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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #1521 of 10135
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Originally Posted by ht_addict View Post

Tried to install new BIOS but it says it is not EFI BIOS?? Help.

Sounds like your USB stick is formated in NTFS, try Fat32.
post #1522 of 10135
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Originally Posted by DevilDriver View Post

I found the amd spec sheet a wile back but having a hard time finding it again, but there is a site that has all cpu spec's listed
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-6100.html
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8120.html
I did remember incorrectly thought. 6100/4100 are 70*. I'm not sure why they have a higher max temp than the 8 series.

because the TDP is lower giving you more room to get up to 125W and thus giving you more tempature room. Watts create heat.
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post #1523 of 10135
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http://www.techspot.com/news/46688-windows-7-hotfix-improves-amd-bulldozer-performance.html
Just in case u guys hadn't seen this.......
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Still trying to cope with the disappointment of AMD's latest CPU architecture? A new hotfix from Microsoft might dull the pain. The software giant admits that its operating systems are hindering Bulldozer's performance and has released an update for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users that should improve the situation. Current versions of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are inefficient at handling Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). Naturally, this update introduces the necessary optimizations.
The support page repeatedly notes that the hotfix will allow Bulldozer chips to unleash their full potential, but there's no indication on how much more performance you'll see. We wouldn't get too excited about it though. Windows 8 is more efficient at handling SMT scheduling and based on reports we've seen, Bulldozer performs about 10% quicker in the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Although we haven't run any tests yet (and there's probably no reason to), users are reporting a situational 1% to 10% boost.

They took the hotfix down because apprently it slowed down performance for some, my guess is the 4100 users =p Because it then calles it a 2 core multithreaded proc and mine a 4 core 8 threaded proc. which is dumb, i guess you need an independent fpu these days to be called a fpu.
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post #1524 of 10135
Anyone using 0901 bios yet? Any noticeable changes if so??
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post #1525 of 10135
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Anyone using 0901 bios yet? Any noticeable changes if so??

I installed it an all bench scores went down so I went back to previous UEFI
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post #1526 of 10135
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I installed it an all bench scores went down so I went back to previous UEFI

It's mainly for fixing those who had the issue with shogfun 2 and portal 2, certain steam games had issues for whatever reason.
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post #1527 of 10135
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Anyone using 0901 bios yet? Any noticeable changes if so??

I found it flaky and the memory was slower I flashed back to 0813.
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post #1528 of 10135
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Anyone using 0901 bios yet? Any noticeable changes if so??

i havent noticed any performance increase or decrease.
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post #1529 of 10135
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Anyone using 0901 bios yet? Any noticeable changes if so??

in the replys to your post that if you have a AM3+ cpus on the new bios that the scores go down, with am3 cpu's it stays the same.
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post #1530 of 10135
I'm baffled.

Finally took the time to get a "stable" (4+ hours of gaming, no prime95) 4.0ghz with a 2600 NB, bumped up the 6970 to 940/1425 from stock clocks of 880/1375. Got Total War Shogun 2 yesterday and since it has a nice benchmark feature I've been using that to look at performance boosts.

With everything at stock I had average fps of 57
With everything OC'd I had average fps of 54

uh what?

I just flashed BIOS to 901 Friday night, I'm considering flashing back to previous to see what happens. Thoughts, ideas/pointers anyone?
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