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Can I downgrade to a lower cpu without hitting the reset Bios button?

I think my 4960x is causing issues, and I was going to buy a 4930k just to test it out and make sure if it really was my 4960x. I have an asus sabertooth x79 mobo. Do I need to hit the reset Bios button in the back of the mobo when installing the 4930k, or can I just put the cpu in? Nothing is overclocked aside from the ram I have which is at 2133mhz.
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    BIOS will automatically reset itself when a different processor is installed.
  2. Snipergod87 said:
    BIOS will automatically reset itself when a different processor is installed.


    awesome, thanks a lot!
  3. No need. Mobo will adjust its BIOS.
  4. Let me just toss this out there for consideration, processors very, very seldom go bad or "cause" problems. 99.999% of the time it's something else. So, just sayin, thats all.
  5. jitpublisher said:
    Let me just toss this out there for consideration, processors very, very seldom go bad or "cause" problems. 99.999% of the time it's something else. So, just sayin, thats all.


    he says hes getting strange fps drops in games. like dropping down to 30-40fps randomly or just when starting out a game it'll drop. it happened in thief, and bf4. after re-installing drivers the clean way, the 30fps issue hasnt happened yet, but he still gets drops randomly from areas he should be getting 100fps in and strangely he gets 75fps. when he runs back to the same spot it will be at 100fps or more, and when he looks up into the sky to watch the fps go as high as it can it sometimes only goes up to 135 or 150 and drops back down to 75 when he looks straight again. its weird. he tried changing out all parts of his computer, and nothing has worked. he hasnt changed the CPU yet though.
  6. garretts43 said:
    jitpublisher said:
    Let me just toss this out there for consideration, processors very, very seldom go bad or "cause" problems. 99.999% of the time it's something else. So, just sayin, thats all.


    he says hes getting strange fps drops in games. like dropping down to 30-40fps randomly or just when starting out a game it'll drop. it happened in thief, and bf4. after re-installing drivers the clean way, the 30fps issue hasnt happened yet, but he still gets drops randomly from areas he should be getting 100fps in and strangely he gets 75fps. when he runs back to the same spot it will be at 100fps or more, and when he looks up into the sky to watch the fps go as high as it can it sometimes only goes up to 135 or 150 and drops back down to 75 when he looks straight again. its weird. he tried changing out all parts of his computer, and nothing has worked. he hasnt changed the CPU yet though.



    That sounds like a typical hard drive lag issue. Type of drives in PC, and do you have the most current SATA drivers for the board installed?
  7. i have an x79 sabertooth mobo. I went to the sata driver tab and clicked the most recent one which reads Asmedia SATA Controller Driver V2.0.8.0 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL) the drops will stay there though for about 10 seconds or so and go back to normal after moving around
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