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    Quote Originally Posted by slacky1230 View Post
    when i had xp it gave me a choice to do it within windows but now ive gone to vista my xp has been currupt and when i put the disk in it says not suppurted for this os system
    not sure exactly what you are saying, if you mean that the bios flashing tool does not support vista then it may be an idea to go to the mobo manf website and look for an update, I'll see if I can find one

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    Latest Bios Update Tool - states ALL OS's, see how Vista likes it

    Latest Bios - latest available bios from the Asus website, includes update for Conroe L support
    P5VDC-MX Version 2.0 BIOS 0712 Release
    1. Enable support for Conroe L processor
    2. Fine tune CPU temperature offset
    3. Drop CPU fan low limit to 600RPM when Conroe processor is in use.

    Please please make sure u understand the risks involved, while they are minimal the result would be a dead mobo. Make sure if u use the Windows flashing tool that u shut down ALL other apps, even anti virus.

    Another Vista concern is UAC (User Access Control), I run with this disabled as its a pain in the arse but it can interfere with admin type actions, this can be temporarily disabled by typing MSCONFIG in the search bar from START and selecting the tools tab and scrolling down to the Disable UAC option, same place for re-enabling it afterwards

    Let us know how u get on

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    well im currently running version 0709 version bios, do i just run the bios utility tool in windows or is there any other things to do? any safety measures to take before flashing the bios, is it nessercary to flash it as it doesnt seem that many versions behind the lastest version

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    0709 is the initial bios for the rev2.0 and apparently supports Conroe (Core2Duo), the conroe L mentioned above is a low budget single core version of conroe so not a major concern.

    I spose the only way to find out is to try a Core2Duo chip, if it works then all is fine, if you have any problems then just flash the bios using the windows-based util I linked to above.

    One curious question which I am not sure is that if u r currently using a single core CPU u might be best considering a rebuild once u have ur new CPU , there used to be HAL issues going from single to multicore, not sure if thats the case with Vista

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    well ill try it 1st im getting a core 2 duo in a couple of weeks so if i have any problems ill pm u if thats alright?

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    • d3fiant's system
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    looking more into ur mobo I would have to say that ur current DDR1 memory may limit any performance increase u may see, to be honest I didnt think Conroe worked with DDR, but was DDR2 only, Ill have a read

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    • d3fiant's system
      • Motherboard:
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    some Core2duo chips require the 0712 bios, go HERE for the full list

    The more I read into this mobo the more I would suggest u consider replacing it if u want to upgrade. The mobo does not support dual channel memory configurations and apparently is very picky about DDR2 modules in single channel. Considering u r using DDR PC2700 I would comment that a Core2Duo would be wasted on this mobo, however obviously you would need to buy both a mobo, new DDR2 and the Core2Duo to correct this which is pricey
    Last edited by d3fiant; 22-02-2007 at 04:19 PM.

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    I'd agree with d3fiant.. if you are getting a C2D then you aren't doing it justice. You'd be looking at about £260 for a C2D, mobo and 1 gig of DDR2 RAM- maybe get 2 gigs for future purposes and just transfer your hard drive etc into it

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    well im getting a e6400 which only needs bios 0709 so that will be alright and im going tp upgrade the ram to 2 GB sticks

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    well im going to get the e6400 and that only needs bios version 0709 so that will be alright also im going to upgrade the ram to 2 GB sticks of DDR2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=121626
    will this ram be alright in my motherboard

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    That will do the job, however I'm not sure how many of the BIOS options you are allowed to change in order to OC an C2D chip. If you have an extra £120 then I'd recommend a P5B wifi does a nice job with my E4300

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    i dont really wanna overclock it at the min can some body post how to flash the bios with that bios utility thingy as i want to be sure of what to do before trying it

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    • d3fiant's system
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    I dont have an Asus mobo so have not used that util for several years, however they are normaly very straight forward to use. Normally just a case of selecting the bios file that u download before hand and telling it to flash. DO NOT POWER CYCLE DURING FLASH otherwise mobo dead

    I still think you should consider replacing ur mobo as I cannot find a memory compatibility chart and the asus forums have a few people bitching about DDR2 modules in that board. If you replace the mobo then get DDR2 800Mhz rather than 533MHz

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    well i downloaded the utility tool and ran it, a command prompt opened up then closed and then nothing else happened.

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    • d3fiant's system
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    right click on it and select run as administrator see if that does anything

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    • d3fiant's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GB X58A-UDR3 FB11
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 950
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB DDR3 1600
      • Storage:
      • 2x 120GB OCZ Agility SSD + 500GB SP F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GB Windforce GTX670 2GB
      • PSU:
      • 850W Akasa
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    actually that is a DOS update program that needs to be done from a boot floppy, my mistake sorry

    Update - cannot find a Vista version but try ASUS UPDATE TOOL, INSTRUCTIONS HERE otherwise u need to create a bootable DOS disk and follow the instructions HERE
    Last edited by d3fiant; 23-02-2007 at 12:15 PM.

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