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DOES FLASHING BIOS INCREASE CPU STABILITY?

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February 7, 2006 12:05:59 AM

During my overclockin effort to get to 2.5 Ghz ive failed...no matter what voltage ...ram dividers/ ram voltage/HTT i try its not going beyond 2.4Ghz :?

I have to say that i have the old BIOS version of this mainboard......is flashing it going to help get to my overclock or increase stabilty?

any known instances when this might have helped overclockers?

Thank you.

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February 7, 2006 12:34:28 AM

Ye ur exacltly right.....

Cuz at my current settings.......before prime 95 wouldnt even run for 6 minutes.....now its been almost 15 [LOL] i may be jumpin ahead of myself but i think it did work....since i was able to boot with auto voltage 1.38V at this overclock [never worked before]...but then some benchmarks didnt work so i switched back to 1.425V.
February 7, 2006 2:35:02 AM

The voltage regulators Asus uses are not known for thier stability. If your update affects voltage regulation, it may help with OCing.
I think that your chip may need a little more time, and voltage to get to 2.5. My venice 3200 couldn't get to 2.5 till it had been running for over 3 months. It does that now @ 1.475, but needed 1.5 at first.
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