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Old 08-01-2006, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Core 2 Duo Mobo Support

I am buying the Asus P5W DH Deluxe along with a Core 2 Duo E6600. after reading some reviews from newegg, It seems that the bios version that comes with the board does not support conroe, you have to get a bios update. my question is, how do i update the bios if the only proc that i have is the conroe? how will I know what bios version is on the board? if its the older version that doesnt support conroe, will it fry anything if i put in the conroe?

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Download the bios and program from the asus program on a different computer.

Make a floppy - format it as a boot disk - load the bios and exe on.

Change the current BIOS boot order to the Floppy first.

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that or prepare the new bios floppy/cdrom disk in advance before you replace your old hardware with your new one.

[Incase you dont have another pc]

The bios not supporting the CPU should not prevent the compuer to POST, the main problems could be recognizing the CPU specs correctly [speed, name, name of core, revision etc] but it WILL work either way.

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Old 08-02-2006, 10:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it should be fixed, the inital p5w boards released didnt suport conroe, but theres new batch coming out, which should be suitable
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