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Asus P8P67-M 503 Bios

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The Asus P67 Series Information Thread lists a BIOS ver 503 that doesn't appear on the Asus support site itself. I take this is a beta bios but can't find any info on what it actually fixes and no comments if it even works
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I've gotten curious and did the update. It hasn't killed the mainboard so far but looks like its even older than the initial 404 version and not a newer beta version.
Most noticably the EZ-Flash option was gone from bios so you will need to use either some dos utility or Asus Updater to get away from this one.
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How is the overclocking going? It looks like you got it to 4600 without any problems?

I have an Antec Mini P180 and a Asus Xonar D2/PM so I was looking at getting a Asus P8P67-M (not the PRO). Other than that, there doesn't seem to be another option if I want to upgrade to Sandy Bridge without replacing my case or sound card.

Is there anything you regret with your setup?
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Heh yeah, to be honest I sort of regret not waiting a week for the D2x Xonar back years ago. Then I'd have the M-Pro board with this PLL overvoltage setting that could possibly get the cpu higher.
Getting to 4.6ghz was a breeze but it just won't go any higher although the voltages are still moderate.
I've stopped further OC'ing and am waiting either on the replacement board or on a newer bios >503 to get rid of this pre-production thingy.

Overall I'm quite happy with the rest of the rig though. This case combined with the cpu cooler is a killer
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I'd be more than happy to get 4.6GHz as an everyday overclock as long as it was stable and maintainable. Are/were you able to keep core voltage reasonable using the regular BIOS? I've been reading in several places that the -M "can't overclock" at all; ie, the multiplier won't go higher than stock if you try to adjust it manually and the vcore+/- goes ridiculously high when using Asus overclocking tools.

I wish I weren't so attached to my PCI soundcard and m-ATX case!

I'll also probably be using my current Corsair H50 although more than likely going for a 5950 1GB when I upgrade.
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There's a very good guide from TriBeCa out there that got me started. It's for the Pro but everything except PLL overvoltage is the same on the regular -M.
Basically you can't run a fixed multi OC on those boards and all OC'ing has to be done via the turbo multiplicator. Also you need to set the vcore manually so it doesn't end up at insane levels.
There is something fishy about the duration the Turbo mode stays active on this board. Maybe its just my board, maybe all P8P67-M have this issue.
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