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Joined the club on release day. Rockin an i5-3570k with an ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional. Got a *mostly* stable clock of 4.2 @1.065 Vcore with Vdroop set at level 2, memory over clock of 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24 with Vram at 1.60

I say almost because I had a single worker fail after 12hr and 16mins of Prime85, but I'd say that's probably good enough. Temps are low to mid 50s

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Im going to be kinda busy the next few weekends, but I plan to go for a high overclock when I can. I haven't touched the BCLK yet, but i wanna try to squeeze a bit more out of the ram. Even at 1.65 Vram, 2133 BSODs. I think I got a pretty good chip based on what I've seen for similar clocks, I'm hoping for 4.5 or 4.6 under or around 1.3 Vcore

This my first time overclock and first build, and I gotta say It's been a lot of fun. I think I may have caught the bug... I already wanna upgrade. rolleyes.gif I think my CPU might be the bottle neck right now.
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Have they fixed cold boot issue with ASROCK Z77? I had cold boot problem with my Z68 Extreme3 gen3
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Not a problem for me
post #324 of 3170
Alright, another question:

When updating BIOS should I use windows software? Is it safe and stable? only thing sucks about these board it dose not come with Dual BIOS. Don't want to brick like I did with my Z68
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Originally Posted by Alpha Predator View Post

Alright, another question:
When updating BIOS should I use windows software? Is it safe and stable? only thing sucks about these board it dose not come with Dual BIOS. Don't want to brick like I did with my Z68

Already one reported bricked board with the Windows software. I'm sure it's fine in most cases but I would avoid it.
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Originally Posted by Alpha Predator View Post

Alright, another question:
When updating BIOS should I use windows software? Is it safe and stable? only thing sucks about these board it dose not come with Dual BIOS. Don't want to brick like I did with my Z68

I would not recommend updating through windows. It is very easy to make a usb drive with DOS on it. I have a tutorial in my signature(it says for fermi bios but the usb drive instructions are the same). It is much safer to flash in dos and way less likely to brick it. I will add this to the original post.

It may work for some people in windows but the best practice is to do it through dos.
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@aar0nsky
Would be great if you could post your bios settings (oc tweaker and cpu config), I am pretty new to asrock boards (I had no clue you could disable turbo by doing per core, saw that in your earlier post, thanks!).
I am running the thinner rs360 rad, I have 1 pair of fans in push pull, and 2 just push for now, but no GPU in the loop unlike you. I think I might be able to improve the block mount, Ill try that after some more bios tinkering.
On an aside, does anyone else have windows not detecting all your memory (mine sees 7.90 out of 8GB). I was wondering if this is because the iGPU cannot actually be disabled?

Heres a spreadsheet to my current BIOS settings using version 1.40 on the z77 extreme4.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Aq_MZ_YEa6CSdDJuSV9tSlVhZUhxY2dpc1VkZW4wR0E&output=html
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post #328 of 3170
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Originally Posted by aar0nsky View Post

Heres a spreadsheet to my current BIOS settings using version 1.40 on the z77 extreme4.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Aq_MZ_YEa6CSdDJuSV9tSlVhZUhxY2dpc1VkZW4wR0E&output=html

Really useful, thanks. I'm using the extreme6 but there shouldn't be much fluctuation.
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Ok guys Z77 Extreme 4 or Fatality Performance? This may seem stupid but we have run intto troubles on desciding. It seems the Fatality Performance only has one PCIE 3 and one PCIE2. That wouldn't be a problem except the PCIE 2 said it will run at x4 in crossfire!?.

Both fit in the budget. Now i'm just wondering what you guys think.
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Yeah.. I know, stock cooler. I have a Thermaltake closed loop CPU cooler on its way. I just couldn't wait to build the bastard.
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