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Hey fellas I have a quick question (ya, another one lol) If I was to get the E8400 would/should I update my bios? Im running the original version, and I really havent had an issue, but I figured while I was asking I matter as well ask this
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Hey fellas I have a quick question (ya, another one lol) If I was to get the E8400 would/should I update my bios? Im running the original version, and I really havent had an issue, but I figured while I was asking I matter as well ask this
I don't think you have to. Then again it is probably worth upgrading, alot of bugs have been worked out and BIOS 17 has been relesaed recently for the ip35-pro.
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Hey fellas I have a quick question (ya, another one lol) If I was to get the E8400 would/should I update my bios? Im running the original version, and I really havent had an issue, but I figured while I was asking I matter as well ask this
All you need to do is to check your Motherboards BIOS list and to see if there have been any significant additions or fixes. Also check the CPU support list as it will state if you need a BIOS update for that CPU.
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I think you should get the latest BIOS, or at least to download it and flash it only if the mobo doesn't start with the new CPU: swap back the old and do the flash.

Now, I don't see any point in the CPU upgrade. In games it won't bring anything, nowadays all the games are GPU limited. A 3GHz C2D is enough for any game, check the tests of the 9800GTX or any other recent VID card, and you'll see that between a 3GHz C2D and a 3.6GHz C2Q it's next-to-no-difference.

On the other hand the VID card would bring you some more fps, but nothing spectacular. If any I would go for a 8800GT/S 512MB, but they would hardly justify the spending. As Enterprise said, at this point you'd gan FPS with a second card in SLI more than anything else.
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