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yo guys

just build a system with the i5-2500k and gene V, so just tought I might ask here since the boards should be pretty identical? I have 2x2GB Crucial ballistiX which is 1333mhz, 7-7-7-24, 1.65V. My friends are mocking me because they have 1600mhz cl9 so wanted to clock mine to something similar:D Do they support XMP? How do I clock my ram? If I can go up to 1600mhz, does the timings have to be like 8-9 or something? Will they be hotter then?

Im a newb with ram etc so dont be to hard on me:D

What i have read thru reviews, memory speed is not important on this type of new intel chipsets due to efficiency of them and they just recommend more memory than actual speed on them..
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 5/2/12 at 4:59am
post #6042 of 7119
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Thats me, but only with 3 pin fans and my mobo heats up to 56. Without fans it stays around 26...

How you guys mobo heat up that high? mine dont go past 32c with 2x6870 and 2500k @ 1.352v and im using a sff thermaltake lanbox...


5 minutes of stress testing the cpu with aida and uniheaven benchmark running at the same time...
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Plus, im using the design of my case with the dual side panel vents and i only have 1 intake fan, the rest of the fans are taking the air out, i even flip the cpu fan (because the psu fan is right intop of it) so it takes air out instead of blowing directly to the heatsink so the psu and cpu dont fight for air..

Or My asus probe is reading them wrong?
Never mind, tried turning the cpu fan off using speedfan and indeed goes up by 7-8 degrees XD...
Edited by zGunBLADEz - 5/2/12 at 7:32am
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There are certain settings in the advanced cpu settings or digi vrm that will disable offset. Maybe these got reset when installing the new cpu?


I did not know that, thanks!

I'll take a look and see what I can find.
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There are certain settings in the advanced cpu settings or digi vrm that will disable offset. Maybe these got reset when installing the new cpu?


I did not know that, thanks!

I'll take a look and see what I can find.
Yah sorry idk what it is exactly. But when I got my board I couldn't use offset. And it was because I had something set to extreme and that made offset not work.
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did you guys figure out how to downgrade the bios yet?
because if you need to know how to force flash biggrin.gif the bios to downgrade, id be happy to give directions.
those new hybrid ivy bios's suck dont they thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
 
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would have been nice to know a month or so ago. i sent mine back for rma got the new one sitting on a shelf waiting for someone to buy it. i like the asrock extreme 7 i got while i was waiting 4 weeks for an "advanced replacement"


ps. ill trade it for a gtx 470 if anyone is interested
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How-To properly downgrade aka force flash your bios after upgrading/inducing failure to the newer "ivy microcode" bios updates.

symptoms of a bad flash:
  • Check the "Main" tab in bios and look at the "ME" version. (0 or N/A means its buggered)
  • Computer doesnt Post.
  • Erroneous post codes and reboots.
  • Unable to change any bios settings without being greeted by "Overclock Failed... Press F1"
  • AO post code
  • Sluggish system
  • Unusually high Vcore
  • Other random weirdness, instabilities and BSOD's


Ok so I used Linux Mint 12 full 64bit because I had that burnt to dvd already, worked flawlessly and is pretty dang noob friendly, so i'll be giving instructions for Linux Mint 12 full 64bit.
You can grab Linux Mint 12 here.


Burn that to a dvd then boot from it (Press F8 repeatedly while computer is posting which will bring up the Asus boot menu, choose the dvd drive and boot Linux Mint).
note: clear cmos for 20 seconds before booting Linux Mint to flash.
In Linux Mint open terminal. (there is the main menu sort of like the windows start menu tongue.gif its right there, click Terminal icon)
Type sudo apt-get install flashrom (this will download and install Flashrom for you)
Test flashrom to see if it properly detects your chipset (Z68)
Type sudo flashrom (shows deteced platform and help options)
Working? Great! (Might say un-tested platform, this is OK)
Now open up Firefox (main menu like in windows) and grab the appropriate bios for the motherboard, when complete click extract, and extract it to desktop.
Go to destop and rename the downloaded and extraced Bios file to something easy. ex: 0402.rom (right click re-name. Note: when typing to Flashrom in terminal it case sensitive)
Open terminal again and type cd Desktop (case sensitive)
Type sudo flashrom --read backupbios.rom (This will save a backup as backupbios.rom and is a good test if Flashrom can read the image from the flash chip)
Time to flash. smile.gif
Type sudo flashrom --write 0402.rom (this will do a full erase and write of the new bios image to bios chip)
In terminal, hopefully it says successful, you should be good to power down via the upper right menu on the desktop of linux mint, remove cd and restart the computer.
NOTE: If it says failed take note of the message, and DO NOT POWER DOWN SYSTEM OR RESTART.
If failed ask for assistance via Flashrom IRC chat or email them
NOTE: On next power up if the screen greets you with a "Press F1..." (not overclock failed press F1, just the normal Press F1 to configure) the flash was successful, Grats!
Go in and load optimized defaults, also check out the "Main" tab and check ME version, if it shows a string of numbers you flashed successfully and you will now have a fully functional mobo, that doesnt freak when you change ram speed or try to overclock lol
NOTE: Generally when it says press F1 overclock failed, it wasnt successful, and you have to try it again.

Please dont heckle me if you failed to do this successfully, it is the method I personally used when I flashed those damn new double hybrid Ivy bios' IT WORKS
If you dont understand anything ask here or at Flashrom.org thumb.gif
Edited by Tyreal - 5/5/12 at 7:19pm
 
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Has anyone tried out Bios 3305 that was released today?
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Hey, we're giving the new version a try since a friend of mine has got pita with 3203 version and Intel Management Engine.
He tried to get back to fine working 0902 but the Intel Management Engine Firmware stays on Version 8.x from 3203 and gets a N/A on 0902.

So his system stays unstable. I'm going to inform the club about the forthcome in several minutes...
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Board is now finally dead - blackscreen, yeah.

Not a simple readme with changes or installation hints...
we can't advise to use any other BIOS then 0902
My system is running stable since about one year with 4,2GHz.
Edited by Woschdsubbn - 5/9/12 at 2:40pm
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