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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15285753 
As far retail stores in LA w/ the GENE ... you're SOL ... neither FRY's or MicroCenter carry it ... I'd still order via NewEgg and just WILL CALL it, as their warehouse is in the City of Industry, in the LA area. I've picked up some of my stuff from them when I didn't want it shipped via UPS to risk the damage, and it couldn't be easier.

If you have Amazon prime, it's a better place to order from than Newegg. Cheaper + free 2 day shipping! Actually, even without prime, Amazon is cheaper as they offer free standard shipping whereas Newegg charges $7.87.
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Originally Posted by 996gt2;15286478 
If you have Amazon prime, it's a better place to order from than Newegg. Cheaper + free 2 day shipping! Actually, even without prime, Amazon is cheaper as they offer free standard shipping whereas Newegg charges $7.87.
Good advice, though I assumed since he wanted a RETAIL store in L.A. for some reason, he wanted to be able to walk-in and pick it up ... he can do so the way I suggested, where as your way indeed looks cheaper and better if he wants it sent to him via UPS/Fed-Ex/or whatever. smile.gif
   
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Hi everyone,

Have one of these boards and loving it...

But I can't update the intel network drivers from 16.1 to 16.6 (latest). I've tried the manual removal instructions on the intel support website to no avail. Anyone else have this problem, and if so, is there a solution that does not require reformatting?

EDIT:

Figured it out after what felt like forever. Don't use the Asus supplied drivers, 16.1. They suck. Had to run DxSetup.exe from the Asus supplied driver and then it gave me the option to repair or uninstall. Uninstalled and 16.6 finally installed without issue. Also, 16.6 shows up in the control panel so this fiasco is finally over.
Edited by jubrany - 10/12/11 at 11:26pm
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Yeah, I was looking for a retail store but apparently everywhere I've looked they don't have the Maximus.

Newegg is also a no go, since my credit card is international and they don't accept it even though the shipping address is in the US.

I don't know why I didn't though of Amazon before. Has anyone used it before? like how good is they're service and all those things?...
post #3735 of 7108
Im laughing my ass off after reading the Bulldozer reviews. All those peeps on here who were "waiting" for the greatest thing ever that was to be Bulldozer must be hiding under rocks now in shame, whata bunch of crock, AMD has failed yet again on the front lines of CPU warefare, thank God I didn't wait to build my i5 2500k rig.
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n;15287734 
Im laughing my ass off after reading the Bulldozer reviews. All those peeps on here who were "waiting" for the greatest thing ever that was to be Bulldozer must be hiding under rocks now in shame, whata bunch of crock, AMD has failed yet again on the front lines of CPU warefare, thank God I didn't wait to build my i5 2500k rig.

Don't be a fanboy.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;15287892 
Don't be a fanboy.
Ummm Yep ... when Sandy-Bridge FIRST came out Intel didn't exactly look like Geniuses neither oneeyedsmiley.png I'm sure BullDozer will get better in time too. jealoussmiley.gif
But Ummm YEP, I AM happy with my New RIG too! thumbsupsmiley.png

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post #3738 of 7108
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;15287892 
Don't be a fanboy.

No, reality just sucks at times is all
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One thing I have never understood about Asus is why they don't do a ROG mATX for AMD. It would be cool to see a Crosshair Gene version and I bet it would sell like hotcakes. As far as BD goes, ehh, it is what it is. I was expecting performance of the FX8150 to be in between a 2500K and 2600K and unfortunately it is not, but any competition is good competition.

Now back on topic.................
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Wow, Autotune works MUCH better with the new BIOS (0706). Got me to 4.9 with zero issues and the voltage isn't super high like the last time I tried it. Love this board!
    
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