Some months ago I built my wife a PC with this board and a 3570k.
This board and its behaviour, although general considered great for OC etc. gives me NIGHTMARES. And trust me, I am experienced overclocking all kinds of systems. (My own machine is an old Z87 Pro with 4770k).
* First, and this is important to realize (there is a thread about this somewhere), this board OVERVOLTS your CPU like a mofo. I am talking about up to 0.100V higher than what you set in bios what some people have reported to measure with a DMM on the CPU.
In other words: You may set 1.200V in bios, but it really may apply 1.300V. This explains why so many can run their CPUs with a seemingly very low voltage and even with negative offset V like -0.100 IN BIOS...
*** Second, and this is the most bizarre thing, the board/CPU gets more unstable the more voltage I give. Forget "standard" voltages like 1.300 which would work for other Z77/Z87 and Haswell CPUs.
The normal routine would be stress testing (P95, OCCT, whatever) and then see whether you get WHEA errors or BSODs. With a "normal" board, WHEA almost always means you increase V (as long as safe, say below 1.375), and you get more stable. HERE, it is exactly the opposite. I am not even getting remotely stable (talking about a ridiculous low OC like 43x100) unless I am applying -0.40 (at LLC 2) or lower. Leave V at stock, and this thing isn't even stable at stock multi. I have never seen anything like this.
And I am sure this has to do with that the board so massively overvolts your CPU. Temps are not even an issue as at those low volts CPU barely reaches 60/70 degrees.
Last edited by flexy123; 01-06-2020 at 09:47 PM.