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post #5141 of 6384 Old 10-16-2011, 11:21 PM
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Hello everyone,

I've had the P6X58D-E for over a year now, but have not updated the BIOS yet.
I am still running the 0108 BIOS (yeah it is pretty old). I first used an i7 930 which worked great, but have upgraded to an i7 970 since late last year. I have finally looked at the CPU support list only to find that my CPU is supported with a later 0211 BIOS.

My CPU has been stable with the old BIOS with no problems so far, except one. My temperatures are all whack, with one core constantly 10-15deg higher, and 3 others at 5-10 deg higher than the lowest temperature core on Idle. On load, my temps just skyrocket 30-40 degrees at times with IBT. I was using an H70 from the beginning, to custom water cooling, now temporarily on air until my new w/c parts arrive. With several re-mounts on each system, this trend happens with each type of cooling. Maybe I just got a really hot chip?

Now I am wondering if the old BIOS is what is affecting my temperatures. I want to flash to the latest 0701 version. Since this is the first time I am flashing any sort of BIOS, I just want to know a few things.

1) Will all my current settings remain? (Overclock settings, General+Hard drive/boot settings, profiles, etc.

2) Is it best to unplug all drives before doing so?

3) It is safe to update from the oldest bios directly to the newest?

4) Is it possible this update would affect my temp issues?

5) Is there anything else I need to know?

I will be using ASUS EZ Flash 2.

Thanks.
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With the exact specs ya told me. Not just like 1 digit different in the QPI Volts and and DRAM Frequency!

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Flash your bios right from inside the bios. (forgot what it's called)
All your bios settings will revert to default, so YES you WILL lose all your settings.
Make a profile of your settings (YES The profile will remain unchaged) and just reload your profile after you flash and restart your computer.
I flash mine with each update (not sure why) and never had any problem reloading my profile.
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What type of speeds does the E get with a crucial M4 128 SSD?
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Does anyone have a lead on where I could buy a BRAND NEW P6X58D Premium mobo from a reputible vendor?

It seems they are all tapped out!

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What type of speeds does the E get with a crucial M4 128 SSD?
The board uses the Marvell 9128 controller which is horrible. I was getting about 400mb/s transfer rate on the controller, with my Vertex3, but the system was stuttering and unstable. Switched to the Intel SATA2 port and everything if fine, but only about 280mb/s tranfer rate (don't even notice the differance, it's access time that really matters)
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Does anyone have a lead on where I could buy a BRAND NEW P6X58D Premium mobo from a reputible vendor?

It seems they are all tapped out!
Just a quick look out of curiousity and didn't see any new Premiums. The egg has recertifieds http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131780.

SuperBiiz has new -E's http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...216f6ad7fdf9c5

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i you buy open box or re certified though plan on running around looking for cables and jacks to purchase along with it

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Originally Posted by Hfire3;15251841 
Wow, this thread sure has slowed down. It was buzzing in its prime. I have a question for the SSD users. Did anyone try an SSD on the the Marvell 9123 controller with the new drivers (1.2.0.1006) released 8/11/11? I was aware most people originally used the Intel SATA II ports because of poor results with the Marvell on the original drivers. I was just curious if the drivers had matured with the new release. Or if people gave up on the Marvell as a SATA III option? I searched Google for info on the newest drivers, but almost all info was for older releases. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks.


I use the drivers from http://www.station-drivers.com/page/marvell.htm

No problems for me and getting 330mbs reads seq on crystal disk bench @4ghtz.

Great board just picked up a open box last month from the egg. I have not had alot of time with it but it sure does pull 200bclk easy as pie. Great board no issues whatsoever and this thread is great. Alot of people own this board and it seems to do well for a great price. Blows my msi plat away. KILLER Im waiting for ivy bridge so I said what the hell and got me one of these to tide me over well see what the sandy Es can do and all the gibberish about no pcie 3 not working is this true? If so Im waiting.
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Hello everyone,

I've had the P6X58D-E for over a year now, but have not updated the BIOS yet.
I am still running the 0108 BIOS (yeah it is pretty old). I first used an i7 930 which worked great, but have upgraded to an i7 970 since late last year. I have finally looked at the CPU support list only to find that my CPU is supported with a later 0211 BIOS.

My CPU has been stable with the old BIOS with no problems so far, except one. My temperatures are all whack, with one core constantly 10-15deg higher, and 3 others at 5-10 deg higher than the lowest temperature core on Idle. On load, my temps just skyrocket 30-40 degrees at times with IBT. I was using an H70 from the beginning, to custom water cooling, now temporarily on air until my new w/c parts arrive. With several re-mounts on each system, this trend happens with each type of cooling. Maybe I just got a really hot chip?

Now I am wondering if the old BIOS is what is affecting my temperatures. I want to flash to the latest 0701 version. Since this is the first time I am flashing any sort of BIOS, I just want to know a few things.

1) Will all my current settings remain? (Overclock settings, General+Hard drive/boot settings, profiles, etc.

2) Is it best to unplug all drives before doing so?

3) It is safe to update from the oldest bios directly to the newest?

4) Is it possible this update would affect my temp issues?

5) Is there anything else I need to know?

I will be using ASUS EZ Flash 2.

Thanks.


Flash it. You can flash back if you like. Everything will be erased you have to clear cmos little button on the back after flash. Flash restart go directly into bios without going to windows, go to load defaults F10 save restart go into bios again hit the power button to shut off, pull out power plug hit cmos reset or remove battery for 30 seconds, boot back up redo all overclock settings. Make sure no direct booting to windows until cmos is clear AND settings are restored keep ahci before you hit windows or all your drivers will be reloaded to ide. If you mess up the flash you will be screwed and that means you dont turn off the computer or reboot until you fix the bad flash. Dont flash the bios on overlocking settings make sure your stock when you flash.

I see you have a 970 how much you run through it? 1.35? Im running 1.35/1.25.

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