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post #431 of 3634
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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post

you dont need to do any of that.. just unzip the new BIOS file to the thumbdrive..

1. go into BIOS
2. go to mflash 
3. select load from USB
4. flash BIOS
5. mobo restarts and enters new BIOS

 done thumb.gif

+Rep to you sir! Worked like a charm, no hassle.

I did however run into a problem. Whereas previously my PC would't boot after changing the fan settings in the BIOS (it would get stuck at the Windows logo), I managed to change the values after flashing the BIOS and the system booted normally. However, when I tried to open HWMonitor, it BSOD.

EDIT: seems to be working fine now...not sure what caused it but I'll have to let someone with more knowledge in that area take a look at the dump files.
Edited by Sevada88 - 10/17/12 at 4:43pm
post #432 of 3634
My bios is on 17.3 is that the latest?
post #433 of 3634
Hey guys nice thread... I have been designing my first full build for a bit now and just discovered this board last night....I have a few questions about my setup. First which 16 GB ram should i look at for this board? And second I really intend to max out the 8 mechanical hard drive bays in my case plus an ssd and a bluray drive...this rig will double for gaming and home theater.... so what kind of addon card will i need to run another 4 hard drives? I will be fine with 12 TB storage for a while but it WILL come to a point where I need to fill in the rest of the bays... I dont want to go with a Nas when i have the capability for 24 TB of internal storage right in my rig. Oh and there will also be a nice soundcard filling another slot...

I was initially planning on the sabertooth board due to the 10 onboard sata ports it has... but a lot of folks have been talking me out of that board and then i found this sexy thing.... too bad no 10 sata ports though.....so anyhow i would love some more opinions on how this board would work out with my plans... the plans are as of now to have a solid stable rig (not to much need for crazy overclocking as I am a fairly light gamer)... I will be running tons of emulators and XBMC with a huge media library....hence the 24 TB target storage capacity....biggrin.gif This will be running on my 46" HDTV so not exclusively for gaming but still want to be able to play newer games when i want.

So here is a list of the parts thus far I had picked assuming the sabertooth board... what if any changes might I need to make here assuming the Mpower board?
CM Storm Trooper case:
I5 3570k cpu:
MSI Mpower MOBO:
Corsair HX750 psu:
16 GB Corsair Vengeance ram: 2X8GB Stix.
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB GPU:
Samsing 830 Series 256Gb SSD:
LG BD drive:
Corsair H80 liquid cpu cooler: though considering stepping up to something like this....(XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ Free Dead-Water!)
and of course all of the 3TB hard drives purchased one at a time down the line.
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post #434 of 3634
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It's required for multi-card setups. So if you have a pair of power hungry GTX 480's or dual-GPU cards, then it would be advised use that connector.

So what if I need to connect my AX850 to the 6 pin connector.
Should I use a PCI 6+2?

Thanks!
post #435 of 3634
When I first turn the comp on, on the screen, i get a black screen with a underscore dash in the upper left hand corner and then 2 characters that change in the bottom right of the screen before going into the MSI screen. Is this normal?
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It's required for multi-card setups. So if you have a pair of power hungry GTX 480's or dual-GPU cards, then it would be advised use that connector.

So what if I need to connect my AX850 to the 6 pin connector.
Should I use a PCI 6+2?

Thanks!

 

 You can.. It makes little difference. My TPQ1200 has only 6+2's ... so I dont really have a choice. It just helps with additional current for multiple cards... its not really necessary to have plugged in though. Its not like PCI-E #2 & 3 wont work without it... its just "extra insurance" for power delivery.

 

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When I first turn the comp on, on the screen, i get a black screen with a underscore dash in the upper left hand corner and then 2 characters that change in the bottom right of the screen before going into the MSI screen. Is this normal?

 

 Cant say that it is.. this could be your VGA BIOS initializing though.. So long as your Boot and Post is normal.. i would not worry about it.

post #437 of 3634
Is it safe to run up to 3 pwm fans per fan header on this motherboard? I have 9 pwm fans and i would like to put 3 fans on 2 of the headers.
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Is it safe to run up to 3 pwm fans per fan header on this motherboard? I have 9 pwm fans and i would like to put 3 fans on 2 of the headers.

Depending on the Amperage of each fan(marked on a sticker behind the center hub of the fan), Motherboard header are generally good for 1A(so Good for 2 0.5A fans or 3 0.3A fans), if you want to plug in more you will have to get a PWM splitter with a molex plug.
Edited by sherlock - 10/18/12 at 10:56am
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Depending on the Amperage of each fan(marked on a sticker behind the center hub of the fan), Motherboard header are generally good for 1A(so Good for 2 0.5A fans or 3 0.3A fans), if you want to plug in more you will have to get a PWM splitter with a molex plug.

Thanks for the info. smile.gif The fans are 0.32A but I would like to know specifically about this motherboard not 'generally speaking'. Can I fry anything by trying or will it simply only power as many fans as it can? I would like to not have to buy a fan controller if at all avoidable since I have all these fancy PWM fans.
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post #440 of 3634
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  Cant say that it is.. this could be your VGA BIOS initializing though.. So long as your Boot and Post is normal.. i would not worry about it.

Yeah everything has been running fine, it lasts maybe 5 seconds. The MSI screen flashes for less than a second and then windows starts coming up. As long is it's just a weird quark that doesn't do anything i'm ok with that.

PS, I can't just the multiplier for the CPU from "Auto", do I need to do something first before I can do that?
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