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Anyone know what bios is best for this MB?? The board stated it had f1 bios so I flashed it to the f11 and it seemed to make my cpu temps much higher. This is pretty well my first Intel so I like to get it up to par. I have a i7 920 that
overclocked well for the previous owner. Thanks
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post #2 of 11
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Does 1.2vcore sound correct under load..?? What temp utility should I use..??
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Here's a screen....


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post #4 of 11
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I reset the bios using the jumper and also using different temp utilities. Are my temps ok?????

If this MB is not up to par because it had a few bent pins then i need to know before continuing with setup... any thoughts opinions on this... ??

I am using a Xigmatek Dark Knight with a PWM 130cfm fan.... also have a Prolimatech Armageddon not used yet....


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post #5 of 11
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Here is f2 bios which made a huge difference in temps. Is this more ideal for temps??



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post #6 of 11
Not really seeing a huge difference in temps from bios to bios, have you checked to see if your HSF is seated correctly? I have your predecessor board and am running the F12i bios, but switching from bios to bios I've always had the same temps.

Also, whats up with your 4870, it should not be idling at almost 70c.
post #7 of 11
I use the F6 BIOS version and it's fine. I did not like the updated location for overclocking things, though. It added a new menu and a new main screen and mixed a lot of things around.

Those temps are odd for any BIOS and I doubt that they caused the problem. Try reseating your heatsink. Go into your BIOS and actually check what the voltage is set at. For only 2.8GHz, you could easily get down to 1.1V or lower with that speed if you want to stay at that.
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post #8 of 11
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Here is f4 bios with the Armageddon..... *edit* this is 4ghz 21x191 @ 1.2v


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post #9 of 11
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quick overclocks but here is 4.2ghz....

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post #10 of 11
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Wanted to clarify that my Xigmatek Dark Knight cooler was only making contact with 1/3 of one of it's heatpipes and instead of resetting the cooler I installed the Prolimatech Armageddon. I was kinda wanting to see the difference between them (before installing the Armageddon) since the Xigmatek DK has served me well with AMD cpus. Thanks for the advice to check the cooler which I did moments after the suggestion was made and it potentially saved a great clocking i7920.

I also have found f11 bios to be better than f6,f4,f2,f1 since it has more options for my ram and I was able to get tighter timings.
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