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dandelioneater May 9, 2012 07:40 AM

FYI: 3770K overclocking on Z68-UD4 not work.
So I was playing around with my 3770K on my Z68X-UD4 last night for the first time and it seems as though these chips don't overclock on z68. The maximum multi you can set is 39...kind of dissapointing. Perhaps I will be able to bump up the bclk a few ticks to get a bit further.

I guess my only options would be a future bios update that fixes this or I will have to pick up a z77 board when a used one comes available in a few months time. ~4.0Ghz will be fine for games, but it would be nice to be able to push the chip a bit further.

core i7-3770k limited to 39x in gigabyte z68 motherboards

bvsbutthd101 May 9, 2012 03:38 PM

well that's messed up, you pay extra to get the unlocked version and the motherboard limits you.

EmptyMellon May 9, 2012 06:04 PM

Intel Ivy Bridge Processor OC'ing Proves Challenging For Some Mobos [Legit Reviews]
26 April 2012 :ph34r: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1917/1/ - Wonder why something like this has not been posted on other sites...? *cough* HWC *cough*

dandelioneater May 9, 2012 09:09 PM

^^ Wish I had seen that last week, but yeah this has kinda been dissappointing. I didn't know anything about this before I bought the IB chip. So I have bought a z77 sabertooth. I guess in the end you should always buy mobo's and cpu's that go together and not mix old with new. Oh well :doh:

TerenceJ December 15, 2012 10:41 AM

ok, I know this is an old thread, but was wondering since then, has this ever been sorted out? Or will overclocking in a Z68 with a 3770k never really work?

dandelioneater December 15, 2012 11:50 AM

I'm not sure if gigabyte released a better bios for their z68 boards to give proper overclocking on z77 chips. You're probably better off just getting a z77 board if you need/want those newer features, that way there is no guessing game.

IRQ Conflict December 19, 2012 07:32 AM

dandelioneater, I am thinking of getting an i7 3770K and the Sabertooth as well. What is your opinion of it?

dandelioneater December 19, 2012 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 678885)
dandelioneater, I am thinking of getting an i7 3770K and the Sabertooth as well. What is your opinion of it?

I was very pleased with the board. Everything worked well with it, no issues whatsoever.

IRQ Conflict December 19, 2012 08:42 AM

Thanks brother!

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