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post #701 of 3170
Yeah flashed it to 1.7, also tried 1.4 just in case. I am completely flummoxed. I've contacted Asrock support, if i figure it out i'll post here.
post #702 of 3170
Hmm I did notice that while HCI memtest was running my mouse would freeze when not used. This is introduced in 1.70

Aside from that it never freezes/unfreezes.

I haven't had any BSODs yet.

Also noticed microcode update for sandy bridge in 1.70
post #703 of 3170
Newbie, just got my Asrock z77 board 3 days ago and loving it. (newegg $125 Steal)rolleyes.gif All is going well.

Right now im really just enjoying the onboard audio, the ALC898 sounds fantastic, so detailed and clean. Really enjoying the speed compared to my i7 920. IVY is freaking fast!

When I do decide to install my graphic card, is there any way to shut off completely the onboard gpu? It looks like I have to at least let it use a minimum of 32MB of ram. (Right now I have it set to allocate 1GB, and must the the HD 2500 is very speedy for onboard!)
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post #704 of 3170
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Newbie, just got my Asrock z77 board 3 days ago and loving it. All is going well.
Right now im really just enjoying the onboard audio, the ALC898 sounds fantastic, so detailed and clean.
When I do decide to install my graphic card, is there any way to shut off completely the onboard gpu? It looks like I have to at least let it use a minimum of 32MB of ram.

When you get a PCI-E graphic card,

In BIOS,

iGPU Multi Monitor Support = DISABLE.

That should do it.
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Thanks, right now I have that option set off, but am still using onboard graphics. So I guess that once I install my card it will auto detect and bypass the GPU...
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I have a very minor issue, but an annoying one I wonder if someone could help. Right now my CPU fan seems to be running at full power at all times. I went into the AXTU and went to fan control, and could tell that when I manually moved the CPU fan slider down from the max of 10, there was a noticeable decrease in sound but with no real impact on the temperature while I was idle. It seems to me that my CPU fan does not need to be running this fast while on idle.

Is there a way to have the CPU fan automatically scale to only spin at full speed when it needs to? Do I need to buy hardware to do this or is this something that software can do, or a BIOS setting? Currently the CPU fan is the loudest fan when the computer is idle, its not a huge deal but something I would love to fix.
post #707 of 3170
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Do I need to buy hardware to do this or is this something that software can do, or a BIOS setting? Currently the CPU fan is the loudest fan when the computer is idle, its not a huge deal but something I would love to fix.

Are you connected to Fan Header 1 or 2? 3 pin or 4 pin fans?

Fan Header 1 doesn't work with 3 pin fans, you won't be able to adjust the speed, you'll need to move it to the second header.

More to that, there is only a temperature control target. This means that you get 100% of the target speed at a certain CPU temperature that you sent. Unfortunately there is no 'ramping'.
post #708 of 3170
I'm not sure what I'm connected to or how many pins but without looking I can adjust the fan speed manually no problem, so that doesn't seem to be the issue. The problem is that it is running at 100 percent on idle and I don't want it to be. However I have no problem running at 100 percent when it needs to be to keep the CPU adequately cooled, but it seems clear that it doesn't need to be going at 100 percent speed to keep the CPU at idle temperature while idle.
post #709 of 3170
Do you have it on the "Full on" setting in the BIOS?
   
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post #710 of 3170
It seems I did have it on Full On setting in the BIOS, didn't know that option was there. I switched it to automatic but don't notice it did much except now in AXTU it shows the target temp changed, I'm not sure if it will scale now or not, is changing it to automatic the only option I have?
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