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    BIOS for R5E versus R5E/U3.1

    Latest BIOS for Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 is vers 3701 (2017/06/09). Latest BIOS for Rampage V Extreme is vers 3902 (2018/04/26). I own an R5E/U3.1 and the BIOS for R5E/U3.1 is almost a year older than BIOS for R5E, so I have wondered if they are meant to be interchangeable. ASUS tech support has told me "no" they cannot be interchanged. I ask because I wonder if 3902 contains mitigation against Spectre/Meltdown while 3701 does not, and if anyone has tried installing 3902 on a R5E/U3.1? Also, are these final versions and BIOS support has ended? Things run fine now and I hesitate to mess with it, but curious all the same. Thanks.

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    They are identical boards and the BIOS are the same for both after 1302

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    They are identical boards and the BIOS are the same for both after 1302
    Thanks Arne,

    I guess I should update the BIOS though it can be risky. I read that there have been no known exploits of Spectre in the wild. I also read that the fears of much degraded performance after the microcode updates have been overblown. Just need to do it.

    Thanks as always!

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    Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 here with bios version 3902 date 03/21/2018. Installed as soon as it came out, always work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgerod View Post
    Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 here with bios version 3902 date 03/21/2018. Installed as soon as it came out, always work fine.
    Thanks very much jorgerod! This is very good to know.

    BTW, I read in Maximum PC magazine that there are now about 27 variants of Spectre, so it may be impossible to fix these vulnerabilities using firmware updates. A change in CPU architecture is required. Oh well, we do what we can and don't worry about the rest.

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    I agree! Sometimes I turn off the meltdown and spectre protections with the InSpectre program to see the difference in performance, especially NVMe SSDs.

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    bios 3902 ASUS Rampage V Extreme (CPU Microcodes updated)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_8m...ew?usp=sharing
    Last edited by Dalnoboi; 06-21-2019 at 09:08 PM.

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