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Old January 18, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Default Evga X58 - BIOS Version Shipped

Anyone here whom has just recently purchased and received a new Evga X58 1366 Board, I'm curious to know what BIOS version they received, as in version SZ1A (or newer) that fully supports DDR3 1600 Mhz Memory.

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Old January 19, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I put in my DDR3-1600 and it worked fine out of the box, albeit at 1066. I updated it to SZ1C afterwards, and now I've gone to SZ1A for stability/overclocking reasons. As a side note, I don't like this motherboard. I can't seem to overclock at all without some sort of stability problem.
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Old January 19, 2009, 10:24 AM
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I'm just wondering if the Boards are now shipping with SZA1......still waiting for my Board as Backordered.
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I can't seem to overclock at all without some sort of stability problem.
I take it you've surfed the Evga X58 Site for solutions? That seems to reflect both positive n negative results for OC'ing.....I'm really hoping to get it to around 3.4 - 3.6 Ghz, but we'll see.
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Old January 19, 2009, 10:30 AM
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I flashed my to SZ1C and it's running along nice and stable at 3.9GHz with HT on.
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Old January 19, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Nice....what BIOS version did it ship with Zlo?
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Old January 19, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Definitely an earlier one than SZ1A but other than that, I can't say
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