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Bios Version : P30
BIOS Date : 7/16/2007
Bios File : NF68_P30.exe (filesize N/A)
Notes : The following was updated in release P30:

Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs
Also includes these updates from bios P20, P21, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28 and P29:

Additional 1333 FSB Support for future CPUs
Fixes intermittent S3 Resume bug
Improve S3 resume functionality
USB flash key functionality improvements
Overclocking and memory improvements
WHQL-related HPET fixes
Quad-Core OC Improvements
Additional support for 1333MHz CPU's
Wireless PCI card fixes
Vreg fan header default set to on
Memory performance improvements
Vista WHQL Certified
USB Floppy improvements for RAID installs
Correct CPU temp and voltage system monitor displays in BIOS
Correct default CPU multiplier setting
Fix "Code 50" hang received under certain VGA configurations
Fix for SATA disk drives
Improvements to memory stability and overclockability
Disabled spread spectrum tables for improved overclockability
Improve POST screen CPU speed reporting
Improves X-Fi and internal audio functionality
WHQL Certified BIOS
Improvements to overclocking
Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs
Adds ability to enable splash screen
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i just flashed to 29 last night
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Has anybody flasehed to this? I am still running P29 and wanted to know if there was cood changes?
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Has anybody flasehed to this? I am still running P29 and wanted to know if there was cood changes?
well im wondering if i should flash it..

but like they say..if aint broke, dont fix it
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I'm flashed to P30 and haven't had any issues, haven't really seen any advantages either.
    
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I flashed to P30 and haven't noticed any differences either.. good or bad. System still running stable..
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but like they say..if aint broke, dont fix it
My moto is: If it ain't broke, flash it's firmware.

I live by it too.
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Thanks for the post, this has fix my problem.

I used to get black screen everytime i enable core 2 and core 3 in the BIOS, they have to be disabled so i can load windows. Now, they are already enabled and my system running great. But i still have the heat issue 45c idl & 73c load, i just ordered the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler. Hopefully it will reduce the heat.

Great post
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First of all, great, informative post.

Second of all, I have a question. I just got this board, and I've never flashed its BIOS before; is it as simple as running the .exe? I used to have an ASUS Socket A board and it had a nice utility for doing that, forget exactly what it was called. So do I just have to run the .exe to flash the BIOS?
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There are many way to flash the BIOS.

If you have a floppy you run the exe and it will create a bootable floppy. Boot from that floppy and follow the instruction on screen or it might even be automatic.

From a CD: Burn the ISO (I presume you know how to handle ISO files? If not use www.imgburn.com to burn it its easy. Then boot from the CD and follow the instructions on screen or it might be automatic.

From Windows (not recomended by many but I do it that way anyway): Install the Nvidia software on the BIOs download page. Download the bios .bin file. Use the Nvidia Software to flash.

If you are new to this I recomend the Floppy or CD method.

Also it's always better to reset the CMOS to default before and after a flash. Then again I don't do it but it is highly recommended to do so.
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