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Lola
05-10-2005, 08:48 AM
Usually, this mobo hits a wall around 260 to 265 fsb, it is very rare that it works higher than that. You may have hit the wall. What is the highest fsb that you achieved?
Are you running memory at 1:1 1T?
260x10 should be ok specially if you are running at 2T and memory at 166, that is at 217mhz at this setup.

Anti_Pjerrot
05-10-2005, 11:03 AM
Possibly, just update the file at stock speed.

Ill try that...
If i want to use the EZ flash, ill copy the AMI-file to a floppy and use the instruction from asus right?

What do you guys think of my system (Not completely running yet)

http://www.hardware-test.dk/oc/billedbrowser.asp?id=43359&pic=8
http://www.hardware-test.dk/oc/billedbrowser.asp?id=53174&pic=4

I usualy use Overclocking.dk (Danish), but theres often more interresting treads in here :clap:
(And sorry for OT)

mxa
05-10-2005, 06:31 PM
Usually, this mobo hits a wall around 260 to 265 fsb, it is very rare that it works higher than that. You may have hit the wall. What is the highest fsb that you achieved?
Are you running memory at 1:1 1T?
260x10 should be ok specially if you are running at 2T and memory at 166, that is at 217mhz at this setup.

Have any ideas why this board hit's the wall at 260-265? I've searched all over the internet for some ideas. I'd like to try something but not sure exactly where the problem is with this board. Like I've said earlier, if I boot from a utility cdrom with prime, I can run at 280 with no problems. However, with Windows I'm limited by the 260 wall.

Lola
05-11-2005, 04:59 AM
Have any ideas why this board hit's the wall at 260-265? I've searched all over the internet for some ideas. I'd like to try something but not sure exactly where the problem is with this board. Like I've said earlier, if I boot from a utility cdrom with prime, I can run at 280 with no problems. However, with Windows I'm limited by the 260 wall.

It seems related to the bios not being tweeked to the memories, i have tried mostly every bios possible from 1008 to the latest 1012. They are all limited about at the same value. I have two of these boards, both are about the same. The first limited at 259 and the second at 262. I have tried many type of memories, the best seems to be the ocz pc3200 platinum rev. 2.0.
In theory, it should be able to hit at least 289fsb according to asus and some reviewers, but i never could go this high.

Jonas
05-15-2005, 02:07 AM
i have the rev2, and i have instability at 230~235 htt it seems that the locks aren't running well. what is the bios that should i use?

i have already tryed 1011, 1009.006, 1009.004 and i cann't hit 240htt

(sorry about poor english)

Jonas
05-15-2005, 04:54 AM
bios 1005.020 do it and 1005.021 too

with 1005.021 i cann't hit 285 htt stable

scorp
05-15-2005, 07:43 AM
If you have an winchester you must use BIOSes newer than 1007. Have you locked the PCI/AGP frequency (to 33/66). The locks are not enabled automatically so you have to manually enable them from the BIOS.

Lola
05-16-2005, 04:58 AM
i have the rev2, and i have instability at 230~235 htt it seems that the locks aren't running well. what is the bios that should i use?

i have already tryed 1011, 1009.006, 1009.004 and i cann't hit 240htt

(sorry about poor english)

What cpu have you got?
First make sure that agp is at 66 in the bios.
Back the divider of your cpu by one. (ex:3200+ =9: 3500+ =10 etc)
If your memory can take 240 at 1:1, set the memory voltage at 2,7 volts, if not keep it at auto.
If your memory can work at 240 1:1 set to looser timings in the bios ex: 3,3,3,10, and set the memory at limit in the bios, if not leave everything at auto.
Put the cpu voltage at 2.50 volts to start and the fsb at 200.
Then, enter windows, with clock generator, slowly bring the fsb up, you will automatically see if the locks are working in clock gen.
You can test every setup with superpi to finally find the highest working fsb of your system.

Jonas
05-16-2005, 05:23 AM
i have got a a64 3500+ 0.13 non caa2c

the agp is set to 66.


now i have the 1005.021 and it seems to be ok. a can hit ~280.

may be i will buy the ocz booster to my bh5

scorp
05-16-2005, 06:33 AM
i have got a a64 3500+ 0.13 non caa2c

the agp is set to 66.


now i have the 1005.021 and it seems to be ok. a can hit ~280.

may be i will buy the ocz booster to my bh5

The OCZ Booster is a gamble on this board. On my board it won;t work at more than 2.7v, making it quite useless. On some boards it got to 3.0v, but that's not quite enough for BH5 as well.

Jonas
05-17-2005, 01:33 PM
i want 3v to do ~235 at 2-2-2-5. can i hit this with this voltage???

scorp
05-18-2005, 09:09 PM
maybe .. maybe not :) ... with 2.7v my UTT BH chips got to 440 2-3-2-5-1T. I couldn't use 2-2-2-5-1T as I would get tons of memtest errors.

kj™
05-19-2005, 09:33 AM
any1 tested A8V1011 bios??

God_Lx
05-20-2005, 02:09 AM
Damn i had this board working like a charm 300x9 with the default bios (1008.something) i flashed to 1011 to try it out and this all messed up...

Now i already tried 1008 1009 1012 and all of then detect the fans running half the speed they should be... Weird stuff... Also with the original bios i could run my mem 2-2-2-5 1T @ 2.7 now even with 2.8 i can't run 2-2-2-5 1T ! (My ram is CH-5 most likely...)

People say that the 1010.003 is the best bios for this... but i don't even find it on the net... Can anyone with it post a link ?

mxa
05-20-2005, 06:02 PM
God_lx, are you doing anything special (besides using 1008 bios) that enabled you to hit the 300x9 rate? Any key setting or mod you may have done?

Thanks


Damn i had this board working like a charm 300x9 with the default bios (1008.something) i flashed to 1011 to try it out and this all messed up...

Now i already tried 1008 1009 1012 and all of then detect the fans running half the speed they should be... Weird stuff... Also with the original bios i could run my mem 2-2-2-5 1T @ 2.7 now even with 2.8 i can't run 2-2-2-5 1T ! (My ram is CH-5 most likely...)

People say that the 1010.003 is the best bios for this... but i don't even find it on the net... Can anyone with it post a link ?

scorp
05-21-2005, 10:40 AM
Try this link : http://a8v.aoxclan.com/ .. you'll fin all the BIOSes up to 1011.007

Lola
05-24-2005, 02:42 AM
Have any ideas why this board hit's the wall at 260-265? I've searched all over the internet for some ideas. I'd like to try something but not sure exactly where the problem is with this board. Like I've said earlier, if I boot from a utility cdrom with prime, I can run at 280 with no problems. However, with Windows I'm limited by the 260 wall.

I have bought a second a8v just for testing. With this new board, there seems not to have any wall. I can easely set this board at 300*8 and even 310*8 using clockgen. I am only limited by my cpu maximum clock which is 2520 at 1.45 volts. I am now using 250*10 with my memory at 1:1 2.5-3-3-7 1T with absolutely no problems. This new board came with the 1010.003 BIOS. I am certainly not going to try another one.

MuRDeRiSH
05-24-2005, 03:24 AM
yeah my first A8V Deluxe stuffed on me ... my fault though my water cooling went all over the agp slot ... it's a shame ppl seem to lock up at around 250-260 ... I can get into windows at 295*9 ... now all I need is RAMS that run 2:1(DRR400) ... any suggestions ??

Lola
05-24-2005, 07:20 AM
yeah my first A8V Deluxe stuffed on me ... my fault though my water cooling went all over the agp slot ... it's a shame ppl seem to lock up at around 250-260 ... I can get into windows at 295*9 ... now all I need is RAMS that run 2:1(DRR400) ... any suggestions ??
I am using ocz platinum rev. 2.0 and this ram will run at 2.7 volts timing 2.5-3-3-5 1T at 250fsb (DDR500) with this mobo which is great.

MuRDeRiSH
05-24-2005, 09:55 AM
wow that's great ... but can you what timings can you hit 295 with ?? I was thinking of getting the OCZ Platinum EL 4800 ...

Lola
05-25-2005, 02:42 AM
wow that's great ... but can you what timings can you hit 295 with ?? I was thinking of getting the OCZ Platinum EL 4800 ...
My ram is at 248*2 at 310*8 timings 2.5-3-3-5 1T at 2.7 volts. The maximum that i can hit at 2.7 volts (it does not even boot at 2.8 volts) is 255*2 at this same timing.

I just checked on OCZ site and the ram you want to buy (plat EL 4800) will obtain 4800 at 2T only and with at least 2.85 volts, so on a8v mobo, i do not know how it will perform since 2.8 volts is the maximum voltage available.
Be carefull, if you can try before bying this would be a good idea.

MuRDeRiSH
05-25-2005, 06:27 AM
yeah ... you put me off a little ... LOL ... so now I'm getting Corsair TwinX1024-4400C2.5 ... it can go 610 at 1T ... well that's what the guys at anandtech say anyways ...

Jonas
05-26-2005, 10:07 AM
i can go only even 275~280


rev2 with no locks

kite7
05-31-2005, 02:37 PM
It seems like I am unable to obtain 1T with samsung tcc4 ram at all, even when I set it to ddr333 speed. I did disable 2T command in bios

scorp
05-31-2005, 10:22 PM
It seems like I am unable to obtain 1T with samsung tcc4 ram at all, even when I set it to ddr333 speed. I did disable 2T command in bios

What BIOS version are you using ? For BIOSes newer than 1010.003 I have to set 1T Command Rate from A64 Tweaker. Disabling 2T Command in BIOS does absolutely nothing. I tried it with some Winbond UTT, Samsung TCC, Transcend Jetram and some Hynix D43. With all of them the same result : the BIOS refuses to enable 1T Command Rate.

scorp
06-01-2005, 05:37 AM
Just tried 1013.006. This is the first BIOS after 1010.003 that sets 1T Command Rate for me :) .. great BIOS so far, however it still uses the same outdated VIA SATA 2.01. I wonder when will ASUS update it ...

kite7
06-01-2005, 04:38 PM
I am using bios 1011. The latest beta bios will fix the 2t command? I wish Asus would release a final version of the 1013 bios soon

Lola
06-02-2005, 05:56 AM
I am using bios 1011. The latest beta bios will fix the 2t command? I wish Asus would release a final version of the 1013 bios soon
The BIOS 1011 does not work OK. The 1T command seems to be disabled.
Use either 1010.003 or the latest 1013.006.

scorp
06-02-2005, 09:15 AM
1013.007 is out. I'll give it a try tonight.

Lola
06-02-2005, 10:17 AM
1013.007 is out. I'll give it a try tonight.
Where did you get this one?

scorp
06-02-2005, 11:36 AM
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/VIA_Chipset/K8T800Pro/A8V_Deluxe/1013__07.zip

kite7
06-02-2005, 08:02 PM
1012 is the latest official bios, using it now but see no changes. The memory dividers are still messed up.

scorp
06-03-2005, 03:11 AM
1012 doesn't fix the 1T problem .. all versions of 1011 and 1012 won't enable 1T Command Rate from BIOS .. at least not with any of the memory modules I have tried. Couldn't find anything new in 1013.007, but it's stable and it works quite well.

kj™
06-03-2005, 05:21 PM
is this thread still alive?

just bought an a8v deluxe rev 2.xx some time now..
paired with a 3000+ winnie..
512mb value ram
and 9550xt..

help me on these..

scorp
06-03-2005, 09:34 PM
So what do you need hel for ? You didn't mention any problems in your post :)

kj™
06-04-2005, 10:00 AM
owww..sorry..

max FSB for this thing?
and wen wil u know dat lack of voltage(or too much of it) is causing stability problems?

in my BIOS(1011.xx.xxx.xx), since my 512mb geil VR sucks, went for dividers..
went for 4:3, that is, fsb = 266 and dat shud have ram frequency of approximately 200mhz.. but what i get as i view cpuz is fsb = 266 and ram frequency = 177.333..

and dat goes for 3:2 ratio too --> displays 5:4

how am i going to fix this? new BIOS version?

thanks
kj

kite7
06-04-2005, 01:56 PM
As far as I know, 1011 and 1012bios do not fix the memory divider

kj™
06-04-2005, 05:56 PM
Couldn't find anything new in 1013.007, but it's stable and it works quite well.

nothing new? how about the dividers?

kj™
06-04-2005, 05:59 PM
and what memory modules does this board compatible with or would gain the best OC?

thanks
kjâ„¢

scorp
06-04-2005, 11:50 PM
I never used dividers for my OCs from BIOS 1010.003 :) ... so i'm not sure if they fixed them. The best results on this MB were obtained with OCZ Platinum Rev.2 (the TCCD ones, not the newer TCC5 ones). With my Geil UTT I have managed to reach 235 MHz 1:1, but I couldn't go higher beucase of the low memory voltage ... and yeah : teh DDR Bosster on this MB doesn't always work (in my case it goes up to 2.7v after which it locks the MB). Most people ussually get stuck ~260 - 265 MHz and regardless of what they do they can't go higher.

mxa
06-05-2005, 06:44 AM
I've been stuck at exactly 260Mhz FSB with the LDT multi set to 3. The other day I changed the LDT multi to 4 and I was able to up the FSB to 270MHz. I haven't had time to test for stability for any extended period of time but I was able to Prime for like 40 min. when at other times at 270 I would error out like in 4 to 5 seconds or BSOD. You would think that running at 4*270=1080HT would be worse but it seems for now to run better for me at a higher HT. Anyone else notice this behavior?

I tried 280MHz FSB but that BSOD very quickly. Also, I was using Clockgen to change the FSB from windows so I haven't tried booting with the 270FSB setting yet.

kj™
06-05-2005, 09:08 AM
@scorp
thanks for the input

With my Geil UTT I have managed to reach 235 MHz 1:1, but I couldn't go higher beucase of the low memory voltage
is this ultra x? or VR?
ang what timings do they run?

i got a 512m geil VR @ 220mhz 2.5 3 3 6 any tighter and it wont boot
i also got winnie 3000 275 x 8 = 2.2GHZ(default Vcore=1.45V) 5:4
got 287 as highest fsb(287 x 5) havent stress tested

scorp
06-05-2005, 10:38 AM
VR, but they have UTT BH5 chips.

kj™
06-05-2005, 02:23 PM
thats nice..able to hit 235 with ur 2 VRs..
one VR 220 is max for me..221 unstable.. :(

kj™
06-05-2005, 02:37 PM
You would think that running at 4*270=1080HT would be worse but it seems for now to run better for me at a higher HT
how did this happen?

i tot to run it this value
FSB x LDT x 2
shud be less than this value
200(default fsb) x LDT x 2 ???

mxa
06-05-2005, 06:21 PM
I just forgot to add the extra 2 multiplier. Your correct it should be 270*4*2=2160. What I mean by worse is from a stability point a view since 2160 is greater then 2000 which is what the board is advertised to run at.


how did this happen?

i tot to run it this value
FSB x LDT x 2
shud be less than this value
200(default fsb) x LDT x 2 ???

Lola
06-06-2005, 05:46 AM
I've been stuck at exactly 260Mhz FSB with the LDT multi set to 3. The other day I changed the LDT multi to 4 and I was able to up the FSB to 270MHz. I haven't had time to test for stability for any extended period of time but I was able to Prime for like 40 min. when at other times at 270 I would error out like in 4 to 5 seconds or BSOD. You would think that running at 4*270=1080HT would be worse but it seems for now to run better for me at a higher HT. Anyone else notice this behavior?

I tried 280MHz FSB but that BSOD very quickly. Also, I was using Clockgen to change the FSB from windows so I haven't tried booting with the 270FSB setting yet.
I always had better results if i leave the HTT at 5 all the time. The BIOS adjust it automatically when necessary since BIOS 8 or 9 I think.

kj™
06-06-2005, 09:24 AM
I always had better results if i leave the HTT at 5 all the time. The BIOS adjust it automatically when necessary since BIOS 8 or 9 I think.


u mean i can leave the LDT multi at 5 den BIOS will just change that if necessary?
mine wont boot at all..so i have to manually adjust it to 3
(275x3x2 which is less dan 200x5x2)

scorp
06-06-2005, 11:37 AM
1009 auto-adjusted 5x to 4x if you set the FSB at more than 220 MHz. But from 1010 upwards if you set 5x it really stays at 5x :D ... got to 2300 HT with no problems, althrough that didn't gave me any performance boost (not that I would have expected one) :)

kj™
06-06-2005, 03:21 PM
@scorp

2 x 512 MB Geil Value PC3200 (2.0-3-2-5-1T)
howd u get 2.0 and 1T?
i got 1013.007 BETA and 1 x 512 MB GeiL VR (2.5-3-3-6 2T)
if i tighten it more, wont boot and have to clear cmos.
any special settings?

scorp
06-06-2005, 11:52 PM
It's because I have Winbond UTT chips in my Geil Value. In the latest Values you have a chance of getting this ICs. I can boot with 2.0-2-2-5-1T, but it will not be stable .. and I can't feed them enough voltage on this board :(. The rest of the settings are the tightest possible (onyl Max.Async is 6, Read Preamble 5.0 and TRFC can't go bellow 12). Very nice memory for how unexpensive it was.

Exco
06-07-2005, 01:55 AM
There is so much talk about all these BIOS versions. :eek:

But what versions do u guys recommended 2 run when U wonna OC ?

scorp
06-07-2005, 07:34 AM
1013 Final & 1014.001 Beta are out :D
1013 or 1014 are the best so far for memory settings. My CPU OC reached the same limit regardless of the BIOS version (and I have tried all the BIOSes from 1007 to 1014.001). Right nbow I am using 1014.001 and it seems to be good :) ... the same tight memory timings as in 1013 and no new bugs :D

kj™
06-07-2005, 01:22 PM
It's because I have Winbond UTT chips in my Geil Value. In the latest Values you have a chance of getting this ICs. I can boot with 2.0-2-2-5-1T, but it will not be stable .. and I can't feed them enough voltage on this board . The rest of the settings are the tightest possible (onyl Max.Async is 6, Read Preamble 5.0 and TRFC can't go bellow 12). Very nice memory for how unexpensive it was.
mine too has winbond utt chips.. found it out when i viewed a thread here in XS about RAM's with winbond utt chips..
is voltage needed when u tighten these settings that wont boot?

kj™
06-07-2005, 03:19 PM
i cant seem to find the 1014 BIOS is the asus website..
can u provide a link for it?


thanks..
kjâ„¢

kite7
06-07-2005, 09:10 PM
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/VIA_Chipset/K8T800Pro/A8V_Deluxe/1014d_01.zip

scorp
06-08-2005, 12:35 AM
mine too has winbond utt chips.. found it out when i viewed a thread here in XS about RAM's with winbond utt chips..
is voltage needed when u tighten these settings that wont boot?

I keep them at 2.8v, but that's not quite enough for UTTs ... unfortunatelly this is the max. I can get out of this board (without a VDIMM mod) as the DDR Booster is not working on it :(

kj™
06-08-2005, 04:18 PM
I keep them at 2.8v, but that's not quite enough for UTTs ... unfortunatelly this is the max. I can get out of this board (without a VDIMM mod) as the DDR Booster is not working on it
appreciate it..thanks..

@everyone
can we not tell asus BIOS developers the things needed with their current BIOSes? noobness at work..

kite7
06-08-2005, 07:54 PM
hmm right now I have a stick of 512mb and I want to buy more soon so I can run 2x512mb dual channel. But with one stick, I try to put the memory in slot A1 but it doesn't boot unless I put to B1 or B2, is this normal?

scorp
06-08-2005, 11:24 PM
The recommanded memory slot for single channel is B1.

kj™
06-08-2005, 11:39 PM
But with one stick, I try to put the memory in slot A1 but it doesn't boot unless I put to B1 or B2, is this normal?
mine too.. =(

1014 is weird..wrong dividers agen and htt dont increase..always at 200 mhz..causes unstability to my system(always hangs and reboots)..
im going back to 1013..

kite7
06-09-2005, 11:02 AM
but A1 memory slot should work if I get another stick to run dual channel ddr?

scorp
06-09-2005, 08:24 PM
Yes .. for dual channel (at least from my experience) it's better to use A1 & B1. With the same memory timings I got Memtest errors in slot A2 & B2, while in A1 & B1 Memtest passed 48 hours of stress testing.

kite7
06-10-2005, 10:18 AM
I just borrowed a stick from a friend and dual channel works with A1 and B1! :)

kite7
06-10-2005, 09:51 PM
I am planning to get some TCCD ram, does anyone know how it will work with this motherboard? I've read that TCCD does not work very well with this motherboard and possibly all VIA chipsets

Lola
06-13-2005, 02:59 AM
I am planning to get some TCCD ram, does anyone know how it will work with this motherboard? I've read that TCCD does not work very well with this motherboard and possibly all VIA chipsets
OCZ PC3200 platinum rev. 2.0 works very well with this mobo. I can use 250*10 at 1:1 2.5 -3-3-5 1T at 2.7 volts.

kite7
06-13-2005, 07:32 PM
I see,

What's everyone's max fsb? I can run 275 but if i do 295 my comp crashes with every app.

scorp
06-14-2005, 01:53 AM
Never got above 265 MHz :)

Lola
06-14-2005, 03:09 AM
When you say 275 fsb, is this with memory at 1:1 1T ?
I can run 313*8 with memory at 208mhz without problems (mem at 2/3).
But i do not think that there are very many memories than can run faster than DDR500 (may be OCZ EL PC4200 platinum can go to DDR533) with this mobo without memory voltage mods.

kite7
06-14-2005, 07:02 PM
my 1:1 ratio doesn't even work, i think the memory divider is messed up! I have DDR500 ram and am running 275x0.9 so my ram is about 247mhz right now. I am using 1013 final bios

Lola
06-15-2005, 03:09 AM
According to OCA64 calculator, your ram should be at 225 when you are running your cpu at 275*9 with 5/6 divider if i understand your setup properly.
If you have access to 10 multiplier, 10*250 or so at 1:1 (2:1 according to Asus A8V) would be a better solution. Another solution is 8*300 with memory at 5/6 divider, that would bring the memory at 240. I am able to use either of these setup with my 3500+ Winchester.
What cpu are you using and at what speed? If your memory is really working at 247mhz (DDR494) 1T, it is quite good. The maximum frequency of the memories depends a lot on the memory controller on the actual CPU, there are some good ones and some not so good, them are the brakes.

kite7
06-15-2005, 03:11 PM
I am running at 3000+ CBBHD 0444XPEW @ 2.5ghz 1.6v

Lola
06-15-2005, 05:41 PM
You must be running 9*278 with memory at 5:3 divider (DDR333). That should give you the memory at ddr500. This is a very good overclock. :toast:

kite7
06-15-2005, 07:32 PM
Ah too bad I need 1.6v to run stable, I won't go any higher than this ;)

kite7
06-16-2005, 01:43 PM
I can't seem to do 275fsb 1:1 with my TCCD ram (3-4-4-8)! I get errors in memtest #7! :(
Running 250mhz right now 2.5-3-3-8

beta67
06-19-2005, 04:36 PM
I have a year old system running well with 1005.21 old beta bios which gives me the agp/pci locks. Are there any new or modded bioses that I could get? It seems all the new bioses I tried a while back lost my agp lock and overclockability. What is the newest bios I can use and keep the locks since I want to upgrade to a newer Venice or dually.
Thanks

mxa
06-20-2005, 08:09 AM
I was just curious if anyone has had much luck running the Venice chip on the A8V and what BIOS they found to be best?

I tried a 3200 Venice chip in a system that I could OC 9x260 with a 3000 Winchester (Bios 1009 and 1013) but could barely go above stock speeds with a Venice chip with all else the same. I don't think it's the CPU but rather the BIOS. I tried 1013 final, and the 1014 beta with not much luck and each with strange little divder problems or fan reporting problems. So now I'm back with my winchester waiting for another BIOS release to test with my Venice.

Jonas
06-20-2005, 03:20 PM
ocz booster vs this mobo. works well up 3.0V ?????????

kite7
06-22-2005, 10:16 PM
new beta bios are out
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/VIA_Chipset/K8T800Pro/A8V_Deluxe/1014d_04.zip

dated june 21st

beta67
06-23-2005, 03:42 PM
So no one knows of any bioses after the year old 1005.21 that will
show AGP/PCI locks on a REV 1.02 board? Mine is completely stable for a year, but I can not put a new processor in it without a more current bios that lets me have the locks. Any ideas of the newest bios that has locks for REV 1.02 users or modded bioses? If not I might have to buy a PCI express board and geforce 7800 :D If I was rich.

scorp
06-26-2005, 10:12 AM
ocz booster vs this mobo. works well up 3.0V ?????????

Not necessarly. On my MB it works up to 2.7v. ON some it doesn't work at all. If you are lucky you will get it up to 3.0V (but not more).

kj™
06-27-2005, 06:14 PM
I was just curious if anyone has had much luck running the Venice chip on the A8V and what BIOS they found to be best?
yeah..wondering the same thing..

anyone tried this?

paolo
07-02-2005, 09:36 AM
Well I'm using 1012 w/ a venice 3200+ @ 2550 (10*255) with 2 1 gig sticks patriot LL running @ 212 (2.5-3-3-10). I need to use the A64 Tweaker to lock in the 1T timing (disabling 2T in the bios doesn't work !). Frankly I haven't messed w/ 1013 or the 1014betas yet. Hopeing someone else will do the heavy lifting . :rolleyes:

Wired-HoH
07-04-2005, 05:55 PM
Haven't read the thread, but I GOTTA ASK:

How come in 11 months, no one's fixed the thread name?

A8V, not AV8 :) Mod / admin's gotta edit thread to do it FYI. The first post in the thread has it right.

Overlag
07-04-2005, 06:34 PM
anyone else found that the 1014s suck?

kj™
07-04-2005, 11:52 PM
anyone else found that the 1014s suck?
me...

weird..my OC doesnt work at all.. :(

Overlag
07-05-2005, 03:43 AM
ive had to UNDERCLOCK 400mhz.

However you cant even do that in the bios. setting to 7x200 doesnt work, it still boots as 10x200.

same as the memory settings, they dont work

1t doesnt work etc.

1013 and 1014s are terrible

Ive sort of found a link though:

2 guys with no issues have rev 1.02 boards

10 guys (including me) have rev 2.00 boards and well....all report the same issue.

mxa
07-05-2005, 06:56 AM
I found that the 1014's with a 3200 venice to be terrible.




me...

weird..my OC doesnt work at all.. :(

Jonas
07-05-2005, 08:13 AM
when i had one ide disk (hitachi 80gb 7200rpm ide) i have my cpu completely stable at 2700mhz with 1.65v with bios 1005.021 (locks trick, rev2 with no locks)

last week i bought two 80gb hitachi sata to raid0. i install the two disks with no problems (i make raid0 on via not in promise) but my overclock is now 100mhz lower than before. i cant do 2600 with 1.7vcore

i wanna my 100mhz back


cya

kj™
07-05-2005, 09:18 PM
though my pc boots when OCed, cpuz says everything is in stock..

scorp
07-22-2005, 09:28 AM
I now have a 3000+ Venice (replacing my "aging" 3200+ Winnie .. R.I.P.) ... with BIOS 1014.007 the mem. dividers seem to work correctly .. but the CPU OC is simply awfull ... althrough it will boot at 260x9 with only 1.425v, it isn't prime stable at 250x9 with 1.50v. My old Winnie managed 10x225 with 1.425v without any problems. No0t sure if it's the CPU, the MB or the BIOS :(

Overlag
07-22-2005, 09:32 AM
I now have a 3000+ Venice (replacing my "aging" 3200+ Winnie .. R.I.P.) ... with BIOS 1014.007 the mem. dividers seem to work correctly .. but the CPU OC is simply awfull ... althrough it will boot at 260x9 with only 1.425v, it isn't prime stable at 250x9 with 1.50v. My old Winnie managed 10x225 with 1.425v without any problems. No0t sure if it's the CPU, the MB or the BIOS :(
as alot of people have found scorp, the 1014 bioses are very unstable for overclocking

i had to UNDERCLOCK my 3200 winnie to 1600mhz before it was stable

scorp
07-22-2005, 02:56 PM
Tried 1012, but at first sight it seemed even worse than 1014 :). However my ex-3200+ Winnie as well as the new Venice 3000+ was/is completly stable at stock settings, with rather tight timings (everything is turned to the minimum, except for tRCD (set to 3), TRC (set to 9) and TRFC (set to 12)).

scorp
07-25-2005, 05:58 AM
New 1014 Final is out on ftp.asus.com.tw. No OC tests yet as I'm waiting for my water cooling kit to arrive.

kj™
07-26-2005, 01:54 PM
My old Winnie managed 10x225 with 1.425v without any problems
mine reached 9x265 with 1.425V completely stable 24/7.. :D

scorp
07-26-2005, 03:23 PM
I never was lucky with my CPUs :)

Jonas
07-30-2005, 03:59 AM
1014 bios has the locks working??? someone have already tested it?

scorp
07-31-2005, 09:16 AM
The PCI lock works in 1014.007. 1014 final sux at OC .. even more than any other 1014.xxx that I have tried.

paolo
07-31-2005, 10:16 AM
Does "disabling 2T" work in the 1014 final ?. It doesn't in 1012. :sonic:

scorp
08-02-2005, 12:57 PM
It does ... for any of the 1014.xxx it worked (on Winnie as well as on Venice)

paolo
08-03-2005, 09:18 PM
I'll give 1014 final a try and see if it screws up my OC.

Arkangyl
08-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Admiting up front that I havnt read every post here.

My friend has an Asus A8V Dlx, we're pretty sure it's rev. 1.X and he's been having issues with the AGP being set to 0x or 4x as opposed to 8x. Both a 9600 pro and 9800 pro have given him this issue; anyone had any experience with this problem? is there a BIOS that will help him (I think he's on stock)?

thanks

kj™
08-09-2005, 03:15 PM
right now:

whats the latest official bios?

whats the latest unofficial bios?

whats the most stable bios?

Jonas
08-10-2005, 05:25 AM
take a look to the hole thread

scorp
08-10-2005, 11:10 AM
LATEST OFFICIAL : 1014 ( = 1014.008)
LATEST BETA : 1014.007
MOST STABLE (for me at least) : 1014.007

yaska
08-18-2005, 06:52 AM
1014.008

ldt 4 fsb 293 stable

Joor
08-22-2005, 03:35 PM
1014.008

ldt 4 fsb 293 stable

pics pls or I dont beleave you

I run this 24/7.. 2500 mhz (http://joorshare.dk/test1.JPG)

yaska
08-24-2005, 07:35 AM
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2058/ad3do.jpg

Next fsb 290

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7294/aa8no.jpg

Joor
08-25-2005, 02:42 PM
nice overclock :)

yaska
08-25-2005, 10:24 PM
nice overclock :)

Thanx :D

paolo
08-30-2005, 10:03 PM
Finally tried the official 1014 bios. OC is about the same 3200+ venice (1.625v) @2550 (10x 255). Memory (1g Patriot extreme x 2 sticks) @ 212 (2.5-3-2-6 timings), but now the 1T lock works !

Paradigma
09-10-2005, 01:50 PM
Let somebody change the name of this thread because its now:

The OFFICIAL Asus AV8 tips, tricks and guide thread

and should be:

The OFFICIAL Asus A8V tips, tricks and guide thread

Brian2k1
09-24-2005, 10:49 AM
I just picked up and A8V not the deluxe model, can I still use the Deluxe Bios? Also where do you get beta bios and which is the most stable right now?

m@d-m@x
10-06-2005, 03:55 AM
I still cant get my Corsair XMS4000 dualkit to run at 250MHz when i set my FSB to 250mhz.
I set ram to limit and then 2:1 and the pc freezes immediatly after reboot. Tried setting HTT down from 1000 to 400 still no go.. 2T command is enabled...
Simply cant get it to work :(
Only auto works and then it runs at 208MHz

Ps. the ram is in slot 1 and 3
im using bios 1014.008 and tried ALOT of the older ones. same problem

Wired-HoH
10-06-2005, 05:17 AM
I still cant get my Corsair XMS4000 dualkit to run at 250MHz when i set my FSB to 250mhz.
I set ram to limit and then 2:1 and the pc freezes immediatly after reboot. Tried setting HTT down from 1000 to 400 still no go.. 2T command is enabled...
Simply cant get it to work :(
Only auto works and then it runs at 208MHz

Ps. the ram is in slot 1 and 3
im using bios 1014.008 and tried ALOT of the older ones. same problem

Go to Corsair's Tech Support forum for that:
www.asktheramguy.com or http://www.houseofhelp.com/v2/forumdisplay.php?f=128 (same thing)

OR Corsair Tech Support Express (BETA) (http://tsxpress.corsairmemory.com/)

m@d-m@x
10-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Finallly got it up and running at 250MHz on ram and it seemed the problem was the Vcore. But i cant run 1T now so i get lower performance.
Now i OC'ed my 3200+ to 2700MHz so the ram is running 222MHz and Sandra reports of 6600Mb/s bandwith.. and superPI 1meg runs under 33 seconds.
So im happy now :)

Breathless
10-22-2005, 08:14 AM
Maybe someone can help me. Here is my situation...

I have had the delightful NF7-S 2.0 for about 2 years until it died upon me changing my memory :rolleyes: (go figure) and was using the OCZ DDR Booster along with it. I have some EXTREMELY good Geil Ultra Platinum Dual Channel PC3500 that loves high volts, I always ran it at at least 3.4 volts for over a year and a half. Since I had JUST BOUGHT a BFG 6800 Ultra OC 8X AGP card (not knowing that my motherboard was going to die), I am now stuck with it and will not be upgrading to PCI Express. Hence I need an 8X AGP socket 939 board that is an excellent OCer. HERE IS THE PROBLEM.... The ram sinks that I have attached to my double sided ram obviously protrude out of the sides, so there is no way that I can run them in a 939 board that has a "side by side" dual channel configuration, it must be a "slot 1 and 3, or slot 2 and 4" dual channel configuration. I have done a lot of research and have come to this board (ASUS AV8 Deluxe Rev 2) and hence this thread. My problem is that I think this is the board that I want, but if it only allows up to 3.0 VDIMM even with the DDR booster, this probably won't allow me very high FSB's with my memory and I DO NOT want to have to physically solder or mod anything on a new board :(

My question is this... Do you guys recommend THIS board given my situation?

OR

Do you know of another board that you can recommend that OC's EXTREMELY WELL without mods AND HAS THE "slots 1 and 3, or 2 and 4" dual channel configuration.

I know that the DFI NForce 3 board doesn't have the right configuration, I'm pretty sure the MSI Neo Platinum doesn't have it, I am not sure about the Epox Board, and so on. I am in a dilemma and the board MUST be an excellent overclocker.

**Heres an idea for everyone**
Will Hipros new DDR Maximizer solve the low VDIMM problem you guys are having with the OCZ DDR Booster? Does anyone think it will allow for high VDIMM on this ASUS board?

Why do the experts recommend??? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Breathless
10-23-2005, 08:57 AM
Anyone still following this thread? :confused:

-=BAF=-Axe
11-20-2005, 01:15 AM
Just picked up one of these boards and am currently @ 278 HTT, on 1011

Has anyone tried the latest 1016?
Also im trying ot find the 1014.007 Beta but cant!

Can anyone help?

Cheers

fricoberto
12-02-2005, 09:41 AM
I buy this mobo two month ago and i waiting for a Opteron processor ...

Hey Baf Axe, can you tell me your sistem settings and memory?

God_Lx
12-09-2005, 08:04 PM
I wouldn't pair an Opteron with this board... The board has problems hitting more than 280HTT stable (The best ones) and the Opterons are really nice clockers.. If u get a 144 (Multi 9x) then u get very limited by the board... If u want this board and an Opteron buy at least a 146 or 148...

I had my Winchester @ 300x9 but my Venice crapped out at 290x9 with any kind of voltage (Now doing 3Ghz on a DFI nF4 Ultra-D) so i believe this board has issues with the Venice core...

Anyway, here's the validator if it's of any use...

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=14520

flippin_waffles
01-08-2006, 09:13 AM
Just wondering if anyone knows of a modded bios for this board. I'm trying to find the limit and looking for one that goes above 300 HTT which this board seems to have no problem hitting with 1017 bios.

brechtvm
01-20-2006, 03:21 AM
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1706/30625jpeg1hv.jpg

Opteron 146 @ 2.9Ghz @ 1.500vCore (bios settings, drops sometimes (zalman 400W APS PSU))
"Cooled" by Zalman Pure Copper 80mm

30.625s
Opteron 146 s939 @ 10 * 290 = 2900 MHz 1.500Vcore


the cpu :
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1588/cpu5kt.jpg

SETUP :
AMD64 Opteron 146
ASUS A8V-Deluxe
2*512mb Corsair XPERT (LED) (motherboard doesn't like this ram)
...

fricoberto
01-30-2006, 03:53 AM
Somebody with A8V and GSkill 2x1 Gb HZ DDR-500?

I need your settings for 250 fsb. Thk.

brechtvm
02-05-2006, 05:04 AM
Somebody with A8V and GSkill 2x1 Gb HZ DDR-500?

I need your settings for 250 fsb. Thk.
whats the problem ?

Do you also get those f*cking freezes ? ;)

(i get them when i run @ 260fsb :p with latest bios..and still found no solution:()

fricoberto
02-06-2006, 12:21 AM
I would like get GSkill specifications for HZ at least: 3-4-4-8 1T DDR-500.

My conf 24/7 now with this mobo:

Opteron 170@ 2600 mhz (260 HTTx10), 217 FSB (ram divider 3:2 ).
Hardware memory hole: disable
Bank Interleaving: auto
Burst lenght: 4 beats
CAS: 2.5
TRAS: 6
TRP: 3
TRCD: 3
TRRD:auto
TRC: auto
TRFC: auto
TRWT: auto
TWCL: auto
TWR: auto
Asynclat: auto
Read Preamble: 4.0
2T command: disable
Vddr: 2.6

But I think that my performance is poor:
-SuperPi 1 Mb=34 secs., Pi 32 MB= 30 minutes
-Sandra Memory Bandwith Int=5910/Float=5894.

SewerSide
02-08-2006, 03:56 AM
whats the problem ?

Do you also get those f*cking freezes ? ;)

(i get them when i run @ 260fsb :p with latest bios..and still found no solution:()


I have the same problem, it will boot at over 280, but wont stay on for long:(

brechtvm
02-14-2006, 09:14 AM
God Damn F*cking A8V mobo
my system was running @ stock ...
and yesterday, i got a FREEZE
wtf ???

i thought : no problem, just reboot..
but when i tried rebooting, my screen went black, and stayed black..

i cleared CMOS, rebooted, no solution..the screen was still black


suck a STUPID motherboard :(

i can't wait to use my msi...(this weekend bios update, which supports opteron cpu's)

brechtvm
02-28-2006, 01:36 AM
I found the answer of 2 of my problems with this motherboard :



(ii) Not a PSU problem. This Motherboard undervolts. VCore fluctuation seems to be a well documented problem endemic to ASUS MoBos (will provide links soon).






Massive BIOS problems:
ASUS are having a hard time releasing a stable BIOS. All ! current Winchester supporting BIOSes have problems.The common problems are HTT instability and freezing

Signal64
06-25-2006, 03:39 AM
Tips mention a 1018.2 BIOS?
Is that correct?

Can only find a 1018.1 - Is there a link to the 1018.2?

Also, suppose there is no way to "unhide" any other options in BIOS or it would have been mentioned?

Thanks