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post #4991 of 9900
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post

What is this Blasphemy?

Technically the Crosshair V is a better board than the Sabertooth 990FX, especially when it comes down to hardcore overclocking, There's no need for constant updates, if there is, then there must be some really buggy Sabertooth Software/BIOS's out there. Period.

No new CPU's released, besides from the new Athlon that AMD is releasing, so no need for new BIOS's, unless there's bug fixes and new CPU code.

new athlon cpu??? want the retail fx-8300
post #4992 of 9900
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new athlon cpu??? want the retail fx-8300

AMD Athlon II X2 280

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Athlon-AMD-Regor-X2-280,20944.html
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Mild Rant

I quit being active on OCN for the simple reason that there has been Absolutely No Progress Made in computers in the past 3 years - nothing in motherboards, nothing in processors and definitely nothing from Microsoft that is not an Embarrassment . So I'm kinda bored actually.


I've decided to take up knitting and needlepoint. rolleyes.gif
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Have any of you here come from a Sabertooth 990Fx mobo?
I only ask to get opinions about the two and what the differences are.
And strangely I've seen many posts and polls that show many prefer or would buy the sabertooth over the Cross hair V Formula (not formula-z)...why might that be? These boards are better in almost every way right?

Just curious on your thoughts.
Thanks
I have a version 1 Crosshair V and have upgraded to 1703- Only problem I know of with the 1st gen bios chips was their ability to randomly drop the onboard nic and change pci-e 3 slot to 1x when 3+ gpu's are installed. But all that has been fixed since 1503.
Have run both the 8120 and the 1090T without issue made a huge impact on stability with the dozer moving up from the 140x to the 1703
Hope that helps in some way wink.gif
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post #4995 of 9900
Unfortunately time does not permit me to be as "wordy" as I used to be.

Regarding:
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Only problem I know of with the 1st gen bios chips was their ability to randomly drop the onboard nic and change pci-e 3 slot to 1x when 3+ gpu's are installed. But all that has been fixed since 1503.

Suffice it to say that the early Crosshair V Formula boards were shipped with a defective chip, more exactly the CMOS that holds the BIOS program (Note: BIOS is not a chip; it is a program loaded into an EPROM chip).

I know this to be true not only from reading but also from my own experience. I just purchased a replacement CMOS for my Crosshair V Formula. Replacing it is easy, if you are careful.

You can tell the supplier which BIOS to load in the CMOS.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Bios-Chip-Asus-Crosshair-V-Formula-/170917314786?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160


Hope that helps. thumb.gif
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post #4996 of 9900
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Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post

Unfortunately time does not permit me to be as "wordy" as I used to be.

Regarding:
Suffice it to say that the early Crosshair V Formula boards were shipped with a defective chip, more exactly the CMOS that holds the BIOS program (Note: BIOS is not a chip; it is a program loaded into an EPROM chip).

I know this to be true not only from reading but also from my own experience. I just purchased a replacement CMOS for my Crosshair V Formula. Replacing it is easy, if you are careful.

You can tell the supplier which BIOS to load in the CMOS.




Hope that helps. thumb.gif

Wow; you have ultimately enlightened me. In my 21 years in the business I never knew that .
 
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post #4997 of 9900

See 1st post

 

CH5F - pertaining to the CPU/NB LLC problem. It turn out the bios chip is faulty when used with FX processors.
Have purchase date and serial number available.
ASUS (U.S. Toll Free - 1-812-282-2787)

if your CH5F not Z came with BIOS 0705 or earlier and it has not been replace then it may need a new BIOS chip to work with FX- CPU's

    
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post #4998 of 9900
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Wow; you have ultimately enlightened me. In my 21 years in the business I never knew that.

I surely hope that wasn't sarcastic.

If it was, please accept my apologies for trying to be helpful. Not all the members of OCN have 21 years in the business. And for what it's worth, it is possible to purchase an eprom that will fit the board - and forget to tell the supplier to load the BIOS of your choice on it.

I too used to buy and sell eprom's and other components..

Please don't be fooled by my emoticon. I just don't take myself all that seriously rolleyes.gif
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post #4999 of 9900
You can rewrite the code in the EEPROM. That's the part that you flash when you update BIOS. So if ASUS is saying the part is no good, there must have been some vintage issue or other reason the part needed to be replaced.
post #5000 of 9900

the original rom chip it self was to small to contain all the information for the new bulldozer cpu so when flashed some information would not fit on the chip

 

this is for motherboards manufactured before Sept. 2011 with bios 0705 or earlier installed


Edited by Tweeky - 2/15/13 at 7:28pm
    
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