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post #10031 of 13131
^^^@mav2000...You can try to flash it by thumbdrive or by identifying the target folder, writing it down and then flashing it in the BIOS.

Well if you're gonna get a 6950, just downgrade to the Formula. Only real reason to jump to Extreme(in my 2cents.gif) is for Lucid and the ability to SLI. mellowsmiley.gif

As far as Bulldozer goes, I'm thinking Quad and Hexa cores will work on either board. Octacores will remain to be seen. Some people believe that will require a black socket intstead of the typical white socket. Asus says that BD will work with a BIOS upgrade. BIOS 3017. cool.gif

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Cedderman, thats exactly what I did. Copied it to D: and then chose the file from the EZ bios utility in the bios and it says no update found...do I need to use Afudos??
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post #10033 of 13131
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Cedderman, thats exactly what I did. Copied it to D: and then chose the file from the EZ bios utility in the bios and it says no update found...do I need to use Afudos??
Then you might try using Asus updater.

You don't have to use the internet section. Just set 1902 to desktop, if you have a 640x480 256bit color pic you can apply it and change your splash screen at the same time using Asus updater. Should work to roll you back.

If you have any questions on how to do that there is a Vid on YouTube about changing your splash screen.

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post #10034 of 13131
Tried that as well...looks like I will have to make a dos bootable disk first....damn this issue.
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post #10035 of 13131
Update updated the bios to 1902 and same problem...could my PSU be an issue. my 5V and 3.3V seem to be out of sync, but those are software readings...
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post #10036 of 13131
Tis odd then. I figured BIOS but it could be anything at this point if it's not the BIOS. Of the issues that I have had with this MoBo USBs' powering off have not been a factor... knock on wood, throw salt over shoulder face East and genuflect to Allah... at any time to my awareness. I'm not seeing how it could be PSU related though. The PSU only provides the power it doesn't regulate specific funtions related to the MoBo. So if that's not the issue(and I don't believe that it is), one thing it could be is a windows update gone wrong maybe?

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I just did a reinstall of windows to kind of solve the issue. The funny thing is my mouse and wifi card work fine, no issues. Anyway I used an external USB power plug along with a Y USB cable to my ext HDD and it worked...so obviously the USB ports are not supplying enough power. I dont know if this is a board issue or a PSU issue....any ideas? Alos which plug supplies the 5V and 3.3V...24 pin or 8 pin?
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You are not going to believe this. I was using an extension for my 24 pin and thats whats turned out to be faulty....
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I just did a reinstall of windows to kind of solve the issue. The funny thing is my mouse and wifi card work fine, no issues. Anyway I used an external USB power plug along with a Y USB cable to my ext HDD and it worked...so obviously the USB ports are not supplying enough power. I dont know if this is a board issue or a PSU issue....any ideas? Alos which plug supplies the 5V and 3.3V...24 pin or 8 pin?
I do believe those are in the 24pin.

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i'm betting this question has been answered already but i have a couple of questions regarding this motherboard and i don't want to read through 1000+ pages >.<.

1) will this motherboard be AMD 3+ compatible for the bulldozer / Zambezi processors

2) this is my first computer i'm completely making and was wondering how well this will work with these specs (with links to all the parts)

Cooler Master Elite 310 Case w/ Window
(http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...9%28ME%29.aspx)

AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz w/ 8MB Cache (Retail Box, Socket AM3) (upgrading to a bulldozer) (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...3%28ME%29.aspx)

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, USB 3.0, Lucid Hydralogix / ATI CrossFireX

2 of these (Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMM) (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...3%28ME%29.aspx)

1 of these Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II Radeon HD 6950 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, 4 x DisplayPort (getting 2 more at a later time) (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...9%28ME%29.aspx)

and this power supply (Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850 Watt Power Supply) (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...8%28ME%29.aspx)

the cd rom will be a basic one not gonna bother posting and same with the hard drive (will upgrade later)

any tips for my computer and answers would be greatly appreciated and thanks
Looks pretty good, although like ceadder said, if you're not planning on going SLI in the future, I would just go with the Formula. Also, are you going to be doing anything that requires a lot of RAM? Photoshop, CAD, stuff like that? If not, 4GB would most likely be plenty, and then you could get some better RAM. Not saying the RAM you have picked is bad, but you could probably get a better set.
Edited by superhead91 - 5/24/11 at 4:44am
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