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    i'd be surprised if there are issues with this board and a Q6600 that requires a flash for support, but i'm sure Deton will know better, highly doubt it though.

    If you're looking at a quad-core, perhaps you should wait for the cheaper yorkfields, maybe.

    @ deton, i wouldn't be surprised if the USA gets yorkfield in a few weeks too, i think anandtech got this one wrong. Time will tell i guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrs2008 View Post
    hello everyone.

    i just got my maximus 2 days ago, but i dont have a cpu for it yet . i am not yet sure which bios version is on there yet. do you guys think a q6600 will work right away without flashing?
    You wouldn't have any issue with Q6600 even with the oldest BIOS. There are 11 versions BIOS for this board, as follow:
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    The early versions had some issue with stability and memory compability but they're fixed with the latest version.
    If you haven't purchase the CPU yet then you should wait a little bit longer, maybe 1-2 months (as Jameson mentioned) for the new 45nm quad core (mainstream), if you leave in USA/CANADA. These new 45nm Quad will overclock better than the 65nm Quad even with the G0 stepping.

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    thanks very much for the info. i think waiting for the new cpu to come out is a great idea. i really was exited to get this board going, i have a new 3870x2 coming and i wont be able to test it on the computer i am using now, so i think i will just get the cheapest pentium D i can find.
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    Question: is there any possible way my MB could go from 47C - 174C in a matter of seconds after beginning a FPU stress test in Everest? My CPU is at 22C NB at 52C SB at 46C (all normal for me while I work out my case's lack of air flow). This has to be a fluke right?

    Anyone else ran into similarly weird problems on their boards?

    (Edit) Ok, now only minutes later it's running at 25C (way below normal) and then went back to 47C a few minutes after that lol. Sorry to bother ya'll.
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    If this helps anyone:

    I set "Q FAN" to "Performance" with a target of 34C and all my temps increased by about 5-7C. The other settings have similar effects.

    I didn't actually think it'd get to 34C but my case is having airflow lameness so I was playing with settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    Question: is there any possible way my MB could go from 47C - 174C in a matter of seconds after beginning a FPU stress test in Everest? My CPU is at 22C NB at 52C SB at 46C (all normal for me while I work out my case's lack of air flow). This has to be a fluke right?

    Anyone else ran into similarly weird problems on their boards?

    (Edit) Ok, now only minutes later it's running at 25C (way below normal) and then went back to 47C a few minutes after that lol. Sorry to bother ya'll.
    Have you flashed yr BIOS with the Latest Revision 0907 ? the 0907 had the Temperature probe calculation corrected... to get real good accurate readings you can also try Coretemp (http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/)
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    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    Question: is there any possible way my MB could go from 47C - 174C in a matter of seconds after beginning a FPU stress test in Everest?
    174C Am I seeing correctly? If that the case you are better taking care of the case's air flow. Btw, what's your ambient temp?

    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    My CPU is at 22C NB at 52C SB at 46C (all normal for me while I work out my case's lack of air flow). This has to be a fluke right?
    The temp seem normal but what is your setting?
    Are you running at stock speed and default voltage?
    Did you take these temps at cold boot or after Everest stress test?

    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    Anyone else ran into similarly weird problems on their boards?

    (Edit) Ok, now only minutes later it's running at 25C (way below normal) and then went back to 47C a few minutes after that lol. Sorry to bother ya'll.
    The NB and SB temps is kinda hot. Let me guess, you are not water cooling the NB?...HD 3870x2 could be the source of heat to cause NB & SB to have high temp and poor case air flow.

    Btw, if you're using 64bit Vista then CoreTemp won't work. You have to work around it. Everest do have Core sensors and it works under 64bit OS.

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    I'm new here and somewhat new to overclocking. At least as far as overclocking anything modern on a high end board. Ive so far only oc'd a Pentium 4 and a Pentium D. Never did anything with voltages or anything like that. I bought the Maximus Formula a few weeks ago and have gotten it as far as 3.2 leaving voltages on auto. I have begun researching voltages and have set several to their default and have it running at 3.02 stable right now. I get nervous messing with the voltages as all my equipment I'm pumping voltage to is high dollar stuff. I'm in no hurry to get this thing anywhere near max speed. So I guess I'll just keep on reading on.

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    for AUTO overclocking, Maximus is one of the best I've seen so far. (I've changed minimum of 50 different mainboards so far).

    Even at 500 FSB, it works stable with all auto settings. This is really amazing. Never saw anything like that.

    So I think you made the right choice. Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Have you flashed yr BIOS with the Latest Revision 0907 ? the 0907 had the Temperature probe calculation corrected... to get real good accurate readings you can also try Coretemp (http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/)
    Yeah I did. Not sure exactly what was going on there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    174C Am I seeing correctly? If that the case you are better taking care of the case's air flow. Btw, what's your ambient temp?
    Mid 70's F - Low 80's F. I'm pretty sure that was a glitch. My MB temp has been wack for awhile now... instantly jumping from what was normal to 175C then to 10C then back. I'm not going to trust it. When it appeared to be working well it was always within 1C of my SB temp, so for now I'm just going to use that to judge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    The temp seem normal but what is your setting?
    Are you running at stock speed and default voltage?
    Did you take these temps at cold boot or after Everest stress test?
    These are the temps I get while web surfing. Cold boot. I'm running at all default everything. Although my VCORE says it's doing abouut 1.33V which seems a bit higher than default considering that the VCore is supposed to be .85-1.5V and I'm running at stock speed. I'm not really sure how this all works, but I doubt that's an issue since my Core temps are constantly around 30C idle and 40C load and my CPU temp is 22C idle and 32C load.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    The NB and SB temps is kinda hot. Let me guess, you are not water cooling the NB?...HD 3870x2 could be the source of heat to cause NB & SB to have high temp and poor case air flow.
    Nope. Not watercooling. My 3870x2 is the factory overclocked MSI version and it runs at about 64C GPU2 VRM, 60C GPU2 Diode, 54C GPU1 VRM, 46C GPU1 Diode. The card is literally a wall in my case. It is completely flush with my drive bay and I had to mount my SATAs upside down so the power cables were on the other side not the graphics card.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Btw, if you're using 64bit Vista then CoreTemp won't work. You have to work around it. Everest do have Core sensors and it works under 64bit OS.
    I'm using Everest for most of my monitoring (because it puts all temps in the systray rather than having the huge pc probe sidebar on top of all other windows). I am not running 64 bit however. Both everest and pc probe give me the same odd MB readings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonvillain View Post
    I'm new here and somewhat new to overclocking. At least as far as overclocking anything modern on a high end board. Ive so far only oc'd a Pentium 4 and a Pentium D. Never did anything with voltages or anything like that. I bought the Maximus Formula a few weeks ago and have gotten it as far as 3.2 leaving voltages on auto. I have begun researching voltages and have set several to their default and have it running at 3.02 stable right now. I get nervous messing with the voltages as all my equipment I'm pumping voltage to is high dollar stuff. I'm in no hurry to get this thing anywhere near max speed. So I guess I'll just keep on reading on.
    Welcome.
    Not to worry too much. MOBO don't used to make like in the past especially the Maximus. It has the overclocked proctector feature built in, it will haulted if you did something and it will reset to the default setting.

    Absord as much info as you can isn't bad idea at all, and when you're confident enough then get you feet wet.

    Quote Originally Posted by aLper_iLeri View Post
    for AUTO overclocking, Maximus is one of the best I've seen so far. (I've changed minimum of 50 different mainboards so far).

    Even at 500 FSB, it works stable with all auto settings. This is really amazing. Never saw anything like that.

    So I think you made the right choice. Keep up the good work.
    Hey, they didn't name Maximus for nothing

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    Ok, new idea for airflow. I have my old computer running as a server with all my old hard drives and whatnot so I can back my RAID up and other things. Anyway, I'm starting to think the other case may ultimately have better flow and a better setup (PSU on the botttom... everything backwards or upside down or whatever). The only thing lacking is that it's a bit smaller. Having said all that, what I'm really concerned with there is airflow and in that I'm a novice so does anyone have a suggestion on which case I should use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    Ok, new idea for airflow. I have my old computer running as a server with all my old hard drives and whatnot so I can back my RAID up and other things. Anyway, I'm starting to think the other case may ultimately have better flow and a better setup (PSU on the botttom... everything backwards or upside down or whatever). The only thing lacking is that it's a bit smaller. Having said all that, what I'm really concerned with there is airflow and in that I'm a novice so does anyone have a suggestion on which case I should use?

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    Hi There... I'm new to all this too and after a lot of reading I bought an ANTEC 900 case . Why? Because I have the option to mount the intake fans at different heights in the front panel and a seperate fan in the side too. They are all 120mm fans so mine are set to blow straight at the ram and cpu cooler, into the bottom of the case at the bottom pcie16 slot and into the side around the level of the sound card. however I've never seen 2 big graphics cards fitted so perhaps that would restrict flow (Anybody else Know?) Oh yes and there are two exhaust fans @ 120mm and 220mm. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3RH4PS View Post
    Ok, new idea for airflow. I have my old computer running as a server with all my old hard drives and whatnot so I can back my RAID up and other things. Anyway, I'm starting to think the other case may ultimately have better flow and a better setup (PSU on the botttom... everything backwards or upside down or whatever). The only thing lacking is that it's a bit smaller. Having said all that, what I'm really concerned with there is airflow and in that I'm a novice so does anyone have a suggestion on which case I should use?

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    Ok, forget the A05b. I think it too small, it's even smaller than your current case.
    Here's the idea, you need to do some modification;
    • Add on one more rear exhaust fan, I think you have room for one more right below the existing fan.
    • don't use the 3.5"x5 drive bay, leave clearange for instake air flow. I don't know how many HD you have but you can put them in the upper drive bay?
    • add on, at least 1 or 2 more intake fans on the side panel, where the honeycome intake mesh.
    All this little mod will give you a better temp for sure, if this doesn't work then buy a new full tower case. The small mid side case won't cut it.:confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    Hi There... I'm new to all this too and after a lot of reading I bought an ANTEC 900 case . Why? Because I have the option to mount the intake fans at different heights in the front panel and a seperate fan in the side too. They are all 120mm fans so mine are set to blow straight at the ram and cpu cooler, into the bottom of the case at the bottom pcie16 slot and into the side around the level of the sound card. however I've never seen 2 big graphics cards fitted so perhaps that would restrict flow (Anybody else Know?) Oh yes and there are two exhaust fans @ 120mm and 220mm. Hope this helps
    Smith has the same case, just wait for him to comment on this. Take a tape measurement and measure the distance from the back of the case to the drive bay. You need at least 11"-12" (28cm - 30.5cm) for over size grfx cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Ok, forget the A05b. I think it too small, it's even smaller than your current case.
    Here's the idea, you need to do some modification;
    • Add on one more rear exhaust fan, I think you have room for one more right below the existing fan.
    • don't use the 3.5"x5 drive bay, leave clearange for instake air flow. I don't know how many HD you have but you can put them in the upper drive bay?
    • add on, at least 1 or 2 more intake fans on the side panel, where the honeycome intake mesh.
    All this little mod will give you a better temp for sure, if this doesn't work then buy a new full tower case. The small mid side case won't cut it.:confused:
    Ok, well, it may be hard to tell but the A-05B actually has more room in the graphics card area because of it 's design (also won't have drive bays resting on top of SATA cables) it's just shorter.

    I don't mind either way I just wanted to note that. With the PC-61 I could easily just remove the drive bays and put them in the floppys like you said (is there a cool way to mount a fan in the three floppy panels for a bonus intake?). This would definitely open it up down there for the two 80mm front intake fans.

    As for the side of the case that mesh measures 120mmx180mm what fan setup do you recomend?

    Thanks so much for your help guys!!!

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