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Originally Posted by Woschdsubbn View Post

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

damn frown.gif .
im sorry to hear that the board is dead. Im still at my stock 0402 bios, which my board came with. Its stable for me so far so no need upgrading the bios atm, but i would like to know how 3305 runs, in case i do have to upgrade anytime soon.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. thumb.gif
 
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Yah I'm not touching my bios unless I have a reason to.
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i've looked through the manual but it has no suggestion on which dimm slots to install 2*4gb of ram. use the red dimms or black ones?
thanks!
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if your ME version is N/A (borked bios) try my downgrade method posted above, it worked flawlessly for me.
 
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i've looked through the manual but it has no suggestion on which dimm slots to install 2*4gb of ram. use the red dimms or black ones?
thanks!


black ones
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Yah I'm not touching my bios unless I have a reason to.


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post #6058 of 7108
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damn frown.gif .
im sorry to hear that the board is dead. Im still at my stock 0402 bios, which my board came with. Its stable for me so far so no need upgrading the bios atm, but i would like to know how 3305 runs, in case i do have to upgrade anytime soon.
For sure we can recommend you upgrading your BIOS to 0902: Im running my rig since last year permanently overclocked to 4,2GHz very, very stable and without any problem with this BIOS version.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. thumb.gif
I'm respecting your conservative point of view whether i'm not agreeing on it. I stick on my experience that all manufacturers and vendors spend a lot of money for programming updates not for nuts. I'm selfbuilding PCs since AMD DX4/100 (around 1996 running Doom better than the AMD DX40 386) and Pentium 90MHz times and eg myself have never had any issue with updating/downgrading BIOS. In this case its a friend if mine having this huge problems. Usually the vendor fixes some more bugs then listed in the readme, typically some memory compatibilitie issues or USB problems like my MS natural keyboard 4000 won't be recognized from the board in every 50th boot or so. But this is a minor bug compared to getting an unusuable system rolleyes.gif
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if your ME version is N/A (borked bios) try my downgrade method posted above, it worked flawlessly for me.
That's what he has tried already. It results in a downgraded BIOS but the Intel ME firmware stays N/A (3203 upgrades firmware to V8.x, 0902 is incompatible with this and is lacking the old V7.x ME firmware) and so his system problems/instabilities were not vanished.
The best way downgrading BIOS must be the official one from ASUS, hidden in the ROG Forum: Just use ROG Connect for BIOS Downgrade



We're not appreciate with bad/not documented and aparently untested 3xxx BIOS versions for our good old GENE Z and the lack to handle Intel ME firmware issues.
ASUS must warn all Sandy Bridge CPU users not to upgrade to 3xxx BIOS versions!

Untill he gets his GENEZ back from RMA, he's giving MSI a try.

I've added a warning also already into the Asus Z68 Information thread - if you have a sandy bridge cpu leave BIOS 3xxx alone.

P.S.: Generally a very bad idea to hide important information about BIOS upgrade inside the ROG forum, this must be added to the BIOS download side or even into a readme inside the BIOS download!
Edited by Woschdsubbn - 5/10/12 at 3:40am
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Hey guys!

Haven't been paying any attention on this thread for a while but now I'm planning on reinstalling my Windows and I was wondering if the download-links in the first post are still valid or is there better drivers available some where?

The link on the LAN drivers is dead. Couldn't find the chipset drivers either in the site that was provided in the first post. I tried to look them for my self on Intel website but got really confused with the amount of options. If someone helped me with chipset drivers, lan drivers and USB3-drivers I would be grateful. Don't think I need anything else.

All help is appreciated. smile.gif

ps. There are two new (after 9020) bios-versions on Asus website. I suppose I have no need to upgrade if everything is working nicely and I'm not planning on switching cpu?
    
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Yes, better give this thread a try and stop updating BIOS to 3xxx version if you're just owning a sandy bridge proc. wink.gif
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