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AFUDOS229ES.zip 23k .zip file

 

 

 

 

P6T Bios.zip 966k .zip file

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP USB.zip 369k .zip file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot Files.zip 808k .zip file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFUDOS.zip 23k .zip file

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I like about the SE board is that it is almost identical to the P6T, with the exception of missing the SATA JMicron JMB322 controller and a missing floppy connector. The missing Jmicron controller limits it to only 6 SATA ports native to the ICH10R. The other drawback to the board is that it does not support SLI, only Crossfire. But you can cross flash the SE with the SLI capable P6T bios. Then just disable the floppy and Jmicron controller in bios and you now have a nice board with a decent OCing bios.

P6T specs from ASUS
P6T SE specs from ASUS


How to crossflash:
Disclaimer: Attempt this at your own risk
 

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1. First download the USB Boot drive creator "HPUSBFW"
2. Then download the boot files and extract them to a folder of your choice

3. Run the HPUSBFW program.



Select the correct USB device from the drop-down menu, set file system to FAT32 and check Create a DOS startup disk.

4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder of your choice) and press start to begin formating it.

5. Once the device is done, Copy AFUDOS (note that this is the engineering version and must be used) and the latest bios you want to crossflash, and unzip it to the USB drive. Then rename the bios to new.rom

6. You will then restart and go into bios to load default bios options. Then set the ram voltage and reboot (plug in the USB drive into the back USB port at this time). Then, while the PC is booting up, press F8 to enter the boot option. Select the USB drive.

7. At the C: type afudos /inew.rom /pbnc /n

8. The bios will then begin flashing. Dont do anything until the bios is finished flashing and you are instructed to reboot.

9. Finally, shut down and CLR CMOS.

If for any reason you want to revert back to the original bios, just copy your original bios to the USB drive, rename it to original.rom, and flash with
ie. afudos /ioriginal.rom /pbnc /n


Edited by ericeod - 2/23/13 at 5:13pm
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so... this board will do sli with a bios flash?
     
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so... this board will do sli with a bios flash?
Yes it will.
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You can get the P6T from Dell for 195$ right now and cash back may or may not go through, bringing it to 175$.
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...id=0&t=1583020

Personally, I chose to spend the extra and not risk OB problems. Bing sent me confirmation of cashback, but I'm not entirely optimistic, it may be revoked, time will tell. Anyways, 195$ for a board that sells at newegg for $240 is a good deal.
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You can get the P6T from Dell for 195$ right now and cash back may or may not go through, bringing it to 175$.
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...id=0&t=1583020

Personally, I chose to spend the extra and not risk OB problems. Bing sent me confirmation of cashback, but I'm not entirely optimistic, it may be revoked, time will tell. Anyways, 195$ for a board that sells at newegg for $240 is a good deal.
I agree, getting the P6T for $195 is a great deal, but getting it for $145 is even better. As for Open Box, my last 5 motherboards have all been open box, and I have not had a single problem.
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What's the point of a ICH10R southbridge if you don't have a floppy drive to install windows on the RAID array? If there's some way around the stupid floppy drive thing, I wanna hear it
    
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What's the point of a ICH10R southbridge if you don't have a floppy drive to install windows on the RAID array? If there's some way around the stupid floppy drive thing, I wanna hear it
Flash drive.
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What's the point of a ICH10R southbridge if you don't have a floppy drive to install windows on the RAID array? If there's some way around the stupid floppy drive thing, I wanna hear it
Only Windows XP needs a floppy to install RAID. You can also use a USB floppy if you must, or slipstream the RAID drivers into the XP install disk. But Vista and Win 7 can install RAID drivers from a USB or CD.
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Don't boards need to be engineered for Crossfire and SLI both?

Sure, you can flash the BIOS, but the board obviously wasn't meant to do SLI in the first place. For that reason I don't see it performing as well as in SLI as a board that was intended to support it.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought SLI and Crossfire required motherboards to have designated chipsets for each.
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Don't boards need to be engineered for Crossfire and SLI both?

Sure, you can flash the BIOS, but the board obviously wasn't meant to do SLI in the first place. For that reason I don't see it performing as well as in SLI as a board that was intended to support it.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought SLI and Crossfire required motherboards to have designated chipsets for each.
All dual PCI-E x16 or x8 (or even x4 if you want to be technical) can run SLI and crossfire physically. It is just the programing, or microcode that allows you tun run SLI.

The P6T SE is just as capable of running SLI as the P6T once it is flashed with the bios. note also that both boards have the same exact chipset, the X58.
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