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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme -Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards

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  • SupremeFX X-Fi built-in 8-Ch. HD audio with EAX5.0 support
  • ROG Connect / ROG iDirect - Easy and direct OC control at a pure hardware level
  • Intel Z68 Chipset
  • LGA 1155 socket supports 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors
  • Mem TweakIt -Real-time memory tuning without a system reboot
  • 2 x Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel Smart Response Technology - Experience the Benefits of both SSD and HDD
  • LucidLogix Virtu -Utilize both iGPU and Discrete graphic card at same time

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Technical Details

  • Processor Socket: LGA 1155
  • Form Factor: EATX (Extended ATX)
  • Chipset Type: Intel Z68
  • RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 2200;DDR3 1866;DDR3 1600;DDR3 1333
  • Ram Memory Maximum Size: 32.00 GB
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 15.7 x 13.8 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005584ZEO
  • Item model number: Maximus IV Extreme-Z
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 9, 2011

Product Description

The ASUS Republic of Gamer (R.O.G.) series motherboard pioneers new overclocking methods to enthusiasts. Maximus IV Extreme-Z motherboard supports true 3-way SLI Technology respectively.

Customer Reviews

They told me the board was defective and they would replace it.
Michael Ruberton
If you read the manual, debug 55 is 'no memory installed' when clearly, the DRAM LED lights up (this is controlled by the CPU, NOT the memory).
Jonathan D. Placido
The Bios includes so many parameters to help with overclocking, most of which have an AUTO setting...the setting I use most.
Dan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Biggs on September 10, 2011
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The features seem endless. Its UEFI Bios are the first I've encountered. So I can't give fair comparison, but I can say it was very intuitive and came with ease.

Overclocking is offered in an automated fashion for the novice and detailed menus for the advance user.

Supports 2 and 3 way SLI and includes the bridges necessary. However, it only came with a 2 way Crossfire bridge.

My only complaint was when I placed the cpu into the socket and began to close the enclosure, it felt a bit too snug and seemed to require a lot of force - the kind of force you would expect if you were installing a processor into the wrong socket.

While this is an expensive motherboard, I believe it is feature rich enough to justify for the enthusiast.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KingB on January 17, 2012
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Wanted to post a few bits of info I found out by trial and error.

1. Make sure to push in your RAM. It only clips one side and the side without does not seat firmly without pressure.
2. When updating your Bios you need to put the new bios file on a thumb drive formatted to FAT32 before your EZ flash will recognize it.
3. Careful using the Marvell 6GB SATA ports. Be sure to plug your primary drives into the Intel 6GB SATA and only use the Marvell for storage. (or not at all)
4. You can go SLI X16 on both cards if you put something else in PCIE slot 1 (like a sound card or wireless NIC) This will kick in the NF200 and you can use slots 2 and 4 with full x16. (Although some people say not to because the NF200 causes lag.)

Overall a 5 star board and well worth the money. The OC options are amazing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tem on June 6, 2012
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I Bought this Motherboard for my personal gaming rig and let me say that the on board led helps a heck of a lot when diagnosing problems. To all that are considering buying this product, do not upgrade your bios unless you are experiencing problems that cause for such. I personally learned with this rig "if its not broke dont fix it". All around this is a fantastic motherboard. I've had this for nearly a month and will update my review as the months pass.
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July 18, 2012
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoy the product.

Typically, BIOS updates bring stability, compatibility, and support for newer CPU's as well as to enhance the overall experience using the motherboard. If all your components work, there's no need to update BIOS. It's sometimes a personal preference as some customers like to have the latest version of BIOS all the time. Even if you experience BIOS failure while flashing, you can always use our exclusive USB BIOS Flashback feature on this motherboard to flash BIOS again or back to an older version. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me below. Thank you.

Regards,
Benson
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-benson@asus.com
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on March 14, 2012
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This motherboard and its BIOS makes is so easy to overclock the CPU. Building a computer is easy, but overclocking it is another thing, and I think the more you learn about your system and how it works the better things should get! NOT!!! At least for me. I've always struggled when approching overclocking of about 15% or more, but not any more. With the Maximus IV Extreme Z I'm running at 50% and stable. The Bios includes so many parameters to help with overclocking, most of which have an AUTO setting...the setting I use most. I'm overclocking an i7 2700K...and for now I have place #5 at PassMark, System Benchmarks;[...]
Even though it's not indicated the clock speed of the CPU was 5150MHz (103 x50). For me this would not have been possible without this ASUS board.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George Kelley on February 16, 2012
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An OCer's dream! Looks great and comes with tools for the novice and advanced overclocker. A little overkill for me, but ready for any necessary upgrades down the road. I don't OC currently (don't need to), but will as my components get dated. Spend more now, save more later. Did I mention the sexyness of this MB!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By someone on October 22, 2011
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This motherboard has endless possibilities, you could spend all day in the bios tweaking and overclocking things to the max... Stable board and is running like a champ...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Adrian C. Beckmann on October 25, 2011
If you like to tweak settings to get the most speed out of your ram and processor, this board is for you. If you are not an overclocker, there are cheaper boards out there. I am a computer enthusiast and though this board is super super expensive, I love it. I was able to get my 2600K 3.6 Ghz processor to run stable at 4.6 ghz and thats normal. Having speeds upwards of 5.2 GHZ stable is not unheard of for this board. Let me reiterate, I LOVE THIS BOARD! I love tweaking all the settings to get the most out of my computer and this board more than helps with that.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. higbee on January 12, 2012
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Before buying I even downloaded the manual from ASUS. This board has two controllers for the hard-drives and only the z68 chipset can support a RAID5 or 10. This chipset only controls 2 of the 4 SATA 6 ports, so for Raid 5, I still need to plug in one more drive (Raid Ten you would be short 2 ports). The other contoller may be able to act as a port multiplier, but I could never get to the configuration of it (Yes I tried <Ctrl> M). Other then that the board is working great.
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