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Bios 1004 or 3304?

Kazuma88
Level 7
Hello to all the forums. I take my first thread to introduce myself: My name is Manuel and "digit" from Italy.

Just like the title says, I would like to know if should go from Bios 1004 which are now "online" or worth upgrading to the latest version. Apparently, with this bios I am quite well. The 3304 has, unfortunately, even the Bug of the A0 Debug Code, whereas, now, with Bios 1004, AA

Should I do the update, or I stay at my current Bios (1004)?

Thank you in advance.

Manuel.
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Dimsum
Level 7
If you are not having issues I see no reason to update your bios. I am still running 0902 with no issues what so ever 🙂

f1schu
Level 9
Unless you have an Ivy Bridge CPU, which by your signature info you have not, then I would NOT upgrade to any of the 3x bios, I'm speaking from experience here, as I have tried them all and ended up going back to 0902 for my Gene-Z, all the 3xx bios have at least two bugs that I know of, one is the A0 debug issue as you have already pointed out and the other is a bug with the CPU Vcore being overvolted to 1.48v+ if 'Ai overclock Tuner' is changed from the default of 'Auto' to either 'XMP' or 'Manual' and/or changing memory frequency with all other bios settings at default.

The 3xx bios are only needed for Ivy Bridge CPU's, those with Sandy Bridge CPU's should stay clear of them.
Chassis: NZXT Switch 810. - MB: Rampage v Extreme x99. - CPU: Intel Core i7 5820k. - Memory: 16GB Ripsaw 4 DDR4 2400MHz. - GPU: 2x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC Edition 4GB.
PSU: Corsair AX1200i. - Storage: 1x Samsung 830 60GB SSD + 1x Samsung evo 840 120GB SSD + 1x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD + 1x Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD.
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64.

Thanks so much for reply.

All clear. I will stay away, then.

To do the downgrade, I used the USB BIOS Flashback. Was I right? 🙂

f1schu
Level 9
yes on your board that is the best way, I had a harder time on my Gene-Z as it does not have that feature, but hey I got there in the end 🙂
Sticking with 0902 from now on!
Chassis: NZXT Switch 810. - MB: Rampage v Extreme x99. - CPU: Intel Core i7 5820k. - Memory: 16GB Ripsaw 4 DDR4 2400MHz. - GPU: 2x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC Edition 4GB.
PSU: Corsair AX1200i. - Storage: 1x Samsung 830 60GB SSD + 1x Samsung evo 840 120GB SSD + 1x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD + 1x Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD.
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64.

HiVizMan
Level 40
My mantra is simple.

Do not fix stuff that is not broke.

Same with BIOS only upgrade when you are trying to fix something. 🙂
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

HiVizMan wrote:
My mantra is simple.

Do not fix stuff that is not broke.

Same with BIOS only upgrade when you are trying to fix something. 🙂


I could'nt agree more,but if you are thinking of using an Ivy cpu,then you will need a 3 series bios.
ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
AMD FX 8350 (1252)
INTEL CORE I7 2600K (3134A867)
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME-Z (0002)

OCZ VERTEX 3 120 SSD
GIGABYTE 890FXA UD7 REV 2.1 (F3)
GIGABYTE 890FXA UD7 REV 2.0 (F3)
VARIOUS AMD CPU's
8 GIG G-SKILL SNIPER LOW VOLTAGE 1600
4 GIG G-SKILL RIPJAWS X 2133 C9
8 GIG CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600 C8 (HYNIX)
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 800D
CORSAIR HX1000W PSU
2X RADEON HD6970'S XFIRE
4X SAMSUNG F3 1T HDD's 2X RAID 0
CUSTOM WATERCOOLING

moorhen2 wrote:
I could'nt agree more,but if you are thinking of using an Ivy cpu,then you will need a 3 series bios.


Very nice. Thanks a lot! This forum is the best 😉