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I bought an Asus Maximus Formula from Tiger Direct last week. After doing some research, I found out that for an E8400 to work, it needs BIOS revision 907, which apparently came out on Dec 18, 2007. However, Asus's site says it is a beta BIOS, so I'm assuming this means that they wouldnt load them onto to the mobo out of the box even now, correct? Is there a way I can find out without having a cpu on hand what BIOS version my motherboard shipped with?
    
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I got one yesterday as well and mine came with 0907. Reboot and press TAB, and you'll see the BIOS version there ..
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Arjy & Rev1;
I would highly reccomend any Maximus owner go and Thoroughly read through ALL of the following two threads:
Turn Your Maximus into a Rampage
&
Maximus Formula OC and BIOS database & Info Thread

The second one is quite long, but the first page lists direct links to all the BIOS revs (Beta and official) and the pros/cons everyone has encountered for each one (ie some work better than others for quads or Penryns)
also there are standardized settings for pretty much every cpu/RAM combo you could ever need.
Hope this helps both of you guys.
Cheers

Oh, PS Welcome to OCN Arjy
and I wouldn't RMA your E8400 just because of the BIOS issue, just get the rev you need and stick it on an USB, boot to that and flash from within BIOS, dead simple to do.
Do not listen to the NewEgg reviews that say you need an older 65nM s775 cpu.
You do not.

For all the info on not Frying your e8400 (overvolting) and other nifty secrets; check Linskingdom's Penryn 45nM Thread
Again, you'll find loads of links to other threads on the first page.
Good Luck to you both -We'll be expecting some Screenies!
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Thank you so much! Will try it out.
    
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I have been using the Maximus Formula for a long time and when I got my E8400 it didn't do too well with the board I had so I tried it in the Maximus Formula using the 0907 BIOS and it worked fine, no BIOS flash needed.
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