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can someone tell me how to update the bios on this motherboard for when the fx chips come out soon i downloaded bupdater on asus website but when i try running it, it says its not compatible with my version of windows im using win 7 64 bit the bios is very hard to update on this board theres usually a simple program for any other board ive used can some one give me any simple steps on updating it i have the bios file downloaded from the asus website for am3+ compatibility
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Download bupdater and your bios file, and then follow this guide to make a flash drive bootable to DOS:

http://service.msicomputer.com/html/...es/BIOS_FD.pdf

Just replace the filenames with what you have (example bupdater.exe crosshairiv0134.rom or whatever)
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thanks foir your reply but is there no easy way of updating this bios that seems like a lot of things to do i dont really understand it lol about creating a boot disk, is there no programs to do this for me?, will the crosshair V be the same as this as i might just upgrade my board instead of going through all that or could you recommend me a good board for the am3+ fx processors
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thanks foir your reply but is there no easy way of updating this bios that seems like a lot of things to do i dont really understand it lol about creating a boot disk, is there no programs to do this for me?, will the crosshair V be the same as this as i might just upgrade my board instead of going through all that or could you recommend me a good board for the am3+ fx processors
It's not that hard to do... just follow the guide. Then from that point on you will have a bootable flash drive and you can put other utilities on it- like memtest86+ and hard drive tools in addition to being able to flash a bios the safest way. Alternatively you can use Asus EZ Flash (which I would never use since I only flash from DOS )


I seriously think it would be silly to buy another motherboard instead of simply flashing the bios since you already have a motherboard that will support Bulldozer...
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ok thanks m8 i found a guide to do it and have it ready to flash thanks again for your help just have to wait for bulldozer now to flash it as it says not to use the bios file with any other processor
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Bios file contains the microcode to support Bulldozer. If you put the Bulldozer CPU in the motherboard without the bios supporting it, the computer won't boot. You need to flash with a CPU that is currently supported in order to update the microcode (CPU AGESA) in order to support Bulldozer when it comes out.

Proof that it works with AM3 hexacore (exactly what you have). You don't have to update it now, just make sure you do it before you switch CPUs to Bulldozer!
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ok thanks so i will update the bios just before i put in the new bulldozer cpu
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