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  1. This board comes with four PCIe 3.0 x16 dual width slots for graphic cards and additional three PCIe slots for other expansion cards such as RAID controllers and sound cards. I ran GTX Titan 4-way SLi on this board. R 1.1 is the last version of official BIOS supporting UEFI Video OpROM and I modified it to enable nVidia SLi support as official BIOS comes without nVidia SLi support. X9DRGQF2_C21.zip
  2. Updated with R 3.2 BIOS today.
  3. Hi, X10DRG-Q is already up. Supermicro | Products | Motherboards | Xeon® Boards | X10DRG-Q To inject SLi "license" into BIOS, you need to extract DSDT from the official BIOS. Use UEFITool [uEFITool] UEFI firmware image viewer and editor to "extract body" from AMIBoardInfo module. Then, use a hex editor such as HxD. Downloads | mh-nexus Search for keyword "DSDT" in the module that you extracted. 2 bytes following keyword "DSDT" is the length of the DSDT. For example, if the 2 bytes is AABB, then the length of DSDT, starting from the keyword "DSDT" is 0xBBAA bytes. Copy the whole DSDT to a new file. Decompile the official DSDT using the latest iASL compiler and Windows ACPI tools. https://acpica.org/downloads/binary-tools When you decompile the official DSDT, the iASL compiler will tell you the version number of iASL compiler used to compile the official DSDT. For example, Version 20120420. To avoid any possible problem, you must download and use the exactly same version of iASL compiler to recompile the DSDT. Extract the SLi "license" from any official SLi compatible motherboard bios. To make it look "legit", extract the "license" from the same generation of Supermicro motherboards with official SLi support. However, any SLi "license" will work. Then, inject the SLi "license" to the decompiled DSDT of your motherboard, and recompile the DSDT using the corresponding iASL compiler. The recompiled DSDT will be longer than official. To simplify the process, you can adjust the length of modded DSDT by deleting some operating system descriptors at the head. Recompile the DSDT after you make adjustments, until the length exactly match the official version. Now replace the official DSDT in the module with the version you modded, and replace the module in the BIOS ROM image using UEFITool. Then flash the modded BIOS using official tool. If every step is done without error, your motherboard will have SLi support right after flashing. It is not required to reinstall display driver or the operating system. - - - Updated - - - First of all, you must always install the latest IPMI firmware from the official website. If you need UEFI GOP support, you must use R 1.1 BIOS. In order to support E5-2600 V2 CPUs, you must use the latest BIOS (currently R 3.0a). Other versions are for archive purposes only. There is no need to use them.
  4. R 3.0a is up. Sorry for the long delay...
  5. Boomer

    [BIOS/vBIOS - MODS] Prema Mod™ & Stock

    Dear Prema, Would you please help me look into a problem? http://forum.techinferno.com/desktop-motherboards/3544-supermicro-x9drg-qf-r-1-1-bios-nvidia-sli-support.html In this thread, the R 1.1 BIOS has UEFI Video OpROM support but newer versions don't have. Would you please help me unlock the hidden options in the latest R 3.0a BIOS? Thank you very much!
  6. This situation is not new; give it a try first. Some motherboards can boot with unidentified CPUs and give you a warning, so you can flash newer BIOS; other motherboards refuse to boot with unidentified CPUs. If you face the latter one, you must get a compatible CPU, flash the latest BIOS, and switch to the CPU you want. Also, you don't need two CPUs for this motherboard to boot.
  7. I use Lian-Li PC-D8000 case because I installed 4 SSD + 24 HDD in my system. CPU, RAM information can be seen in the 3DMark result. OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Stability: Very stable, I run 24 * 7. If overclocked too much it will blue screen of course
  8. Hi, I'm still top 10 in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, 3DMark Hall Of Fame : Fire Strike Extreme
  9. Sorry for the late reply... I just keep all things official, only adding SLi support. UEFI Video OpROM and etc. are officially disabled by Supermicro, for unknown reasons. That means these features come as disabled by default and cannot be enabled in BIOS setup menu. I really want to re-enable these features but I don't have the ability to do so...
  10. I'm really sorry because I have no AMD cards to test... But I heard that CrossFireX runs on every motherboard, no mods required?
  11. X9DRGQF3_424.zip is the R 2.0 BIOS with nVidia SLi support. X9DRGQF3_903.zip is the R 3.0 BIOS with nVidia SLi support. X9DRGQF3_C05.zip is the R 3.0a BIOS with nVidia SLi support. X9DRGQF5_325.zip is the latest R 3.2 BIOS with nVidia SLi support. Sorry but the forum does not allow me to upload it as attachment anyone. Note that these BIOS versions disable UEFI Video OpROM support. Please always update IPMI firmware to the latest version from the official website before updating BIOS. All versions tested on my own machine and everything is fine. X9DRGQF3_424.zip X9DRGQF3_903.zip X9DRGQF3_C05.zip
  12. Not like the good old days when a newer BIOS could bring higher performance...
  13. If I understand correctly... ASUS BIOS is newer in code, EVGA BIOS has the same code as nVidia BIOS but higher default frequency.
  14. Thanks for this detailed explanation! Now I know that using neutral nVidia BIOS has no benefits and it's better to choose ASUS branded BIOS.
  15. Really sorry... I am not intended to do so... Please add your sig to the nVidia BIOS and remove my attachment... When I got my GTX Titans, I compared nVidia, ASUS, and EVGA BIOSes. This time the difference is more than just 10DE 1005 10DE 1035... They all have different digital certificates attached to the BIOS, that's what I mean for "ASUS and EVGA ones are deeply branded". But this time the version numbers bear no relation to actual codes. No matter higher or lower version number is, nVidia, ASUS, and EVGA BIOSes are truly the same bit to bit in codes, the only difference is value in factory default boost table. So... If you have time, could you please make a real OC version based on the boost table in nVidia neutral BIOS? Thank you very much!
  16. Thank you very much for your greatest work for all GTX Titan overclockers! Only a little thing... ASUS and EVGA BIOSes are branded, and I guess some people would like a neutral branded (nVidia) BIOS. I transplanted your brilliant invention to a neutral nVidia BIOS, in the attachment. I already tested this myself. If you feel it is useful, please add it to the download links.
  17. Boomer

    nVidia GeForce GTX TITAN

    Yes, I know that. So I said "gaming power" but not "computing power"
  18. Boomer

    nVidia GeForce GTX TITAN

    But for absolute gaming power... You cannot run four 7990s together, unlike GTX Titans which could do quad SLi.
  19. Boomer

    Titan on overclocked PCI Express bus

    Great! RAID controllers can be overclocked too... I always used LSI RoCs since LSI SAS1068, but now I cannot try this out because my current motherboard is Supermicro X9DRG-QF which have no overclocking options at all.
  20. Boomer

    Titan on overclocked PCI Express bus

    Current SAS 6Gbps RAID on Chip controllers cannot fully utilize PCIe 2.0 x8 bandwidth. But for next generation SAS 12Gbps RoCs, PCIe 3.0 x8 is required.
  21. Boomer

    Question about router security

    Firmware updates usually preserve user settings, including Wi-Fi passwords and ISP passwords. You can perform a hard reset on the router to clean all settings and restore to factory default.
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