Originally Posted by Devildog83
If you really want to know the truth everything is overclocked. My RAM is not actually 2400 RAM, it shows up in the BIOS as 1333 but it's rated to go there. There is only 1 brand of Motherboard I could find the would take over 2133 native, I looked at every motherboard on Newegg, EVGA. They say that some of their new Z87's can take 2666 but I don't believe it. I don't think it's native although a have not researched that further. So if you are running your RAM at 2400 then most likely it's all overclocked. The CHFVZ says it will only take 1866 but it's not true, I have seen 2666 on it and it had to be the 8350 with it. I think if you loosened the timings you anyone could get 2400 to run on this board. So to say that there is no guarantee that 2400 will work I guess that is true but I would not bet against it. There is no guarantee it will work for the motherboard either as the specs say it will only take up to 1866 and the memory is not really 2400 so no guarantee there but I wouldn't bet against them either.
the Z is compatible with 2400, but you'll note its labelled(OC), as after 1866 is beyond AMD's specs (you'll also notice ASUS uses intel's specs instead of AMD's, its actually 1333, 1600, 1866 not >1600),
most high-end intel boards are similar, some 2011s boast over but seeing as its over the 1600 spec from intel, its a gable, its just that the board itself supports the use of those speeds provided you have a decent cpu in there, (usually the case with AMD chips, not sure how much quality variation intels have...).
and RAM is usually "overclocked" anyway, standard DDR3 spec is 1060, 1333, sometimes 1600, and to get over that the manufacturers choose good quality chips and set overclocks for them that you can use, still covered under warranty as RAM is not that easy to kill, over that OC spec though and you void it as it wasn't "designed" for that, but a lot of RAM is fine at high clocks provided you don't use too much voltage and keep the sticks cool.
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Hey guys, got a quick question. I just picked up a CHV-Z and when I'm going to install the latest drivers, the Intel network driver tells me there is no Intel networking devices and it can't do it. The port works fine under Windows 8.1 with whatever driver is included, but I don't like using the generic ones if I can get the correct driver.
use the default 8.1 drivers, just don't bother with intel releases...
Originally Posted by richie_2010
hi guys just a quick question.
I need to do a re-install on my pc and so downloading the drivers from the website and from amd.
I just want to know what the best driver is to use for the sata controllers. atm im using the amd 1.21 sata controller driver. I know there is one on the website but then there is one with the amd drivers
I look forward to your answers
if your using 8 or 8.1, you don't need any drivers at all, but if your using 7 you go to AMD and grab the latest RAID drivers, find the ones for you and plop them on a flash drive.
AMD overhauled their site, chipset drivers are now found under "integrated motherboard graphics" in the full driver page;
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064Edited by Paul17041993 - 11/17/13 at 10:59am