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Cant say I have ever updated a BIOS before, how does one go about doing that after I download it? Once I download it and try and run the application it says that it doesnt work on 64bit os? I dont see an option to DL one for 64bit...

http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/prod...3516&dl=1#bios

EDIT: think i got it figured out
Edited by AndrewM56 - 8/10/11 at 5:34pm
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Got my BIOS updated and it seems to run quite a bit better, thanks a lot for the tip!

Another question I have is my ram is supposedly rated at 1.65V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820220431
Which I have 4 2gb sticks of

But in the BIOS the "DRAM Voltage Control" normal rating is 1.5V and 1.65V is in the red, am I supposed to change that to 1.65 even though its in the red? Or am I just looking at a wrong setting here or something...
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Even if bios put 1.65v as red, put it at 1.65v if thats the voltage for your memory, check the SPD tab in cpu-z to know the rated voltage.
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So in the SPD tab the "XMP-1334" is what it should be at? Would that be whats causing me some issues?
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So in the SPD tab the "XMP-1334" is what it should be at? Would that be whats causing me some issues?
JEDEC is the official supported speed/timming that memories must have, dunno who regulates them tho.

XMP is a OC profile pre-tested and guaranteed by manufacturer.

Just set in bios the setting shown on the XMP.
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JEDEC is usually more for AMD,I would set to the appropriate JEDEC timings.You may need some extra voltage on your CPU/NB(IMC) to push 8GB of RAM to 1600MHz.
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