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Wrong thread for that kind of stuff
 

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My buddy just got a Asrock 990FX board. Seems solid and looks great. He got it for $120. He's on a budget as well.
 

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I love my AsRock 1155 board. I would of gone AsRock with my AMD rig, but I'm pretty much stuck on Asus when it comes to AMD.
 

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^me too. But yes, for my AMD rigs, I've had the best results with ASUS.
 

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Why ASUS? Not that I question that choice, just curious about your own reasons.
Honestly, they've never let me down. With the exception of a few I've had issues with Gigabyte, AsRock and other brands with AMD in the past. I'm fully aware that brands have changed, but really I'm most likely just a bit stubborn with the whole thing. Plus, I liked my CH IV so much that it was a natural choice for me to go with teh CH V.:)
 

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I agree, the short time I had my CH IV, I loved it. I just needed money and sold it. But if I was to buy another board for AM3+ it would most likely be the CH V. Never been let down by ASUS on my AMD rigs.
 
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Also I am not sure how much you trust this. Nvidia hasn't build a driver for SLI with AMD in mind for nearly 8 years. Maybe, just maybe, using drivers designed specifically for Intel's architecture could have something to do with this. I would much rather see this done with dual ATI cards and an overclocked AMD FX-8150.
 
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I usually go with higher end boards, and its usually ASUS as well. Their boards tend to give me the most solid performance and overclocking headroom. Now, I have used a cheap Biostar with a 2500k before and it OC'ed just as well as the $250 evga p67 ftw I had. But the reality is, with sandy bridge, the board isn't the limiting factor, its your multiplier wall. For AMD ht overclocking however, you usually have to pay to play. For now though, I'll be sticking to multiplier oc'ing with the $85 asrock board. :rockout:
 

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I usually go with higher end boards, and its usually ASUS as well. Their boards tend to give me the most solid performance and overclocking headroom. Now, I have used a cheap Biostar with a 2500k before and it OC'ed just as well as the $250 evga p67 ftw I had. But the reality is, with sandy bridge, the board isn't the limiting factor, its your multiplier wall. For AMD ht overclocking however, you usually have to pay to play. For now though, I'll be sticking to multiplier oc'ing with the $85 asrock board. :rockout:
Sometimes those cheaper boards are the ones to surprise you. Keep us posted dude.
 
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Thanks much! I wonder how much these differ from the 9911 beta bios?
 
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Thanks much! I wonder how much these differ from the 9911 beta bios?
Well one was done by ASUS and the other was done by a none Asus person right?
 

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That seems like a interesting BIOS update.
 
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Yes especially that “Update CPU Level up function”. So what the Bulldozer’s are not leveling up efficiently enough? Or perhaps it’s doing a real bad job hence the results we’ve been getting. Speculation, until we can get a test(s) done.
 

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Yes especially that “Update CPU Level up function”. So what the Bulldozer’s are not leveling up efficiently enough? Or perhaps it’s doing a real bad job hence the results we’ve been getting. Speculation, until we can get a test(s) done.
It's just basically an AUTO overclock setting and nothing important in terms of performance.

Well one was done by ASUS and the other was done by a none Asus person right?
9911 is an "official" beta bios made by Asus. The ones like 9913 were done by a 3rd party.
 

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Hopefully that new BIOS delivers. :)
 

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looks good J5 :rockout:
 
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I don't know if this is good or bad, but I will say this.



This is a decent HT increase and CPU frequency for a $84 motherboard.
THIS is what overclocking is about, THIS is why overclocking is fun. :]

One crappy thing about this board though, is has a lot of vdroop. Example, if I set 1.5 in the BIOS, it ends up using 1.45 during load. LLC is on, with it off, its even worse. That's the bad thing about some low end boards.
 
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That's a good score and a nice OC. Looks like Bulldozer needs higher clocks to really shine. Though server chips are faster at what they are good at. And this benchmark shows this. Hopefully Piledriver will be faster and with higher OC's.