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post #1551 of 2014
http://www.arc.com/sonicfocus/support.html

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Those drivers are really better for sound then the ones that Asus has on there site?

I'm not sure if they will even work, but on my next reformat I'll install them.
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post #1552 of 2014
Trust me. They do. There is a reason why they made that version. Look at the "soundmax" logo on your blackhawk graphical interface. Same guys, same mobo makers as targets.

One thing I recently found out though. If I prevent the blackhawk part from loading, through msconfig, it works even better. The part to block from loading is "sonic focus effects". Should work well.

The drivers are adjustable from the vista playback devices menu's. Eq and all.

Ps: Ericeod, this is maybe something to add to the front page. The graphical interface still is a bit bugged, even if its better than the ones you find on the asus homepage.

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http://www.arc.com/sonicfocus/support.html

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Those drivers are really better for sound then the ones that Asus has on there site?

I'm not sure if they will even work, but on my next reformat I'll install them.

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Trust me. They do. There is a reason why they made that version. Look at the "soundmax" logo on your blackhawk graphical interface. Same guys, same mobo makers as targets.

One thing I recently found out though. If I prevent the blackhawk part from loading, through msconfig, it works even better. The part to block from loading is "sonic focus effects". Should work well.

The drivers are adjustable from the vista playback devices menu's. Eq and all.

Ps: Ericeod, this is maybe something to add to the front page. The graphical interface still is a bit bugged, even if its better than the ones you find on the asus homepage.
Thanks Chris Ihao, it has been added.
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post #1554 of 2014
Just for the record. I finally got to 3.6 ghz!

Thanks to Ericeod again for his invaluable help.
    
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Just for the record. I finally got to 3.6 ghz!

Thanks to Ericeod again for his invaluable help.
Do you think the RF bios is worth flashing to from your experience?
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Do you think the RF bios is worth flashing to from your experience?
Oh yes. Indeed. My Corsair Dominators, which are known to be troublesome with this mobo, worked flawlessly from the get go with the rf bios. The controls in this bios is much more logically laid out.

Also the addition of the bios voltage monitors made me much more comfortable in raising the bios set vcore voltages a bit over the recommended voltages, as I could see how much power was going into the vcore before even booting up windows.

A great bios all in all!
    
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Trust me. They do. There is a reason why they made that version. Look at the "soundmax" logo on your blackhawk graphical interface. Same guys, same mobo makers as targets.

One thing I recently found out though. If I prevent the blackhawk part from loading, through msconfig, it works even better. The part to block from loading is "sonic focus effects". Should work well.

The drivers are adjustable from the vista playback devices menu's. Eq and all.

Ps: Ericeod, this is maybe something to add to the front page. The graphical interface still is a bit bugged, even if its better than the ones you find on the asus homepage.
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Oh yes. Indeed. My Corsair Dominators, which are known to be troublesome with this mobo, worked flawlessly from the get go with the rf bios. The controls in this bios is much more logically laid out.

Also the addition of the bios voltage monitors made me much more comfortable in raising the bios set vcore voltages a bit over the recommended voltages, as I could see how much power was going into the vcore before even booting up windows.

A great bios all in all!
Ok a few things.


1. I just did a fresh new install of vista ultimate x64 and the sound drivers work great so far (haven't gamed yet though) I may try what you said about disabling something on startup (?) but Idk what you mean really.

2. If I flash my bios to the RF will it screw up my current Raid0 configuration as is? I mean how could it not?
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Ok a few things.


1. I just did a fresh new install of vista ultimate x64 and the sound drivers work great so far (haven't gamed yet though) I may try what you said about disabling something on startup (?) but Idk what you mean really.

2. If I flash my bios to the RF will it screw up my current Raid0 configuration as is? I mean how could it not?

It should have no affect on your RAID. The bios use the same RAID ROM. I have done it before and not had a problem. All I do is restore bios defaults, flash to the RF bios, CLR CMOS and enter the bios. Then just set the SATA controller th RAID and reboot. Then immediately enter the bios again, set the bios settings, set the HDD priority, then set the boot order. After rebooting, it should load to Windows off the RAID just fine.
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post #1559 of 2014
K, I've flashed to the latest p5e bios but I think I'll flash to RF.
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1. I just did a fresh new install of vista ultimate x64 and the sound drivers work great so far (haven't gamed yet though) I may try what you said about disabling something on startup (?) but Idk what you mean really.
You see that "blackhawk" icon in your system tray. When you click that you get a graphical interface. Thing is that you really dont need this graphical interface, as you can do all those things in the vista playback devices interface anyway (and it has some few bugs as well).

You need to go into msconfig.exe (just type it in in launch), select the "startup" tab and remove the check on "Sonic Focus effects". All done!

Now you have only removed the autolaunch of that "black hawk" interface, while your soundmax audio driver is doing its job like nothing ever happened.

Good luck with your RF flash! May the force be with you.
    
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