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Just wanted to see if anyone has been able to get hold of an Asus or other P67 B3 board and have it running yet.
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Yep. My rig has one in. But it's in the workshop atm on testing. Due to get it Tuesday.
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A friend of mine just got his Maximus IV Extreme (B3) last week. It's the reason I/we are getting that board too at the end of this month probably. Even though he's not a real overclocker, he's very happy with it. The Maximus was stable straight out of the box, all DIMM's work correctly and he's not noticed any issues with the Sata2 ports yet.
Any questions about it and i'll gladly ask him.
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Thanks for the reply. I was interested in knowing if they ship with a new bios and if there's any special instructions regarding the chipset. I have a P8P67 Pro coming. Also I checked Intel site and noticed a new Chipset Driver dated 03/03/2011. I wonder if we have to get that one.
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Originally Posted by mothman View Post
Thanks for the reply. I was interested in knowing if they ship with a new bios and if there's any special instructions regarding the chipset. I have a P8P67 Pro coming. Also I checked Intel site and noticed a new Chipset Driver dated 03/03/2011. I wonder if we have to get that one.
Yes, my friends Maximus was shipped with the new B3 bios. It's labeled on the box as well as the sticker on the mobo itself. A cpuz readout confirmed it too.
See the links otherwise, that's how they are being shipped out:

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=AoHE7iDJrYucOm0n

and

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/Identify_B3_Motherboards/

If your Pro does not have that label/sticker, you'll probably be rma'ing it. As far as my friend goes, he didn't have to do anything concerning the chipset or the rest of the board. He did do the Sata600 test in the 2nd link and came up with no problems. he sees no need to update to the newest drivers, but maybe after a trip to his house that I will see the need to.

Now only to find time to go to his house and see how far his 2500 wants to go
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post #6 of 7
All B3 boxes are marked clearly,

As far as chipset drivers always go with the latest and greatest, if in doubt use the one on the provided disc.

Asus BIOS are being dropped almost dailey so just flash to the latest and greatest if it is not current, nothing dofferent than you would do with any other board here.

1155 is solid with B3, just have fun with one of the most exciting platforms to ever hit the streets ....
Edited by Witchdoctor - 3/6/11 at 5:51am
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I've read people saying the new ASUS boards definitely come with the 1305 UEFI / BIOS which is the latest.
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