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Hey guys, so ive just put my Sandy Bridge rig together today using a 2500K and GA-z68x-UD5-B3 board. I intend to start some overclocking tomorrow aiming for 4.8-5.0 stable using a NH-D14 cooler.

The board is using a F3 BIOS from the factory - i have seen on the website that a F7 and F8 is available. Do i need to upgrade from F3 to the later ones to help my OC or should i leave it as is??
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You don't need to, but I always flash to the latest bios. Often times they do actually improve OC functionality.
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Alot of people will tell you that if everything is running smoothly than don't bother flashing. However, i do agree with Dopamin3 that flashing to the latest bios will/ may add more stability to your overclock.

First thing i always do with a new board is flash it if available. Also check every six months with fresh install of os.
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I'd also recommend flashing to the most recent bios.

Congrats on the build! I love this board so much!!!!
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Originally Posted by Kreeker;14522780 
I'd also recommend flashing to the most recent bios.

Congrats on the build! I love this board so much!!!!

hey Kreeker have you flashed to a new bios version. If so, Which one??
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Originally Posted by als008;14523844 
hey Kreeker have you flashed to a new bios version. If so, Which one??

I flashed to F8. I used the @BIOS utility to flash it, and it was so painless.
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I'm using F8 bios aswell. No problems at all. I did it from a usb drive on boot up. And again it was painless and took no time at all. smile.gif
 
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