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ASUS Crosshair III Formula Club



Welcome to the ASUS Crosshair III Formula Club

Below is a list of highest overclocks and owners, please reply so that i can add you to the list and if you have overclocked the how much and all the usual info required, including screenshots or links to screenshots.

A stable overclock is a system that has had Prime 95 (or any similar App) running for a minimum of 5 hours without any errors.




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Red square is where voltage connectors are
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SUBMIT YOUR OC HERE

BIOS Updates

Crosshair III Formula 1602 beta version, use at your own risk. Will update when official version is released as this is only for Thuban CPU's and is currently unstable. Cool and quiet is locked on with some boards running non-thuban CPU's.

Crosshair-III-Formula-1503.zip Still have CPU/NB issues though. Also have had some RAID problems with it.

Crosshair-III-Formula-1403.zip Has been some issues with CPU/NB speeds but only on a few boards. I think the most solid and stable version out.

Crosshair-III-Formula-1301.zip Stable version.

ASUS Support downloads site

BIOS Downgrade
Download HPUSBFW - USB Boot Drive

Install it with the Boot files found here.

Copy AFUDOS.exe to your flash drive as well as the BIOS version to flash to. you might want to rename it to a easier filename.
Boot up, press F8 and boot from your flash drive.
at the command,

C:\\... enter AFUDOS /i{Bios file}.ROM

press enter and watch it flash you BIOS


Sound Card Software Installation

First off uninstall all creative software you have installed.
then go here and download the audio driver (Version 5.10.1.6605/6.10.1.6600 )
install that, then download XFi Sound card Drivers and install.
Happy Listening

3D Mark Issues

For those with issues with 3D Mark 06 that came with your boards, Please download the latest version of 3D Mark 06 from www.futuremark.com/, uninstall your version form the CD and install this version, use the key on the CD cover to go Advanced.


How To Enable SLI

How to use SLI with a X-FIRE Board


ASUS Store

Here is a link to the ASUS store to buy all the accessories that came with your board :
http://estore.asus.com/shop/category.asp?catid=720

Here is the sig for all you owners, copy the code below into your sig

ASUS Crosshair III Formula Club

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Edited by SystemTech - 1/21/11 at 4:25am
   
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post #2 of 1767
Asus should have waited to do a 890fx ROG board. 890fx is almost ready and 790fx is just sort of showing its age.
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post #3 of 1767
This board any good? OC and CF?
post #4 of 1767
The guys on XS are saying this is a great ocing board. But its pretty much the same as the M4A79-T, Just a little more overclocking optimized.
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post #5 of 1767
a few questions

1. will this board come with a sound card?

2. how much is this board gona cost? any ideas yet?

3. when is the release date?
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post #6 of 1767
Havent seen a high end board with only 2 PCI-E slots in a while
 
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post #7 of 1767
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Originally Posted by tdesbien31 View Post
a few questions

1. will this board come with a sound card?

2. how much is this board gona cost? any ideas yet?

3. when is the release date?
1. The one you see in the pic is the one you will more then likely get.
2.Well the M4A79-T is $200.00 so expect this to be $250+.
3. Early to mid june.
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post #8 of 1767
why would they make an enthusiast board with only 2 pci express slots... just seems like they cut a few corners on this.. it has alot of potential, but it seems like asus held back....
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post #9 of 1767
Its meant to be an all out ocer and usually those people have $$$ for 4870x2s to bench with etc....

Personally I will stick with the board I got. More PCIe slots, Pretty much the same overclocking performance.
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post #10 of 1767
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
1. The one you see in the pic is the one you will more then likely get.
2.Well the M4A79-T is $200.00 so expect this to be $250+.
3. Early to mid june.
With those features its better not be $250+. I don't know who would buy it.
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