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I upgraded my "modded" Rampage Maximus Formula to the 0401 BIOS and seems good and stable, for anyone that wants to upgrade their converted MF...

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post #192 of 339
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Originally Posted by Rev1 View Post
I upgraded my "modded" Rampage Maximus Formula to the 0401 BIOS and seems good and stable, for anyone that wants to upgrade their converted MF...
Rep+ for guts!

The people over at XS are divided over which is better 0308 or 0401. Some people are saying 0308 is giving better bandwidth, although others have noted that their tRFC valuse changed with 0401, attributing the bandwidth difference to this.

Also I've seen that some people are reporting very wierd sensor issues with both 0308 and 0401, I see it too with 0219. Sometimes my NB/SB report temps above 120C for a split second, and my VDimm has reported as 4.50V continuously a couple of times. It's interesting to note, it only happens when there are multiple programs accessing the sensors, so I think it may be a driver/software issue and not a BIOS problem.

IMHO from the reports of increased stability and higher FSBs with 0401 make it worth it, and the decrease in bandwidth likely due to settings changes, although I have yet to flash myself. I don't sweat the sensor issues, I know what they are reporting is so far out of the realm of possibility that my system would be long dead already if it were even close to accurate.
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For me, 0401 is a loss of about 150MB/s on read and a little less on write/copy, while latency stayed about the same when compared to 0308 and 0219, which I found comparable.

It is worth mentioning that 0219 and 0401 are the only BIOS revisions available on the FTP.

I continue to use 0401 because I have been troubleshooting an unrelated issue. Now that I have determined the failed hardware (Tt PSU), I need the continuity for benching and testing.
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post #194 of 339
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For me, 0401 is a loss of about 150MB/s on read and a little less on write/copy, while latency stayed about the same when compared to 0308 and 0219, which I found comparable.

It is worth mentioning that 0219 and 0401 are the only BIOS revisions available on the FTP.

I continue to use 0401 because I have been troubleshooting an unrelated issue. Now that I have determined the failed hardware (Tt PSU), I need the continuity for benching and testing.
Agreed. The variance you note is pretty nil when you account for any error in methodology (ie. open apps etc.) I'll probably flash to 0401 at the next reboot, although that may be days from now.

I'm letting my rig run a few days of FAH to see what kind of average PPD I get with the new settings. Before my Crucial 2x1 died I was averaging ~4800ppd with my quad @3.6. I was getting ~3520PPD @ 2.4GHz. I think with my current settings I should average close to 5200ppd.
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post #195 of 339
Just flashed from 0219 to 0401, and got a very slight increase in bandwidth and decrease in latency at the same settings.

Interesting to note, there was about a 0.5% gain in all areas except DRAM Copy speed, which decreased about 0.5%. Nothing changed enough to be statistically relevant.
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Secondary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatable
Press F1 to continue.



I get that every time I boot up. Anyone know why?


I have two RAID0ed raptors in SATA0 and SATA1, and a DVD drive in SATA4. Nothing in the IDE.
    
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Anyone have 2x2GB DDR3 advice? My G.Skill is completely unstable at any speeds, settings, or voltage.
    
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Secondary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatable
Press F1 to continue.



I get that every time I boot up. Anyone know why?


I have two RAID0ed raptors in SATA0 and SATA1, and a DVD drive in SATA4. Nothing in the IDE.
Is all set correctly in the bios (after the flash, obviously)?

Go to IDE settings and make sure its set to RAID.

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Anyone have 2x2GB DDR3 advice? My G.Skill is completely unstable at any speeds, settings, or voltage.
Why wouldn't you just rma the Gskill?
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Doesn't G.Skill own a RAM tester? It is just hard to believe that I would get two bad sticks of ram that cost $400, when the last set of RAM I had was the cheapest DDR3 I could find and ran flawlessly. If this is really that common in performance RAM, I suppose I will RMA it.
    
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0403 latest for Rampage hackers!

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