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    Default Guide to setting bios for first time?

    Just picked up a GA-P55-UD3R, and my question is, is there a good guide or any tips from users on here on what settings should be changed from the default in the bios? What do most users always change that is away from default settings? I manually put in the memory clock speeds, but other than that, really haven't changed anything else. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Also, is it wise to run a beta bios?

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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    You may want to disable parallel ports and others you are not using. Also, are you using a USB keyboard? My P55-UD4P will not let me use one for sub-menus inside MIT or the boot menu.
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    Thanks, I'll disable those parallel ports. I do use USB keyboard and Mouse.
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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    I would like to know the same thing for my GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H?
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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    I can only speak for myself but I like to go through each setting and determine if I use the feature especially in integrated peripherals and disable anything I don't use for that setup.

    I learned the EP45-UD3P pretty good. Now I have a new P55-UD4P I need to learn. I can't seem to find many resources.

    That's a good start though.
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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    Beta BIOS would be fine, and much better than any final. There is many bugs and kinks they still need to work out, but the latest Beta would have much more accomplished in it than any final >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...st-bios-28441/

    Please read this guide if you are unsure about the flashing process, and please do NOT USE @BIOS >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    Question. On my GA-P55-UD3R, should I manually the ram settings or let the mb auto config it?
    The Ram I have is G. Skill (F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD), and the specs are 9-9-9-27 1.65V.

    Where in the bios would I change this, along with the voltage?
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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    I always suggest manually setting things, auto can often be way to lose hurting performance, or way to much in the voltage department.

    You would adjust your memory timings and voltages in the MIT Section of the BIOS

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    I set it manually, yet everest outputs this:

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    DIMM3: G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBTD 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 518 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz)
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    Default Re: Guide to setting bios for first time?

    That is just the XMP Programmed settings for the memory. Please look in the Memory tab (NOT SPD) of CPU-z, or in the Chipset, then North Bridge/PCH ? section of Everest and you will see the actual used timings

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