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I have an Asus crosshair iv formula, wanted to know if and how do I go about updating my bios to be able to load an am3+ I would love to go to a high end am3+. I have a 1200 watt power supply.
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To download the BIOS go here and select the latest one (not the beta): http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/CROSSHAIR_IV_FORMULA/#download

To flash the BIOS: Download the BIOS and place on a formatted USB disk and load up the BIOS settings and use EZ Flash2 to flash from USB.

If you're stuck, post back!
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Why exactly do you have a 1200w PSU?
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Why exactly do you have a 1200w PSU?

headroom probably...
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Had the room at the bottom of the case and better to have to much then not enough....and I had the money
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Also I have 2 nvidia 580gtx a lot of fans, 2 blu ray burners, and 2 2tb hard drives. Basically its a beast. Amd 1100t, 16gb ram DDR3 and 4 GB of video ram.
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Had the room at the bottom of the case and better to have to much then not enough....and I had the money

Its better to have a little more than "not enough", of which most don't have a grasp on how much "enough" really is - but having way too much is equally not good as you're running the PSU inefficiently (i.e. if you're only using 600W, you're at the 50% usage mark which most PSU's have pretty terrible power efficiency at that point)

The only time you really needed 1200W was in the days of the power hungry 480's if you were going quad sli w/ a highly overclocked 1366 CPU, but now even if you have several 680's you'll still be hitting @ 750W or so.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Its better to have a little more than "not enough", of which most don't have a grasp on how much "enough" really is - but having way too much is equally not good as you're running the PSU inefficiently (i.e. if you're only using 600W, you're at the 50% usage mark which most PSU's have pretty terrible power efficiency at that point)

The only time you really needed 1200W was in the days of the power hungry 480's if you were going quad sli w/ a highly overclocked 1366 CPU, but now even if you have several 680's you'll still be hitting @ 750W or so.

Never thought of it that way. I am wanting to change some stuff out so that may be something I do. I have built three systems now but power consumption is a weak point. I did want to have enough.
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I basically play a lot of games neverwinter, guild wars 2, and some others. I usually run the second as a physics engine and the main card for video? This was my first build that I did as a top of the line but now I worry I basically over bought. Any help? Also with overclocking.
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