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    Which mobo for Venice/San Diego?

    Which won't require a BIOs upgrade.

    Not everyone has a spare s939 cpu lying around you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Which won't require a BIOs upgrade.

    Not everyone has a spare s939 cpu lying around you know
    Epox 9nda3 will. Have a look on aoaforums where I posted to check with Epox Tech.

    http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30688
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    You don't need a spare CPU, just download the motherboards latest BIOS to a floppy prior to ripping your old rig apart and boot from the floppy by holding ALT+F2 prior to and after powering up, your PC will boot using the latest BIOS then you just need to flash it using the desired program from your manufacturer.

    DFI is currently the market leader i would suggest, although Abit for me are a favourite.

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    and if I don't have a floppy drive?! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    and if I don't have a floppy drive?! lol
    then you're a bit hopeful - you still pretty much need a floppy drive, for things like bios updates or isntalling windows onto a sata drive

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    I've always done my BIOs updates through Windows on my current board, I know some people say its risky but I've never had a problem.

    I can easily get a floppy drive was just hoping it wasn't necessary.
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    Would cost you around £4, i know what you mean i hate the ugly, loud, slow (almost useless) things but its times when my SD didn't boot that i was glad i hadn't thrown it away

    However its about time that you could boot from a USB stick given that most BIOS have USB emulation for mice/keyboards these days.

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    DFI NF4 Ultra D.

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    I'm quite a fan of the Asus A8N SLi Deluxe edition myself.
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    dfi ultra-d and just get a floppy drive.
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    Can't you hot flash your present mainboard? once it's running, change round with the other BIOS chip and flash what you like on it. BIOS chips are like fiddly memory cards, always look out for spare BIOS chips. checkout a hot flashing guide.
    Last edited by prehensile; 09-05-2005 at 05:43 PM.

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    Unless you get lucky and can find a motherboard with the latest BIOS already installed you will have to flash it, or wait until you can find a new one.

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    Just do what i do if you dont like the look of a floppy drive etc. Get one, cheap as you can and just plug it in when you want it. No need to remove front bezels etc, just have it hanging out of the side

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    You dont need a floppy drive to install win xp on a SATA drive............you may do with an original XP cd but with any new one including sp2 it will pick i tup for ya Just a hint!

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    which dfi you got - im tempted with them ;D

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