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Does anyone have an ASUS mobo with CPU level up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Does Asus give a gaurantee that using CPU level up wont fry the CPU or mobo?
     
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    Do you mean use a CPU that is not supported by the mobo? Basically the CPU speed aint supported.
     
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    No it's a feature that overclocks it without you doing anything apart from selecting the options it gives you. My cpu is an e8400 3.00GHz it gives me two options to make it the same speed as an E8500 3.16GHZ or an Option called Crazy which I am guessing will be about 3.6GHz
     
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    Ok, as an ASUS reseller in the past, I've checked their website for you.

    The motherboard warranty is 3 years providing it is a retail boxed product and not oem (have to be careful with this as some websites sell oem as tho' it was a boxed product).

    The warranty states :

    ◎ Warranty invalid if damage/dysfunction caused by improper handling/usage, destruction

    Now as the Level-Up software is supplied by ASUS then I would suggest that it is covered providing you have used it correctly.

    Now that can be open to interpretation as to what you think is correct and what they think is correct (!)

    There is a motherboard support email. Deatils for contacting them are :

    Technical Support
    Motherboard and General Product Support :
    Email: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx


    So you could give that a try first and if you haven't down so, it might be an idea to register the product so you're covered for the warranty :

    http://member.asus.com/login.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    HTH

    :)
     
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    Cheers for that rep given:)

    How do you know if it's a genuine boxed set?
     
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    Thank you kind sir :wink:

    Err, it comes in a proper ASUS box with all the parts, warranty etc. as opposed to some brown box with only the motherboard in it :p

    Which board is it ?
     
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    it came in a proper asus box, it's an Asus rampage formula x48 :)
     
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    Something like this :

    asusmb.jpg

    Then you should be fine. Get it registered and fire them off an email.
     
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    thats the one :), I'll do that over the weekend before I do anything.
     
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    Thats the review that finnally made up my mind on what board to get. I spent 2 months reading reviews on all types of boards. In the End it came down to 3, Asus x38 blackpearl, Asus rampage formula and Abit35 pro. I think I made the right choice although the most expensive.
     
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    I have an Asus p5n-e with a Q6600 overclocked by 10% with an Artic Freezer Pro sitting on top of it and the hottest core has got up to 37°, the others run at 35 or 36 when that happens.

    There is the AI option in the BIOS for the latest version and it does allow o/c'ing to 20% or it can all be done manually, but my system is/has been very stable for the last week, as my PC runs 24/7.

    ciao
     
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    Im running a maximus formula and ive been using CPU level up since i got the mobo and ive never had a single problem with it mate.
     
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    I used to have that mobo but never overclocked it.
     
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    whats the crazy option all about?
     
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    It just pushes the system to the maximum that it can handle
     
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    did you register with Asus before doing anything?

    And you haven't had any stability issues?
     
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    I use Orthos. A great way to load both CPU cores for stability testing.
     
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