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Doesn't make sense.
The bios chip is just a 4mb flash chip. The only way I can see it being broken for FX is if they were using something like 3.9mb ones instead and now its too small to fit all the changes for FX chips.

I have no idea but he seemed to know the problem right away. I told him what was going on, he told me to hold on and a minute later he asked for the serial number. He looked up the serial number and said yeah we've been having problems with the bios chips and the fx cpus so well have to send you a new bios chip that is fixed for the bulldozer. I dont really know anything about a bios chip but he new right away what my problem was.

Only thing I can say is to give them a call and asked the details. Ill post a pic of the new one when it arrives and the old one when I take it out and see if theres a difference.

Hope this helps.
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just saw this:
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"Currently, the CPU scheduling techniques used by Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 are not optimized for the module architecture of the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors," AMD said in a blog post. "This means that certain multi-threaded workloads will not be optimally distributed between cores, which can result in decreased system performance.

"Microsoft has just posted a hotfix for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 documented in KB2645595 that enlightens the OS kernel to the AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series topology so that the kernel can do a better job of scheduling threads to the processor cores. This patch leverages work that AMD and Microsoft have done cooperatively for future versions of the Windows kernel, and can be applied as desired by users running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1."

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_issues_hotfix_amd_bulldozer_processors_no_fooling_time

supposedly these are the finished patches:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594
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+rep for you my man. We should keep this on the down low. See if there are any performance increases. If there are and its enough to beat sandy bridge in a lot of benchmarks, then we should smash it in intel fan bois faces who told us that BD sucks so many times.
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post #2734 of 8112

Saw this on their site too but I didnt see a download link there. Wonder if it needs to be done through microsoft update? I really hope this makes great gains so I can go buy an FX-8120/50. Otherwise either wait till piledriver or just go with ivy bridge
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Read a copy of the bios off the chip when you get it,
I suspect maybe they just started using a larger bios since there was so much they needed to fit into it.

I wont waste there times since Iv got a gigabyte board.
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I just call in asus, Im having some problems of stability and even if I dont OC the thing it has some problems, also another problem is that I cant play Deus Ex with my m5a87 + FX8120, its a well known issue there is even a "hack" to fix the problem, but I dont feel i should be doing a hack everytime I restart the windows in order for the motherboard to work with the cpu to play some steam games.

So Asus told me that there should be also another update of bios coming to fix some problems, maybe it will come also for other motherboards of Asus too, so in case ppl are having problems with the mobo, just try to chill, i guess its never good idea to buy new stuff when they just come out :'(

PS: I tried also to ask about the CPU/NB LLC problem that mike said on my motherboard in case there could be any problem also, and there was not a problem like that reported yet, at least for my mobo, but i guess that if ppl are having problems on your board you might want to call in and see if there is something going on.
Edited by yching07 - 1/11/12 at 4:21pm
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Hodgoes2001 - FX-8150 - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2184150
http://www.overclock.net/t/1139726/amd-fx-bulldozer-owners-club

Got my CPU last week...

It works so well..

And in all my tests.. it out performs my 1090T X6 @ 4.5Ghz.. when my new FX-8150 is slightly quicker at stock!
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Is anyone else having problems with the hotfix. I cant get it installed. It says that quote "The update is not applicable to your computer"

I dont know what the problem. I have no problem installing the first hotfix but this one wont do it. Are they the same thing. Can I install the first one?
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Worked fine for me. Make sure all your optional and recommended updates are installed.
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