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I'm sure Asus Is working round the clock with AMD to update the bios issues...
Wait a few weeks till all the bugs are ironed out on the Crosshair V, then you can pass judgement =P
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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.
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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.
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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.
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i merged this post with the above.
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This seals the deal, I'm buying the 990FX Fatal1ty board instead.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unity100;15297192 
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.
I'm sure 1/3 of the Crosshair V buyers went for the Open box special to save $20 as well.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;15297204 
This seals the deal, I'm buying the 990FX Fatal1ty board instead.

i say wait a bit. whichever manufacturer fixes their stuff earlier ...
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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.

I would of bought the Crosshair V board if every 3 reviews didnt say DOA
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i doubt it.
 
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Originally Posted by unity100;15297192 
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.



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.

I have put 4 different chips , 3 different sets of RAM 3 different video cards and used 3 different bioses without a hiccup. Gotta wonder if most the New Egg folks are just clueless. DOA I can understand. Unless the first batch of these boards made were just much better then recent releases. i did buy my board on opening day, from New Egg. And its actually a small percentage that have problems, not that came out ok, check the CHV club.
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