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Old May 9, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Default 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
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Old May 9, 2012, 04:38 PM
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well that's messed up, you pay extra to get the unlocked version and the motherboard limits you.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Arrow Intel Ivy Bridge Processor OC'ing Proves Challenging For Some Mobos [Legit Reviews]

26 April 2012 http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1917/1/ - Wonder why something like this has not been posted on other sites...? *cough* HWC *cough*
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Old May 9, 2012, 10:09 PM
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^^ 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
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Old December 15, 2012, 10:41 AM
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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?
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Old December 15, 2012, 11:50 AM
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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.
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Old December 19, 2012, 07:32 AM
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dandelioneater, I am thinking of getting an i7 3770K and the Sabertooth as well. What is your opinion of it?
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Old December 19, 2012, 08:32 AM
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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.
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Old December 19, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Thanks brother!
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