Originally Posted by Aznboy1993
According to device manager I have driver version 22.214.171.1245 installed currently (prior to preforming the firmware update). That is my IME driver version...as to my IME firmware version...I haven't the slightest. Any ideas (step by step?) as to what I can do to flash the latest firmware on my motherboard. If it's long and complicated, I don't care
Hmm... if you are positive that you've installed the correct driver in Windows, the only possibility that I can think of is that perhaps the board bios is outdated possibly? Are you running at least 1204 on your board? (I ask because that's the 'Compatibility for Windows 8' update and perhaps there is a communication problem between the IME and BIOS.
Really I'm stumped and since I haven't updated mine yet I can't say for sure. Normally it should be a simple as running the update utility and waiting until it notifies you of a need to restart. AFAIK there isn't a proven 'manual' version (and those that exist are not for the faint of heart as they can brick your board if you do something wrong). Some people have mentioned success using a version for the X79 and the manual tool to force it on to their Z77 boards - but I wouldn't recommend going that route unless you are both very confident it will work and completely prepared to swap out the MB if it doesn't.
If there's a problem and you have a second hard disk available, you might try installing a different OS (win 7 perhaps) with nothing other than the drivers installed... and then try again. I've found on some systems that drivers are some of the first things to get 'stepped on' by poorly written software. However, it seems like you just installed Win8 so that shouldn't be the problem at this point - unless Win8 compatibility is so poor that you can't even update for better compatibility until you first downgrade your OS install.. that would be truly sad but it wouldn't be the first time.
Originally Posted by cloppy007
Does anybody know why my 3570K can't go past 45x in my MVG (firmware 1309)? I've tried both 46 and 47, but it just uses 45 although the POST reports a turbo speed target of 4600MHz.
Feniks was having a similar problem and a poster in this thread
mentioned that clearing CMOS and messing with the OC settings in the BIOS a second time solved the problem... Not sure if that helps, but you're definitely not alone in the issue.Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 12/1/12 at 6:15am