- Intel Z87
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
- DDR3 2933(OC)/2800(OC)
Couldn't be happier 02/28/2014
Used this board on my first build and it is designed very well with clear instructions on its many features. BIOS is easy to use.
AI suite OC my CPU which was not what I was attempting to do.
I really like this board and I have every feature I could need plus room for upgrades down the road. The only bump I have had was with the AI suite software. Since it is my first build, I'm not blaming Asus in the least, but the 4 way optimization oc my cpu.
I didn't know optimize meant oc. I assumed it would check my components and 'optimize' (i.e. adjust fans and other bios settings) accordingly. I ran intelburn after the optimization and luckily stayed by my comp as i shot up to 90+ degrees in under a minute. I couldn't understand why because I had only 'optimized' and I assumed that this would lead to better temps as prior intelburns got into the mid-70s after 10+ minutes.
I figured out how to reverse the oc and unistalled AI suite. This is all due to my inexperience, but I think it should be more clearly labeled that an optimization has the potential to OC and may make your system unstable.
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