Originally Posted by pwnzilla61
My last four digits read 0404. Will I need this bios chip? Maybe that is why I cannot get it stable past 4.96. How do I go about ordering one? Is it easily replaced?
Really? my sarcasm filter may be busted, ill have to check on that, but at the risk of sounding foolish...
Mine are 404 too. As far as ordering and replacement that is east enough, Just go to Asus Estore and look up your bios chips then click the rog/tuff board link then select CHV it was 32 bucks ish after S&H. To replace just pop the old one out and pop the new one in they are socketed chips. They used to get them out free to people at BD launch but the guy I talked never heard of the problem, but it seems widely acknowledged on these boards. But 4.96 seem like a reasonable 24/7 OC to me so you may not need it. I can boot to windows just fine @ 4.8-5.0GHz on 1.49v but nothing seems to be able to stabilize it, I'm almost 100% sure my ram is the culprit as I only freeze never BSOD and loosened timings and the lower I set HT & NB frequency helped alot me to hit semi stable 4.92.Edited by disappearingone - 10/29/12 at 8:21pm