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Well using f7e right now and for the first time i was able to set my old x47 multi settings and i was actually able to get into windows! No reboot cycle , nothing! Not gonna hold my breath but i hope this remedied the situation so i can start making progress again.
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It seems like the situation has been remedied with the f7e bios and i am pushing ahead , got a stable x46,x47, going for x48 OC next. TY all for your responses !
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spoke too soon.....i feel let down by the instability in these BIOS!!!! ugh.....maybe it has to do with the boards being recalled eventually. Oh well.
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Nothing to do with the chipset recall but its mostly due to the bios, exactly the reason why i put my ud4 up for sell i have similar problem with it and cant be bother the bios just 'forget' and failed to boot and force a backu pbios reflash even when its stable.

Now with the M4E i dont have such problem. So you pretty much have the option of waiting for a better bios, or returned it and use the chipset recall as an excuse and get another brand like asus or biostar with a fixed revision chipset in April.
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Welcome to being an early adopter of new tech.

We're essentially the beta testers.
    
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yea lol, you can always not try such out there OCes, you need to take it easy, these BIOSes are set with a very low threshold for corruption so that the backup BIOS will reflash the BIOS even if it doesn't fail or isn't corrupt. This is because all these BIOSes are essentially betas, and its better to not have a corrupt BIOS and then have the backup not flash. So they are really making the backup flash so that you can continue using the board and that the BIOS doesn't corrupt and you get stuck.

IDK i haven't had a corruption BIOS in about 1 month, but that is also because i don't try stupid OCes. 5ghz will take 1.4v at least, only golden chips will do it on lower. you have to use CPU pLL the wall you get stuck at without CPU pLL is consistently 4-5x multipliers below what you have potential for. You aren't going to have problems with 1.5v or 1.6v either for OCes either, not every chip is the same.

About that recall, i bet its not going to be a recall. No end user has been affected.
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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.
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