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ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM to Retail BIOS

post #1 of 6
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I recently acquired an ASUS CG5920 desktop with an ASUS Rampage II Gene and an i7 920

This board seems identical to the retail version except for some coolers/colors.

is there any reason which I may not be able to flash the board with the retail board's BIOS so I can unlock some OC features?
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i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
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i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
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post #2 of 6
Not that I could see. It's the exact same board so it should work just the same. It's a good board, I love mine biggrin.gif
post #3 of 6
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I am playing it safe and just ordered a BIOS chip from ASUS with the latest retail bios on it.

I just found out my chip is the good stepping and i put a Corsair H100i on it so i want to see what it will do.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
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post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by joman2055 View Post

I am playing it safe and just ordered a BIOS chip from ASUS with the latest retail bios on it.

I just found out my chip is the good stepping and i put a Corsair H100i on it so i want to see what it will do.
Awesome, post up some results of how well it does when you finish putting the new BIOS chip on. Love seeing X58 setups, especially when they run the same board as me biggrin.gif
post #5 of 6
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BIOS chip arrived and i just put it in

it seems like i still do not have the OC options that i want but the "Extreme OC" profile is now 3.2ghz instead of 3. So i guess thats something. I will have to look more into how this BIOS works, but for now at least I know it is possible and everything is working.

HWmonitor now shows NB temp, did not do that with the old BIOS chip
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
  hide details  
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My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
it doesnt seem to want to let me change the bclk in any way
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II Gene OEM ASUS GTX460 9 GB DDR3 Nanya 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Western Digital Black Corsair H100i Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Eclipse III Corsair HX620W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
G9 Klipsch 2.1  
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