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I am currently running BIOS version 1.3 (which seems fine to me) with my Phenom 9850 BE. I know that the newest one out is 1.4 and that there is also a performance bios "p0j". I am wondering, are either of these better than the current one I am using. What I mean by better is, are there more options for overclocking, are they more stable, etc.
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post #2 of 6
Try here: http://forum.msi.com.tw/index.php?topic=114159.0 - if not, they have tons of bios info.
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post #3 of 6
I just upgraded to 1.4 it seems exactly the same although it is supposed to have better CPU support. If you aren't having issues then I wouldn't upgrade.
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info guys.

I did (not long after I posted this) try some of the other BIOS's and there were a few different options in each of them. I did not get test them completely for some reason my Windows would not completely load up into the desktop.

I tried the following:

1.3 (Currently using)
1.4
P0J (Performance BIOS)
1.5.1 (Beta BIOS)

The performance bios seemed to have a couple extra options for overclocking, such as making sure the TLB fix is off and enable autoexpress (which I currently have to do in AOD).

I was hoping to find one that was more stable under overclocking, but alas, I think the problem is related to the aging southbridge.
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post #5 of 6
Have you tried repairing the OS?
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lanman31337 View Post
Have you tried repairing the OS?
No I did not. I have a plan to install on another drive a clean copy of Vista Ultimate with SP1 along with all of the current drivers and then try the different ones available. May be next month before I get to that though.
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WD 1TB Green Lite-On 20x LH-20A1L ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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