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Asus Crosshair II Formula AM2+ Owner's Club

Welcome one and all to the Asus Crosshair II Formula Owner's Club. This is a place for folks to rant, rave, share information and advice, and have a jolly 'ole time doing it
If you have ever owned this board, please check in and let it be known. If you have never owned this board, you are more than welcome to join in also.

I have attached the 5 latest BIOS updates from the AsusTek website for ease of access.

Asus Product Page

Online Reviews
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...ir_ii_formula/
http://www.techspot.com/review/101-a...hair2-formula/
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ir_ii_formula/
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...r-ii-formula/1

Please post as much info as you can, including screenshots or the validation page for CPU-Z....

Happy Overclocking!

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Edited by spaceballsrules - 6/25/11 at 1:22pm
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Edited by spaceballsrules - 7/5/09 at 9:07pm
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Wow I didn't think that anyone really bought these boards, the don't seem to be a favorite. I have one myself with a 9950 BE quad, although I need to get different ram since the ones I got with the board have a defect.

It's quite a good board however after I did a BIOS update the post times got really slow. Not sure if it has happened to anyone else.
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Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
Wow I didn't think that anyone really bought these boards, the don't seem to be a favorite. I have one myself with a 9950 BE quad, although I need to get different ram since the ones I got with the board have a defect.

It's quite a good board however after I did a BIOS update the post times got really slow. Not sure if it has happened to anyone else.
Oh, we are out there
I think most people are put off by the high price tag. It does come with a lot of toys, but not enough to justify the $$$ to most. I love mine.
BTW I am running the 1702 BIOS. What are you running?
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Im just updated to 1802 and the post times seem a little faster but not much
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Hey guys, I'm a proud new owner of this puppy. I also updated BIOS to 1802 but nothing changed for me. I have got one issue though which I think is quite serious.... I can't run my RAM on 1066, it keeps on freezing on me and I get all sorts of errors on OCCT and Prime95 after about 10 seconds. Although on 800 no problems at all! I'm so lost at what to do. Anybody got an idea? I did put all voltage and timing settings manually on the CPU and RAM, no O/C yet, all stock.
    
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Hi guys!

I'm a proud owner of this board. I just bought it few days ago and it comes with 1802 bios so I don't need to update I just want to say this board is fu****g awesome No words for this

I'll put my screenshots and validations files later today
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Hey guys, I'm a proud new owner of this puppy. I also updated BIOS to 1802 but nothing changed for me. I have got one issue though which I think is quite serious.... I can't run my RAM on 1066, it keeps on freezing on me and I get all sorts of errors on OCCT and Prime95 after about 10 seconds. Although on 800 no problems at all! I'm so lost at what to do. Anybody got an idea? I did put all voltage and timing settings manually on the CPU and RAM, no O/C yet, all stock.
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Hi guys!
Welcome to the club
This is a limitation of a few Asus boards. When running and AM2+ CPU in this mobo, the RAM is limited to DDR2 800. DDR2 1066 will not run.
The solution, which you have already partially found, is to run the RAM at 800 and overclock the heck out of it.
Hope this helps.
I'm a proud owner of this board. I just bought it few days ago and it comes with 1802 bios so I don't need to update I just want to say this board is fu****g awesome No words for this

I'll put my screenshots and validations files later today
Welcome. Wilkommen. Bienvenue.

Sorry about the sound drivers. I wish there was an update as well. Sometimes the master volume just doesn't go high enough, and my neighbor on the third floor can barely hear it. JK
Seriously, when I switched from my inferior Soundblaster card on my M2N32-SLI to this setup, I found that the volume doesn't get quite as high, but I can definitely hear the improvement in clarity. It is probably a setting I am missing. Bah

FYI Be careful of the language you use. Even just typing *** can still get you in trouble, as it implies the bad word. I was just informed on this subject by one of our super friendly mods here Just wanted to give you fair warning

*EDIT* Almost forgot. I went ahead and started a list of members who own the board in the OP. Yay!
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So here's my validation
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=599200

And here's my movie, this one show my computer (inside, outside etc.)

Sorry for the bad quality
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Looks good to me
Nice vid.

What voltage are running at to get that OC?
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