to check, and clicked in slot 4, and then I knew... All 4 were just a tad exactly the same amount. Time to install the memory h2o block and throw the loud azz fans away... Thanks anyway fellas!

Good to hear you figured it out. My fans on my top radiator are super close to my ram locks as well but haven't had any issues yet. If you plan on ocing high on that board watch your vcore. I have the same board and it misreads vcore. and could find yourself way over safe voltage levels pretty quickly.
post #2776 of 3170
Heh, I just remembered I still have that dreaded boxed cooler, so I may just be able to give it a shot!


And an unrelated question, does anybody know of a good replacement for the adhesive thermal pad/glue Asrock has used for the VRM heatsink? It seems pretty cheap and thick, and since those elements seem to cause the board to thermal throttle at already 65°C (according to overclockers.ru), it might be beneficial to replace that with something better. I just don't know what.
I already have a 60mm fan ghetto-modded on top of it, but I can only run it at 7v because it's so loud, and I still will run into throttling once summer is coming™.
post #2777 of 3170
Hm, I think I may have found a bug in the BIOS of my Z77 Pro3. Too lazy to write it down all again, so I'll just copy and paste my email to Asrock. wink.gif
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I may have found a possible BIOS bug regarding the Turbo Boost feature. It seems that when I choose to disable it, it keeps the previously stored additional voltage regardless.

Example:
I disable Speedstep and every power saving settings (C State support). I the set the Offset to -0.020v and the Turbo to +0.148v, save and restart. The Vcore in the BIOS now reads 1.312-1.328v. I then disable Turbo Boost Technology, save & restart. Checking the BIOS again, the Vcore still reads 1.312v, as if nothing had changed.

Now I enable Turbo again and set it to +0.004v (or Auto), save & restart. The voltage is now down to 1.176-1.192, and disabling the Turbo now also keeps it at this lower value as well.

Overall, it seems that when disabling the Turbo, it just uses the previously entered value instead, and not really disables the feature.
This becomes especially irritating if you change the Offset value at the same time. Say you increase the Offset to +0.030v instead, so a difference of 50mV. And at the same time you set the Turbo of +0.148v to disabled, expecting a change of about -0.100v. But instead what you get is an increase of 0.050v, as the additional turbo voltage is _not_ subtracted.
Unless you first set the turbo voltage to 0.004, save, restart, and then set the Turbo to disabled. Only then you'll see this -0.100v difference you were expecting in the first place.

Could you please check and confirm that this issue exists? Many thanks.

BIOS version is P 1.90.

Does anybody experience something similar?
post #2778 of 3170
what does the z77 pro4 board do when the cpu is dead?
post #2779 of 3170
Wow, that boxed cooler truly is awe-some (pun intended). I can't even run Prime 26.6 960k on default clock without the CPU running into thermal throttling... wheee.gif

Below are the results of my Vcore comparison between BIOS/CPU-Z readings and my multimeter. My Pro3 reports around 0.030v lower on idle, and around 0.050v lower on load.
And yes, somehow there is less voltage used in the BIOS compared to idle on Windows, although all of the power saving features (C-States) are disabled.




I used the MOSFET solder pins on the back of the board, but also did some tests with the VT-1 pin on the front. The latter had a tendency to show a bit less voltage provided, but the difference was never greater than 0.008v, and sometimes it even displayed a bit more Vcore than the pins on the back.
post #2780 of 3170
with offset overclocking do you adjust the offset voltage more or the boost voltage? Trying to stay under 1.3v at 4.5ghz 3570k with no WHEA errors on my extreme 6 also adding .05v to my cpu-z numbers
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