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so may i ask why did u choose the maximus iv?i see in your sig u got one..i have a question does the maximus iv board has OC profiles?so i can load the oc profiles without changing the bios settings?
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I don't think any of asus' P67 boards come with OC profiles on them already.... You can save your profiles to log them, then load them up later...like one for extreme benchmarking and one for 24/7 stable use.

As far as OC'ing the CPU very high, what are we talking here? 4.7, 4.9? The P8P67 PRO can overclock at very very high levels compared to last generations Core series. I've gotten mine to 4.7ghz and I know it will hit higher than that.

OCN user Munaim has gotten his P8P67 PRO + i7 2600K to 5.5ghz for benchmarking, and 5.1ghz for 24/7 stable (all on water cooling, mind that)

I don't see anyone needing to go higher than that for practical usage. If you have the money for a Maximus IV Extreme, then go ahead and get it if you think you'll regret it later. But just know that 5.5ghz is possible on a P8P67-PRO.... and it's $130+ cheaper
     
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you sure?i just watched some video before about max iv bios and i have seen there an option that called "cpu level up"and u got there 2 options 4.2g and 4.6g..
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post #14 of 18
That auto-tuning. BIG DIFFERENCE.... if you are really only going to use that for your overclocking then the Maximus IV is not going to do you any good for the money..

Average the Auto Tune will raise your CPU to 4.5 or 4.6 depending if you have the i5K or the i7K... ASUS' boards can overclock to much higher with no strain on any of their P67 boards..

The question isn't "Can the board handle it?" The question is "How fast do I want the CPU to degrade and fry?" Because the Board will literally last longer than the CPU if you overclock it to the extreme end.
     
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post #15 of 18
wait for the Z68 boards ?
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wait for the Z68 boards ?
Why bother? Integrated video support and SSD caching on what is essentially a P67 chipset?

I highly doubt anyone buying a processor and board aimed at overclocking would have a requirement for integrated video...
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post #17 of 18
I had both, I prefer the extreme. More options for better tweaking, dropped my vcore for the same clock about .200v. System no longer hangs like like it did with the deluxe (read up on this issue, a lot of users have it).Probably not worth the premium price, if I could go back I'd probably pick up a UD7.
post #18 of 18
you could compare the ME4 with the WS rev on the ASUS website, but 4 some reason the WS aint on the site at all......weird.I want the WS personally, it fits my ft02 well and as you can see from my rep and number of posts thats a well informed opinion.......haha
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