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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Great info. Was just having a look at the gigabyte website and there is clearly a case for RMA.

    One of the listed features of my mobo is "Ready for next gen intel 22nm cpus".

    Also on a compatiblity list where my motherboard is listed it says "By installing the latest BIOS for their 6 series motherboards today, users can be assured they are ready to take advantage of all the performance enhancements tomorrow's technologies have to offer".

    Well I look forward to hearing from Gigabyte.

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    Question Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Quick questions:
    1) Can you boot into a traditional (non-UEFI) bios, press CTRL and F1 at the same time to unlock hidden bios settings?
    2) Is there a more recent beta bios in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...beta-bios.html that might fix the voltage setting problem? At the Gigabyte web page for your z68, Downloads tab?
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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Ctrl + F1 does nothing. There is 1 newer bios that I know of U1D, but I don't believe it allows voltage controls.

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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Go to the http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...beta-bios.html thread and start on the last page and work your way "backward" one page at a time until you come to the forum post that first announced the availability of this bios version. You should be searching for comments from members who have tried the U1D bios on their z68x-ud4-b3 motherboards to see what they report, both good and bad. Feel free to post your question in that thread too, provide a link to this thread and ask that anyone with good or bad results to post a reply in this thread.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I think that you are going to find similar results where some or all bios voltage settings are not working.
    Let us know what you learn from your search.
    Good luck!!

    **edit**
    It might be faster to start on the first page of the thread and use the Search Thread option (just above the first post) within the thread to search for posts using z68x-ud4-b3 or search for U1D.
    Last edited by profJim; 02-03-2013 at 12:07 PM. Reason: added search within thread option
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    I already had a skim read of that last and posted up my issue there also. I saw there were lots of people wanting vcore control.
    Now that I am on a uefi bios do i go back to using q-flash to update or does it need to be done the same way i went to this UEFI bios?
    I have the U1D bios but the autoexec.bat file I have is for the U1C bios so it won't work. I changed the C to a D via notepad and still no luck.

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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Post an exact copy of the U1C Autoexec.bat file.
    I'll download and extract the files in the U1D zip file and see what is there.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Which bios version are you currently running? Give the full bios version number.

    Did you see the following information for the U1C bios download on the Gigabyte download web page for your motherboard?
    0.UEFI BIOS
    (When updating from legacy to UEFI, use only the utility attached to your BIOS file)

    (Note) Some GIGABYTE utilities are not supported under UEFI BIOS architecture. Please remove Smart6, Dynamic Energy Saver, Smart TPM, and Touch BIOS utilities before updating the BIOS.
    Last edited by profJim; 02-03-2013 at 12:22 PM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    I am already running that Z68UD4.U1C bios.

    I want to test Z68XUD4.U1D here it is: Z68XUD4.U1D

    Here is the .bat file that needs to be modded to load this U1D bios rather than the U1C. autoexec.bat

    I don't understand why I couldnt just edit it in notepad.
    Last edited by emett31; 02-03-2013 at 12:39 PM.

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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    Tell me the exact procedure you used when you changed the Autoexec.bat file from
    FLASHEFI Z68XUD4.U1C
    to
    FLASHEFI Z68XUD4.U1D

    Did you put all three files on a bootable drive? What type of drive? Was the drive formatted to FAT32?
    1. Autoexec.bat (modified version)
    2. FlashEFI.??? where ??? = com? exe? bin?
    3. Z68XUD4.U1D <--- actial bios file
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: 3770k with z68 limited overclock

    To change the .bat file I open notepad and load the .bat file. On the one line of txt I change the C to a D and save.

    FlashEFI.??? where ??? = com? exe? bin?------ its FLASHEFI.EXE

    Yes I have all 3 of those files on a fat 32 usb stick. the same usb stick that got me to U1C from F10.

    The error I get when tring to flash the U1D is something like "Flash is not supported"

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