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Old 10-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #151
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Interesting.
No issues with a Toshiba eSata 1tb external drive and a couple of generic usb 3.0 sticks plugged in.

Haven't played with any settings other than basic OC and the fan controls.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #152
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Thanks for the reply. As mentioned previously, I have nothing on SATA3_A0 and A1 ports. All I have is my Traxdata eSATA/USB 32GB drive plugged in the red eSATA port. As suggested by David before, I enabled the external SATA option in the BIOS, which oddly enough is available for the Intel ports (SATA3_0/1 and SATA2_2/5) and not for the ASMedia ports.

I also tried changing the mode for the ASMedia controller (IDE/ACHI) and selecting "force Gen 2" as eSATA mode in the BIOS, but the Traxdata drive remains undetected, although the BIOS seems to notice that something is plugged in the eSATA port (it correctly disables SATA3_A1 port).

My general impression with this board (mATX version) is that it is not fully developed. There are issues too with an USB 3.0 stick that I keep plugged in at all times. The BIOS stalls during post unless I disable USB legacy support, or at least select "UEFI setup only".
It does that if I leave my phone plugged in. Basically I think the BIOS tries to see if it can boot off my phone and stalls out.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #153
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I'll be joining the club this weekend with a 3570k woot!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #154
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Just built a machine with this mobo this past weekend. I like this board a lot, and it was dirt cheap at Micro Center. My upgrade for 2012 was as follows:

i5-3570k - $185 USD
Z77 Extreme4 - $85 USD ($50 off when you buy with a CPU)
Corsair 300R - $70 USD

Combined with my 6950 (unlocked to 6970) from my previous X4 965 BE machine, this was a very cheap upgrade!

The BIOS is a pleasure to work with. The ability to flash a new BIOS version directly from the Internet is very nice. I just did a quick OC using the Easy OC menu. I am currently at 4.4 Ghz with 1.3 vCore cooling with a Zalman CNPS10X.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #155
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Haven't seen this posted, yet. BIOS 2.30 was released on 10/4.

Specifically related to "Modify CPU load line calibration behavior". I saw some chatter over at OCN about some users getting more stable OCs out of their board.

I'll be installing it this weekend. Anyone download it, yet?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #156
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Haven't seen this posted, yet. BIOS 2.30 was released on 10/4.

Specifically related to "Modify CPU load line calibration behavior". I saw some chatter over at OCN about some users getting more stable OCs out of their board.

I'll be installing it this weekend. Anyone download it, yet?
I got my board last week and flashed 2.30 immediately. Runs flawlessly and I have LLC 3 running atm for my overclock.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #157
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I'm on 2.30 and have no problems to report, though I've only been on 2.30 for like a day so take that for what it's worth.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #158
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I just received my

ASRock Extreme4-m
Intel 3750k
OCZ Agility 3 120g ssd
Corsair XMS 16g DDR3
HiS IceQ 7850

and I'm setting it up and have run into a couple of problems.

1: Can't update the BIOS via internet, it's currently a v1.0. It finds a connection, asks to update to 1.30 and I click "Yes" and I get connection error. I downloaded the latest 2.30 Instant Flash, but it hangs when trying to read it. Going to try 1.30 first, which on Asrock's website the "latest" listed is 1.30 but I can't find the 2.30 page again!

2: When trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate, I followed the seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds and after setting all the bios, running windows installer I get to the part of where it normally pops up the EULA, I get a prompt for "Can't find drivers". I put the driver disk in and after about 10 attempts of shutdown/restarts, it only listed the 2 drivers (in the i386 folder on disk) once but neither would work.

Would updating the Bios correct the ssd problems? I'm upgrading my 4yr old Dual Core Duo E8500 system and I'm ready to start flying!

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #159
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I just received my

ASRock Extreme4-m
Intel 3750k
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Corsair XMS 16g DDR3
HiS IceQ 7850

and I'm setting it up and have run into a couple of problems.

1: Can't update the BIOS via internet, it's currently a v1.0. It finds a connection, asks to update to 1.30 and I click "Yes" and I get connection error. I downloaded the latest 2.30 Instant Flash, but it hangs when trying to read it. Going to try 1.30 first, which on Asrock's website the "latest" listed is 1.30 but I can't find the 2.30 page again!

2: When trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate, I followed the seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds and after setting all the bios, running windows installer I get to the part of where it normally pops up the EULA, I get a prompt for "Can't find drivers". I put the driver disk in and after about 10 attempts of shutdown/restarts, it only listed the 2 drivers (in the i386 folder on disk) once but neither would work.

Would updating the Bios correct the ssd problems? I'm upgrading my 4yr old Dual Core Duo E8500 system and I'm ready to start flying!
The most recent BIOS for the extreme4-m is 1.30 link
The 2.30 BIOS is for the extreme4 (non "-m") link (this one won't work with your board cause it's not the same )
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #160
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The most recent BIOS for the extreme4-m is 1.30 link
The 2.30 BIOS is for the extreme4 (non "-m") link (this one won't work with your board cause it's not the same )
Well that would explain the version difference. I'll try the 1.30 and report back.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:42 AM   #161
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2: When trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate, I followed the seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds and after setting all the bios, running windows installer I get to the part of where it normally pops up the EULA, I get a prompt for "Can't find drivers". I put the driver disk in and after about 10 attempts of shutdown/restarts, it only listed the 2 drivers (in the i386 folder on disk) once but neither would work.

Would updating the Bios correct the ssd problems? I'm upgrading my 4yr old Dual Core Duo E8500 system and I'm ready to start flying!
I doubt the BIOS has anything to do with your Windows 7 intsall. My guess would be that you've selected RAID for your SATA controller in the BIOS. Switch it back to AHCI (or even IDE... you can always change it later) and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #162
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Well that was nice of them. How did they know I just picked up a 2700K and Extreme 4?
Guess I should send a holiday card to them this year.
Yeah i just put together a 3rd system to use at my GFs with a 2700k. BIOS 2.00 fixed almost all RAM compatibilty issues. Its really a great board. I've built 14 systems with this board already. Only thing missing would be Thunderbolt and Display port(for 2560 support), but you'd need a $250+ board for those!


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My general impression with this board (mATX version) is that it is not fully developed. There are issues too with an USB 3.0 stick that I keep plugged in at all times. The BIOS stalls during post unless I disable USB legacy support, or at least select "UEFI setup only".
Maybe try the native USB3.0 ports? the M version is really a totally different board that only shares the front part of the names.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #163
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Stable at 4.4 Ghz with 1.28 vCore. 4.5 Ghz is possible but I am lazy.



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Old 10-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #164
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I doubt the BIOS has anything to do with your Windows 7 intsall. My guess would be that you've selected RAID for your SATA controller in the BIOS. Switch it back to AHCI (or even IDE... you can always change it later) and you shouldn't have any problems.
No, I have the SATA mode as AHCI, disabled RAID. Tried in IDE mode also but it still asks for a driver. Also disabled the ASMedia SATA3 Mode, I'm out of ideas.

Anyone?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #165
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #166
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Guys I have a small question:

Are your GPU's working correctly? Are your GPU fan speeds dynamically kicking in when the temperature goes up?
My GPU gets over to 80 degrees celsius and the fan speed keeps on 40%, as if nothing was happening. This didn't happen before on my last mobo.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #167
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How many cpu and ram powerphases are in the extreme 4 ?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #168
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How many cpu and ram powerphases are in the extreme 4 ?

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #169
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Thanks looks like its time to upgrade again
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #170
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No, I have the SATA mode as AHCI, disabled RAID. Tried in IDE mode also but it still asks for a driver. Also disabled the ASMedia SATA3 Mode, I'm out of ideas.

Anyone?
I had a similar problem with my motherboard (ATX one, though) when I tried to install via a USB drive in a USB 3.0 port. Make sure there are no storage devices connected to any USB 3.0 ports. Windows 7 doesn't have any USB 3.0 drivers built in, so I believe that the drivers it's looking for.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #171
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I had a similar problem with my motherboard (ATX one, though) when I tried to install via a USB drive in a USB 3.0 port. Make sure there are no storage devices connected to any USB 3.0 ports. Windows 7 doesn't have any USB 3.0 drivers built in, so I believe that the drivers it's looking for.
I was just plugging it into just a USB 2.0, but taking your advice. I thought I would disable the USB 3 in the bios, and it worked great! Once I got everything installed, I went back and re-enabled the USB 3.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #172
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Around 8 different drivers & utilities received updates yesterday:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Z77%20Extreme4
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:52 PM   #173
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Around 8 different drivers & utilities received updates yesterday:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Z77%20Extreme4
I downloaded INF driver ver:9.3.0.1025(intel chipset driver) for Windows® 7 64bit and ran setup and got error that "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for this software". I have windows 7 64 bit and a Z77 Extreme4, 16 gb memory,Intel 3570k...so I am not sure what its looking for..
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #174
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VirtuMVP now works on my Windows 8 64-bit install
The last update fixed the BSOD problem
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #175
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Looking at this board and I'm hearing it has a bit more flex to it than most boards. I was thinking about the Noctua nh-d14 cooler, will it's weight be a problem? Or should I go with the CM Hyper 212 Evo which is around a 1/3rd of the weight?
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