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I have an ASUS A8n sli deluxe mobo and im trying to update my BIOS. I went to the website to download newest BIOS and they were 1016 and i have 1002. It also said you need to update chipset to 6.65 mine are 6.00.

I have no idea how to update my BIOS and CHIPSET so any help would be useful.
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well the easiest way to do it is through asus update. it's a software program and it can do it automatically. you can get this software on your mobo disc and from asus's website.

to update your chipset drivers you'll want to
uninstall your gfx drivers
uninstall your current drivers in add/remove programs
reboot in safe mode and use drivercleaner pro to clean the drivers off then boot up in regular mode and install your new drivers. (chipset then gfx)

since you are just upgrading you can probably get by w/o running drivercleaner


just looking at your upgrade plan... why do you intend to upgrade to value RAM?
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Wait and clarify the 1015-6 issues of lost options for OCing.
You might want to download the 1014 and flash it manually yourself. There is an how to in the manual.
If I recall correctly flashing bqack to previous from 1015-1016 can be a pain!
    
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Im still confused about Chipset upgrade, and could i just upgrade to to BIOS 1011 or anyother ones below that and not update Chipset?? and would these BIOS support an Opteron 170??

And im not upgrading to Value RAM just changed it in signature. Im going to upgrade to OCZ Gskill DDR500 2x(1gb)
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the chipset drivers are separate from the bios. Just like it is best to run the newest video drivers (usually) the same applies to chipset drivers. Since you have a Nvidia nf4 sli board you can download the chipset driver right from nvidia's website. (or you can get an older version from asus' website)

and as far as what bios support what. You need to look on asus' website. there you can download the bios and it will tell you what changes each revision makes and what processors they support.
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the chipset drivers are separate from the bios. Just like it is best to run the newest video drivers (usually) the same applies to chipset drivers. Since you have a Nvidia nf4 sli board you can download the chipset driver right from nvidia's website. (or you can get an older version from asus' website)

and as far as what bios support what. You need to look on asus' website. there you can download the bios and it will tell you what changes each revision makes and what processors they support.
Thanks for the reply i downloaded Nviada 6.70 drivers so i think im good to go

Thank you
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