asrock boards

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arnaud
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was wondering if the asrock z77 extreme 6 are good for overclock , saw a bit of reviews saying they had a lot of trouble with the bios . planning to upgrade my dual core to some more recent cpu and i kinda like the look of that motherboard but im still unsure of its fiability

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Asrock is a sub-company of Asus, spun off in 2002 to compete with low-grade parts suppliers like Foxconn. Despite their relative independence, they build on the same technological platform and share factory spaces.

That said, Asrock is NOT putting out Asus-quality boards. I have had VERY VERY GOOD EXPERIENCES with both Intel and AMD designated Asrock mainboards, and they do in fact overclock better than anything Foxconn puts out. However, the power control systems are simpler in their layering, as this is a major part of what costs so much in mainboards. Simpler power control systems means more noise in the CPU voltage lines, and locky-uppy or BSODish overclocks are very often a result of not heat, but the voltage causing bits in the CPU to be mis-written.

If you want to save money, buy Asrock. But don't expect to get the same quality as the big boys are putting out.

Nick McDermott

arnaud
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ok thx, too bad asus boards are not as good looking as asrock... with a windowed side pannel , really dont like the blue theme on them. And price IS an issue ... lol been looking at pieces for over a year guess i need to buy something else i'll be stuck with my computer for a while...guess i'll try asrock cause the other mobo i saw was the asus z77 sabertooth... kinda out of budget for now

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You won't be mad. Asrock boards will run well. But, as I said, it will limit overclocking potential, but in all honesty that isn't a big deal.

Good luck, and happy building!

Nick McDermott

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thank you, dont intent to make a monster overclock anyway, everything on the market kinda beat up what i got right now, i want to overclock just to get that tad bit more for the same price :)