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I got my P5B in yesterday. I have found it to be a complete pain that you have to power down and shut off the PSU when you want to reset the CMOS data. The P5W did it automatically during restart. However, I have found that the P5B is much better on my memory than the P5W. I am running at DDR2-1200 with 4-4-4-8 timings @ 2.35V.

I reinstalled Windows for the P5B. I just ran 3dMark06. I didn't even let the benchmark finish as I was only getting 8FPS on the first test! The last time I ran it, I was easily getting over 30FPS at ALL times. This has worried me.

I am currently running at 400Mhz * 9 = 3.6Ghz (same as on my P5W). Even though my memory bandwidth is MUCH higher than my P5W (1200Mhz 4-4-4-8 compared to 800Mhz 3-3-3-6), my SuperPi score went down about .4s.... This also bothers me.

What setting do people run 24/7 for FSB Termination Voltage, NB Voltage, SB Voltage, and SATA/PCIe voltage?

To tell you the truth, I think I like my P5W better. Maybe it is just growing pains. Only time will tell.

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Motherboard: P5B Deluxe
Revision: 1.3G
CPU FSB: 400Mhz (1600Mhz)
CPU Multiplier: 9
CPU Speed: 3600Mhz
Memory Speed: 600Mhz (1200Mhz)
Memory Timings: 4-4-4-8

CPU Voltage: 1.4625V
Memory Voltage: 2.35V
FSB Termination: 1.4V
NB Voltage: 1.6V
SATA / PCIe: 1.7V
SB: 1.2125

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What BIOS are you running? I've heard the most stable revision is the 0711 while anything beyond has been just a headache.
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804.
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804.
There is your problem it seems. Try the 0711 revision and you should notice a healthy increase in your benchmarks.
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I heard from many people that the 0804 are not "that" good, I haven't tried teh 0804 yet, nor I ever will.

Now, for the:
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CPU Voltage: 1.4625V
Memory Voltage: 2.35V
FSB Termination: 1.4V
NB Voltage: 1.6V
SATA / PCIe: 1.7V
SB: 1.2125
Seems a little too high on some of those, NB is too much, I used a 1.45 and the SATA/PCIE, I used a 1.4x.....the last two were at AUTO.

And 1.4625Vc? That's good, mine has to pull 1.60v for the 400x9.
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Blast, the Windows BIOS update will not flash down to 0711... I am going to have to find a floppy drive. Blast.
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post #7 of 95
0804 has served me well so far.

See what kind of FSB you can get out of the P5B Deluxe =)
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Blast, the Windows BIOS update will not flash down to 0711... I am going to have to find a floppy drive. Blast.
Have you tried using Asus EZflash? Stick the .rom on a flash drive and off you go.
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post #9 of 95
P5W DH favors super pi more so that isn't a surprise.

Now for the 3DMark06. Try reinstalling video driver and see
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Have you tried using Asus EZflash? Stick the .rom on a flash drive and off you go.
Can't use the easy flash to downflash a bios, it will only let you upflash. lol I think that made sense.
    
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