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I looked at the motherboard manual or w/e that came in the box and it says if I want to flash a new bios I need to put it on a USB stick. So should I just put all those files onto the usb stick and see if that works?
edit: I am selling my 2500k to a friend. This way I pay only a little bit for the 3770k.
I want the 3770k because I think it'd be cool to have an i7 cpu.

You can load a bios off a USB drive. Just make sure the USB drive is FAT32 formatted and not NTFS.
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ok so now that i've updated everything should my mobo be able to support i7 3770k?
    
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my god MSI bios updates are the most laborious thing ever compared to asus and gigabyte!

Once you have the updated BIOS you can pop in the 3770k and it will work thumb.gif
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it wasn't so bad. the live update program did everything for me.

buuuuut... i clicked all updates and now i have crap on my desktop i didn't want lol like norton
    
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my old P55-GD80 REQUIRED you to make a DOS disk and flash it through that frown.gif

i guess they got better with EFI and stuff....

at least you werent like me and remembered to flash the board before you got rid of your sandy CPU lol

Had to buy and return an i3 2100 haha
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i3 2100 is awesome! we use that in our entertainment pc in the living room. biggrin.gif that set up cost like 300 bucks lol
    
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