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    [ASUS P5N-E SLI nForce 650i] how to flash bios without an older CPU

    is there any way to flash the bios so my MB will support my E8400? i have read a few posts on ASUS's website and it turns out that some older BIOS versions do not support the E8400. currently the comp will not post and i would like to get it working without buying another CPU.

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    Really there's no other way. You need a cpu in order to flash the bios. You don't have an older 775 chip? Noway of getting a cheap one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebulous View Post
    Really there's no other way. You need a cpu in order to flash the bios. You don't have an older 775 chip? Noway of getting a cheap one?
    im not really sure where i can get one. i guess icould go to fry's which is an hour away and see if they have some really old 775's...

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    Seņor Senior Member Nebulous's Avatar
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    Dam 1hr away? Well just get a cheap 775 chip. Doesn't have to be the best one. All you want it for is to flash the bios on the board, then just take it back for a refund. See if they have OEM (without the sink).

    After flashing the bios, be sure you clean the chip spotless and just return it for a refund

    Can't flash the board without a chip my friend. Oh, you do have a floppy drive? You gonna need it to flash.

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    Or you could send it to asus and demand a board with a newer BIOS.


    Although asus + tech support = bad
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    Seņor Senior Member Nebulous's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesXP View Post
    Or you could send it to asus and demand a board with a newer BIOS.


    Although asus + tech support = bad


    Yup, he can do that. Reminds me of DFI + tech support

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