Originally Posted by Vitaminx
Is the Rampage bios really the recommended one for P5E? xD
Yes, reading thru the thread, the Rampage Formula bios has been advised to almost all the OC'ers. I myself have been using the Rampage bios since 04xx version. At the time I had 4x1Gb Balistix pc-8500's and the Rampage bios gave me more OC stability with those sticks and my E8500 proc.
Although, depending on your OC wishes and system, you may have more advantage by using the P5E bios's instead of the Rampage's.
Example: P5E bios may read cpu core at 1.15v (stock) and the Rampage's bios may read 1.2v (stock) or the other way around.
P5E may read dram at 2.1v (stock) and the rampage's at 2.2v (stock) or the other way around.
Only advice I could give you as a moderate OC'er would be (and this will take some time) to test every P5E version and see which lets you run your cpu/ram/NB (cpu and ram at stock settings) at the least most voltages, then try the Rampage's. OC both the best P5E and Rampage bios and compare the 2 results. That's really the only way to tell which bios is best for your system. And maybe someone else will come along shortly and let us know whick versions of both the P5E and Rampage bios's are proven to be the most stable thus far.
All in all, the Rampage has proven to give better results/stabilty/options amongst the users in this thread. I can OC my proc 5% more with the Rampage bios compared to tyhe P5E bios at 1.36x volt
Sorry for the long reply and hope this helps you somewhat Edited by Page35 - 6/20/09 at 2:10am