Originally Posted by gingij
Is it a good motherboard?
So far I've built three systems and the other two have been perfectly fine while I have had issues with my person PC. On one system I put a mild OC 4.4 on a 2500k, the second with the 3570k got him a better 4.5 with a Spire Eclipse II @1.245v with mostly low 60's with some GT AP15's with ease, both systems my friends were fine with OC's so I didn't push either.
Now with my PC I actually came from a Asrock extreme 3 gen 3 z68 and an issue that cropped up was a couple of 101 BSOD's the last couple of days while actually pushing the CPU. I without thinking just set the same settings on this z77 board that were on my z68 and never tested them with the new board. Previously I hit 4.6 @1.320 on the z68 E3 with 37 stable P95 with 6500 megs of my 8gig's tested and 24 hours of OCCT so it was rock solid, with the z77 those same settings BSOD me almost instantly and force me to go past 1.350 for some form stability, I did 2 hours or so of P95 but unfortunately with a 212+ even in p//p my temps hit mid 80's (I live in Los Angeles) which would mean that during the next couple of months if I run P95 that will jump into the 90's which is a massive no no for me. I'm trying different bios and stuff on the board but so far minimum has been 1.345 on 1.20 BIOS but I only tested p95 for about an hour since I needed to go through all five of them relatively fast.
Now my issue is more of a personal problem obviously but it is an issue and it's kinda big for me since the added volts basically jump my temps 7-10 on this new board which is massive, I'll be resetting my 212+ on sunday and hope that that helps my temps some but not holding out much hope. I think this board doesn't like my chip and had my buddy run a few test on his 2500k and z77 and that ran about 7C cooler than my PC with the same settings even though I have much better AIrflow.
Now I'm just rambling...... But yeah, aside from my issue I haven't heard a peep of a single BSOD from the other PC's with the board and after I lower my OC to 4.5 @1.325 my system is rock solid but I have been looking at H100 to solve my issue and just make this hit 5.1 (boots into windows @ 53 already tested but not sure about stability)
I would recommend this board highly, aside from some of the Biostar boards nothing comes close to the features in it's price range.
I'm off to bed though, hope that helps but I'll check the thread when I wake up. Good luck with your decision.Edited by Junkboy - 6/16/12 at 6:55am