Originally Posted by DV9
Welcome to being an early adopter of new tech.
We're essentially the beta testers.
I guess you are right, but i just couldn't wait for bulldozer when i saw the crazy performance people were getting from their new sandy bridge chips. I am just very disheartened that i was getting close to x49 multi with no out of the ordinary problems, then BAM i started getting problems with savings settings in BIOS, ongoing reboot sequences that culminate in BIOS checksum errors that lead to the bios being reverted back to F3....rinse and repeat, i mean i am not new to OCing and understand it can be a time consuming activity, but dang never have i had frustration with a BIOS like this , i must have been reverted back to F3 on stable OCs at least a dozen or more times, that is not counting the endless reboots that ensue before even getting the f3 revert. Like sin said its a fail safe to prevent real damage to the bios, but then again i have never damaged a BIOS that i couldn't fix without flashing myself. The autoflash or backup is quite annoying in pursuit of OCing in general. Dont get me wrong a x46 multiplier is what i am running now, but for some reason cant seem to get anything over x46 "stable" EVEN when the tests are saying otherwise , when in fact the OCS are testing for hours in OCCT without errors there seems to be an inconsistency with what the BIOS versions deem as stable.