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Poll Results: What BIOS should I use on my Rampage III Extreme? (Using i7 920)

 
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey Guys,

My system specs are in my sig.

At the moment, I am running my i7 920 at 4Ghz with the 1102 BIOS. My first question is, is this the best BIOS to be using? (Will create a poll)

Okay so I could only find a template of the 1005 BIOS. Could someone please fill in what I should put in under the CPU tab, here is template:


>CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting []
C1E Support []
Hardware Prefetcher []
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher []
Intel(R) Virtualiyation Tech []
CPU TM Function []
Execute Disable Bit []
Intel(R) HT Technology []
Active Processor Cores []
A20M []
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech []
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech []
C State package limit setting []


Secondly, could somebody explain to me what "ULCK Frequency" and "QPI Link Data Rate" is and what I should set it to.

UCLK Frequency []
QPI Link Data Rate []


Thirdly, please could somebody explain what the settings below do:


CPU Differential Amplitude []
CPU Clock Skew []
IOH Clock Skew []
------------ Extreme Engine Digi+ ------------
Digi+ PWR Mode []
PWR Volt. Control []
Load-Line Calibration []
CPU Voltege OCP []
CPU PWM Frequency []

CPU PLL Voltage [] What part of the CPU does this voltage effect (eg. QPI/DRAM controls IMC of chip I belive)

Do I need to change any of these voltages:

IOH Voltage []
IOH PCIE Voltage []

ICH Voltage []
ICH PCIE Voltage []


And what do these do:

CPU Spread Spectrum []
DRAM Spread Spectrum []


I do understand that this is asking a lot but there is only one way to find out I suppose

Also, + rep for whoever helps me

Thanks a mil guys
Mikrouwel
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post #2 of 5
Generally the newest Bios is the best Bios to be using.

If you are curious about any of those settings I would refer to your manual for your motherboard. For most of them, you probably do NOT want to change.
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Thread Starter 
I lost my manual looong time ago

Also it is nice hearing from people who have actually tried the settings and know what they do

Also at the moment all I have changes is QPI/DRAM (1.5125), Vcore (1.2875), CPU PLL(1.88) and Multi (20), BLCK(200) and RAM(2005Mhz).
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Im sorry but the user manual is hopeless.

Go read there definitions and you will see

Most of the times it doesnt even give a def, it just gives you configuration options
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