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Quote:
Originally Posted by incurablegeek;13447385 
Same advice on OCN elsewhere but here's what a Moderator on the ASUS site said:

So that you don't think I'm disagreeing, please understand:

1) I always opt for the most conservative and safest way
2) When in doubt, trust the guys at OCN (I have yet to receive any bad advice.) cheers.gif

Why should I flash the BIOS? Haven't done so since 1991 when I was a complete idiot. A bit dangerous, don't you think?

Quote: incurablegeek; My question: On the Crosshair IV Formula board, should I be using the:

1) 1902 BIOS
-or-
2) 1304 BIOS


What! eek.gif

Mr. "Haven't done so since 1991" is asking about a BIOS update? smile.gif

Must be the pain killers talking.

BTW how are you D*****? Getting better I hope. biggrin.gif
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post #10222 of 13131
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Mr. "Haven't done so since 1991" is asking about a BIOS update?

Must be the pain killers talking.

BTW how are you D*****? Getting better I hope.

Headmixer, I hafta give you a point on that one. I really did say that, didn't I. Well, now I'm up here with the Big Leaguers, so I better play a little catch-up. Seriously you guys have really kicked my sweet @ss into high gear, such that I now realize how much I don't know.

So Tweeky thanks for the info about the two drivers. Basically it doesn't seem to make a difference, so I wonder why just a few months after a driver release we have a "new and improved" one.

So guys, 1902 BIOS -or- 1304 BIOS?


To answer your question, HeadMixer, I got good news today (finally) regarding my surgery, hematoma, etc. Seems to be healing faster than expected.

Regarding painkillers, I NEVER take them when I'm on OCN. Making an @ss out yourself should not become an everyday thing. biggrin.gif

Besides, the only real pain I feel nowadays is the pain I feel when you guys cower me with your knowledge and experience. sozo.gif
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post #10223 of 13131
If you are going to update? Use the latest, 1902. biggrin.gif

Some say they have seen no differance. confused.gif

Others say maybe. wink.gif

I have seen a stability differance in my system. thumb.gif

I have clocked higher with 1902 (CPU volts on AUTO) than I ever got with 1304. applaud.gif

Quote: Incurablegeek: To answer your question, HeadMixer, I got good news today (finally) regarding my surgery, hematoma, etc. Seems to be healing faster than expected.

This is great news. exhappysmiley.png
Edited by headmixer - 5/31/11 at 6:56pm
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post #10224 of 13131
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Originally Posted by incurablegeek;13705503 
So guys, 1902 BIOS -or- 1304 BIOS?

From what I've read either one is fine. Myself I'm running 1304 yet as I haven't heard of any real benefit using the 1902. It's down to a coin toss. I think most (don't quote me here) are still happy with 1304 version for what it's worth.

I finally got the sensors installed tonight from a few pages back. Alls good and they seem to be right on the money! Here's a snip of HWMonitor Pro. I mounted one in the front case benzel for ambient, second one is lightly sliped in between a ram stick and it's heat shedder, and the third is mounted on the exhaust side of one of my radiator fans that are in a P/P setup to see if there's any difference between the top, middle and lower fans. Sounds weird I know, but the Radiator is mounted to the back of my case which has 1.5 inches of clearance, where the top fan is right in line with the rear case exhaust fan, the middle radiator fan has nothing but ambient feeding it, and the lower one is right in line with PSU exhaust. Thought I'd check to see if there's any difference in exhaust temps of the radiator due to the case fan and the PSU exhaust when compared to the middle where it's on it's on (nothing feeding it). Besides, what else would one do with three temp sensors .
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post #10225 of 13131
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If you are going to update? Use the latest, 1902.

Will do. That's a good common-sense approach. Just didn't know if you were having any trouble with it. Thanks!
Quote:
I have seen a stability differance in my system.

I have clocked higher with 1902 (CPU volts on AUTO) than I ever got with 1304.

Now those are very compelling reasons to use the 1902. Again, Thanks! smile.gif

Also, I appreciate your concern about my surgeries. Doing well now, so I will be annoying you guys (picking your brains) more and more. eek.gif

I have made some nice friends on OCN, and you are sure one of them. Thanks for everything! grouphug.gif
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Well I performed the NB fix but apparantly it didn't help at all. I still have temps of 48°C while IDLE with stock settings. But as long it won't reach the 65°C I don't really care
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So anyone use those amd drivers and found a difference? Mine shows unknown driver under storage controller...would updating cause an issue?
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Originally Posted by mav2000;13710041 
So anyone use those amd drivers and found a difference? Mine shows unknown driver under storage controller...would updating cause an issue?

I think I had that happen to me when I first got my board too, although I don't remember if I ever fixed it or not...
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Well I performed the NB fix but apparantly it didn't help at all. I still have temps of 48°C while IDLE with stock settings. But as long it won't reach the 65°C I don't really care

Let the TIM cure first..i think ots about 100 hours smile.gif
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Well I performed the NB fix but apparantly it didn't help at all. I still have temps of 48°C while IDLE with stock settings. But as long it won't reach the 65°C I don't really care

Down load Prime 95 and run it for 20 minutes and monitor the temps. with PC Probe II at the same time

http://download.cnet.com/Prime95/3000-2053_4-192895.html?tag=mncol;3

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/Crosshair_V_Formula/#download
    
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