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BIOS Revisions

GD80:

11.1
11.0
11.0 and above has Ivy Bridge support.

10.6
10.5
10.4
10.3
10.2
10.1


GD65/GD55/GD53:

4.2
4.1
4.1 and above has Ivy Bridge support.

1.J
1.I
1.H
1.F
1.E turned out to have a CPU multiplier bug. If absolutely necessary, it is available on MSI's site.
1.D
1.C
1.B
1.A
1.9
1.7
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1

Reviews of the boards:

GD80:
OCIA
TechwareLabs
Benchtec forum

GD65:
Guru 3D
bit-tech.net
techradar.com
HardOCP
LanOC.org
eTeknix by Lucas4

GD55:
xtremesystems
LinusTechTips
B!0HaZard on OCN (Includes OC guide)


BIOS Templates (Add pictures on your BIOS settings for OC's):

Sandy Bridge 2500K/2600K Batch and Serial Numbers

Signature Link:[/B][/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]
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[CENTER][URL="http://tinyurl.com/48qs7vk"][B]MSI [COLOR=Red]P67A-GD80/GD65/GD55/GD53[/COLOR] Motherboard Owners Club[/B][/URL][/CENTER]

Fix for BIOS fail:
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE;13178379 
I read earlier in this thread about BIOS failure and MBs being bricked. I ran into this "bios failure" sequence the other day and it seems only to be RAM related. I was testing the limits of my set and went too high, BOOM bios light flash 1/sec meaning Main bios failed. Not trying to get the latter, I quickly cleared the CMOS and rebooted. Issue still existed, I read a post on a forum somewhere where a guy had been on his 3rd board and given up(he was using 1.8 BIOS) and said the board was bricked. He did mention that he removed the RAM and put it in another machine and booted fine. He also put new RAM on the board and it POSTED but the lights remained flashing. With this in mind I recommend this sequence which remedied my problem rather quickly.

1) Disconnect power to the PSU
2) Press reset several times to clear any charge left on the caps
3) Set CMOS jumper to CLEAR position
4) Remove CMOS battery
5) REMOVE all RAM from the DIMMS ( this is the critical step because now the board will not attempt to boot the settings again)
6) Replace the CMOS battery and set the jumper back to the SAVE CMOS position
7) Reconnect power and power on the board
8) The bios failure light should be off now and you should get the normal "no memeory detected" beep sequence.
9) Replace your memory to their respective DIMMS
10) Boot and choose Load optimal settings> reboot> go back to overclocking!!


Please let me know what to add for your convenience / important stuff that should belong here via PM, thank you.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 10/23/14 at 9:42am
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addeded wink.gif thx for being faster then me frown.gif about to head to bed, work in 6 hrs ugh...
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Cool! Two things I'd like to ask other owners. The voltage CPU-Z reports is higher than the voltage I set in the bios - is that common for our board? Also I'm running at 99.8mhz for my bus speed instead of an even 100. I'm thinking I'll just adjust it in the bios to try and compensate but I thought it was a bit odd.

I've had good luck with this board so far - I'm running my 2600k at 4.8ghz with 1.34v (1.35 according to CPU-Z) and it's very stable.
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Originally Posted by designflaw;12053402 
Cool! Two things I'd like to ask other owners. The voltage CPU-Z reports is higher than the voltage I set in the bios - is that common for our board? Also I'm running at 99.8mhz for my bus speed instead of an even 100. I'm thinking I'll just adjust it in the bios to try and compensate but I thought it was a bit odd.

I've had good luck with this board so far - I'm running my 2600k at 4.8ghz with 1.34v (1.35 according to CPU-Z) and it's very stable.

Yep, I noticed both things as well. At first I thought the 99.8mhz thing was weird, but I never bothered to try and up it in the BIOS. Also, I set my voltage to about 1.295v in the BIOS, but CPUZ's giving me a reading of 1.304. Meh...I don't really mind though since my temps are good, and it's running stable at 4.6ghz.

I like this board so far. The only problem I've been having is that my GTX570 isn't working fully, but that's probably an nvidia driver issue, so I don't think I can fault the board for that.
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mine shows less in windows than it does in the bios. But if you have a DMM, why don't you check that out and see how it compares to what you set in the bios and what windows shows.
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Got this board LOVE IT! Fantastic quality build and overclocking for the money smile.gif

I took back my UD7 as it had been tampered with before i got it, got this board instead and saved some money.

Really is fantastic


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Nice, i like the fact that we got a bunch of ppl already with the board, mine is here friday, building it saturday wink.gif should we make a list with bios templates guys?

Lunch is almost over ugh work aint fun in this weather frown.gif
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Originally Posted by hitman1985;12055202 
Nice, i like the fact that we got a bunch of ppl already with the board, mine is here friday, building it saturday wink.gif should we make a list with bios templates guys?

Lunch is almost over ugh work aint fun in this weather frown.gif

Yep go for it!



Also can anyone help me set my ram up as im putting in RATED settings and whenever i do it won't even post frown.gif
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I tested adjusting the bus speed in our bios to see if I could get it up to 100mhz instead of 99.8. The next step up from 100mhz is 100.07. I set that and booted up and launched CPU-Z which reported the bus speed as 100.1Mhz. I rebooted after setting it back to 100mhz even and it showed up as 99.8. My system seemed to run fine at 100.07mhz so I think I'll just leave it at that.
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