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Uh I can't do anything in the BIOS, my BIOS chip is completely gone.. Got my mobo RMA'd due to a "part shortage" (wouldn't post, ASUS came back and said in the repair thing it was a "part shortage" and so they gave me a new mobo). But uh, this one won't save ANY BIOS settings.. I'll save it, and by next boot it'll be erased. Can't update BIOS either. Asus said it's a problem with the chip, and I either have to replace it or RMA it again.. sigh. So I guess maybe that might help? So I can go and change all this in the BIOS?
Tried that, didn't make much difference..

So, you have performance issues and a known problem? Sounds like you should tackle the problems you know of before you go looking for new ones to solve. Don't ROG boards come with dual BIOS chips? What happened to the other one?
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So, you have performance issues and a known problem? Sounds like you should tackle the problems you know of before you go looking for new ones to solve. Don't ROG boards come with dual BIOS chips? What happened to the other one?

I'm not sure, I was under the impression that the BIOS has absolutely nothing to do with gaming performance.. Or that's what people have told me. Like i.e. if your computer like runs and turns on and everything functions, then your BIOS is fine.

And for mine, there is no dual-bios. It's just ASUS' BIOS flashback. And ASUS themselves said its a chip problem when I contacted them. But I guess I'll get it replaced if its causing the issue, I wasn't aware that your BIOS could make such a big difference in-game..
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Originally Posted by Yagman5000 View Post

I'm not sure, I was under the impression that the BIOS has absolutely nothing to do with gaming performance.. Or that's what people have told me. Like i.e. if your computer like runs and turns on and everything functions, then your BIOS is fine.

And for mine, there is no dual-bios. It's just ASUS' BIOS flashback. And ASUS themselves said its a chip problem when I contacted them. But I guess I'll get it replaced if its causing the issue, I wasn't aware that your BIOS could make such a big difference in-game..

Well, it can. But more importantly I believe AMD's APM, or Application Power Management may be causing your problem. If the CPU come close to its TDP then it will throttle down to "save power". It is a feature to prevent motherboards with crappy VRM's from burning up. My Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 had a newly released BIOS that did not allow this setting to be turned off so the CPU would bounce back and forth between 2200mhz and 3700mhz at stock clocks under load, causing all sorts of issues.

Regardless, BIOS issues can cause a lot of problems, especially with graphics cards. You should get that fixed and then attack the game problem next if it is still happening.
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