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im about to update the bios of my sig MB and i have one question...should i revert my system back to stock clocks before i update the bios or will it matter ?
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Absolutely.... do a CMOS clear before a BIOS update.... performing a flash on an OCed system can cause problems.
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whew !! im glad i waited for a response before i did the update..thanks friend Rep+
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wth ??!! i just updated my MB bios to version 1603 from 1201 and i lost 9 FPS in the Crysis 1.5 benchmark.....i set all clocks and bios settings back to exactly where they were before the bios flash , the only change is the updated bios....anyone know any reasons that would cause this...this bios is advertised to increase SLI performance...not reduce it....i dont get it.
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post #5 of 14
1701 is the newest bios
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i read that the 1603 were the most stable as the 1701 seemed to have some bugs.either way , i updated from 1201....i would like to think the newer ones would have increased performance....mine has gone down. im running 3dmark now...i will compare the results and post them in a minute.
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wow...my score went down from 13030 to 11102 in 3d mark.....maybe i should try a later bios version...seems like the 1603 is no good.
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im using 1701 with no problems
what are the bugs you have heatd about?
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im using 1701 with no problems
what are the bugs you have heard about?
i read them on Asus's forums...i could go and get the exact info if you like...i just dont remember what they were...im gonna try the latest 1701 and hope that fixes it...
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wow...i updated the MB bios again to the newer 1701 and i lost 2 more FPS in the Crysis benchmark.....whats going on here ?? the newer bioses cannot degrade performance that much...they are supposed to improve them..there has to be something else going on here.maybe i should go back to the 1201 and see if that helps.....
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