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Asus Maximus IV Extreme Specifications:
  • Form factor: Extended ATX
  • Dimension: 12 inch x 10.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 26.9 cm )
  • Socket Type: LGA1155 (Intel Core i7)
  • Chipset: Intel® P67 Express Chipset
  • RAM Slots: 4 x DIMM
  • RAM type: DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory, Dual Channel memory architecture
  • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market. Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
  • Max RAM: 32 GB
  • Expansion slots:
    4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16 )
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • GPU Support: Support NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Storage Ports:
    2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Red)
    4 xSATA 3Gb/s ports (Gray)
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

Chipset
Intel INF Driver 9.2.0.1025

Intel Management Engine Driver 7.1.10.1065

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver R2.58

LAN
Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver 16.0

Bluetooth
Toshiba Bluetooth Stack Driver 8.00.04

USB
NEC USB 3.0 Driver 2.0.34.0

SATA Controllers
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.1.2.1004

JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver R1.17.62

Marvell Controller Driver 1.0.0.1051

Utilities
Asus AI Suite II

ASUS ROG Connect Plus V1.00.10

ASUS ROG Connect V1.04.10

Asus Maximus IV Extreme Product Page

Official Asus Bios Source: HardForum

Latest Bios 1409: Download Link

Official Asus Bios Source: Kingpin Cooling

Latest Bios 1409: Download Link

Maximus IV Extreme -
1409 Change Log -
- Improved OC performance using Multipliers or Auto Overclocking
- Improved BCLK and DRAM OC capabilities when enabling the "Internal PLL Overvoltage" option in BIOS. Note - Sleep/Hibernate will not operate properly due to Intel Specs.
- Improved USB compatibility, performance and UEFI fixes
- Minor Bug Fixes
- Adds EFI ROM flash back -> from one ROM to another -> to fix BCLK unable to change after failed flash.

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Hi guys!
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I should tell you I don't actually have my Maximus IV Extreme mobo yet. I'm waiting for them to again be available.

I bought my i7-2600K CPU last Wednesday.

I have an AzzA Hurican 2000 case on the way that should be here in the next couple days, along with Windows 7.

I need to order the rest of the bits. At the present time I'm planning on:

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14.

RAM: 8Gb G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 2x4Gb 9-9-9-24-2N 1.5V. You can see the sticks are optimized for P67 mobos, and the Maximus IV Extreme is in their Qualified Motherboards List at the bottom of that web page.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1Tb 7200 RPM 64Mb Cache Sata III 6Gb/s 3.5".

Video Cards: 2 nVidia MSI GTX 580 (N580GTX) Twin Frozr II factory OC'ed 1536mb.

SSD: Corsair P3-128 128Gb CSSD-P3128GB2-BRKT 2.5" SATA III MLC 6Gb/s Performance 3.

Optical Drive: Since they are so cheap, and have various states of unreliability, I'll get one locally (probably from Best Buy), at the very end of the build just before I am ready to turn things on for the first time. That way, if it has a problem, I'll be able to just take it back to the store for a new one. I figure it will only run about $7-$10, at most, more than buying one mail order.

PSU: Corsair Pro AX1200 Series Gold CMPSU-1200AX 1200W.

I presently have two, 22" wide Samsung SyncMaster 226BW displays. I want to add a third, 3D display and am presently thinking of getting the ASUS VG236HE, partially due to it's having a 3 year warranty vs. the others presently on the market.

To run all three displays, one being in 3D, I'm not sure if just the 2 video cards will be enough. Any thoughts?

Of course, I'm planning on a pair of 3D glasses
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, probably nVidia's. ???

If you want to comment on any or my planned build, feel free to do so. Though I've built about 10 computers in my time, the last one I built was in about 1990, so I'm a bit rusty on this and specs -- I've had to do a LOT of reading over the last couple weeks since I decided to go this direction.

Thx!

Tim
 

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If you click the "Sign Up Here" link it takes you to a form, you just fill out the fields and it auto-populates your information in the spreadsheet above.
 

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I was able to run Prime and LinX at 5.4 @ 1.48v, but voltage was too high for my taste.
I'm rock-stable 24/7 at 5.1 @ 1.42v BIOS (1.44 in CPU-Z)..
And I'm now 24/7 at 4.9 @ 1.36v to be sure there is no long term degradation.
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-Intel PLL Overvoltage Auto
-LLC Max
-VRM Frequency change to 350
-Phase Control change to extreme
-Duty Control change to extreme
-RAM manual timings
-HT ON

Everything else is at auto.

At 4.9, not a single BSOD/crash/freeze/bug after 40 hours playing Darksiders to the end, over 50 hours playing Borderlands, 2 or 3 hours of BBC2, and almost done with Risen (35 hours) since I installed my Maximus + I7 2600K.
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano;12477339
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Tunapiano,

I think that Guru3d link in your first post points to the wrong mobo.

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Originally Posted by fliq;12477621
I believe the latest bios are 1090.
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano;12477876
Latest BIOS on the product bios history shows 0901 as the latest.

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0901 is the latest official UEFI but the latest beta UEFI is 1090, you find it here and here, with official support from bingo13 (ASUS Technical Support) and Gary Key (ASUS Technical Marketing Manager).

As a note, I think that bingo13 and Gary Key is the same, just different names in different forum.

@Tunapiano
Since this´s a enthusiast board you should consider to add beta UEFI in the OP
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I will certainly add that, thanks for the tip
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0901 is the latest official UEFI but the latest beta UEFI is 1090, you find it here and here, with official support from bingo13 (ASUS Technical Support) and Gary Key (ASUS Technical Marketing Manager).

As a note, I think that bingo13 and Gary Key is the same, just different names in different forum.

@Tunapiano
Since this´s a enthusiast board you should consider to add beta UEFI in the OP
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Tim, I would go with the H70 or something a bit smaller. This motherboard is too sexy to be covered up by that big ass NH-D14.

I have everything but this mobo. It was ordered when TigerDirect had it for 299. I've been patiently waiting.

Parts List:

2600K
8GB 1600MHz GSkill
GTX 580
AX1200
240GB SSD
800D
EK HF Nickel
RX360
New FrozenQ Fusion Bay
 

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Tim, I would go with the H70 or something a bit smaller. This motherboard is too sexy to be covered up by that big ass NH-D14.
LOL... What, Kold, you think this looks too big?

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She was right. Size matters.

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Actually, Kold, where it will set most people won't be able to even see into the case. Also, I'm 62. Most of my friends that might see it wouldn't know how to appreciate it. What can I say.

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haha, alright fair enough. looks like you have an air conditioner plugged into it lol
 

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haha, alright fair enough. looks like you have an air conditioner plugged into it lol
Oh... just to clear things up, Kold, that's not my pic. It's one from the interwebs.

I'm still waiting to get my board after the SATA-II fix and they are available again, and I haven't even ordered a CPU cooler yet.

This morning, as I type this, I'm now reviewing "How to watercool" videos if it makes you feel any better. LOL

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I can't wait to get one of these boards either Tim. I didn't get lucky (or unlucky) depending on who's asking to get in on the first wave. I'm hoping to get one out of the gate as soon as their available. I picked up a chip and a board to hold me over until they were available again but I'm dying to get my SB up and running.
 

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Main post updated with latest Bios and bios information, also edited the post even more and removed the guru3d review.
 
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