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Updating my BIOS....how do I

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  1. PaveFE

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    Hey all,

    I have the MSI K7N2 Delta mobo, which is supposed to have a 400FSB, but when I set it up in the BIOS, it will only go to 200. I saw an update on MSI for that board, which I think may fix that problem, so I downloaded it to my desktop. How do I go about applying the update? I didn't want to just double click the file and see what it does, instead, I decided I should ask the experts here at TSG first.

    Thanks,

    PaveFE
     
  2. 4steve44

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    Well I'm no expert but I am an ex pert. I did a flash update for my bois and what I did was shut down the system insert the floppy with the update and turned system back on. It will boot to the floppy and flash the bios. When it is done take out the floppy and restart you system and hope for the best :eek:
     
  3. PaveFE

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    That doesn't sound very reasurring :eek:
     
  4. 4steve44

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    Messing around this flashing the bios IS a messing business. It can be done sucsessfully with care. Most people that have posted this subjsect do cross there virtual fingers. :) Does MSI have a step by step that you would feel better about?
     
  5. PaveFE

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    Still looking
     
  6. tdi_veedub

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    There should be no need to flash the BIOS unless you pick up some incompatible hardware, which is quite rare. Unless there is a bug that causes strange behaviour, then it is not needed. It's not worth the risk.
     
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    Dont dont dont dont...I know everybody wants the newest and best updated version of everything! But in my experience updating your BIOS just messes your computer up big time! If your system is running ok leave your BIOS setting alone! There fine the way they are!
     
  9. PaveFE

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    Understand the part that if everything is running ok, then leave it alone. But, I paid for a board that runs at 400MHz Front Side Bus, and from what I can tell, it is only running at 200. The BIOS update I downloaded seems to fix this problem. Here's what it lists on MSI:
    -Support AMD XP3200+ (FSB400) CPU
    -Modify CPU temperature detection
    -Fixed Kingston KVR333 memory cannot be used

    When I'm in the BIOS, I can only adjust up to 200.
     
  10. Arky

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    The advice of a true sage! Nothing is more indicative of the inexperience of the advice giver than when the advice is "format the disk" or "flash the BIOS". Either of these actions are to be taken only if you understand why you need them and how to do them. Either will reduce your computer to heap of useless parts that is painful and expensive to recover to a useful device. See my previous post for really expert advice.
     
  11. tdi_veedub

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    If you have to flash the BIOS to achieve the specifications that the board maker boasts, then it is not a worthy board to purchase.

    Anyways, opinions aside, just be very careful, or you will have 0Mhz FSB :eek: MSI should have a utility to make it quite painless.
     
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