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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Monty123 View Post
Now that is something that makes me nervous I just dread the prospect of having to flash it... :S I believe I am at bios 1602 and its up to 2201, so it is outdated. Sorry for me being a complete novice at this, I have been an enthusiast for a while now but have only just got into OC'ing.

Does the BIOS affect the input of overclocks that much?

Also, to flash it, do i have to put the BIOS image on a USB drive and use the Asus Ezy Flash 2? I think that is the process anyway... might have to research this a bit

Thank you so much for your assistance by the way Ill be sure to +rep when this is all over.
Asus will most likely have a windows-based bios utility that will allow a flash, without having to go through the hassle of a boot disk/thumb driver.

Gigabyte and MSI have such tools. I'm sure Asus has one also.
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Honestly I have never needed to flash my BIOS, while it may unlock further OC'ing potential at high level OC'ing, for low level stuff I haven't seen a board that wouldn't OC due to the BIOS.

As for the crashing, no, that doesn't seem like a positive step.

Can you boot at stock? If you can, try dropping down the CPU multiplier and increasing the FSB to achieve the same clock on your CPU. Remember you will have to reduce the speed of your RAM, at first I recommend going down to sub stock RAM speeds, that way you can rule it out as an instability.
    
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I run at 3.6ghz (9*400) @ 1.525v in BIOS
My VID is 1.3250v
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As for the crashing, no, that doesn't seem like a positive step.
It was more a positive step due to the fact that my computer was responding in some way to me changing the BIOS settings, which I felt was a positive change.

So, since updating the BIOS, I changed my approach to OC'ing and have since achieved a stable clock of 3.15GHz @ 1.3vcore and 1.3vtt (only settings changed).
I want to push it further, but when i go to 3.22Ghz, it wont boot up. What should I change next? Should I pump more voltages or is there another setting that will allow me to progress?
post #15 of 16
Have you locked your ram frequency to its stock value? ie ddr2 800 etc....

Also locked your PCI-e freq to 100Mhz?

these could cause failure to post. (ie not boot past bios)

or are you failing to boot in windows?

If you could fill in the forum system signature we might be able to help more.
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^That. Make sure that you have your ram at a fixed speed.
If you use Linked speed make sure you use the right multiplier so the RAM runs at rated or lower than rated speed if you want to see if the CPU can coop with the extra speed since RAM stability is a must.

I had that motherboard and I know my Q6600 B3 ran at 3.33GHz without adding any extra voltages part from Load Line Calibration.
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