X2 4200+ vs ASUS A8N Premium

Stino

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Oct 21, 2005
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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
 

Appa

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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.
 

rhexis

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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.
 

kirbyrj

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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.
 
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