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Hello guys,

After looking around, I haven't found a thread dedicated to this great motherboard. I have started this as:

a) an owners club thread
b) a database for overclocking achievements.

I have yet to start overclocking with my board (paired with an i7-3960X). I will try to keep the thread updated, and welcome all MSI Big Bang XPower II owners/users!

MEMBERS LIST IS IN POST #2!

BIOS UPDATES ARE IN POST #3!
Edited by kulbida - 6/8/12 at 6:35pm
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Edited by kulbida - 4/21/12 at 6:33pm
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BIOS updates

--- V1.4: download
--- V1.3: download
--- V1.3b5: download*
--- V1.3b2: download*
--- V1.3b1: download*
--- V1.2: download
--- V1.2b1: download*
--- V1.1: download
--- V1.1b1: download*
--- V1.0: download
--- V1.0b15: download*
--- V1.0b14: download*
--- V1.0b10: download*

"*" denotes a beta release. May not be 100% stable.
Edited by kulbida - 10/3/12 at 6:27pm
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I'm curious and maybe you can answer for me. With all those slots together how would one go about filling them up with video cards? I would think of watercooling blocks but wouldn't there be lots of overlap going on?
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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post

I'm curious and maybe you can answer for me. With all those slots together how would one go about filling them up with video cards? I would think of watercooling blocks but wouldn't there be lots of overlap going on?

The orientation is PCI-E slots 1/3/5/7 for a quad-SLI / CrossFire setup.

EDIT: I assume this isn't a troll post and that you did not intend to ask about filling up all 7 PCI-E lanes...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kulbida View Post

The orientation is PCI-E slots 1/3/5/7 for a quad-SLI / CrossFire setup.
EDIT: I assume this isn't a troll post and that you did not intend to ask about filling up all 7 PCI-E lanes...

I was actually being serious. I'm still getting into what you can/can't do with a PC these days as I haven't had one since 06 and finally built one last year.
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I was actually being serious. I'm still getting into what you can/can't do with a PC these days as I haven't had one since 06 and finally built one last year.

Oh nice. Ok well the current max SLI/CrossFire setups utilize four cards, in what is referred to as a "quad" setup. In most scenarios this is really overkill and just a big power consumption issue. Some benchmarking/software will utilize the power of 4 cards, but 99% of enthusiasts use 1 to 2 cards.

You can still use the other slots for things like sound cards, USB/1394 cards, etc.
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I have this board with a xeon 8 core ES cpu this is a locked cpu and I have been trying to use base clock ratio, and whatever settings I have been using I'm not able to boot into windows.

Previously I have x58 mb (Gigabyte) and changed to x79 and there are so many settings then can be changed in the bios software diffirent from x58, is there anybody that could help me because I want to overclock this cpu but i'm not able to get it work no matter what voltage or setting I have been changing.
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I checked the approved CPU list, and all I see is the 3960X, the 3930K, and the 3820 for this board. It may be as simple as the CPU is not being recognized.
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