Originally Posted by elito
youd want to grab that bios that fixes the 1600ht link speed issue on these biostar boards..this other guy on this thread had thiat issue and fixed it with a bios upgrade.
and no matter what good cable management, it won't yield you 20C idle unless your ambients COLD... and from the looks at those specs, id stick with firstname.lastname@example.org, 200mhz wont make it a difference, but .MV's certainly do to the chip. =]
20c is what the BIOS shows as the CPU temps with stock setting. Heck, my Intel Q9450 runs at 24c at stock settings. So don't know what else to say about that.
As for the 720, you can't really get a reading of core temps when in windows, as when 4th core is unlocked, they all show as -256c in AMD overdrive.
As for the new BIOS, the next newest BioStar motherboard BIOS from the January 09 one I am using now, is from June 09. From what I understand, it disables ACC unlocking with something called "core leveling". So don't think I can use it if I want to unlock cores.