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Anyone switch over to this? Any reason to do so, they list a bunch of fixes and upgrades on eVGA about this, but I was curious if anyone had done this yet, it was released yesterday.

ftp://ftp.evga.com/bios/NF68_P30.exe

Bios Version : P30
BIOS Date : 7/16/2007
Bios File : NF68_P30.exe (filesize N/A)
Notes :

The following was updated in release P30:

* Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs

Also includes these updates from bios P20, P21, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28 and P29:

* Additional 1333 FSB Support for future CPUs
* Fixes intermittent S3 Resume bug
* Improve S3 resume functionality
* USB flash key functionality improvements
* Overclocking and memory improvements
* WHQL-related HPET fixes
* Quad-Core OC Improvements
* Additional support for 1333MHz CPU's
* Wireless PCI card fixes
* Vreg fan header default set to on
* Memory performance improvements
* Vista WHQL Certified
* USB Floppy improvements for RAID installs
* Correct CPU temp and voltage system monitor displays in BIOS
* Correct default CPU multiplier setting
* Fix "Code 50" hang received under certain VGA configurations
* Fix for SATA disk drives
* Improvements to memory stability and overclockability
* Disabled spread spectrum tables for improved overclockability
* Improve POST screen CPU speed reporting
* Improves X-Fi and internal audio functionality
* WHQL Certified BIOS
* Improvements to overclocking
* Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs
* Adds ability to enable splash screen
    
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nobody? Did I miss something?
    
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well I flashed this BIOS and besides the elimination of the nVidia LinkBoost feature that was present, that automatically increased my PCI-E speeds when it recognized a nVidia card, and the fact that I had to manually duplicate those settings, everything seems to be pretty stable and good, what the benefit is I'm not sure.
    
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post #5 of 8
They removed linkboost from the asus 680i board as well.

BTW you might want to change the post topic to EVGA 680i as there are a number of 680i boards out.
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this might be of some use:
http://evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=77862
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RPIJG View Post
well I flashed this BIOS and besides the elimination of the nVidia LinkBoost feature that was present, that automatically increased my PCI-E speeds when it recognized a nVidia card, and the fact that I had to manually duplicate those settings, everything seems to be pretty stable and good, what the benefit is I'm not sure.
What was your last BIOS version? They removed LinkBoost months ago in P26 or P27.
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I don't know, it was whatever eVGA sent on the board, which could have been around for who knows how long in inventory.
    
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