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Soo...I just got this motherboard...installed the drivers/utilities...and now currently am not sure if I even need these utilities. Anyone know if these are helpful or should I uninstall them?

- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock SmartView
- ASRock XFast USB
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP

I think I've heard some people using Lucid Virtu...not sure...
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

Soo...I just got this motherboard...installed the drivers/utilities...and now currently am not sure if I even need these utilities. Anyone know if these are helpful or should I uninstall them?
- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock SmartView
- ASRock XFast USB
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
I think I've heard some people using Lucid Virtu...not sure...

Personally I do not use enough USB devices to justify that one, the LAN seemed promising but on windows 7 x64 the installer seemed weird and I do not understand the concept of how software will speed up my lan speeds(unless tweaking registry values with tcp optimizer), xfast ram never used, crashless bios never used. I would do the overclocking in the bios personally and I would flash the bios from DOS boot disk not in windows. It boots fast without instant boot installed as you can configure it in the bios and I am not sure what app charger does.
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The only things that need to be changed are vcore, llc and I put additional turbo voltage on lowest setting. Make sure speedstep is disabled and make sure thermal throttling is disabled. These chips are very sensitive to voltage so try every notch, not just going from huge increments.

Yeah no dice just changing those. Im gonna try 1 notch if I have to, I did jump to 1.25 initially so maybe Ill get lucky and get the higher clock at lower volts..Who knows? lol...

I'll report back.
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- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
in OS overclocking software

- ASRock Instant Boot
http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/index.asp
basically its some sort of "sleep" function, i think this isnt really worth using if you have a SSD. it might be worth checking out otherwise though.

- ASRock Instant Flash
BIOS flash utility

- ASRock APP Charger
allows charging some devices(im not sure if its only Apple or others aswell) in sleep/hibernation modes, and charges a bit faster aswell.

- ASRock SmartView
some internet explorer plug in, i found it pita

- ASRock XFast USB
increased usb3 transfer speeds? havent had a chance to test since i dont really have usb3 devices that can handle high speeds tongue.gif

- ASRock XFast LAN
comes with a pita overlay and it supposedly speeds up your speeds by tweaking something in the registry

- ASRock XFast RAM
can create ramdisks with this, havent tried yet

- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
it lets the internal gpu control how much frames are being send out to your monitor, it prevents screen tearing at frame rates higher than your monitors refresh rate. it doesnt really add any performance though. if your frame rate is higher than what you need and this kicks in, you'll see inflated numbers in fps counting programs though these are fake frames tongue.gif
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- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
in OS overclocking software
- ASRock Instant Boot
http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/index.asp
basically its some sort of "sleep" function, i think this isnt really worth using if you have a SSD. it might be worth checking out otherwise though.
- ASRock Instant Flash
BIOS flash utility
- ASRock APP Charger
allows charging some devices(im not sure if its only Apple or others aswell) in sleep/hibernation modes, and charges a bit faster aswell.
- ASRock SmartView
some internet explorer plug in, i found it pita
- ASRock XFast USB
increased usb3 transfer speeds? havent had a chance to test since i dont really have usb3 devices that can handle high speeds tongue.gif
- ASRock XFast LAN
comes with a pita overlay and it supposedly speeds up your speeds by tweaking something in the registry
- ASRock XFast RAM
can create ramdisks with this, havent tried yet
- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
it lets the internal gpu control how much frames are being send out to your monitor, it prevents screen tearing at frame rates higher than your monitors refresh rate. it doesnt really add any performance though. if your frame rate is higher than what you need and this kicks in, you'll see inflated numbers in fps counting programs though these are fake frames tongue.gif

Did you have to change other voltages in order to run your vcore that low @ 4.8? I want to lower temps and voltage at this speed, I just wanted to see if you only changed vcore and it only needs that low voltage with your chip or if you adjusted other voltages and then lowered the vcore.
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Did you have to change other voltages in order to run your vcore that low @ 4.8? I want to lower temps and voltage at this speed, I just wanted to see if you only changed vcore and it only needs that low voltage with your chip or if you adjusted other voltages and then lowered the vcore.
PLL all the way down to 1.587 or so? but i ran it at these voltages before that aswell for a couple days
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PLL all the way down to 1.587 or so? but i ran it at these voltages before that aswell for a couple days

Thats the vcore at 100% load right? not idle.
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yeah its at 100% load
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post #39 of 3170
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Originally Posted by punceh View Post

- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
in OS overclocking software
- ASRock Instant Boot
http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/index.asp
basically its some sort of "sleep" function, i think this isnt really worth using if you have a SSD. it might be worth checking out otherwise though.
- ASRock Instant Flash
BIOS flash utility
- ASRock APP Charger
allows charging some devices(im not sure if its only Apple or others aswell) in sleep/hibernation modes, and charges a bit faster aswell.
- ASRock SmartView
some internet explorer plug in, i found it pita
- ASRock XFast USB
increased usb3 transfer speeds? havent had a chance to test since i dont really have usb3 devices that can handle high speeds tongue.gif
- ASRock XFast LAN
comes with a pita overlay and it supposedly speeds up your speeds by tweaking something in the registry
- ASRock XFast RAM
can create ramdisks with this, havent tried yet
- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
it lets the internal gpu control how much frames are being send out to your monitor, it prevents screen tearing at frame rates higher than your monitors refresh rate. it doesnt really add any performance though. if your frame rate is higher than what you need and this kicks in, you'll see inflated numbers in fps counting programs though these are fake frames tongue.gif

Good stuff. Thanks. So basically...none of them are that great...maybe keep ASRock Instant Flash...

BTW : Does "pita" mean "pain in the @$$" ??
Edited by malikq86 - 5/9/12 at 7:12am
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So, had to redo my stability test since prime 27.7 came out.

the stress level is definitely higher now.

Even with 1.28vcore fixed, llc lv1 at 4.5ghz on 3570k+extreme4, one worker stopped at 3 hours mark. highest temp was 80C on air.
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