When I put my computer together it was running an old BIOS, something like 0018. It was stable with that BIOS. I updated because it addressed some issues and I was hoping they unlocked the stock multiplier option (same reason I updated to 0035). Apparently the Intel Download page is messed up, not just limited to the DZ68BC. I don't know which BIOS you have installed on your motherboard but I imagine it's an older one. If you do run the BIOS just avoid 0035, like I said 0028 worked fine.
So far I've run DDR3 1333 Kingston LP RAM and DDR3 1600 Crucial RAM in the machine with no problems. I don't think the board is too picky about what you put in it. The one thing I've noticed though it seems lack XMP profiles. So if you buy RAM with XMP profiles they might not work at the XMP speeds.
And about this: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fqdms.intel.com%2Fdm%2Fd.aspx%2F17A8D21D-00D7-444E-9AD1-87D0414E4DC4%2FPCN111144-00.pdf&ei=2lw-T_SSLuHL0QHRhqnBBw&usg=AFQjCNH1MqlYWHqQll24TYzEzGl3ssyMKA
What do you think? Do you have the G30742-401 or G30742-402 one ?
Don't know off hand, but according to the AIDA64 report I uploaded I have this DMI version: AAG30742-401.
I have the same DMI version: G30742-401.
Just avoid BIOS 0035 and I think you'll be happy with the board. Like I said I didn't have any serious issues, just some minor ones here and there, before I updated to the latest BIOS.
Hope that helps.
Thank you so much for your reply.
So...I must keep it with the bios that came from the factory or upfdate it with the bios # 28?
I would personally update it to 0028. It addresses a lot of issues with the chipset, mostly drive controllers (if I recall correctly). I'm getting my board ready to send back Monday. It crashes on average once every 15 minutes so I can't wait on a BIOS to come sooner or later. When I get the board back from RMA if it isn't running 0028 I am going to flash that BIOS. Hope that helps.
You cannot rely on Turbo Boost with 0035, because it breaks even that. There is several users including me, who cannot use Turbo boost at all because it will cause BSODs.
True that. I had to turn off Turbo Boost otherwise it would crash the system when any significant load was put on the computer. However, even with it turned off the PC would crash roughly once every 30 minutes. I'm about to label the SATA connections and pull the board out of the case. Hopefully if I send it out tomorrow via Priority Mail it will get there by the end of the week.
I am so worried about this board. Mine still on the box, I not opened the box. I am so afraid about all these issues. I tought to call to intel to exchange for one more stable.
I would like to ask something. I am not an overclocker, I wont make overclock with my motherboard or memories or video card. I will use everything in default mode. Anyway I will have issues with motherboard if I am not update for the BIOS #28 ??
if I knew all these problems before I never would have bought this motherboard. I have an Intel D975XBX2 that works perfectly until today. Never had a blue screen within 5 years of use, never! So I trust in Intel, always bought Intel products. Intel should act and replace my motherboard that I bought recently by a stable model, to prevent any problems for me, it would be more correct from a company like Intel.
Thank in advance for all people here.
I think you'll be fine with BIOS 0028. Like I said I had a few minor issues with that BIOS, but nothing major. Another thing to keep in mind... Intel doesn't make motherboards. All Intel boards are built by Foxconn. I don't even know if Intel creates the layout, specs, etc... on their boards or if Foxconn does all this for them. For the past 7-8 builds I've done I've only ran Gigabyte motherboards. I took a leap of faith with this board. So far I'm underwhelmed. If you still have it in the box or you can still return it you might be better off looking at a Z77 from ASUS or Gigabyte.
The shops here do not follow the same laws of the shops there. I want to exchange, I sent email to the store talking about all this. My card is in sealed package ( I am not opened it). But they are refusing to exchange and is only a month I bought.
Where I can find the BIOS #28 ?
Which file I should download for my Windows 7 64bits?
Thank you in advance.
Download this file.File name:BC0028.BIOVersion:0028Date:11/07/2011Status:Previously releasedSize:6.94 MBLanguage:English
Format a flash drive to FAT32 and flash it while you're in the BIOS. I tried the Windows option on an earlier BIOS and it failed. Used the BIOS update and it was smooth.
I can't believe they still have this BIOS available for download. Seems like a pretty boneheaded move to me.