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I'm running bios version 1203 that came with the board.
Is there a favorite version for higher/more stable overclocks?

Thanks!
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not sure if that bios is with uefi, but definatly upgrade that mobo to that bios; weather it will get better oc is dependant on the user
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For the Formula most are running the 1304 (including myself), but a few have had slightly better luck with 1902. I'd say go with the 1304.

For the Extreme use the 0502

The versions out above the Formula 1902 and Extreme 0502 are either Beta or are for BD and not recommended for use with AM3.

Click on the link in my sig, on the OP you find some very useful links under the spread sheets. You can also add yourself to the Club if you like.
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Thanks guys- I'll download 1304 and see if I can get higher than what I've got and post results here.
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I've got bios v.1304 flashed successfully and am working on a new OC now.
Currently trying for 4.35. I'll post some screenies of whatever I can get stable.
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I'd be interested to see how you make out, please do make another post. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather, or have any issues that I might help with.
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With 1304 I was unable to clock over 3.62 without getting unstable (BSOD).(Volts on Auto) Now I am running 1902 and, I am now clocked at 3.82.(Volts still on Auto) No BSOD. My GSkill Pi 2200 would give me trouble if I tried to run it at 1600. Now it is at 1600 6/7/6/18/28/2T, with Windows Performance Rating of 7.8 . So, I would say there has been some stability fixes. For Sure!

I had posted this in a differant thread.

Try 1902.

If it does not work for you, you can allways flash back to 1304.
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I'll give 1902 a try if you think it's better than 1304, but I'm getting pretty nice results so far with bios v.1304. I'll get some screenies in a minute, I'm in the cell menu atm so I can share my settings.

Voltages seem a bit high but so far, this OC is 20 runs IntelBurnTest stable, with max temp of 56C.

cpu ratio = 20
bus freq = 217
my g.skill tridents (1600 8-8-8-24) are running at 1736 MHz @ 7-8-7-22-24-2T
cpu/nb freq = 3038
phase control is enabled and set to auto
cpu volt = 1.528125
cpu/nb = 1.35625
dram volt = 1.7125

This gives me an overclock of 4.34 Ghz 56C 100% load
I'm happy with this but wonder if I could get 4.4 with the other bios version 1902? or should I just fine tune this OC?

Edit: this obviously is not for my sig rig that I am using now, but for a machine that I just recently finished building-

Here's a screenie with probe II and cpuid. Voltages and overclock are a bit higher from the settings in bios because of LLC and maybe some other thing..

I'm also running furmark (8xAA) and fluidmark (physx) in the screenshot. Notice the 40% usage of the 3rd gpu (gt240) and the 'hardware enabled' note in the fluidmark window. When I just run furmark, the 240 usage sits at 0% so looks like I've got physx working along with crossfire thumb.gif

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and a sweet rog wallpaper that someone here at OCN made wink.gif
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*wallpaper by sobotrala* ocn - dansobolanu
Edited by bob808 - 5/15/11 at 9:48pm
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does the ht link speed look okay of should I try raising it? (1741)
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Generally 2000MHz +/- 100MHz for best performance. Here's some info
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/555061-guide-am3-cpus-ram-speed-faster.html
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