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Hi there,

I bought this board about 6 weeks ago and got my hands on a 980x a couple of weeks ago, currently waiting to buy a graphics card and some memory... the one thing I am curious about is first boot with the 980x chip installed... will it do this with the factory shipped bios so that I can update to the version that supports 6 cores ?

Thanks in advance !

P.
You're welcome! You will be able to flash the BIOS following the instructions listed here. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...ech_qflash.htm
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Hi there,

I bought this board about 6 weeks ago and got my hands on a 980x a couple of weeks ago, currently waiting to buy a graphics card and some memory... the one thing I am curious about is first boot with the 980x chip installed... will it do this with the factory shipped bios so that I can update to the version that supports 6 cores ?

Thanks in advance !

P.
This is a very good question.
I'm waiting to hear the answer also.

Thanks..

OK, Thanks to Mac again.
Flashing the BIOS always scares me
Edited by BrokeBrain - 4/18/10 at 1:03pm
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BrokeBrain and bauderline, if you would fill out your System Information in the Control Panel, that would be great.
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Done...

From reading other posts on the 'net it would appear that if the board BIOS is pre F3 I bought my board about six weeks ago and I have no idea at this point what version the shipped BIOS will be...

All I need to find out is some memory, but getting hold of 4GB DDR has proven a long wait....

I am looking at this...

http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.a...x=MjcxNTA3Mjgz

MacG32... what memory did you install ?

Best regards, P.
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Originally Posted by bauderline View Post
Done...

From reading other posts on the 'net it would appear that if the board BIOS is pre F3 I bought my board about six weeks ago and I have no idea at this point what version the shipped BIOS will be...

All I need to find out is some memory, but getting hold of 4GB DDR has proven a long wait....

I am looking at this...

http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.a...x=MjcxNTA3Mjgz

MacG32... what memory did you install ?

Best regards, P.
You won't have any problems updating your BIOS. Just format a USB stick to Fat32, copy the newest BIOS to it, plug it in, boot up your new system, and follow the instructions I previously posted. It will update flawlessly.

That's the fastest memory on the Memory Support List that you can have 24GBs of and is completely supported. That is also what I have.

Here's the link to the memory's data sheet.

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Total kit capacity is 12GB. Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3-1600MHz at a low latency timing of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1066MHz timing of 7-7-7 at 1.5V.
It is read by the BIOS as 1066MHz 7-7-7 at 1.5V, then you have to set it to 1600MHz 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V in the BIOS.

Welcome to the club!
Edited by MacG32 - 4/19/10 at 1:49am
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Just picked up one of these to replace my Bloodrage GTI, good riddance to that thing.
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Just picked up one of these to replace my Bloodrage GTI, good riddance to that thing.
Added and welcome aboard! I see you've stepped up in your choice of motherboard. You will be pleased.
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BrokeBrain and bauderline, if you would fill out your System Information in the Control Panel, that would be great.
I'm just working off a couple of OEM / HP / AMD powered machines.
Too embarrassing to list the specs of these babies
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I'm just working off a couple of OEM / HP / AMD powered machines.
Too embarrassing to list the specs of these babies
No problem. Have you made a choice of motherboard yet?
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Hi Guys
Will be getting this motherboard very soon (GA X58 UD 7) but wanted to know what is the best overclocking RAM I can get to go with this motherboard.I'm leaning towards Corsair Dominator RAM 1600mhz.Getting a Core i7 930 and want to overclock it to atlleast 4.2ghz.Just need to get the best RAM that is is easily overclokable.Should I just get Corsair RAM and be done with it or look at other RAM
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