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~update
3201 seems stable now after setting XMP again and lowering OC to 4 Ghz (i5 2500k wc'ed)

So Additional Turbo Voltage is useful in OCing?
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I don't think Mikuni is referring to that option. It's not in the 3201 BIOS, only 0301.

Whether it's useful, you need to find out yourself. I don't even have the option (or a working board atm) but from what I understand it allows you to set a max/turbo voltage without raising your idle voltage along with, as it happens when using an offset.

Ex. 5Ghz offset +0.005 gives me 1.120-1.180v idle, 1.34v load. But with Additional Turbo Voltage it should use the stock voltage at idle (~1.000v) while still reaching the max voltage that I've set.
Edited by samwiches - 3/12/12 at 10:52am
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Useful guides/tips
[How-to] Downgrade ASUS UEFI BIOS

Yeah, this probably makes bricks. If you follow those instructions you might trick one Windows flasher into tricking another Windows flasher, but if you see any conflicting messages/info that you didn't expect then you may have killed your BIOS. And unless you have a ROM backup on another a chip, you can never reboot again. Your computer will be in Windows on life support forever.
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That guide works, obviously I (as posted there) did it when BIOS was 0902 to get back to 0801. I think he didn't follow the guide properly or thought it was completed half-way through.. or something.

add: the 0902 BIOS also gave that warning about rolling-back, that's why this method was needed. Earlier you could just use older BIOS to flash backwards...
Edited by error-id10t - 3/13/12 at 2:40am
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When in the BIOS/UEFI, set Ai Overclock Tuner to Manual. Make sure BCLK/PEG Frequency is at 100.0.

Change the Turbo Ratio to 45 for starters. Only change your multiplier, don't mess with the BCLK.

Internal PLL Overvoltage can be left at AUTO or disabled since this is a minimal overclock. Enable it when you're trying for 4.8GHz+.

Set Load-Line Calibration to Ultra-High.

Change the VRM Frequency to 350 or 360.

Set Phase Control to Extreme. The same goes with Duty Control.

Leave CPU Current Capability at 100%.

CPU Voltage is where it can get tricky. Some CPUs might need more voltage than others. So start off with 1.32v and if that isn't stable, increase it two notches.

DRAM voltage is your memory voltage, you can get the read from the side of the sticks. And don't forget to adjust your Memory Frequency.


I tried to put these settings in my BIOS but I don't have the following: VRM Frequency, CPU Current Capability, Phase Control & Duty Control

For Load-Line Calibration my only options are Auto, Enable & Disable.

PS: I currently have a modded 0703 BIOS Version to help with power management in OSX
Edited by kingpin317 - 3/13/12 at 11:56am
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That guide works, obviously I (as posted there) did it when BIOS was 0902 to get back to 0801. I think he didn't follow the guide properly or thought it was completed half-way through.. or something.
add: the 0902 BIOS also gave that warning about rolling-back, that's why this method was needed. Earlier you could just use older BIOS to flash backwards...

Uh hey, in my case everything went as described in AMI Flash, but the ASUS updater still did not want to accept the old BIOS. There was nothing in the post on [H] addressing that possibility. Also the AI Suite that dude was using is OLLLLD.

Congrats to everyone else, but it did not work in my system and there was no way to back out of the process once it failed.

In summary: Win7 64 + P8Z68-V/GEN3 + 3201 BIOS + AI Suite II v1.01.14 = probably don't try this.
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Originally Posted by kingpin317 View Post

I tried to put these settings in my BIOS but I don't have the following: VRM Frequency, CPU Current Capability, Phase Control & Duty Control
For Load-Line Calibration my only options are Auto, Enable & Disable.
PS: I currently have a modded 0703 BIOS Version to help with power management in OSX

I take it you're using a P8Z68-V LX? If so, you're going to be very limited in the availability of BIOS options. Make sure LLC is enabled and do the best with what you're given in the UEFI.

*EDIT*

@samwiches, have you tried the AI Suite II I have posted in the OP?
post #568 of 1418
@SimpleTech
Nowhere was it recommended in the downgrade howto or the link to it, so no. I used my version which already came from the ASUS download/support page, which is linked in the post from hardforum.

Anyway, too late to try. I have a Pro/GEN3 now.
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In summary: Win7 64 + P8Z68-V/GEN3 + 3201 BIOS + AI Suite II v1.01.14 = probably don't try this.

It's unfortunate it failed for you and good you posted about it, both AI SUITE and BIOS versions have changed as you said so of course it's possible the method doesn't work anymore.. one worthwhile difference to note here is that the UEFI version did change (updated) with the latest 3xxx BIOS which may be the cause.
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I have a dead LE version of this board. Would the BIOS chip be the same one as the PRO/GEN3? Can you still hot swap a BIOS chip in Windows?
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