Anybody have experience going back to older bios revisions?
I haven't paid any attention to my computer for some time and just realized I'm on the 3.80 revision which I believe was created just to add microcode for specter fixes.
I'm one of those nutters who would rather have his system performance back. I want to go back to 3.6 to get rid of that microcode and then after that I will patch to stop Windows 10 from putting the new microcode on itself.
So is it possible/safe for me to go back to 3.6?
I've got an 18-core E5-2695 V4 cpu (ES) coming in the mail (they are super cheap on aliexpress) and a couple of Crucial 32GB ram sticks (CT32G4RFD424A) are on the way as well.
This will be a nice upgrade from the 2x16GB RAM plus 5820K i7 I have now.
But I'd like to get the full performance out of my system for the second half of its life.
Bios downgrades must be possible.
But the Windows 10 Updates loads also microcode updates...
Look here for more information: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/what-controls-turbo-core-in-xeons.2496647/page-123
and one more, if someone interested - Asrock Rack EPC621D6I which supports 6 Channel, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 SO-RDIMM, *ECC SO-DIMMAnother alternative would be to go with the EPC612D4I board, which has 4 SODIMM slots. That would give you even more capacity, and quad channel. Should work with non-Xeon CPUs, I think. Or go for X299.
Hey Blaze!For luck (don´t know if the board has the support) i buyed today SK Hynix 256 GB (2x 128GB) RDIMM DDR4-2666MHz, reg. ECC (HMABAGR7A4R4N-VN) Sticks in ebay.
First of all, some older pics of the current setup with 2x 32 GB reg. 2133 MHz RDIMMs (borrow of my big WS):
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