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What is the difference between the 2 because i used the software version with no problems because the cd didnt work could that be why i dont see any difference in P05 compared to P04?
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post #2 of 10
u mean u used a software provided by XFX to update you mobo bios?

if so

i dont do that coz i have read many places updating bios from windows can corrupt ur bios, and kill ur mobo till u get ur bios chip replaced

reason i dont know, so i use a USB key or a CD
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post #3 of 10
CD Bios update is more used for those that are scared of Bios updates or have never done it before. So it's more user friendly and simple. Usually it requires no user input.

Software based Bios flashing is still quick and simple, but there are cases where it will screw up completely and you end up with a bricked board. Rare but it does happen.

I have always done it the software method myself never had a problem.
 
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
CD Bios update is more used for those that are scared of Bios updates or have never done it before. So it's more user friendly and simple. Usually it requires no user input.

Software based Bios flashing is still quick and simple, but there are cases where it will screw up completely and you end up with a bricked board. Rare but it does happen.

I have always done it the software method myself never had a problem.
The cd way just says reading and never does anything the software way had no problems but doest seem like it did anything at all but say P05 is in hmm

and yes i used the one provide by nvidia
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post #5 of 10
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The cd way just says reading and never does anything the software way had no problems but doest seem like it did anything at all but say P05 is in hmm
If it says P05 it's done. You won't notice anything different mate, a bios update is only used to fix compatibility issues with certain h/w, usually memory or new CPU support.
 
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Punnany View Post
The cd way just says reading and never does anything

maybe coz the CD u r making is a normal data CD and not a BOOT CD
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post #7 of 10
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If it says P05 it's done. You won't notice anything different mate, a bios update is only used to fix compatibility issues with certain h/w, usually memory or new CPU support.
Thats what i mean now fixes for compatability i didnt gain any overclocking compatability which sucks cause many did.

And how do i make it a boot cd lol (probabably a dum question) kicks self.
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And how do i make it a boot cd lol (probabably a dum question) kicks self.
sorry for the late reply

http://www.bay-wolf.com/bootcd-bios.htm
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Np im at work my self and thanks a bunch
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Is the BIOS file provide a .bin or a .iso type? If it is a .bin, you need to create a boot CD. If it is .iso, just burn it as an image to a CD.
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