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Bios upgrade?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryanhe, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. ryanhe

    ryanhe Thread Starter

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    Just got a 1000mhz slot a thunderbird for my computer, I looked through the manual and made sure that the cpu was compatible with the board (or so i thought). It turns out that the manual that shipped with the board from ebay was for the Asus K7V-T and the board itself was a K7V. I then found out online the K7V only supports the Athlon and Athlon classic CPUs. My question is that because the boards are almost identical, can I update the bios of my board with the latest bios for the K7V-T, and if so will this enable support for the CPU? Thanks, Ryan
     
  2. TekTime

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    I don't think that the BIOS is the only factor determining support for the other mentioned CPUs. I would say that NO, you couldn't update the BIOS to make your chip compatible but I could be wrong. I couldn't find too much info pertaining to the differences in the two boards.
     
  3. ryanhe

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    Thanks, I had my doubts. But do you think that I could use the Bios update for the K7V-T board and it would work with the plain K7V without messing up the board (just for the sake of trying), I didn't pay much for it but it is a good board and I don't want to wreck it. Both the newest bios updates for both boards are version 1007 and both have the same fixes.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Flashing a bios with an upgrade NOT made for the board is really asking for a problem. No one can give you an absolute answer to your question. YOU need to decide if the upgrade is worth making the board junk.

    I do agree that it is quite possibly more than a different bios that determine whether or not you can run a given cpu. The VRs on the board have to be capable of suppling the required pw.
     
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