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post #1 of 1420 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 06:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Welcome to the Z87X-OC and OC Force Club!
Okay so it is that time of the year again where new boards are released and many new questions come up.
Get latest BIOS from here.

GIGABYTE product Page for:
Z87X-OC
Z87X-OC Force

Some FYI in General:
#1. To use full HD Mode one can use the iGPU, must use a GPU and monitor with pretty high resolution, I think 1080P. I also don't think a D-SUB/VGA cable can be supported.
#2. To change driver order in Windows mode you can select the drive and hold down ATL and then use the arrows.
#3. TAG profile is Profile #8 under save profiles, i like to setup TAG then load optimized defaults and just load TAG for OCing.
#4. If you run into issues with USB 3.0 without drivers in windows you can try disabling xHCI.

Some things for OC
#1. OC Touch for multiplier is capable of being increased even when trigger is engaged. So I can hit trigger and go to 8x and press + on multiplier and when i go back to full speed(when i disengage trigger) my multiplier will be one higher than before.
#2. Currently need to have EIST enabled for multiplier OC to work in Windows.
#3. GTL is coming out very soon.
#4. If your BCLK dividers don’t work at all then reflash the BIOS you might have corrupted ME firmware.
#5. BCLK on air 110+, add LN2 to CPU gain maybe 5 more MHz on top on air, LN2 on PCH gain maybe 5 mhz more as well.
#6. tRDRD =tRRSR on GBT BIOS
#7. For memory OC use 1.00x or 1.25x divider, 1.67x divider isn’t optimized for memory OC.
#8. Use Ring voltage for higher uncore frequency
#9. Use SA, CPU IO Analog and Digital for Memory OC. You can use +0.2 on SA and up to 0.15 on the others. The deltas here are important too.
#10. If you want to OC BCLK use the iGPU OR you can use the last PCi-E slot, the 4x PCI-E 2.0 slot's PCi-E frequency is locked at 100mhz always b/ it comes from the PCH.


Z87X-OC Force OC Features list:
#1. OC Touch (Multiplier, BCLK, Gear, Turbo, power, reset, clear CMOS)
#2. TAG
#3. OC Ignition
#4. Trigger
#5. Dual BIOS Selector
#6. Single BIOS Mode
#7. 15u gold plate on CPU pins, DIMM pins, and PCI-E pins
#8. 8-Layer 2oz Copper PCB
#9. 4-way SLI/CF at 8x/8x/8x/8x with PLX bypass
#10. 16 phase VRM using IR3563B and IR3550 (very high quality).

Z87X-OC OC Features:
#1. OC Touch(Multiplier, BCLK, Gear, Turbo, power, reset, clear CMOS)
#2. TAG
#3. OC Ignition
#4. Trigger
#5. Dual BIOS Selector
#6. Single BIOS Mode
#7. 15u gold plate on CPU pins, DIMM pins, and PCI-E pins
#8. GIGABYTE Mem SAFE
#9. Settings Lock
#10. Direct to BIOS
#11. CBAT Button
#12. 6-Layer 2oz PCB
#13. 8-Phase VRM with IR3563B and IR3553 and 60A Custom chokes.

Overall the Z87X-OC is perfect at its price, however if you want the best of the best the OC Force is the best high-end. Also there is a Z87X-UD7 TH which also has the same OC Features as the OC Force, but the board has gold highlights like the Z87X-UD5H.

Here is the signature for this club! Thanks to rc dude for making it!
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post #2 of 1420 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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God work Sin0822 , the best part on this thread is where you mentioned Z87X-UD7 TH which also has the same OC Features as the OC Force thumb.gif

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Any idea on the sizing of the barbs on the Force?

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Any idea on the sizing of the barbs on the Force?

1/2" Bards.not removable

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Had good fun with the OC at the weekend during the OCN N2OC event. smile.gif

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Can the non-force board run tri sli?
Not quite sure why it would have 4 way crossfire support but only 2 way sli.
Would it just work with 3 way anyways (even if some hacking/sorcery is involved) or is it a lost cause/hardware limitation?

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Officially it won't. You can try to search for hacks, but AFAIK there is nothing that works with current boards.

Nvidia wants X8 per GPU for SLI.

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nice event guys!!!


also there is a new BIOS B10, it fixes unore multiplier not going above 39x(if you needed higher uncore you could just use 1.25x divider and then it worked fine even on F5b and such) also EIST shouldn't need to be enabled for OC multiplier change in windows with OC Touch.

Now just waiting for GTL

B10: http://www.mediafire.com/download/7v1c3176s876v56/B10.ZIP

Friday should be interesting!!!

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Just tried out bios F4 and man was the mouse so sensitive in the bios! It was actually painful to use.

Going back to B10

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Can anyone conjur up an explanation for why the OC has two PCI expansion slots? Why on earth did they put those on there.

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