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DChes3
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using DZ77GA-70K board and I7 2600K cpu combination, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility not giving me all options for advanced (overclock) tuning

I am using the DZ77GA-70K boars and I7-2600K cpu together. I have installed the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility but the biggest part of it does not let me access it. Most of all the advanced tuning features are not available.

Both the board and cpu are K series and unlocked.

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idata
Community Manager
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DChes: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Desktop Boards communities.

 

 

In order to make it work we can try to do a BIOS update to 0066 version, on the link below you will find the instructions of how to do it with the F7 method and the file needed:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005724.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005724.html

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22828/BIOS-Update-GAZ7711H-86A-?product=63244 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22828/BIOS-Update-GAZ7711H-86A-?product=63244

 

 

Also, we can try to re-install the chipset driver, on the following link you will see all the drivers available for your board, please choose the operating system and then look for the chipset driver:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/63244/Intel-Desktop-Board-DZ77GA-70K https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/63244/Intel-Desktop-Board-DZ77GA-70K

 

 

Please un-install the Intel® XTU tool from control panel and then restart the PC and re-install it again:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/66427/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU- https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/66427/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-

 

 

Additionally, altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.

 

 

Any further questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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My understanding is that, when using a 2nd generation Core processor with a 7 Series board (which is (primarily) intended for 3rd generation processors), you are not going to have the same set of overclocking methods ("knobs") that you would have if you were using this processor with a 6 Series board (which is (primarily) intended for 2nd generation processors). How you can overclock a 3rd generation Core processor (i.e. what methods you will have available) is much more restrictive than that supported by 2nd generation Core processors and you are going to be limited to this more-restrictive set because of this particular board-processor combination.

In a similar vein, if you update the BIOS on a 6 Series board so that it provides support a 3rd generation Core processor, you will only have access to this more-restrictive set of methods, regardless of whether you are using a 2nd generation or a 3rd generation Core processor. This is why some overclockers that use 2nd generation Core processors have (a) stuck with 6 Series boards and (b) avoided upgrading the BIOS to any version that (also) provides support for 3rd generation Core processors.

paramountain (my primary example of "some overclockers") -- Any additional pearls of wisdom?

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DChes3
Beginner
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The latest BIOS has already been updated. The chipset driver has not been installed at all. The reason for this is that i am using a newwer operating system and is probably not supported. I am using windows 10 Home x64. The reaon i have not installed the chipset drivers is i wasnt sure (or didnt think) that installing them while running 10 would work or not. Will it hurt anything to try and install the latest chipset reccomended for Windows 8.1 from here.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23061/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-for-Intel-Desktop-Boar... Download Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® Desktop Boards

BUT !!!! ......Before using windows 10 home x64 i was using Windows 7 Pro with all correct drivers including the chipset and had the same issue.

I have tried uninstalling XTU tool and reinstalling but no changes.

DChes3
Beginner
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I understand that due to the difference between 2nd and 3rd gen processors and boards there are going to be different available features in XTU tool.

Before i got the DZ77GA-70K board I was using a 7 series board from anothe manufacturer and XTU tool worked fine. A friend of mine also Uses XTU tool with 2nd gen cpu / 3rd gen board (different manufacturer) and has no problems.

Also i said that not all features are available in XTU with my current setup, actually there are no advanced tuning features. I can use it for stress testing and bench marking or system info but nothing to tune with.

Here is a screenshot of what is available (no options under advanced tuning)

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you very much to N. Scott Pearson for the information provided previously.

 

 

DChes: Thank you for providing those details and the screen shot.

 

 

I hope the information posted previously was useful for you because that seems to be the case with Intel® boards.

 

 

In regard to your inquiry, you can always try to install the chipset driver for Windows 8.1, probably it will not work but it will not hurt anything.

 

 

I will do further research on this matter, as soon as I get additional details I will post all the information on this thread.

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

idata
Community Manager
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DChes: I just wanted to let you know that after doing further research on this subject, I am able to confirm the information provided previously by N. Scott Pearson as correct, in regard specifically to Intel® boards.

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

DChes3
Beginner
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Okay, gonna give this one last go !!!!

First of all thank you to everyone that replied with help on this topic the last time.

I have read all the product specs and compatibility specs several times. No need to post links to the specs.

I am using the DZ77GA-70K motherboard (3rd gen) along with the I7-2600K cpu (2nd gen).

I have overclocked the system within the BIOS several times with great results. And I understand the when overclocking doing it through the BIOS is best option.

I am giving this computer to a family member. They do know a little about computers and how the operate. But they do not understand how to overclock within the BIOS. I want to install and use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility so they can have a simpler way of overclocking.

Problem being is: the ETU will not work with this particular setup.

This is why I am confused ???????????????????????????

Over the past 3 days I have taken the cpu (I7-2600K) out of the system and put it into an MSI motherboard that uses the Z77 chipset. The Extreme Tuning Utility works as it should with all advanced tuning options available.

I also put the cpu (I7-2600K) into yet another motherboard (ASUS) with Z77 chipset and the Extreme Tuning Utility works as it should with all advanced tuning options available.

I put the cpu (I7-2600K) back into the DZ77GA-70K motherboard and guess what ?????? Extreme Tuning Utility does not have advanced tuning options !?!?!?!!!???

Like I said I have read the specs and compatibility on both the DZ77GA-70K motherboard and the Core I-7 2600K CPU.

Why does it work on other manufactures boards and not on Intel Board ??????????

idata
Community Manager
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DChes: You are welcome. In this case, remember that the overclocking is actually not supported by Intel, however, there are some tools available like the XTU tool that will assist you in order to try to do that. Those tools might work in different boards from different manufacturers, but we cannot guarantee that it will work for sure in any specific platform. The Intel warranty on processors does not cover overclocking and we actually recommend to use the PC at stock configurations.

 

 

Let me apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R