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Old 05-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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"The Zotac H67ITX is a very small mini-ITX motherboard for socket 1155 processors, thus being targeted to the Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPUs. It is based on the Intel H67 chipset and comes with one PCI Expr..."

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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Zotac have issued a number of updates to BIOS, firmware and drivers as per:
H67-ITX Updates

Page 4 of the review states:
"This chip supports two SATA-600 ports and four SATA-300 ports, but it doesn’t support RAID."
One of the files in the download list is marked:
H67 AHCI/RAID Driver
So, did your review overlook this update or is there some problem with the update?

Page 6 states:
The Zotac H67-ITX WiFi doesn’t have any overclocking option, only two voltage adjustments
but the 2nd page of the update list gives the following info under the item H67-ITX BIOS and Utility Update:

Version 2K110317
.Updated JMB360 ROM code
.Fixed PS2 Keyboard detection issue
.Fixed USB 3.0 Device S3 Wakeup issue
.Changed USB Drive (external) no disk waiting issue

Version 2K110228
.Added CMOS - Performance Tuning / Overclocking

Version 2K101227
.Initial mass production release


So, what BIOS version was your test MoBo loaded with?

From the Zotac data, version 2K110228 (or later) should have some tuning capability when it comes to overclocking. To what extent, I'm not currently in a position to fathom but it should be pretty easy for Hardware Secrets to determine given your resources.

Please check whether the above points raised were overlooked and I'd recommend that you revise your review where appropriate. A general statement of the update status of the firmware and driver status would also be helpful. You may want to consider checking the manufacturer's website for updates as a standard step in your review process and giving a short status report in the write up, e.g. "as of [date] the manufacturer's website was checked for firmware updates, etc, and these were loaded onto the motherboard prior to testing".

Thanks for the insight. A useful review but it may draw different conclusions if the items mentioned above are relevant.

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Hi,

I will check this with Zotac and get back to you.

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Old 05-31-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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I will check this with Zotac and get back to you.

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Old 05-31-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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The marketing lady forwarded the email to the technical team, which didn't reply my message. I will ask again.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Hello,

RAID is really supported. I fixed the article.

I got this cryptic email from Zotac:

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I don't see any sustantial question (or problem) from this forum thread

The latest BIOS (2K110317) do provide some "overclock" and "voltage adjustment" features.

One point I saw (which is wrong on this thread) should be corrected: RAID function is built-in on the H67.
I asked them to clarify the BIOS settings that were added.

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Hello,

Finally I got a decent answer from Zotac, with pictures (attached to this message). Here is the follow-up answer they gave me:

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The "overclock" features are located in the CMOS, under the [Advanced - X
Settings]. See attached screen photo for more details.

By the way, we had recently posted a new "Beta BIOS" to the web site, which improve the PCI-E slot compatibility. Suggest to update to latest (Beta) BIOS for better result.

Zotac Web -> Support -> Download -> H67 ITX (Beta BIOS)
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Finally I got a decent answer from Zotac, with pictures (attached to this message). Here is the follow-up answer they gave me:
Thanks for this. I'd expect there are users out there who will take advantage of these options to tweak their hardware.
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Looks like the Beta BIOS referred to has been released in alpha:
BIOS Version 2K110610

H67-ITX BIOS and update utility

Version 2K110610
.Fixed system hangup when entering WinXP with PCI-E card
.Fixed compatibility issue with PCI-E (x1) cards
.Modified CMOS selection on overclock and voltage adjustment

Version 2K110317
.Updated JMB360 ROM code
.Fixed PS2 Keyboard detection issue
.Fixed USB 3.0 Device S3 Wakeup issue
.Changed USB Drive (external) no disk waiting issue

Version 2K110228
.Added CMOS - Performance Tuning / Overclocking

Version 2K101227
.Initial mass production release
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