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Old 05-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 2550K

Taking advantage of instant and mail in rebates I have decided to finally upgrade to 1155 from my Rampage X48. I have the motherboard would like input on the CPU. The Intel i5 2550K or 2500K vs the i5 3570. The 2550K being lowest in price/3570K highest ($50.00). G.Skill or Corsair Vengeance.

I have been looking at SSD drive and would like to know if I can bypass the standard SATA drive and use the SSD only.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hey there

I've been out of the action for a while due to being busy with work these days, but I have Maximus IV Gene-Z first gen nice board but have yet to try Ivy Bridge on it.

I have a Core i5 3570K on order so can try it out later. But just be aware, Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 might need a bios update to work with Ivy Bridge i5 3570K. As such you need a non-Ivy Bridge cpu to boot up to flash the board.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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3570K Bios Update

Thanks George,
From the Asus CPU Support List
Core i5-3570K (3.4G,L3:6M,iGPU,4C,77W,rev.E1) Bios 3202
Core i5-3570T (2.3G,L3:6M,iGPU,4C,VT-d,45W,rev.E1) Bios 3202

http://rog.asus.com/motherboard/gene/maximus-iv-gene-z/

Will post as I progress.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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New build progresses:

Cooler Master V6 G.Skill Sniper 1866Mhz DDR3 Memory 8GB

OCZ Vertex 3 60GBi5 2550K
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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First Boot

Bios setting are manual based on initial reading. Still have a lot to learn any settings advice would be appreciated. Cannot find many links to 2550K OC

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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24/7 Settings

Established by 24/7 game settings 4500Mhz V Core 1.28 DDR3 1600 Memory @933Mhz/1867

Too easy so far but it appears I have the lowest V Core for this OC with a 2550K that I can find.


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nice start there, never used a 2550K myself only 2600K/2700K

what bios did you board come shipped with ?
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nice start there, never used a 2550K myself only 2600K/2700K

what bios did you board come shipped with ?
First release Bios. On first boot I flashed to 3305 from USB. From more reading the 2550K is a 2500K without the iGPU and a higher base overclock. Cost less than the 2500K.

Will go for 5000 MHz this weekend. Again I see a big difference in the temp readings from Probe and AIDA64. Do I assume Core Temp is the correct one as before with this build.

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