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Anybody hit up that new beta BIOS? The 510-1 or 510-3 has apparantly had a lot of mixed reviews, some raving about how great it was and others saying it made things worse.

 

I was wondering if any fellow XBL owners were helped / hurt by this? I'm still running 310p and am starting to hit instability, so I'm wondering if I should switch to see if it will help...

 

I tried using the 510-1 BIOS on the machine in my sig, and it would spontaneously crash and reboot from WinXP even at stock speeds.

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Anything over 270, on my system needs 1.7 on the chipset. I have also seen 1.2 on the LDT be unstable with some CPU multis'. My Winchester 3200+ would be stable on 8X multi at 1.2, had to up it to 1.3 on 9X, then it would be stable on 10X at 1.2 again. Weird. So now I just keep it at 1.3 as it doesn't seem to raise the temps any.

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Waldo, did you try the -3? I've been told that the -3 version is a little more forgiving than -1 because it's more of a generic BIOS not geared towards TCCD or BH-5, but actually a little of both. So, knowledge of timings and whatnot doesn't have to be as accurate [not that I'm saying you're not knowledgable].

 

I'm thinking of trying it just because 3/10p is starting to give me trouble.

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I might try 510-3, right now I'm back to 310P on my 2nd system and 414-1 on the system in my sig. everything is very stable that way. Don't see a real need to move away from these BIOSes.

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WheresWaldo, thanks for the testing. Do you know the different between 510-1, 510-2 and 510-3? 510 is base on 316 RAM table. What exactly is the 316 RAM table?

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The 3/16 RAM table is the way that the RAM settings were in the 3/16 version BIOS. I've used the 3/10P since I got this board, and the 5/10-3 is based off of that version, which is why I was asking if anybody has tried it. I wanted to stay with the familiar stuff, it was hard enough learning that the first time :D

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My problem was that 510-1 and 510-3 would reboot in WinXP as soon as all the startup apps finished loading, and there aren't that many. I was testing with Optimized BIOS Defaults loaded, not even overclocked. One of the 1st things I do is disable Windows services after installation and only run with necessary ones. 510-2 does not do this. I am now running 510-2 witrh the settings I previously posted except that I changed DRAM voltage from 2.9 to 2.8 + .03 Enabled. This resulted in a DRAM voltage reported in BIOS as 2.86 instead of the 2.93 I was at before. It is Prime95 stable over 8 hours, I have completed SuperPI up to 16M, but it will only run 14+ minutes in OCCT. I think loosening the RAM timings a bit and I will be able to pull another 50Mhz out of it. Everest 2.x has Read Speed at 8200+ and Write speed 2700+ with a latency just over 34ns, all plenty fast enough.

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