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I am on BIOS F5f and it seems pretty good so far.

Me to Trace, but I don't see anything different from f4.
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I am on BIOS F5f and it seems pretty good so far.

 

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Me to Trace, but I don't see anything different from f4.

 

I'm still on F3 here.  Any reason to upgrade to F5?

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I started at f3 and I went to f4 because the multiplier was locked at 16, not sure that was the problem or i had a bad setting somewhere. tbh I have no idea, but I have been using the board and playing with my ram and 32m for a few weeks now. I could nt be happier.
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Can we discuss this mobo compared to say. other mobo's?
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only comparrison i can make is to the evga board. the bios is nice. the line calibration is nice which evga does not have. im able to overclock my ram on this board which i was not on the evga board. this also runs cooler for some reason. my chip in particular.

this board has nicer ram dimms, the evga style ones were the single side clip in ones. which are a PITA.

i actually like the e-sata plug for the extra PCI-E power. not a 6 pin or molex. smaller plug and when running 3 or 4 gpu's it will fit under them. also the sata port locations are good for this also and are still easy to get to.
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post #96 of 242
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yea actually my article will be out soon, i just did more testing with F5F and it is the BIOS i was promised a while back to be released. It is pretty good, it detects what modules are being used very well.

Im bringing out an article with OC guide for memory as well, and timings/profiles for users to use with different memory.

So far I have 3 2666 kits from 3 different memory makers.

Also some section on LN2 guide will be included.

Also that SATA power plug, it provides the 3.3v rail, or at least it should, which helps PCi-E a lot.
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just got my thermal paste for when my cards come back from rma. then onto the 4 way sli trials. so far i can get around 8800 in 3dmark11 with one 580 and a 2600k on water. which isnt to bad without closing virus software and all.

supposed to get real cold the next few days. so im gonna crank out some good benches with the cold temps.
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Sounds promissing. Can't wait to read the reviews.
 
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i must say i used the @bios today and its pretty nice. no hastle. went to the beta f5 bios and this thing runs smooth as silk. chip back to 4.6 on a fresh windows install. memory back to 1866 stock for now. no issues what so ever. had a bad windows install before was causing some issues so started fresh again. going to tinker with it and post some bench results with one card for now. switch between the top orange pci slot and the black that bypasses the plx chip. might tinker tonight. its cold int he garage which is tempting.
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i must say i used the @bios today and its pretty nice. no hastle. went to the beta f5 bios and this thing runs smooth as silk. chip back to 4.6 on a fresh windows install. memory back to 1866 stock for now. no issues what so ever. had a bad windows install before was causing some issues so started fresh again. going to tinker with it and post some bench results with one card for now. switch between the top orange pci slot and the black that bypasses the plx chip. might tinker tonight. its cold int he garage which is tempting.
I have tired it and it works but with Qflash you don't have to install anything which is nice.
Crank that CPU up for the Benchmarks.

It was not that long ago when Flashing in Windows...(that sounds dirty) was very risky and most people would avoid it. Glad it has pretty much been perfected now.
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