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  1. alexp999

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    Welcome to the ASUS P45 Owner's Club, open to all those who own or want to talk about an ASUS Motherboard based on the Intel P45 Chipset. To join, title your post "Can I join" and include your board model and BIOS in the post, click here or see the second post for all the boards eligible for entry.

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    Latest BIOS Links

    Correct as of 13th May 2009

    Board Latest BIOS Changes
    1 Maximus II Formula
    2104
    Improve Memory compatibility
    2 P5Q
    2102
    Update Express Gate to v1.4.6.2
    3 P5Q Deluxe
    2005
    Multiple Fixes
    4 P5Q Premium
    2001
    Enhance the compatibility with certain memory
    5 P5Q PRO
    2002
    Update Express Gate to v1.4.4.1
    6 P5Q PRO Turbo
    0210
    Update Express Gate to v1.4.6.2
    7 P5Q SE
    1002
    Multiple Fixes
    8 P5Q SE PLUS
    2002
    Update Express Gate to v1.4.4.1
    9 P5Q SE/R
    0906
    Multiple Fixes
    10 P5Q SE2
    0501
    Update ExpressGate to v1.4.6.2
    11 P5Q Turbo
    0401
    Update ExpressGate to v1.4.6.2
    12 P5Q WS
    1605
    Update some production Yorkfield CPUs support
    13 P5Q3
    0707
    Enhance the compatibility with certain memory
    14 P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n
    2004
    Enhance the compatibility with certain memory
    15 P5QC
    2103
    Enhance the compatibility with certain memory
    16 P5Q-E
    2101
    Update ExpressGate to V1.4.6.2
    17 P5Q-E/WiFi-AP
    2001
    Fix system may get unstable under the "power saving mode" of EPU. It only happens to certain CPUs


    Afudos BIOS update tool V2.36

    Windows 7 Chipset Beta Drivers

    Windows 7 ADI AD2000B SoundMAX BlackHawk (or Supreme FX) Beta Driver

    Windows 7 VIA Audio Beta Driver

    (More Windows 7 Drivers and Utilities on Support pages for P5Q-E, P5Q PRO TURBO and P5Q SE PLUS)
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    Great board, I've played with the Deluxe, Pro and E series, I own the Deluxe. I've used it up to 500FSB for 24/7 clocks on an e8600 at 4.5ghz, e8500 @ 4.0ghz, and now am currently running 400FSB with a q6600 @ 3.6ghz. I'm using the 1702 Asus official bios, not a modded bios as I found no benefits in my applications to ever heed any extra performance, stability or oc-ability from them, just my experience though. Very easy to find stability and good clocks on these boards, I like the 2 bios chips for sure, and have had a hard crash where the backup actually saved my a$$, plus it was cool to see it in action. Though it only uses the 0506 bios, so I had to reflash to 1201 or whatever was back when that happened. Other then that, this board's been running solid.

    :toast:
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    You not on the 2000 bios?

    Asus finally fixed the CPU diode problems in 1805, so I can finally turn PWM fan control back on now! :D

    Would you like to join Kursah?
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    Sure sign me up. Lol I haven't checked for a newer bios than 1702 for about 2 months now...hell I didn't even need to update from the 1306 I was running beyond that (the 1402's sucked for high fsb stability for me).

    What CPU diode problems were you having? I'm kind of interested in that...really I haven't noticed any issues, but maybe there's an issue I didn't notice! :D
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    Can I join?

    I've got the P5Q-E! :) I love this baby, runs crazy high FSB and is an overclocker's dream.

    I've got a 9450 at 400 FSB for my 24/7 overclock, on stock voltages. I can run some benchies or post screen shots of it as high as 3.8 at 1.45V.

    Any specific requirements for membership(other than ownership)? Maybe a couple of challenges? Best FSB maybe?
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    The main CPU temp (not the core temps), would randomly jump up about 20*C, for no apparent reason, I bugged Asus for ages, and in the end they just said it was now with the engineers and they were working on it. There must have been have a dozen bios updates since then, and I have tried them all, and they all do the same thing, but with 1805 it seems to be fixed! :D
    It meant that cus my cpu fan speed was controlled by the mobo (to quieten it up when idle), if the temp decided to randomly increase, all the fans would spin up too!

    Since then I have invested in fans that sound fine on 100%, and have modded some cabling to allow me to switch them off if I leave the PC on overnight.
    And I was running the CPU fan off a Zalman fanmate, now though, I will get it set back up as a proper PWM fan again! :)

    As for BIOSes, I thought it might be useful to list all the current BIOS versions, in the reserved slot, and any other info about each board.


    No challenges, that would be unfair to people who dont OC, lol. Be good to see some high clocks and FSB's tho, got a section in the first post for it! :D
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    Can I join? :D

    I have a P5Q Pro arriving tuesday, upgrading from my P5K Premium - pictures will be shown! :D
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    Ahh gotcha, hell I rarely use the PWM functions for CPU fans anymore...reason being is the coolers I've used the AC F7P and Xig S1283 were damn quiet or very tolerable at 100%, leading no reason to mess with it. Though now I'm using the Scythe Ultra Kaze 3k fan on my Xig, I hooked that up to a spare Zalman FanMate 2 I had lying around, run it about 1.8k atm, usually around 2.1k, I hook up the yellow lead to the CPU fan header just to read rpm's anymore.

    I will check out the newer bioses though, see what happens and changes.

    :toast:
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    P5Q Pro here.....500fsb 24/7, 530fsb for benchies and 550fsb for max clock runs all done with very little tweaking. :rockout:

    It's a great board, shame my P45 DFI DK didnt live up to expectations, error code 88 killed my dreams with that board. :banghead:
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    Just messing around with the layout a bit.

    Is post 2 useful?

    I.e worth me finishing?
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Can I join P5Q Deluxe
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Can I join? Asus P5q-pro with Ketxxx 1104 bios.
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    Added the BIOS version into members list,

    And made it so you can download you latest Bios from the table in post 2! :D
  15. kyle2020 Guest

    table 2 is very good.
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    Just finished it, you should see the amount of VBB code thats gone into it! :eek:

    Hopefully it will help everyone tho.

    If anyone thinks of anymore stuff they'd like added/changed to the first two posts, let me know.


    I hope everyone is ready to help me tighten down my OC tomorrow.

    I have so far got:

    But I wanted to get tighter timings and lower voltages if possible, oh and try and get some stuff off auto if needed.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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  18. kyle2020 Guest

    Do you really need such high voltage for 3.6? Surely with a VID of 1.3 you should get that with 1.4V or so?
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    It needs 1.35v for 3.2GHz stable (tho I never actually tried lower)

    And the only way I could get it stable was 1.4625v, 1.45v failed in OCCT.

    Thats why I'm hoping with a little bit of help, adjusting some other voltages and frequencies, gtlrefs etc, I might be able to reduce the vcore.

    But past vcore, vram, FSB and multi, I have no idea what I'm doing :ohwell:

    Just noticed your sig, I guess you wont be in the club for long :(
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    I can go higher, that is just my 24/7clocks.
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    Added, and the first with a CPU-Z pic so I can add you to the FSB list.

    Thats a nice OC, will be good to see 4 GHz! :D

    I want to at least try get there on mine.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    1mhz more on the fsb would get me that magic 4ghz. On air I should have tweaked the other voltages etc but I had no idea what they do.

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    Oh man, you guys just aren't going to let me save my money are you?!
    Now I'm really going to have to buy that P5Q .... Just wondering about Pro or E now.
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    1.6v :eek:

    Is that with load line calibration enabled or...? And what is the VID of that chip?

    And is it stable or just enough to load CPU-Z?

    I want to try and get one set of benches done on 4 GHz.
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    Definetly the Pro.

    E apparently has a few issues.

    Board layout, OCability etc.

    Plus the Pro is cheaper! :D

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