Originally Posted by Chuckclc;15297154
My CHV has been absolutely flawless and the best board i have ever owned, and I go through about 3 boards a year. And I love the new Bios. You can essentially edit the Bios from Windows with the UEFI software included.
2 months ago newegg reviews showed DOAs or no boots 1/3 of the time, leading to RMAs. other reviews showed various issues, even if they were not doa.
there were a small percentage of users which came out well on their board.
at a point i entertained on taking the gamble and waiting for bios fixes if the board did not work well, but i decided against it since i needed to use the board i was to get for work rightaway.
Originally Posted by Electroneng;15297175
I have ran and benched 3 Phenom II X4 and X6 chips in the Crosshair V formula board with zero issues. It is one of the best boards I have ever owned. I have not loaded the bios in question though.
If the operating system booted and the CPU was kept at stock frequencies with all benchmarks completed without errors, I cannot see the motherboard being much of a problem.
I do feel that better bios applications on all motherboards will improve performance some but not more then 10%.
AMD just dropped the Ball on this release and I for one hope they recognize that.
they say it seems to be a l1 or l2 cache bug, but, then the chip would not perform better on asrock and msi boards of the same chipset.
so im tying it to be a bios issue depending on the model of the board and manufacturer.