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ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review

Author: Steve Grever
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: ASRock

BIOS Features

ASRock provided a custom UEFI BIOS to take advantage of all the extra features and options available on their flagship Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 motherboard. We took it for a spin to see how customizable it is, especially when we want to overclock LGA 1155 processors and other hardware components.

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Main Menu

 

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OC Tweaker Menu

 

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OC Tweaker Menu Continued (Voltage Options)

 

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CPU Ratio Settings under manual (Can be manually changed to overclock CPU)

 

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Advanced Menu

 

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CPU Configuration Menu

 

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Northbridge Configuration Menu

 

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AC/Power Loss Menu

 

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Storage Configuration Menu

 

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Super IO Configuration Menu

 

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Boot Menu

December 2, 2011 | 12:36 AM - Posted by VISHNU COMPUTERS (not verified)

detail rate.....?
Good motherboard

December 2, 2011 | 04:01 AM - Posted by BugSmashR (not verified)

Second Page:
"Expansion / Connectivity
5 x PCI Express x16 slots (single at PCIE 3.0* x16 (PCIE2) mode, dual at PCIE 2.0 x16 (PCIE1) / PCIE 2.0 x16 (PCIE4) mode, or triple at PCIE 2.0 x16 (PCIE1) / PCIE 2.0 x8 (PCIE4) / PCIE 2.0 x8 (PCIE6) mode; PCIE5: PCIE 2.0 x4 mode)"

Last Page:
"Strengths
Good overclocker
Five PCI Express 3.0 slots with SLI/CrossfireX support
Excellent overclocking utility
Tons of accessories"

Wait, I thought only one slot is PCIe 3.0 ready. And even it reverts back to the 2.0 spec once more than one graphics card is inserted. Or am I reading this wrong?

March 26, 2012 | 03:53 AM - Posted by Nicholas (not verified)

Hi all,

Im using a i5 2500K on a Asrock Z68 extreme 4 gen3
cooling: Noctua NH-D14
I'm overclocking through AXTU do i need to increase the cpu voltage as i increase the multipler? if so what is a guide?

April 23, 2012 | 02:19 AM - Posted by Amithlon (not verified)

I have the same Mobo, i just got my 2600K to 4.90GHz (definitely doesn't like 5.0 on the voltages i can feed it without overheating). I have 4 x 4GB Ripjaw Z 2133 Cl9 ram,
how do you overclock the memory ? - i have seen a review wher eit's out at 2414MHz using 10-12-11-28 T? but i can't find wher ein the bios to alter these.

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