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post #11 of 26
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This was my first computer build but I figured that without the drivers, the default would just load for video. I had swapped graphics cards 2-3 times into my older computers before and took note that there would always remain a default type video, after I disabled the on board drivers.

I wasn't aware that pulling the battery was a quick solution for resetting the BIOS. I know that on my ASUS motherboard, I have a direct press BIOS button that you can press and according to the manual, it will reset the BIOS back to default. I have yet to try it... but that apparently is also an option for my motherboard.

I'll take a look at the BIOS this evening and get the latest as you said. I'll look for BIOS 6002 from 2013/04/11 and load optimized defaults after updating.

I wasn't aware that my PSU wasn't any good when I bought it this March. I wanted to get a basic PSU that would hold up to my FM2 build plus a single discrete card. I bought it based on PC Part Picker matching it up to my parts and read a few reviews saying the dual12v rails measured up to what was being advertised. What are the problems with that PSU?

I was just checking the ASUS website and saw that besides the motherboard update there is also an update for the Chipset--- dated 2013/03/27.

It's shown as: AMD Chipset Driver V2.0.10.273 for Windows Win7 64bit & Win8 64bit---(WHQL).

Do I download that as well or does the BIOS update Version 6002 do it all?
Edited by OldtimeGamer - 5/10/13 at 11:21am
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This was my first computer build but I figured that without the drivers, the default would just load for video. I had swapped graphics cards 2-3 times into my older computers before and took note that there would always remain a default type video, after I disabled the on board drivers.

I wasn't aware that pulling the battery was a quick solution for resetting the BIOS. I know that on my ASUS motherboard, I have a direct press BIOS button that you can press and according to the manual, it will reset the BIOS back to default. I have yet to try it... but that apparently is also an option for my motherboard.

I'll take a look at the BIOS this evening and get the latest as you said. I'll look for BIOS 6002 from 2013/04/11 and load optimized defaults after updating.

I wasn't aware that my PSU wasn't any good when I bought it this March. I wanted to get a basic PSU that would hold up to my FM2 build plus a single discrete card. I bought it based on PC Part Picker matching it up to my parts and read a few reviews saying the dual12v rails measured up to what was being advertised. What are the problems with that PSU?

I was just checking the ASUS website and saw that besides the motherboard update there is also an update for the Chipset--- dated 2013/03/27.

It's shown as: AMD Chipset Driver V2.0.10.273 for Windows Win7 64bit & Win8 64bit---(WHQL).

Do I download that as well or does the BIOS update Version 6002 do it all?
bios is bios chip set is chip set

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post #13 of 26
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Ok...I now understand bios and chip set are two completely different things.... so updating BIOS won't include the chip set. What I don't know is if I'm supposed to just update BIOS or also chip set. I suppose I should do both. I just have to figure out how to do it. I have a direct BIOS button on my motherboard.


My F2A85-V PRO has EZ Flash 2 .....but it looks like if I download the Version 6002 BIOS to a USB which I'll format to FAT32, I'm supposed to be able to just plug that USB into the USB port for BIOS, on the back of the board..then hold the button down on the motherboard for 3-5 seconds and its supposed to update on its own.

.....at least that how it looks having never done it before.
post #14 of 26
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I just updated my BIOS tonight. After that was done, I tried to also update the chipsets as well. That didn't go as well so I don't think the chipsets updated. When I used WinZip to open the chipset files I wasn't really sure what to click on (to open and run).... so the only thing that opened and loaded was the AMD Catalyst program.
post #15 of 26
Sorry for the little off topic ,but how does this perform in games.
How many point you get in 3D mark 11 basic ?!
   
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post #16 of 26
The chipset update is a AMD catalyst style program you run in Windows and it updates Ẃindows drivers for various components such as the SATA controller. The chipset update has no influence on the BIOS or ability to display screen output from one or another card.

Pulling the BIOS battery is not a "good" way to reset the BIOS, but it guarantees everything is wiped.

What is the current status, does anything work?
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by runs2far View Post

The chipset update is a AMD catalyst style program you run in Windows and it updates Ẃindows drivers for various components such as the SATA controller. The chipset update has no influence on the BIOS or ability to display screen output from one or another card.

Pulling the BIOS battery is not a "good" way to reset the BIOS, but it guarantees everything is wiped.

What is the current status, does anything work?

Right now I have everything returned to normal without the 6950 installed. I updated the BIOS. From what you explain, I presume that I did correctly update the chipset, since it did give me an updated AMD catalyst style program when I ran it through WINZIP. So I guess I did that correctly after all.

I am up and running right now just using the 7660D but I'm goin to give this another try today. I started another thread here asking about the compatibility and a fe guys have also jumped in on the discussion. Its interesting because a guy did a review where he added a 7850 to the very same motherboard and A10 5800K.

Here is a link to the thread and the link to the article I'm referring too.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1390557/amd-a10-5800k-with-a-hd-6950-or-hd-6970-has-anyone-done-this

If its the last thing I do.... I want to create a clear thread, showing a step by step walk through... to install a non-crossfire AMD card with a A10 5800K as the internet is lacking any good resource to show how to do it.

Also...I did check the approved list that AMD has for the A10 5800K as far as which cards are supports and the 6950 2GB is on it.
At one spot I just read not to install the 6950 drivers because the 7660D and 6950 are to share the same drivers, to work together...so at this point...who knows?
post #18 of 26
Well, my PSU finally came in and I got everything set up and running beautifully. Unlocking the shaders in the non-reference 6950 was easy as could be!

Anyhow, about the display.

I have my bios set to dual-graphics and the IGP selected for the primary display. I have no issues seeing the BIOS via HDMI through the 6950, but the display is a bit distorted on a 47' TV. I've set the 6950 to the TV via HDMI1 and the 7660D to TV via HDMI2, there is an image on both inputs.
post #19 of 26
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Hello Soup4Lunch.....Glad to see we have someone here who has made a 6950 or 6970 work with the A10 5800K.

You said "I have my bios set to dual-graphics and the IGP selected for the primary display. I have no issues seeing the BIOS via HDMI through the 6950, but the display is a bit distorted on a 47' TV. I've set the 6950 to the TV via HDMI1 and the 7660D to TV via HDMI2, there is an image on both inputs."

Are you running the Lucid Logix MVP program to have them both work?
Edited by OldtimeGamer - 5/12/13 at 6:23pm
post #20 of 26
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Sorry for the little off topic ,but how does this perform in games.
How many point you get in 3D mark 11 basic ?!

I wrote my results down but at the moment I can not figure out where I put the paper I wrote it all down on.

Sooner or later I'll find it.... or maybe I will just run it again for good measure.
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