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12-12-2019 08:02 AM
xxpenguinxx
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjagordy View Post
Hi Guys,

Just picked up one of these off a friend for free but having bios issues, the listed bios on the MSI Site goes up to 8F but the board will only accept and flash up to 7.3 !! im not sure whats going on but theres an X58 Pro-E with the same number (7522 rev 3.1) so not sure whats going on or if these bioses are compatible. anyway, hoping someone can shed some light and if not , can the 7.3 bos be modded with the microcodes to run a W3680? ?

thanks in advance!!

Ninjagordy!
Both boards use the same BIOS. If you look at the download links they're the same file.
12-11-2019 06:38 PM
Retrorockit Here's one running a W3680 at userbenchmark.com @ 4.4GHZ.
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/14102675
They don't show a BIOS Version but they give a BIOS date. Maybe you can figure out the version from that. It seems strange that they would use an alphanumeric 8F for one BIOS, and decimal 7.3 for the other. I would double check that. The latest BIOS may contain a Spectre/Meltdown patch that will slow down your system. For gaming I wouldn't bother. For serious data I would. I don't think either of those exploits has been seen in the wild. Not sure though. I wouldn't patch to a very recent BIOS if i didn't need to. There haven't been any new CPUs added for a very long time.
12-11-2019 05:34 PM
ninjagordy
MSI X58 Pro (MS7522 Ver 3.1) Xeon bios help

Hi Guys,

Just picked up one of these off a friend for free but having bios issues, the listed bios on the MSI Site goes up to 8F but the board will only accept and flash up to 7.3 !! im not sure whats going on but theres an X58 Pro-E with the same number (7522 rev 3.1) so not sure whats going on or if these bioses are compatible. anyway, hoping someone can shed some light and if not , can the 7.3 bos be modded with the microcodes to run a W3680? ?

thanks in advance!!

Ninjagordy!
11-30-2019 04:11 AM
SmOgER
Quote: Originally Posted by radier View Post
X5675 landed on one of my old PC at work. Works like a charm on Gigabyte X58A-UD3R. First OC to 23x180 BCLK = 4140 MHz.

Do you know why BCLK is fluctuating to 178.8 MHz? Spread Spectrum is disabled.
That's normal. Nothing to worry about.
11-21-2019 07:50 AM
cplhunter
Quote: Originally Posted by Retrorockit View Post
Do you have the latest BIOS version?
Yes. Version 1501 is installed.
Quote: Originally Posted by xxpenguinxx View Post
Maybe a SMBus issue? Sounds like the same issue the Dell PERC cards have. You'll need to cover the front pins 5 & 6 on the NIC with tape to disable it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#Pinout
https://www.overclock.net/forum/320-...enchmarks.html
I will absolutely give this a try. Have some Kapton tape out for delivery today, matter of fact. Thank you!

Edit: Thank you, thank you, thank you xxpenguinxx! Covering pins 5 & 6 not only fixed the rebooting issue before post, but now all of my RAM is also recognized!
11-21-2019 07:38 AM
xxpenguinxx Maybe a SMBus issue? Sounds like the same issue the Dell PERC cards have. You'll need to cover the front pins 5 & 6 on the NIC with tape to disable it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#Pinout
https://www.overclock.net/forum/320-...enchmarks.html
11-21-2019 07:26 AM
Retrorockit Do you have the latest BIOS version?
11-20-2019 10:19 PM
cplhunter I'm having some puzzling results when adding a PCIe card to my Asus P6X58D Premium, latest BIOS. X5675. Was running great with 6x4gb (24gb) installed. 25x172 (4.3ghz). Single HD 5450 installed in x16 #3.

I then introduced an Intel i350-T4 NIC (same results below in x16 #1 or #2). BIOS has been reset to factory defaults.

When booting, the system will power cycle two times before settling and POSTing. No beeps occur until successful POST. After POST, RAM in slots B1/B2 is not recognized (only 16gb shows up). I have swapped RAM around and verified that this is not tied to specific sticks of RAM. It is definitely tied to B1/B2 only. I can yank B1/B2 and the same amount of RAM (16gb) is recognized.

The NIC is functional within ESXi. I have experienced missing RAM on this board in the past (as is common with the platform), but this is specifically occurring only when this NIC is in the system. It's also very strange the system is rebooting twice before POST as well.

I believe this NIC is PCIe v2.1. The mobo slots are v2.0. I have read that these should be compatible. Perhaps not fully?

I'm out of ideas, anyone have any for me?

(EDIT) Solution here: https://www.overclock.net/forum/8-in...l#post28205044
11-19-2019 05:21 AM
radier X5675 landed on one of my old PC at work. Works like a charm on Gigabyte X58A-UD3R. First OC to 23x180 BCLK = 4140 MHz.

Do you know why BCLK is fluctuating to 178.8 MHz? Spread Spectrum is disabled.
11-09-2019 03:04 AM
xxpenguinxx Get the fastest graphics card that meets your budget. Something is always going to be a bottleneck. Also, running your GPU at max significantly increases input lag, so being CPU bound isn't the worst thing.

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