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bios update for ECS k7s5a....support for 150mHz FSB

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If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.
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First of, make sure which MB version you have or the wrong BIOS ver could create a lot of havoc!!! The "ver#" is usually on the MB it self but may be on a sticker on the last card slot.
    
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motherboard says ver.3.1 on a sticker near the last pci-slot. but I think the current bios is ver. 1
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There is a 3.1 and a 3.1B ver.
3.1
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/down...to=Motherboard
3.1B
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/down...to=Motherboard

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How do I know what the differences will be with new bios...i see that ver 3.1b supports high speed cpu, but i do not see any other information.
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Don't try a different MB version BIOS! Use only the BIOS for the specific MB version.
Most MB makers are rather vague about what the update actually covers.
    
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actually 3.1 has suuport for high speed cpu...

Dare I flash it to the new 1...this pc was built 5 years ago...

What do you think about it? Currently I adjust the FSB with speed-fan up to 146.7mHz which gives me 2.2 gHz..I tried 150mHz and it crashed. Is that because I reached the limit of the cpu or what the mobo will support with its current bios?

Anyways it says support for high speed cpu so I guess I should try it..then I could get a faster cpu. The current bios setup utility is pretty ummm..... not alot of options it seems.

You got any last minute advice, now would be a good time for it)
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