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August 4, 2012 3:13:17 PM

So I thought that if you get a SB motherboard you only lose pcie3 but didn't realise that you lose the usb 3.0 ports too. My motherboard is asrock pro z77 extreme 4 and I'm wondering if the usb 3.0 slots will still work. I went with the 2500k since it overclocks better but it seems that perhaps I've made the wrong choice. Any suggestions?

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August 4, 2012 3:16:46 PM

How do u loose the USB3? U don't, its just not on the chip. CPU is fine.


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August 4, 2012 3:17:01 PM

Whats your mobo?

asrock pro z77 extreme 4 ? Its 2 different ones.

I hope its the Extreme 4.
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August 4, 2012 3:19:12 PM

U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 -> ... Latest Z77...

Its better choice for OC, it has more powere phases, that helps the stability and the OC.

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



That is a great mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.

Read the Toms review Seven Sub-$160 Z77 Express Motherboards, Reviewed
@ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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August 4, 2012 3:23:01 PM

nikorr said:
Whats your mobo?

asrock pro z77 extreme 4 ? Its 2 different ones.

I hope its the Extreme 4.

Thank you for a quick reply. Yes it's a extreme 4 just like you suggested in the last thread. I am just wondering if I lose the usb 3.0 capabilities if I install the 2500k. I am kinda worried since I've just ordered my 2500k and discovered that it might take out the usb 3.0 features.
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August 4, 2012 3:25:25 PM

NO, install this drivers and u are fine.

3/8/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 4.53MB ASMedia USB 3.0 driver ver:1.10.1.0

3/30/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 11.84MB Intel USB 3.0 driver ver:1.0.4.220

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Down...


USB 3.0 - 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by Intel® Z77, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0

- 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by ASMedia ASM1042, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0

Plus headers for the front panel and such.
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 header by Intel® Z77 (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports),

supports USB 1.0/2.0/3.0
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August 4, 2012 3:27:30 PM

By installing the driver, u will be able to use it just fine.

That's why the drivers are included.
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August 4, 2012 3:28:28 PM

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August 4, 2012 3:29:22 PM

nikorr said:
NO, install this drivers and u are fine.

3/8/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 4.53MB ASMedia USB 3.0 driver ver:1.10.1.0

3/30/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 11.84MB Intel USB 3.0 driver ver:1.0.4.220

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Down...


USB 3.0 - 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by Intel® Z77, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 2 x Rear USB 3.0 ports by ASMedia ASM1042, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 1 x Front USB 3.0 header by Intel® Z77 (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports), supports USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s

Thank you! I had gotten really worried that I maybe made the wrong choice. Thanks for clearing that out.
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August 4, 2012 3:32:11 PM

No problem : ) Good luck!
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August 4, 2012 6:27:24 PM

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