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post #1 of 9
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Quick question here about updating the BIOS on this board. Is the P5N32-E SLI plus compatible with the BIOS for the P5N32-E SLI family? My question only comes because as I understand it my board does not actually feature the 680i chipset, so it seems like there may be a compatibility issue. on the ASUS website, the latest BIOS listed for the plus version is 0602 beta, but the P5N32-E SLI family has version 1102 available. Can I update the P5N32-E SLI plus to 1102, or am I essentially stuck with my 0602? thanks.
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post #2 of 9
That's exactly what I asked myself! I wanted BIOS 1002 of the 680i, because they are basicly the same mobo's.

But after asking and looking around I found out that it's you better not try to install other BIOS version than what's ment for your own motherboard.

So you and me are basicly stuck on the 0602 version
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post #3 of 9
do NOT use the non plus bios on anything other than the non plus board!

I dont want to see you damage your nice new motherboard.
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Man, thats too bad. Right now the board with 0602 doesn't want to do 400 FSB no matter how much I try. Hopefully a new revision will come out soon since the last one was about mid Febuary...
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post #5 of 9
The plus uses the older nf4 (nf570) controller for the southbridge and a stripped down MCP55 for the northbridge compared to the full 680i version.
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post #6 of 9
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The plus uses the older nf4 (nf570) controller for the southbridge and a stripped down MCP55 for the northbridge compared to the full 680i version.
Yea(: This sucks really badly for me! Because I thought I ordered the 680i version, after a while I noticed it was the 650i version lol. Really stupid, and by then it was to late to send it back
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post #7 of 9
It is still a decent overclocker and has all solid caps which can't hurt.
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post #8 of 9
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Desperado, what FSB can you reach on yours? Because we have the exact same mobo/CPU, and as I said before I seem to just be hitting a wall around 388 FSB so do I have a dud or are they all like that?
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
It is still a decent overclocker and has all solid caps which can't hurt.
True
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