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I'm thinking about doing a new build for myself and reusing my dust gathering GA-P35-DS3L. I REALLY wanted to get a Wolfdale for it (a E7200 because I'm a cheap SoB), but I read on Gigabyte's website that BIOS F8f adds support for E7200s. I believe mine has the F6 or F7 BIOS, and I don't have a spare CPU to use to flash it's BIOS to F8f.

Is there any way I can flash it's BIOS with no CPU, or flash it with the E7200 in it?

This is at the top of my priorities so any replies that get me to the answer or a solution will be +Repped immediately. Thanks for reading.
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My DS3L came with the F7 BIOS and it said the F8a BIOS added support for Wolfdales, but mine already worked with the F7, the only thing is that when overclocking, the BIOS reported an incorrect VID along with other CPU options. Bottom line is that the CPU should work (did with me) with all BIOS's, the updated BIOS will just add more accurate CPU readings and you should flash it before overclocking.
Edited by Jacko87 - 5/29/08 at 10:26pm
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you definitely a CPU in there to update the BIOS, but the e7200 may work out of the box with unstable results. That being said, if it works, you can flash the BIOS with it in there, but if the systems acting flaky, I wouldnt risk the system crashing when its in the middle of a flash. ($20 on ebay should be able to get you a Celeron D to flash with.. and then overclock and feed voltage to until your $20 has thouroughly been flushed down the drain (P.S, its not bad to have a current socket CPU sitting around for emergencies like this.. my p5ne32-sli wouldnt run the Q6600 stable @ stock with the BIOS it shipped with, so in went the celeron 341 to save the day and do an update)
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My E8400 worked right out of the box on my DS3L. But then I have a rev 2. I'd pop in the E7200 first and just see if it works like mine did. Then you can upgrade your flash from there. For plan B. That cheap celeron D was a great idea from FearMeansControl
    
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For best performance the latest bios would be recommended:
Intel Core™ 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz 3MB Wolfdale 45nm M0 65W 1066 F8f Rev 1 and 2

Handy link:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2629
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
For best performance the latest bios would be recommended:
Intel Core™ 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz 3MB Wolfdale 45nm M0 65W 1066 F8f Rev 1 and 2

Handy link:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2629
The thing is, the only other socket 775 CPU I have is my Q6600, which I'm not pulling out. I guess I'll just pick up the cheapest socket 775 CPU I can find.
Edited by mrtn400 - 5/31/08 at 1:08pm
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I got my DS3L @ Newegg like 6 weeks ago (Rev2)
bios came with F7 but the 8400 booted right up
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I got my DS3L @ Newegg like 6 weeks ago (Rev2)
bios came with F7 but the 8400 booted right up
Hmm. That's about when I got this one. I'll just order the CPU, and if it's unstable or dosen't work, I'll get the Celeron D.
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