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April 23, 2012 11:45:20 PM

Does anyone here have any experience with testing out the sandy bridge processors with the new Z77 motherboards? I'm looking to get me a i5-2500k but I'm not sure what motherboard to get. Anyone have an advice? And yes, I'll more than likely be overclocking.
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April 23, 2012 11:50:02 PM

Any Z77 will work with Sandy Bridge. It is backwards compatible.
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April 23, 2012 11:53:10 PM

I know, I was just wondering what I can expect vs maybe a Z68? Idk, I remember coming across people saying a SB on a Z77 can cause problems to occur when overclocking?
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April 25, 2012 7:46:08 PM

Z77 supports Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge along with other features. So if you want a little future proofing with the CPU then its a good choice. As far as overclocking, I use a Z77X-UDH5 w/ an i7-2600K and it works great.
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May 2, 2012 7:27:24 AM

Phoenix_Jones said:
Z77 supports Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge along with other features. So if you want a little future proofing with the CPU then its a good choice. As far as overclocking, I use a Z77X-UDH5 w/ an i7-2600K and it works great.


What are the memory dividers available in your bios? Just wondering coz I'v got a brand new pair of 2000Mhz Ram modules sitting in my desk drawer and I can't use them on my z68 mobo. According to this article,
http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000289/Intel...
it appears that ivy bridge on a z77 mobo will allow the use of 200mhz memory dividers.
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May 9, 2012 1:16:42 AM

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May 11, 2012 1:50:20 AM

Jonfk1 said:
What are the memory dividers available in your bios? Just wondering coz I'v got a brand new pair of 2000Mhz Ram modules sitting in my desk drawer and I can't use them on my z68 mobo. According to this article,
http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000289/Intel...
it appears that ivy bridge on a z77 mobo will allow the use of 200mhz memory dividers.


I'm currently using these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With my 2600k the RAM can go in increments such as 2133..1866..1600..1333.. etc with 2133 being my max, if I want to go higher I would need to alter the base clock and voltage. I'm sure with an IB there will be 200mhz increments based on that article, but I haven't had any experience with it. Yours should work at 2000mhz at its rated voltage.
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February 9, 2014 7:54:22 AM

Is a bios update require to make a Sandy Bridge processor work on a Z77 motherboard?
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