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post #1 of 12
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How do you check the BIOS version on a P5W DH Deluxe mobo, without actually booting.

I don't have all my parts yet and I need a certain BIOS version or later for it to actually detect the processor (Quad Core).

Is there a way to check what BIOs it has?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 12
look on website for factory set BIOS version?
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post #3 of 12
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I did that, and ASUS told me that all motherboards come with the latest BIOS, but its very possible that I could get old BIOS because of how long it was at the store.
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post #4 of 12
how do you plan on getting new BIOS without being able to boot the machine?
    
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post #5 of 12
If you don't even have the mobo yet, then there's probably no way you can tell. Perhaps if you had the mobo in hand, you can look at it and it'll say what revision it is. Otherwise you will just have to be patient and way for the mailman.
    
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post #6 of 12
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I got the motherboard in hand, ASUS told me that if It has a old BIOS I can purchase a BIOS chip from them.

I'll try looking for it..

Edit: it says 1201 on the BIOs chip so I'm guessing thats the version, which is a later versions =/

Time to order the bios chip...
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post #7 of 12
Why dont you just flash the BIOS? Am i missing something?

No need to buy a new BIOS chip to upgrade it
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post #8 of 12
he hasnt got a complete machine yet....
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
he hasnt got a complete machine yet....
Oops should have read more carefully

Not sure how much it would cost for the chip from ASUS but also check out these guys as well: http://www.badflash.com/
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post #10 of 12
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Well I need BIOS v1407 or higher for it to detect the Kentsfield, and I just called ASUS and they said my bios arn't 1407. So I need to purchase a BIOS chip.. However when transfered the "BIOS lady" wasnt at her desk so I left a message.. I hope they don't charge much...

Maybe it will detect the kentsfield and just use 2 cores until I update?

I might just Borrow a socket 775 processor from a store to update the bios =/
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