- Intel Z77
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- Note: DDR3 1600 MHz DIMMs are only supported by 3rd generation Intel Core processor family processors
I like it 06/11/2013
It has two monitor ports. Almost everything works with the BIOS rev 0099. The front panel USB3 ports work now and the Marvell SATA ports work now.
Some people have trouble upgrading the BIOS but I didn't.
There is now a minor bug in the BIOS 0099. It ignores the user specified hard drive boot order. It seems to boot from the Marvell drives first and then SATA 0, etc.
Don't try to use a VGA monitor. The adapter probably won't work when using the GUI BIOS. If you don't have a HDMI or Display Port monitor, the best bet is a HDMI-DVI converter, because the signals are the same. I also have a Display Port to DVI converter that works well.
I used the BIOS update procedure recommended in Intel's desktop forum. (F7/recovery method). Put the XXXX.BIO BIOS file on a flash drive. Press F7 at startup. I upgraded from 0057 to 0085, then upgraded to 0099.
I have the Intel core i5 -3570 processor. I have Kingston 16GB 1600MHz DDR3. KVR16N11K2/16 It runs well with no problems.
I have another one of these boards that has been running for 8 months. It has the 0070 BIOS. That computer is too important to attempt a BIOS upgrade. It runs well but I can't use the Marvell SATA ports or the front panel USB3.
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