FAQ - C7Z87-OCE

C7Z87-OCE

The C7Z87-OCE does not support UEFI in the Bios and will not support the PCI-E SSD. Please, use the C7Z97-OCE which supports UEFI mode Bios.
Yes, the default is “Auto” of this feature. If it doesn’t work, then you need to change to “Enabled”. It’s under the chipset configuration. Graphic configuration inside the BIOS.
C7Z87-OCE have onboard thunderbolt , and X10DAI / DAX / DAC have header for add-in thunderbolt card.
The C7Z87-OCE does not support UEFI in the Bios and will not support the PCI-E SSD. Please, use the C7Z97-OCE which supports UEFI mode Bios.
In BIOS menu, go to Advanced page ==> Chipset Configuration ==> System Agent (SA) Configuration ==> PCIe Configuration


1. DMI Link ASPM Control: set to "Disabled".


2. PCH DMI Link ASPM Control: set to "Disabled".
No, BIOS recovery process is intended to restore the board's BIOS to its original version, not for updating to a newer version as it will not properly update the ME component in the BIOS.
The percentages of improvement gain are estimate and based on the rated clock speed of the CPU, not the maximum turbo frequency.
The default values that user sees are for reference. As long as the user changes parameter settings and save and exit the BIOS setup, User settings will take effect even though BIOS appears to revert back to the orignal default values.
The percentages of improvement gain are estimate and based on the rated clock speed of the CPU, not the maximum turbo frequency.
The DisplayPort version supported by C7Z87-OCE is 1.1a specifications.
Please contact technical support and request BIOS v1.1a or later, which adds "OC Tuning" page in BIOS setup menu.

In CPU Configuration section, you can select 4.7GHz on "Target CPU Turbo Speed". It will set other parameters automatically.
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First  and second SATA ports ( I-SATA0 and I-SATA1 ) from Intel PCH have support for SSD and therefore they can indicate the type of SATA device connected. The rest of SATA ports cannot.
The correct procedure to update ME & BIOS for shark bay workstation and desktop platform including X10SAT, X10SAE, X10SLV, X10SLQ, C7Z87, C7Z87-OCE should be as following.

1.Decompress BIOS zip file to a DOS bootable USB key.

2.Boot up the system and enter BIOS menu.

3.enable the option “ME FW image re-flash” in “Advanced” -> “PCH-FW Configuration” -> “Firmware Update Configuration”. “save & exit” after the setting is done.

4.Boot to DOS and Run “Ami.bat x10slq3.509” to flash BIOS & ME.

5.After the update finished, shut down the system.

6.Boot up the system to a boot device then the upgrade is done.
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When re-flashing your BIOS with /ME you will need to enable ME FW update by either 

(1) set JPME1 jumper to ME Recovery, or 

(2) enable "Me FW Image Re-Flash" under "Advanced->PCH-FW Configuration->Firmware Update Configuration" first before re-flash.
The issue is because of driver compatibility. Please install the ASMEDIA driver first before you install LAN driver; another way you may have to remove the DVD-ROM device from ASMEDIA SATA port for driver installation.