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post #11 of 32
That is a poor motherboard. I had it for some time and it did not like to provide stable voltage to the CPU. Stay away! I switched to the p8z77-v and it was much better until it failed.
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There is some kind of weird feature on that board, that will do that. According to the video on newegg, anyway. Did you have that feature turned off?
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LGA1155 CPUs only have 16 lanes. X8/X8 is normal. And it's enough.

Not sure what voltage issue is there. VRM on UD3H is rock solid, and stays steady with selected LLC level. The only issue that it has are due to VIA USB 3.0 ports.

For LGA1155 you need Z77. Z87 is for LGA1150.
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Ok well at what point exactly, would the 8x lanes become a problem? Something tells me it would be long after that processor can no longer run the latest games. Just curious about that I guess.

Also, if that board is having issues with the USB 3.0, which board should I be looking at? I was told by another member to make sure I get at least 6+1+1 power phase, although I must admit that I'm not entirely sure what that means. I also have to admit that I'm on a budget, so the least expensive board would probably be the best. I looked around newegg for the aforementioned "extreme6" asrock board, but I don't think that's actually in the model number because it doesn't seem to come up via their search.
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post #15 of 32
Not everyone has issues with VIA ports though. You want to look for ASRock Z77 Extreme6. That board has voltage reporting issue though. I also mentioned MSI boards on the previous page like GD65, GD55. They don't have offset voltage control though.

And unless GPU's suddenly go x4 better, don't worry about X8 3.0.
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So basically, its the old game. Pick whichever board has the problem/s that you don't mind. biggrin.gif

I found a gigabyte Z77 UD3h on craigslist that is functional, however it comes with absolutely nothing except the board itself. But, its only $90. Should I be interested in that one? Or am I going to suffer without everything that comes with the board when its new?
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post #17 of 32
dont insult the P8 Z77-V line. they are very nice boards, i run the V PRO and one of my friends is running the V LK, nothing wrong with either of them, the boards are outstanding.

both of us use the USB 3.0 without any issues, and the V pro model overclocks very well, im sitting at 5GHZ, friend is at 4.8ghz on his V LK with no issue.

as for unstable cpu voltages neither of us have a problem, you must disable the boards ECO function via an onboard switch, or it attempts to bump the voltage lower to save power.
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The biggest reason is because the ASUS P8Z77-V LK is a 4+1+1 phase board, which is not an optimal configuration for overclocking. You should look for a board with at least 6+1+1 or 6+2+1. Here's my minimum recommendations for boards from the "Big 4" manufacturers...

ASRock: Z77 Extreme 6
ASUS: P8Z77-V LE Plus
Gigabyte: GA-Z77X-UD3H
MSI: Z77A-GD55

Sorry to ask, but what do you mean by "a 4+1+1 phase board" or "6+1+1" ?

If you want my two cents OP, I think you'd be better off with an Extreme4 or Extreme6 board by ASrock.

I don't know much about the Gigabyte board you posted, but I almost ended up buying the Extreme6 from Asrock. A lot of good solid reviews.

Maybe what you should do is Google *Motherboard model* *CPU model* over clocking and see how high people have been able to over clock with a particular motherboard.
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Sorry to ask, but what do you mean by "a 4+1+1 phase board" or "6+1+1" ?

If you want my two cents OP, I think you'd be better off with an Extreme4 or Extreme6 board by ASrock.

I don't know much about the Gigabyte board you posted, but I almost ended up buying the Extreme6 from Asrock. A lot of good solid reviews.

Maybe what you should do is Google *Motherboard model* *CPU model* over clocking and see how high people have been able to over clock with a particular motherboard.

that guy complaining about phases needs to do research himself tongue.gif
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Sorry to ask, but what do you mean by "a 4+1+1 phase board" or "6+1+1" ?

If you want my two cents OP, I think you'd be better off with an Extreme4 or Extreme6 board by ASrock.

I don't know much about the Gigabyte board you posted, but I almost ended up buying the Extreme6 from Asrock. A lot of good solid reviews.

Maybe what you should do is Google *Motherboard model* *CPU model* over clocking and see how high people have been able to over clock with a particular motherboard.

That's a number of phases VRM has. Well it's not a biggest problem. For example Extreme4 that you recommend uses low-efficient D-PAK MOSFETs that supply less current than most other boards on the market that use better MOSFETs. Well, that's also not a problem for everyday OC if you don't mind your VRM going warm/hot.

Here is an article if you want to know more.
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So basically, its the old game. Pick whichever board has the problem/s that you don't mind. biggrin.gif

I found a gigabyte Z77 UD3h on craigslist that is functional, however it comes with absolutely nothing except the board itself. But, its only $90. Should I be interested in that one? Or am I going to suffer without everything that comes with the board when its new?

Yea pretty much. Well Gigabyte boards have warranty based on serial number. They only come with SATA cables, manuals, and etc. Some boards also include USB 3.0 front panel. However, you're still taking some risk.
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