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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
 

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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

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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I've tried flashing mine thesame as you show, and when i get to point where it should work it says the files are incompatible... Is there a Special way, like maybe an older ver.l of the p6t bios? i tried the "during post method" and the flash program in bios and No Luck... So where am i now.. Stuck with a board that doesn't support my Sli WANTS? Please offer any help in resolving this , and hopefully its not a New board..
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ALRIGHT>>>>>!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO !!... p6t SE*CrossFlashed* with p6t bios using afudos.... and a USB Drive...AND MY SLI WORKING.....>> At least for DUal Sli it's working on the 1st two pci-e Slots...BLUE ones. THANK YOU TomSliCK.... with out that updated knowledge i would be a Po'd asus owner.

SO IT CAN BE DONE>>>> P6T SE crossflashed to P6T BiOS to enable SLI ....

eFFIn A! ..LOL
 

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Originally Posted by rEdEyE_EUS View Post
ALRIGHT>>>>>!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO !!... p6t SE*CrossFlashed* with p6t bios using afudos.... and a USB Drive...AND MY SLI WORKING.....>> At least for DUal Sli it's working on the 1st two pci-e Slots...BLUE ones. THANK YOU TomSliCK.... with out that updated knowledge i would be a Po'd asus owner.

SO IT CAN BE DONE>>>> P6T SE crossflashed to P6T BiOS to enable SLI ....

eFFIn A! ..LOL
Good job. BTW, that AFUDOS and bios flash command were linked in the first post.

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http://rapidshare.com/files/107282483/AFUDOS236ES.zip
afu236u.exe /nameof.ROM /pbnc /n
Yeah, that is the same AFUDOS I have linked in the first post of this thread. It is the engineering version, and is what you need to crossflash.
 

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so does that problems may arise? Some reason when I was trying the First Post instructions, I couldn't get it to open. After Slick's it seemed no Prob. hmmmm? Any how, Thanks to you guys, I save some Money and Patience. i'll add rep for your first one too.. Sorry.

Thanks again Team,
rEdEyE
 

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Well my Sli worked for a day and when i started up my pc the irql_not ..equal blah blah... So i tried connections and checked drive bays... and well nothin fixed.. until I went advaned on error page... "last know good config" and well i booted after that no prob EXCEPT.... My Sli is not workin now.. Dissapeared from nVda control Panel.. .. ... ?? wtH?? So after looking for it, I went to device manager and Both Cards are listed....no conflicts... Nvda Cntrl pNL I'm able to change settings if needed (fans ect.) But not an Option for Sli anymore?? Please Help! I know it works... I 3dmarked it as soon as enabled and scored 25k+... now only one PNY gtx 275 at a 16k pts. SLI bridge is still connected ANd I've tried it diff directions.

Thanks !!
 
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