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Nope, no need to do so. You just have to let your system identify the components(USB Mouse and Keyboard here) and then install from the disc(yeah I know ASUS will have the uptotheminnit drivers but...) and things will run smoother. Just went through this last nite so if you have one I would also keep a PS2 board handy JIC. I had to have one for mine to be able to perform tasks until my system caught up with the new hardware.

Congratulations on your purchase. I think you'll be mighty impressed. My manual is .25" thick and it's 100% English. I'm STILL reading since I'm trying to figure out how to perform a RAID setup on this thing. lol

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Silly question, but would reformatting be a good idea when new Motherboard installed? Finally ordered my CHIVF btw.

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Anyone have any info as to a time frame for the Extreme? I am trying to decide if i should just get a cheap AM3 now and wait for the Extreme, or to just wait for the Extreme.
AMD is going to hike up the prices for the 8xx boards. they actually already have, due to the extremely high demand for them.

Tbh, I'd just keep your board for now if you really want to wait for the extreme. But that will take many many months. Unless you plan to quad-fire your system, you may as well go with the formula.
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I agree. Just get the formula now and enjoy it. The only real advantage I see with the extreme is Hydra. And I mean, if you really find that worthwhile, just sell your board and lose like 40 dollars or so and spend a bit more and get the extreme. That's if it's really worth it. I think waiting for the board to come out and being disappointed since other companies release something equivalent or better is even more painful.

In summation, get the formula, enjoy it. If the extreme comes out within the next 10 days, return it and get that. Otherwise, just use it and invest a bit more when the extreme comes out. These boards, even years after use, are still worth more than other boards.

My only recommendation for getting something cheap is get a cheap x3 proc and wait for the x8 to be released. No point in spending $300 for the x6 and just hopping to the x8 when it's released. Too much depreciation on release.
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I agree with this. I got the 955 BE because I didn't want to spend $200-$300 on a CPU only to jump into the Bulldozer. I think I made the right choice as I get x4 goodness and have a solid OC'er to mess with in the meantime. On this Crosshair board it should post some nice results while I await the x8.

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My only recommendation for getting something cheap is get a cheap x3 proc and wait for the x8 to be released. No point in spending $300 for the x6 and just hopping to the x8 when it's released. Too much depreciation on release.
 
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Silly question, but would reformatting be a good idea when new Motherboard installed? Finally ordered my CHIVF btw.
It is not needed, but new motherboard means a new system, therefore for a perfectly working new system, a clean OS install would be good..
up to you though
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I think that he's asking if his HDD needs to be reformatted. If this is the case, then there is no need to reformat anything.

Now if he's getting another HDD and OS(if he's not already at Win7) then yes a formatting would be good. I did both as I got a new Drive with mine. Fired it up in XP first and then had a hell of a time with Win7 since it didn't even give me the option to format my clean never before used HDD. Which was rather odd. I wanted to shortstroke it but Win7 took it out of my hands and went right to work. Should have known better than to boot up with the DVD software in the drive.

Oh well. I'm in the process of getting everything up to how I want it before I swap out to XP to start saving my important files.

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It is not needed, but new motherboard means a new system, therefore for a perfectly working new system, a clean OS install would be good..
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Silly question, but would reformatting be a good idea when new Motherboard installed? Finally ordered my CHIVF btw.
I actually had to reinstall it. Although it was a bit wierd at first, it booted up once, but when I restarted it, it didn't wanna boot anymore, no matter what. So I just reinstalled it and it worked like a charm.
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I ordered mine from NextWarehouse on Friday and selected 3-5 business day shipping, and it won't be here until next Monday. I'm so mad, I will never order anything from those clowns again. I should have just paid a few dollars more and got it from the egg.

Every other component will be there by Friday....what a bad weekend I'm about to have now that I sold my motherboard that I was using. I'll either have to live on this 1GHz pentium III p.o.s. laptop for the weekend or build another 939 system to get by.

to NextWarehouse
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I got a replacement from ZZF and finally have my 1055T up and running on this board.
This thing is absolutely incredible. Running 300FSB right now to put me at 4.2GHz with 1.45v. I gave it a bit of NB and CPU-NB voltage to get my Mushkins at their rated 6-8-6-24@DDR3 1600. This thing stomps mud holes in my old system.

BTW I think they have revised the board as this new one is V1.02 and the boards heatsink was making full contact with the NB this time around.

EDIT: 3DMark 06 is up from 18,9xx on my old Q6600 to 23,8xx on this setup using the same card.
Edited by bavarianblessed - 6/16/10 at 4:51pm
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I got a replacement from ZZF and finally have my 1055T up and running on this board.
This thing is absolutely incredible. Running 300FSB right now to put me at 4.2GHz with 1.45v. I gave it a bit of NB and CPU-NB voltage to get my Mushkins at their rated 6-8-6-24@DDR3 1600. This thing stomps mud holes in my old system.

BTW I think they have revised the board as this new one is V1.02 and the boards heatsink was making full contact with the NB this time around.

EDIT: 3DMark 06 is up from 18,9xx on my old Q6600 to 23,8xx on this setup using the same card.
how you know its 1.02?
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