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    X39 limit on z68-ud4 ?

    MVG died so updated bios on an older z68-ud4 and installed 3770K.

    Now in Bios I cannot select higher than 39 (37) multi. Same story when trying Touch Bios. Cpu-z sees the 3770K and Bios reports it too.

    I never did use this board much before so I have little knowledge. Is there some simple trick I missed along the way ???
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    is there a bios update, or an option to disable limiting clock speeds.
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    There is a later Bios update but it is uefi too. I don't see the option. I think this was the one where I could either delect an overall overclock or select each core in turn but that is currently not active. I have a running p67 ud4 here but I hate shutting this down. I will do so tomorrow and compare the two Bios screens, maybe that will give me a better Idea of what is missing


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    I tried also on the Z68XP-UD5, same problem with latest bios. No issues with the M4E.

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    I heard of same story from a few friends 2 month ago with Z68X-UD3P/Z68X-UD4 with 3570k...The bios than simply supported IB but no overclock posible... From what i heard Gigabyte Z68/P67 motheboard remained at stage "only to support IB".
    This was and it is just lame from Gigabyte ... Even Asrock old motheboards P67/Z68 support overclocking on IB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdan View Post
    This was and it is just lame from Gigabyte ...
    +1

    The support sucks, which is why I had stopped buying from them.

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    Some more reading on the subject shows that Gigabyte released 32 different models of 1155 motherboard before IB was released and none of them support IB overclocking

    Taiwan were supposed to be developing a new bios but I guess it won't be happening....after all it was promised in April.

    I guess I will have to get a SB cpu for this board


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    i think a new board for that cpu would be cheaper. or just wait for asus to RMA tour mvg
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    GB is working on bringing 32MBit UEFI to their current Z68 boards, the ones that sold more will be done faster. if you have a UD3H you can try out one of the UEFI for it, i tried it. But they are still in BETA stages.

    You need to update to the full UEFI to be able to OC the CPU.
    IMO Z68 and Ivy Do not mix, i hear bad stories around from all manufacturers and their BIOS updates bricking boards or hurting max OC and stuff like that. IMO just to get a new board or RMA.

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    yep that is the plan, rma then maybe get another board if it takes too long, then keep an eye out for a good deal on a 2600K so that I can set this one to crunching


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