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    Default X6800 multiplier locked in bios

    I just upgrade my CPU to the X6800 and have the latest bios installed.

    The X6800 multiplier is unlock on the CPU but the bios will not go over 11.

    I have Asus's P5L-MX motherboard with the latest bios installed.

    Posted this on Asus board but the forum seems empty..
    Last edited by Lil' Dead; 11-03-2009 at 22:36.

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    I've used the P5L-MX.......it's very restrictive in terms of overclocking; it's not designed for overclocking an Extreme chip. Unfortunately for you though, that doesn't fix the situation. I don't think there is a fix, it is what it is

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    Oh well, at least I now know its not a bug or something.

    I'm sure they could enable it with a bios update.

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    Do you guys think I can swap out the P5L-MX for a P45 motherboard without having to re-install windows or anything?

    The chipset driver for the two boards are the same.
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    I don't think so. Different chipsets I do believe? Different chipsets usually means a format. I've only ever been able to swap mobos without a format on 2 occasions, and those were same chipsets and same manufacturers. It's pretty rare.

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    You can try going into your drive first, and deleting all information on the board you have now, remove the board, install the P45 and run the motherboard install CD. This should work, but you have to make sure that you have deleted all the drivers from the old board.

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    Have you looked for a modded bios?

    Some motherboards have modded BIOSes with more settings and all that good stuff. Modded BIOSes arent supported by Asus and are made by regular users.

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    Yep, I did. They said there wasn't any values in the bios to enable multiplier over stock. They also gave me a slic mod which didn't help either... whatever that does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    Yep, I did. They said there wasn't any values in the bios to enable multiplier over stock. They also gave me a slic mod which didn't help either... whatever that does.
    That's too bad. Why not buy a new mobo?

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    I agree why not buy a new board ?

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    Reinstalling an OS is never fun. I always seem to run into problems.. and if I do buy a new motherboard it would be for a new build.

    Here's what I'm building.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz Quad

    M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard

    4870x2

    8GB DDR3 1600

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    maybe skip the X2 and buy two Sapphire HD4890 Vapor-X cards instead.

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    You're talking around $600

    4870x2 has comparable performance for $400

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    More like $460, I believe they are $229 each

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    You are making a smart move with the X4 955, they are great over clockers even on air cooling, and should run cooler than a core i7 920.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    I agree why not buy a new board ?
    Is this a good deal? There's a guy selling this on another forum for $300.

    I'm about to build a Quad rig. This would save me a-lot of extra steps.

    How much of a improvement is it over what I have now?

    Intel Q6700 processor (lapped for better cooling)
    EVGA 780i Motherboard
    OCZ 8GB DDR2
    Xigmatec S1283 Cooler (best non-liquid cooler available)

    System is pre-setup and runs the Q6700 at 3.2GHz.

    The Q6600 2.4GHz chip sells for $220 on newegg, is not lapped, and is harder to OC because of the lower multiplier
    The EVGA 780i still sells for $200 on newegg
    8GB DDR2 high quality ram on newegg is still ~$100
    S1283 is about $30

    Like I said, system is pre-configured to run at 3.2GHz. Just needs a case, PSU, HDD and videocard.

    $300 seem fair?

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