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Okay, first, how do I flash the bios? My e2180 reports a tj max of 85, do I need to add 15 degrees? What program should I use to read nb temps on the ds3l?
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The BIOS can be flashed easiliy using the QFlash utility. Simply extract the BIOS file onto a USB stick or your hard drive, and enter QFlash by pressing F8 (I believe) during POST, or enter the BIOS and it is an option at the bottom of the screen. Navigate to your BIOS file and let it do its business.

I'm not sure about the 2xxx series. I know for my E6750 the TJunction is 100C. Make sure you are using the latest (sometimes Beta) version of either Speedfan or Coretemp, and you should be reporting the accurate Tjunctions and temperatures.

I haven't checked NB temps, but I think hardware monitor can do that.

http://www.hmonitor.net/
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I used the windows based flashing utility (@bios I think?). Although this is potentially risky, just make sure you have fail safe defaults loaded on the bios and follow the instructions in the manual. If you do that you will complete it no problem.

****Make sure you have those fail safe defaults loaded.
If you don't, there is a possibility flashing will be the end of your board.
    
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