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OK, OP listen up!

I'm already knew I was going to face the same problem as you when my 940 arrives, so I contacted MSI Tech last night and they immediately responded with their "1.7" BIOS. 1.6 Will not work.

Here's the BIOS Link:
http://216.158.218.54/upload/ts_atta...376%20v174.rar

This is a good site to see how to flash the BIOS that MSI sent me:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/sup_tshoot.asp

Scroll down towards the bottom of the Blue links for flashing instructions. These should allow the CPUID to appear.
Edited by reptilematt - 2/19/09 at 7:46am
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Originally Posted by reptilematt View Post
OK, OP listen up!

I'm already knew I was going to face the same problem as you when my 940 arrives, so I contacted MSI Tech last night and they immediately responded with their "1.7" BIOS. 1.6 Will not work.

Here's the BIOS Link:
http://216.158.218.54/upload/ts_atta...376%20v174.rar

This is a good site to see how to flash the BIOS that MSI sent me:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/sup_tshoot.asp

Scroll down towards the bottom of the Blue links for flashing instructions. These should allow the CPUID to appear.
Yeah, They sent me similar info, and it worked perfectly except there are some oddities with Ram timings in this beta BIOS release.
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Yeah, They sent me similar info, and it worked perfectly except there are some oddities with Ram timings in this beta BIOS release.
Does SPD even work with the BIOS?
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Does SPD even work with the BIOS?
I've never had it work right on any AMD BIOS. I always have to set the values manually.

Right now I have set tRAS to 12 and it shows up as 10 in CPUZ.
Fortunately all the other main settings CL, tRCD & tRP seem to be setting properly.
Hopefully it's just a glitch that will be fixed in the official release.
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post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by reptilematt View Post
OK, OP listen up!

I'm already knew I was going to face the same problem as you when my 940 arrives, so I contacted MSI Tech last night and they immediately responded with their "1.7" BIOS. 1.6 Will not work.

Here's the BIOS Link:
http://216.158.218.54/upload/ts_atta...376%20v174.rar

This is a good site to see how to flash the BIOS that MSI sent me:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/sup_tshoot.asp

Scroll down towards the bottom of the Blue links for flashing instructions. These should allow the CPUID to appear.
Thanks, I'm going to have to try that. I've tried 1.5 and 1.6 with no luck. The system runs fine and CPU-Z recognizes my cpu fine, but everything else says it's an unknown cpu.



Edit: I didn't pay close enough attention. Before CPU-z only recognized it as a Phenom II, now it actually recognizes it as a PhII 940. Also, just a note to anyone with the same mobo. MSI specifically states not to flash the BIOS off a floppy, but to use a floppy to boot to DOS and then flash off the C drive. However, when I tried it, it didn't like my SATA drive (didn't recognize it). If anyone runs into the same problem, you can get a winflash utility from AMI here. I've used it twice with no issue so far.
Edited by erfoster - 2/19/09 at 3:07pm
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I just installed my new cpu and windows only recognizes it as an unknown AMD cpu. Any ideas on how to get it to recognize it or does this even matter?? thanks
-Jake
Dunno if it's been posted but it sounds like you need to flash your BIOS.
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howthefk do you update bios???
Get a flashlight. Turn it on and point it at the BIOS chip

In asus motherboards like mine. It has a Easy Flashing utility that reads usbs to flash. Comes in handy
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