Originally Posted by neofury
Good idea. Once I do get something stable after 12 hours prime 95, I always make a profile for it in my bios. It has saved me a lot of pain a few times already
Out of curiosity if I were to upgrade my p8z77-v Pro to one of the higher end maximus boards, outside of a few features would it help overclocking at all? You always see these boards with OC Formula etc as if it helps I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen a benefit in upgrading for OCing.
Saving bios profiles is always a good idea when flashing the same bios, but you also want to save screen shots since when you switch to a new bios you lose all your saved profiles.
Your chips needs what it needs, a better board will not really change that. However, better mobos can be more consistent and precise with regard to voltages. At first I had a less expensive Asus mobo, had some issues with it in regard to voltage accuracy. I returned it for an ROG Asus and liked it enough that I bought another for my second rig.
The higher end mobos will also give you a few more advanced options with ocing and ram settings, but those only help if you really know what you are doing. Many people have used this guide with everything from an inexpensive Asus mobo to the most expensive one, and they all work.
From everything I have read, I would recommend an ROG mobo or a good Gigabyte one. Some ASRock mobos have a tendency to be not very accurate in reporting their voltage. However, I wouldn’t say anyone with an inexpensive Asus mobo is not going to be able to oc their chip.