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    Default Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    Last week I built up a new system using a GA-Z68XP-UD4 motherboard and i5-2500K CPU. The build went fairly smoothly, apart from a few boot looping problems which I solved (fingers crossed). I'm currently running at 4.6GHz (46 x 100), and am experiencing two problems related to sleep (S3), running Win7 Pro x64.

    Problem #1: If I set the Marvell controller for the eSATA ports to AHCI mode in the BIOS everything works fine except when I put the machine to sleep. When I wake it up it blue screens. To get around this, I'm currently running the Marvell controller in IDE mode, which allows me to wake the machine up without crashing, but of course I lose the hot swap ability. However, I've noticed something peculiar. When I first boot into Win7 and look at Device Manager, the Marvell controller shows up along with the Intel controller using the Microsoft driver. If I try to get the Marvell controller to use the Marvell driver, Windows says that the driver is incompatible with my hardware. However, after putting the machine to sleep and waking it up, the Marvell controller now shows up under Storage Controllers as "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller" and functions as if it were in AHCI mode. I can turn my external eSATA drives on and they mount automatically.

    Problem #2: As I mentioned previously, my BIOS is set for a multiplier of 46. However, when I wake the machine up after going to sleep (S3), CPU-Z reports a multiplier of 16 (running LinX). After waking the machine up, I have to run ET6 to bring the multiplier back up to 46.

    Are these common problems, or is there something wrong with my motherboard? I have only seen one person complaining of problem #2 (with no solution that I'm aware of), and nobody complaining about problem #1. Thanks for any assistance you can give me.

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    Default Re: Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    are you using the latest drivers and mb bios? tried beta bios?
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    Default Re: Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    are you using the latest drivers and mb bios? tried beta bios?
    Wazza, thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that I'm using BIOS F5 (not aware of a newer beta BIOS), and the drivers I'm using are what I downloaded from Gigabyte's web site earlier last week.

    BTW, can any of you that have this board tell me if what I'm experiencing is normal or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobCollette View Post
    Wazza, thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that I'm using BIOS F5 (not aware of a newer beta BIOS), and the drivers I'm using are what I downloaded from Gigabyte's web site earlier last week.

    BTW, can any of you that have this board tell me if what I'm experiencing is normal or not?
    I have that same board and Marvell controllers are in AHCI mode. No problems with sleep, same thing with both Marvell and Microsoft standard AHCI drivers. I'm also using F5 bios like you.

    Are you saying that multiplier is stuck at 16x after sleep and only starts changing after running ET6 or are we just talking about normal powersaving that downclocks cpu to 1600 MHz when it is idling.
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    I can tell you 99% sure sleep resume problems are down to either a BIOS bug/issue that hasn't been fixed yet or a ram setting/voltage not correctly set,I wouldn't worry too much,its not the mb it can be easily fixed with a revised BIOS but you will have to wait until one comes out that fixes it
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    Default Re: Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    No real problems here with sleep at 43x100 and the Marvell eSATA controller in AHCI mode. I did notice though that sometimes upon resume Windows (7 HP x64 SP1) will "reinstall" the Marvell SATA driver. But it always works for me, no bluescreens. I am using Marvell driver 1.2.0.1006 from the driver links in this forum.

    Edit: using F5 BIOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mm67 View Post
    Are you saying that multiplier is stuck at 16x after sleep and only starts changing after running ET6 or are we just talking about normal powersaving that downclocks cpu to 1600 MHz when it is idling.
    I have EIST enabled, so I have to run something such as LinX to increase the CPU load to get a true indication of the multiplier. After waking up from sleep, if I launch CPU-Z and then run LinX, it shows a multiplier of 16X. After running ET6, I can load my 46X settings and it holds it until I put the machine to sleep again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
    No real problems here with sleep at 43x100 and the Marvell eSATA controller in AHCI mode.

    Edit: using F5 BIOS.
    Flyfisher, thanks for letting me know that the Marvell controller in AHCI mode is working for you with sleep. That confirms my suspicion that there's something wrong with my system. Maybe not the motherboard per se, but something, either hardware or software. I did "re-use" the hard drive with Win7 already installed from my previous system (Gigabyte P55-UD4P). I may try doing a clean install of Win7 and see if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    just set your power plan profile in windows power saving options to high performance,then cpu multi should jump to 46x,then if it does set back to balanced and it should reduce
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    Default Re: Two Problems: GA-Z68XP-UD4

    Thanks for everyone's help. Thanks to flyfisher, I now have the Marvell AHCI issue solved. I had been using the Marvell driver from the Gigabyte website, which is an older driver than the one on this site (which flyfisher brought to my attention). Using the newer driver has solved the problem.

    I still have the problem of the machine losing the overclock when waking up from sleep, but I noticed something strange. If set BIOS to Optimized Defaults the multiplier doesn't drop to 16X after sleep (it stays at 34). In fact, if I do nothing in the BIOS but raise the multiplier to 40X, it also retains the multiplier after waking up. However, if I then set the multiplier to 46X, it drops back to 16X after waking up. Looks like I still have more playing around to do on this problem.

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