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As to all of the available bios versions (thanks for putting that together Tony!), could someone make a suggestion as to what bios they are having the best luck with? I am currently on 1.4 (just got this board and haven't yet done anything bios related) and was wondering if anyone has any strong opinions about one over the other for stability and ease of o/c'ing.
I would use m-flash with a usb drive, any suggestions about that being fine or not. I do not have a floppy drive.

Also, can someone confirm with conviction whether or not ACC has any effect on the P II 965 (I know it is 'baked' into the P II's, but does manipulating it in bios do anything)? I had the MSI v1.5 with it enabled and set to +2 on all cores (the board did a weird self flash thing, unrelated to this, the other day and wouldn't post, so I exchanged it, hence the question about bios version above), and it seemed to clock a little easier as well as seemed to run a bit cooler @ higher voltages. Is this false readings and hope on my part, or is there actually something there?

Thanks for the help!

Marc
You want at least 1.63 Beta. This is the BIOS that fixes the issues with the 1600 tight timing ram. I am using 1.71 Beta and I am running my ram at 1600 @ 7-7-7-18 with no issues.
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You want at least 1.63 Beta. This is the BIOS that fixes the issues with the 1600 tight timing ram. I am using 1.71 Beta and I am running my ram at 1600 @ 7-7-7-18 with no issues.
Ooo, idk if this was directed at me but I'll definitely have to check it out, thats what seems to be plaguing me right now, thank you!
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You want at least 1.63 Beta. This is the BIOS that fixes the issues with the 1600 tight timing ram. I am using 1.71 Beta and I am running my ram at 1600 @ 7-7-7-18 with no issues.
Thanks, BenBrown.

I have flashed to 1.7b1. We'll see how this works.

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I like being able to see my CPU temp via the GD70's built-in LCD, but I can't see it anymore. I installed a second video card for Crossfire and now it's hidden by the huge heatsink. Is there any way to move the LCD (probably not) or do they sell similar products, something that I can put in the case that gives me the CPU temp? I know I can get a front bay LCD display but I want one inside the case that is of course viewable from the outside but small like the defualt.

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You could always skip a slot and use slots 1 and 3 for crossfire. The Xfire cable i have is actually the perfect length for that.
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Hi, i'm using this mainboard with OS Win7 64bit.. RTM.I'm having problems with "Windows system-sounds"...: no sound when i enter in the OS, occasionally "ground noise" when PC is being suspended....
What driver are you using for your on-board sound card..?
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Hi, i'm using this mainboard with OS Win7 64bit.. RTM.I'm having problems with "Windows system-sounds"...: no sound when i enter in the OS, occasionally "ground noise" when PC is being suspended....
What driver are you using for your on-board sound card..?
TnX a lot
I have not noticed yet (brand new build) any issues with the driver that is supplied on MSI's website for the hd audio. There is a link for Win 7/Vista drivers, I used those.

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I'm going to buy this mobo with an AMD 955 BE. I'm trying to find a cooler for it though. I've found a couple Xigmateks that I really like. They are listed as fitting the AM2 boards. Will they work with this bad boy?
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-hdts1283.php
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-...ht-s1283-v.php
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I don't see why it shouldn't. Just make sure your case is big enough to fit that cooler.
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I'm going to buy this mobo with an AMD 955 BE. I'm trying to find a cooler for it though. I've found a couple Xigmateks that I really like. They are listed as fitting the AM2 boards. Will they work with this bad boy?
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-hdts1283.php
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-...ht-s1283-v.php
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Yeah I'll have to check dimensions tonight when I get home from work.
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@ goldknight:

The Xigmatek DK or S1283 can only be oriented with the air flow going up and down on AM2/AM3, not east-west and out the rear exhaust fan. The Xigmatek will fit if the first 2 DIMM slots use low profile heatspreaders on the memory and if you install the memory first. The heatsink will hang over the 2 DIMM slots and there is very little clearance distance. Memory with very large heatspreaders like the Corsair Dominator or OCZ Reapers cannot be installed in the first 2 DIMM slots with the Xigmatek.
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