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    **Official** GIGABYTE Z87X-OC/OC Force Club

    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.

    Also GBT has really improved their memory OC for Z87, so enjoy.

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    Hi guys , this is my first test on Z87X OC.

    Air test...

    Cinebench



    Memory test with ADATA XPG V2





    4900 MHZ for the moment

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2828274

    3050 MHz on memory...

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2828728






    Last edited by Solid Snake; 06-18-2013 at 08:43 PM.
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    very nice job mate!

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    in? :P try some pi tonight, and hopefully some pie too

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    im in
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    GA-Z87X-OC Force - F6f
    GA-Z87X-OC - F5q

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    Dinos22 explains GIGABYTE’s OC Touch features on new Z87X-OC board:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=cnHbLqlwG18
    Last edited by stasio; 06-21-2013 at 12:59 AM.
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    thanks for the info stasio I will try it with F5q
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    i think F5q is what cookie used to do 195mhz BCLK on air, you can try it out!

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    my cpuz says my bus is at 99.98, it's never 100mhz why is that?
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    just the way it is, some BIOSes has it at 100 others at 99.8, GBT didn't want crap from reviewers about setting their BCLK too high.

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    Well I'm in.

    Just ordered the Z87X-OC.


    Choosing a Z87 MB was a hard choice for me because of the pricing and the many features and lack luster over clocking ability of HW with ambient temp cooling that I have seen so far.

    I narrowed down my top 3 choices for my budget to the Asus ROG VI Hero, MSI Z87 Mpower Max and the Z87X-OC won.... My head is hurting and I'm not sure I made the right choice.

    I not only enjoy ambient temp over clocking but I also enjoy gaming. I have an external headphone amp for audio and I prefer hard wired connection for NIC.


    Haven't ordered HW cpu yet and I'm still not sure if I will get a 4670k or a 4770k. I plan on delidding.


    Buying into this chipset and Haswell doesn't make alot of sense to me since I have a nice 5GHZ 3770k gaming RIG. Mainly did this for the challenge of over clocking HW and tweaking fun. Hope I made the right choice.


    See you guys later.

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    Mine arrived today!

    Some photos for the club.




    VRM heat sink hole to hole measurement.





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    GREATTTT ! I jump in the club

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    Got my Z87X-OC today. Fun board to play with..

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    Some things I have noticed with my board may cross over to there boards but here are some voltage read outs I have seen while overclocking. These settings were done with LLC set to Extreme


    Code:
                          Bios                    Dmm full load
    
    Vcore                1.2v-1.35v          0.01v-0.15v Higher
                          1.35v+              0.02v+ Higher
                          1.330v                    1.344v
    
    vRing                 1.170v                   1.189v

    This is what I have tested/seen so far. But look at vcore the closer you get to 1.4v the more the board over volts. Cpuz 1.64.0 and higher seem to show correct vcore at full load compared to a dmm but only 1.64.0 for me show correct idle voltage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acebmxer View Post
    Some things I have noticed with my board may cross over to there boards but here are some voltage read outs I have seen while overclocking. These settings were done with LLC set to Extreme


    Code:
                          Bios                    Dmm full load
    
    Vcore                1.2v-1.35v          0.01v-0.15v Higher
                          1.35v+              0.02v+ Higher
                          1.330v                    1.344v
    
    vRing                 1.170v                   1.189v

    This is what I have tested/seen so far. But look at vcore the closer you get to 1.4v the more the board over volts. Cpuz 1.64.0 and higher seem to show correct vcore at full load compared to a dmm but only 1.64.0 for me show correct idle voltage.
    if you test with like wprime opposed to a bench like IBT/AVX or LinX with AVX does the vcore go lower? AVX instruction set will add 0.05 to 0.15v to the CPU VCore to compensate for its strain on the CPU, there is nothing anyone can do to stop that, it is built into the power control unit.

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    I have one of these boards too,im in! Havnt really spent a lot of time on this board yet.Started testing my PSC,single Dim testing to see how they fair on Haswell
    Memory on air and tWCL6



    8M stable Memory on air 1.9v twcl6
    Last edited by bullant; 07-05-2013 at 05:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullant View Post
    I have one of these boards too,im in! Havnt really spent a lot of time on this board yet.Started testing my PSC,single Dim testing to see how they fair on Haswell
    Memory on air and tWCL6



    8M stable Memory on air 1.9v twcl6
    Question PSC master, why don't you go in the SuperPI competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin0822 View Post
    Question PSC master, why don't you go in the SuperPI competition?
    Hey Sin just in talks with my Ln2 supplier about delivery,they no longer letting me refill 100 lrt Dewar at depo,safety reasons,so I have to work out a meeting place for delivery ,because deliver to my place is to much cost .So once filled ill start putting some results together and see how I go

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    this board is look promising
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    Any tips for clocking CFR/MFR 3000+ on this board? 2933 seems easy but past that it's a struggle.
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    how are you clocking it?

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    I've tried the preset profiles as well as manually setting bclk either to 102.3MHz with the 2933 divider or 125MHz with the 2400 divider and setting primary timings. I've gotten it to boot a few times actually but 32M is tough. Main kits are Trident X 2666C11, Dominator Platinum 2800C11 and Vengeance Pro 2400C11 MFR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiranui Gen-An View Post
    Any tips for clocking CFR/MFR 3000+ on this board? 2933 seems easy but past that it's a struggle.
    same problem here, 2933(100bclk) 2 dimm is easy, 3000(125bclk) can boot up only for 1 dimm.
    haven't try 3000(102bclk) yet, will reprot it later

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