X2 4200+ vs ASUS A8N Premium

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Stino, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Stino

    Stino n00b

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    After reading a whole bunch of information about flashing the mobo's bios to a newer version I still have a question: some say you have to flash the mobo's bios before installing xp and all the rest of the drivers, programs.
    My question: how the hell do I flash the bios if windows isn't even installed??

    Greetz
     
  2. Appa

    Appa 2[H]4U

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    Hold down Alt and F2 during boot up, you can then flash the BIOS so long as you have the new BIOS on a floppy disk.


    www.asus.com

    Check the support section for your MB and download the newest one, there is also a FAQ which tells you what I just told you.
     
  3. rhexis

    rhexis Gawd

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    the premium boards have been shipping with support for the X2s for 4-5 months now. i got mine about that long ago and didnt have to flash to get it to work. i suggest buying from a vendor that sells a lot of them, that way you wont risk getting old stock.
     
  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    Is the voltage bug fixed on the A8N-SLI Premium? There was a problem with some bioses on the deluxe I know (got bit by it myself :( ), but it was fixed with a beta bios.