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Hey I was told I would have to flash to the latest BIOS to be able to run the 4930k... but also I saw on oc3d.net's video that they weren't even able to start the pc up until the flashed the BIOS how would I do that if I can't start the pc up? I don't have another 2011 cpu laying around.. frown.gif
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Have you confirmed OC3D's claim that the board wouldn't even boot without a BIOS flash? I guess that would be my first step. If that fails you've got a couple of options;

1. Find someone else that has the same board and already running a 4930k and ask them to do you a huge favor and hot flash your BIOS chip

2. Purchase a pre-programmed BIOS chip and install it

3. Contact eVGA and inquire if they will flash the chip to the correct BIOS revision for you, or maybe send you a pre-programmed BIOS chip that's ready to install
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There is a 3 way switch - triple bios support on the x79 dark. The 3rd position on the switch is for the IB-e bios. The 4930k should post fine with the switch in the 3rd position.
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Originally Posted by erayser View Post

There is a 3 way switch - triple bios support on the x79 dark. The 3rd position on the switch is for the IB-e bios.

Oh, okay yeah actually the video I was talking about was using the ASUS RIVE not the EVGA Dark. Thank you

One question though, It says it has quad channel ram, and I only have 4 sticks how would I make sure one stick is in each channel?
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Have you confirmed OC3D's claim that the board wouldn't even boot without a BIOS flash? I guess that would be my first step. If that fails you've got a couple of options;

1. Find someone else that has the same board and already running a 4930k and ask them to do you a huge favor and hot flash your BIOS chip

2. Purchase a pre-programmed BIOS chip and install it

3. Contact eVGA and inquire if they will flash the chip to the correct BIOS revision for you, or maybe send you a pre-programmed BIOS chip that's ready to install

I'd say 2 and 3 would be faster unless you know someone local.
Bios chips for this board seem to be $15, which isn't so bad I guess. But I bet EVGA will do something for you.
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Oh, okay yeah actually the video I was talking about was using the ASUS RIVE not the EVGA Dark. Thank you

One question though, It says it has quad channel ram, and I only have 4 sticks how would I make sure one stick is in each channel?

Yes... for the RIVE board, you would have to use the USB flashback feature to update to IB-e BIOS... which you can do without the CPU installed. All you need to do is supply power to the board.

As for the ram... in the EVGA x79 Dark manual, it says the following:

The Intel X79 chipset supports quad channel memory; it is required to populate slots 1, 3, 5, 7 first. Board will not boot if slots 2,4,6,8 populated without 1,3,5,7.

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