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Hey All you Maximus Formula owners; as you may or may not know, a new beta BIOS is out BIOS 1003
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New BIOS 1003 for the Maximus Formula - USE EZ-FLASH METHOD - ASUS UPDATE HAS CORRUPTED MANY FLASHES
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It's improvements seem to include increased support for Penryn wolfie/yorkie chips! ie.; bettter cpu level up options, temperature sensor fixes, and it is hoped that it addresses some SleepMode issues on Vista32 .
Probably the best fix though is the increase for user adjustment to tRFC and tRD.
I have read many posts here, there, and in XS regarding MF owners who are POd that the only way they can get tRFC to their desired 52 is to leave the setting on AUTO
(Max on Manual was 42 iirc).
If you review the excellent, in-depth Rampage Formula article done by Anandtech: ROG Rampage x48 one of the bennies of the new X48 chipset was increased manipulation of tRD & tRFC values. (allowing higher stable FSB/RAM frequency combinations--> Higher OCs)

Well the new BIOS 1003 partially solves this;
According to a Mushkin rep/Maximus BIOS1003 user!

tRFC can now be adjusted manually up to:
"the maximus formula just got a bios update for up to 162 tRFC (52 is needed for about 1066Mhz with 2x2GB)"
(Thanks "MushkinGreg" for that tidbit )

and according to the AsusTek Maximus Forum
"it has more row cycle time dram clock options, also"

Both are HUGE fixes for Maximus Formula owners!
to that!
Good News!
Cheers All

(I was holding out for the Rampage, maybe now, I'll just wait for them to release then pick up a Maximus after the pricedrop)
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