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Thread: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d




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    Default EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    My System config :

    Core i7 - 920 - C0 - Stepping 4
    Gigabyte EX58 - UD5
    OCZ 1066 MHz 3 x 2GB Triple Channel.

    With the F7 BIOS I was able to overclock the system easily , All i did was set Bclk to 175 MHz and got a nice speed bump to 3.5 GHz (Turbo mode enabled and hence 3.67 GHz) , all this with just the V core set to 1.25 V.

    System Memory was at 1050 MHz (x 6 Multiplier ). I will jump into Mem overclocking when i get my new triple channel OCZ 1600 MHz DIMMS.

    After updating to F8d BIOS , I just could'nt overclock at all , most overclocking attemps would result with an overclocking recovery and a message at post saying overclocking failed.

    How ever I do love the new AHCI rom on the F8d BIOS which decreases the post time dramatically.

    Any idea what the diffrence is between F7 and F8d BIOS? I Have reverted back to F7 and my overclocking has been stable as ever again.

    Any one else expereince the same? I would like to use the newer AHCI rom , but for now am stuck with F7 bios cause F8d doesnt let me overclocking at all , I have tried higher voltages etc and just nothing works...

    Suggestions aould be helpful , also is there anyone who could mod the F7 BIOS with the new AHCI rom? This would be a great combo for me!
    Last edited by nforce; 07-04-2009 at 03:59 PM.

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Bump !Any ideas?

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    I have the same problem with UD4. After flashing to F6b with AHCI 1.20E, most of my overclocking fails... even bclk 140. I reverted back to F6a. Lets wait for new beta BIOS because I think the latest one is rushed and not refined.

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Thanks for the update Shady! Helps to know am not the only one with this crazy behaviour....

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    Hi,

    Intresting that x58 exreme and ud5 beta bios are different version.

    How can it be ? They are the same board. (except cooling)

    Maybe try the newer bios version from extreme bios.


    Tomorrow I will try that bios with my x58-x and report how it's operate.
    Now I'm easy get 3950 with stock voltages.




    regards,
    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    @Pubem , I did try the Extreme BIOS as well and had the exact same issues , hence for now I have reverted back to F7 (Official release) BIOS which is just about perfect for my overclocking.

    The AHCI rom on F7 is really slow , but I have requested member GHz to mod a F7 official release BIOS with the newer faster AHCI rom , and if this works it will be a perfect combination for me.

    Do update the thread on your results with F8x BIOS as well.

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Hello Nforce,

    I mean f8f version. It's newer than d, but only for extreme. (?)
    Did you tried this one ?


    Regards,
    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Quote Originally Posted by nforce View Post
    @Pubem , I did try the Extreme BIOS as well and had the exact same issues , hence for now I have reverted back to F7 (Official release) BIOS which is just about perfect for my overclocking.

    The AHCI rom on F7 is really slow , but I have requested member GHz to mod a F7 official release BIOS with the newer faster AHCI rom , and if this works it will be a perfect combination for me.

    Do update the thread on your results with F8x BIOS as well.
    give a try to bios F8b, I have read positive comments on this bios version.

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Hi Nforce,


    Now I'm on f8f. Regarding to your problem:
    Overclock seems to be still fine.


    I have so many issues with this board, I need to test changes.
    I found that CPU FAN controll works now as it should.
    Until now it was turned off random base. Now it's ok too.

    AHCI faster. Welcome ! It was a real pain. (especially x48 ds5, which has same ahci controller but was much faster)

    Squezing problem : I don't know yet, it's depend on bios settings (especially c1e). (and PSU!)

    But boot up still slow. (after turning on computer there is a second "click", and boot screen comes up 5-6 sec. ( have done video boot up time x48 ds5 vs x58- extreme, ds5 beats in boot time comparing tox58. It's a shame).

    So, I'm suggest also to try this BIOS version too !

    Now I'm again on 3570/1700 (170) with 1.268/1.25. (3950 for special cases only:-)

    Good Luck !

    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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    Default Re: EX-58 UD5 - BIOS F7 vs F8d

    Looks like it was a memory issue for me with my Older OCZ DIMMS and F8x BIOS.
    with the new OCZ3P1600LV6GK Kit , the system Overclocks absolutely fine even with the F8d BIOS ! looks like the issue was with the older OCZ DIMMS in combination with the mem updates in F8d BIOS.

    Either way am absolutely Glad I can use the F8d BIOS with these new OCZ DIMMS and keep my overclocked settings as well.

    Mods please close this thread. Issue resolved.

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