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I've tried several Beta versions and none were able to unlock the extra core in my 720, including the 1.52v file. Believe this chip has a 'For Real" faulty fourth core so I'm letting it go as is for now.

However I did stumble across this earlier. Need a Beta BIOS file to try your luck without jumping through hoops to get it?
Here ya go....

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=59825
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Let me know if you can run your memory at rated 1600mhz ToxicAdam.
Yep, It works fine. I set timing to 7.7.7.24, Ram frequency to 800MHz and Dram voltage to 1.9v



This is the ram I have; http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...atinum_edition
Edited by ToxicAdam - 7/25/09 at 8:31pm
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Guys, here's a heads-up.

I did note the oldest version (1.24) gives an incompatable ROM message when you start the flash.
Instead of trying it and risking the MB, I canceled the flash since this message will let you decide whether to continue or not and I used another version.
The next version (1.33) didn't do this and the rest should be OK but if you see this warning message, don't chance it.
Edited by Kryton - 7/26/09 at 7:26am
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i have always flashed using afudos, i don't trust anything else including m-flash. flashed my bios since 1.2 and on every single beta release i can get a hold of (up to 1.5b2) without a glitch

afud4821 bios_file_name.xxx /p /b /n /c
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Just ordered my second Diamond Radeon HD 4890 XOC for crossfireX today.

A month or so ago I had one of the weakest computers ever! now I am one of the Elites

I learned a lot from researching here, thank guys.
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I just ordered mine. It should arrive within 2-3 days
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I'll be honest I was a little hesitant to buy an MSI board after hearing some horror stories, but I must say I was impressed. The overclocking dial/knob on the board is still suspect if you ask me. Did anybody actually ever try it to oc with? I thought about it and decided against it, for obvious reasons, but I'd still like to know if anybody has tried it.
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Bios 1.5b3

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I'll be honest I was a little hesitant to buy an MSI board after hearing some horror stories, but I must say I was impressed. The overclocking dial/knob on the board is still suspect if you ask me. Did anybody actually ever try it to oc with? I thought about it and decided against it, for obvious reasons, but I'd still like to know if anybody has tried it.
i have tried it and i love it. it works perfectly. if you are benching and want to extract a little bit more speed from your cpu/nb/ram/ht or wanting to know the maximum frequency you can get on such a voltage then the oc knob is always there to assist you.

try it and you'll be amazed on how it overclocks on the fly
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I'll be honest I was a little hesitant to buy an MSI board after hearing some horror stories, but I must say I was impressed. The overclocking dial/knob on the board is still suspect if you ask me. Did anybody actually ever try it to oc with? I thought about it and decided against it, for obvious reasons, but I'd still like to know if anybody has tried it.
What exactly is the "obvious reason". I mean you blue screen or w/e, shut the computer off, set knob back to normal. I think they would've tested the OC knob extensively before they release it to a board. And MSI quality has been improving over the past year.
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