Reviews and Problems with Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
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27 May 2013
Summary: I really loved this MOB when I first got it...but now after about a year or os, not so much...the overclocking that is supposed to be such a breeze, not so much. In auto mode the thing cycles forever trying to find an acceptable setting, manually it's a crap shoot. The board does not recognize memory over 1300 mhz. It has to be overclocked and again not that easy. It does run stable in default settings, but that isn't why you get this MOB...
Summary: It became clear to me when I booted up into the BIOS that I will NEVER use all the overclocking options this board has to offer. That being said, I can rate this up from 3 stars for my stupidity of thinking it will work with an Ivy Bridge chip out of the box. For those of you who made that mistake, there's a DRAM issue with Ivy Bridge, because of the BIOS version.
And you need a SATA 6 port multiplier if you plan on RAID 5 or 10
M. higbee, Amazon
12 January 2012
Summary: 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).