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Anyone else using the Intel DZ77GAL-70K and i7-3770k?

  1. #11


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    I need 1.325 V VCore to get my 3770k to run Prime-Stable @4700MHz, but my 3DMark-11-Pro / Advanced - Scores are around the same like @4200MHz.

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  2. #12


    I've had my Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard installed and running for almost 3 months now. Here are my system specs:

    - Intel i7-3770k CPU (Retail, boxed, used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound)
    - Intel RTS2011 Liquid Cooling CPU cooler with 120mm fan
    - Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard running 0064 BIOS (flashed to 0064 on 3/15/2013)
    - Crucial 32GB DDR3 RAM (Ballistix Sport)
    - Intel 120GB Model 330 SSD (SATA III)
    - PNY GTX 650 video card
    - WD 3TB Red hard drive (SATA III)
    - Corsair 650D case with 3 x 200mm fans
    - Corsair 750AX power supply
    - LG DVD RW drive
    - Monsoon Planar speakers and subwoofer
    - Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit OS

    I'm overclocking the CPU, and I'm at 4.5GHZ at 32 degrees C at rest and 75 degrees C at 100% CPU utilization. The board was extremely easy to setup, tweak and leave running. I've updated the BIOS several times and the last time (0064), I had to set my BIOS settings to "default" prior to applying the BIOS update and everything worked once I did that. I have never had a BSOD and the PC runs very well. I use the BIOS to update my settings (overclocking) as I found this is more reliable than the Intel Extreme Performance Utility that runs on Windows 7. All drivers are current and I'm 100% satisfied with this motherboard, it really shines with this CPU! I'm not a gamer (hence the GTX 650 video card), but I tested my son's GTX 660 OC video card in my PC and it was fantastic and the performance in the latest games (BF3, Crysis 3, etc...) was smooth and fast!

    I use my PC for work and I use a lot of virtual machines and Oracle's VirtualBox runs great on this PC and the VM's perform just like an actual PC running that particular OS, which is what I wanted. Documentation is there, you just have to search for it on Intel's website and the accompanying technical information is staggering, if you want to read it! The Corsair 650D is a big, heavy case, but it holds all of the components, keeps them cool and I can't hear any fans at all, so it's doing exactly what I expect it to do. I read up on the issues some others had with this board, but I have not had any issues at all, so this is just another data point... I'm not an employee of Intel and have no financial interest in Intel, I'm just a very satisfied customer! BTW, I'll be installing Win8 soon (since that's the point of this forum!) and I'll update my review after that experience... Thanks!
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  3. #13

    From last night's Win8 install on my new PC...


    From last night's Win8 install on my new PC...
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  4. #14


    Deep South
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    Just bought the 3770K (Best Buy price matched with Micro Center). So I am going to be putting my 2500k and ASRock P67 Extreme 6 into another build I'm working on. I'm currently looking at the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard to house my new 3770K. Have you had any issues with this CPU?

    4/23- Decided to go with the Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H, its a mid range board that looks like it will fit all my needs.
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  5. #15


    Toronto
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I've had my Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard installed and running for almost 3 months now. Here are my system specs:

    - Intel i7-3770k CPU (Retail, boxed, used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound)
    - Intel RTS2011 Liquid Cooling CPU cooler with 120mm fan
    - Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard running 0064 BIOS (flashed to 0064 on 3/15/2013)
    - Crucial 32GB DDR3 RAM (Ballistix Sport)
    - Intel 120GB Model 330 SSD (SATA III)
    - PNY GTX 650 video card
    - WD 3TB Red hard drive (SATA III)
    - Corsair 650D case with 3 x 200mm fans
    - Corsair 750AX power supply
    - LG DVD RW drive
    - Monsoon Planar speakers and subwoofer
    - Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit OS

    I'm overclocking the CPU, and I'm at 4.5GHZ at 32 degrees C at rest and 75 degrees C at 100% CPU utilization. The board was extremely easy to setup, tweak and leave running. I've updated the BIOS several times and the last time (0064), I had to set my BIOS settings to "default" prior to applying the BIOS update and everything worked once I did that. I have never had a BSOD and the PC runs very well. I use the BIOS to update my settings (overclocking) as I found this is more reliable than the Intel Extreme Performance Utility that runs on Windows 7. All drivers are current and I'm 100% satisfied with this motherboard, it really shines with this CPU! I'm not a gamer (hence the GTX 650 video card), but I tested my son's GTX 660 OC video card in my PC and it was fantastic and the performance in the latest games (BF3, Crysis 3, etc...) was smooth and fast!

    I use my PC for work and I use a lot of virtual machines and Oracle's VirtualBox runs great on this PC and the VM's perform just like an actual PC running that particular OS, which is what I wanted. Documentation is there, you just have to search for it on Intel's website and the accompanying technical information is staggering, if you want to read it! The Corsair 650D is a big, heavy case, but it holds all of the components, keeps them cool and I can't hear any fans at all, so it's doing exactly what I expect it to do. I read up on the issues some others had with this board, but I have not had any issues at all, so this is just another data point... I'm not an employee of Intel and have no financial interest in Intel, I'm just a very satisfied customer! BTW, I'll be installing Win8 soon (since that's the point of this forum!) and I'll update my review after that experience... Thanks!
    What are your settings in BIOS? I've had the same setup for a while and have decided to try overclocking but can't seem to get the multiplier to work. I just bought an H80i cooler, but i have not installed it yet, i decided to try overclock on my air cooler first and benchmark the temperatures as i go from higher frequencies and eventually from air to water cooling.

    I have tried to change options but cannot seem to see RealTemp or CPU-Z pickup the updated multiplier speed. I've disabled Hyper-threading along with turbo settings.

    Please help!

    EDIT: I have the DZ77GAL-70k board... Does the lite version have anything to do with the multipliers not sticking?

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    Last edited by XyrusX; 25 Jul 2013 at 20:18.
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  6. #16


    The GA-70k and the GAL-70k are the exact same boards but the GAL doesn't include the Bluetooth module. I set my BIOS to defaults, then simply moved the "slider" in the UEFI BIOS to 4.50GHz and it worked like a charm. Try setting everything else back to "Default" 1st... If you still can't get it to work, I'll send you my phone number and we can talk you through the BIOS settings. We'll get you there, don't worry!
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  7. #17


    Toronto
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    The GA-70k and the GAL-70k are the exact same boards but the GAL doesn't include the Bluetooth module. I set my BIOS to defaults, then simply moved the "slider" in the UEFI BIOS to 4.50GHz and it worked like a charm. Try setting everything else back to "Default" 1st... If you still can't get it to work, I'll send you my phone number and we can talk you through the BIOS settings. We'll get you there, don't worry!
    Thanks for the reply azasadny!

    I did as you said and restored the BIOS settings back to default, but then after using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, setting the multiplier to x45, i got the BSOD. I am currently stress testing using Prime95...

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    "then simply moved the "slider" in the UEFI BIOS to 4.50GHz" - Doesn't this only increase the turbo boost frequency? How did you get it to idle at 4.5GHz aswell? When i tried this a few days ago, i tried to run Portal 2 and it kept crashing haha.
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  8. #18

    My update...


    Here is my updated status with this system...

    I've had my Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard installed and running for almost 9 months now. Here are my system specs:

    - Intel i7-3770k CPU (Retail, boxed, used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound)
    - Intel RTS2011 Liquid Cooling CPU cooler with 3 x120mm fan (push, push pull)
    - Intel DZ77GA-70K motherboard running 0066 BIOS (flashed to 0066 in 6/2013)
    - Crucial 32GB DDR3 RAM (Ballistix Sport)
    - Intel 120GB Model 330 SSD (SATA III)
    - EVGA GTX 660 SC video card (overclocked with Precision-X software)
    - WD 2TB Caviar Black hard drive (SATA III)
    - Corsair 650D case with 3 x 200mm fans
    - Corsair 750AX power supply
    - LG DVD RW drive
    - Monsoon Planar speakers and subwoofer
    - Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit OS

    I'm overclocking the CPU, and I'm at 4.5GHZ at 32 degrees C at rest and 75 degrees C at 100% CPU utilization. The board was extremely easy to setup, tweak and leave running. I've updated the BIOS several times and tI'm currently running version 0066. I use the BIOS to update my settings (overclocking) as I found this is more reliable than the Intel Extreme Performance Utility that runs on Windows 7. All drivers are current and I'm 100% satisfied with this motherboard, it really shines with this CPU! I've been playing SimCity and World of Tanks, and my GTX 660 SC video card)is fantastic and the performance in the latest games (BF3, Crysis 3, etc...) is smooth and fast!

    I use my PC for work and I use a lot of virtual machines and Oracle's VirtualBox runs great on this PC and the VM's perform just like an actual PC running that particular OS, which is what I wanted. Documentation is there, you just have to search for it on Intel's website and the accompanying technical information is staggering, if you want to read it! The Corsair 650D is a big, heavy case, but it holds all of the components, keeps them cool and I can't hear any fans at all, so it's doing exactly what I expect it to do. I read up on the issues some others had with this board, but I have not had any issues at all, so this is just another data point... I'm not an employee of Intel and have no financial interest in Intel, I'm just a very satisfied customer! I'm running Windows 8 (64bit) and Classic Shell and that experience has been 100% positive... Thanks!
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by XyrusX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    The GA-70k and the GAL-70k are the exact same boards but the GAL doesn't include the Bluetooth module. I set my BIOS to defaults, then simply moved the "slider" in the UEFI BIOS to 4.50GHz and it worked like a charm. Try setting everything else back to "Default" 1st... If you still can't get it to work, I'll send you my phone number and we can talk you through the BIOS settings. We'll get you there, don't worry!
    Thanks for the reply azasadny!

    I did as you said and restored the BIOS settings back to default, but then after using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, setting the multiplier to x45, i got the BSOD. I am currently stress testing using Prime95...

    Click image for larger version

    "then simply moved the "slider" in the UEFI BIOS to 4.50GHz" - Doesn't this only increase the turbo boost frequency? How did you get it to idle at 4.5GHz aswell? When i tried this a few days ago, i tried to run Portal 2 and it kept crashing haha.
    I'm suspecting that your RAM may be what's holding your PC back from successfully overclocking. When I 1st bought my board and CPU, I tried to overclock and all I got was BSOD's until I swapped out the GSkill RipJaws RAM out for 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport 12800 DDR3 RAM and it doesn't hold me back now.
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  10. #20


    XyrusX, I used the UEFI BIOS tools to set the frequency to 4.5GHz, using the "slider" and the Intel supplied settings, and made no other modifications. Moving beyond 4.5, I used the XTU tools, but I found the BIOS was a more reliable way to set higher frequencies...
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