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680i lt bio's need to be updated?


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Nikolai553

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I'm considering upgrading my cpu but I'm not sure if I have the correct Bio's to do so. I know the chip is capable with my board.


I'm looking to buy this cpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819117165

my bio's version
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 9/28/2007



I heard somthing about I need the po7 update to have the chip function.


my source

http://www.bjorn3d.c...ead.php?t=22620






If I posted in the wrong thread please feel free to move :)
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That is a server CPU. If your system is not being used a server than you should look into the Core 2 Duo chips.
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ok how about this chip?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037


and will I need a update for it?
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Which board do you have specifically?
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xfx 680i LT
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Unfortunately, I was unable to find out the information you were looking for because XFX requires you have an account to view their support section (what a load of crap).

When 680i boards first got released they did not support 1333Mhz FSB CPUs. What I would do is log in to the XFX support section and look at the details of each BIOS upgrade. Look for the BIOS upgrade that added support for 1333Mhz FSB CPUs. If there isn't one than it is likely that they began producing your board after the added support.

Sorry I was unable to find out a definite answer.
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I agree with the support section

well when I bought this from tigerdirect.com they told me it supported 1333 front side bus, so would that mean I do have the added support?

EDIT: I just found this: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=332752...p;key=񑏐

what do you think? I have never updated my bio's here so this all new to me

Edited by Nikolai553, 26 June 2008 - 08:20 PM.

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680i supports 1333mhz FSB fine. It is the 45nm Core 2s that they have problems with. I know with the EVGA 680i you can get a BIOS update to run a 45nm Core 2 Duo, such as the E8400. You should write to XFX and see if they also offer a similar BIOS update.
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680i supports 1333mhz FSB fine.


If he purchased this board before the release of the 1333Mhz CPUs then it may not support it either. Some 680i boards "unofficially" supported the 1333Mhz prior to their release but the official support for 680i and 1333Mhz didn't come until a little after the 1333Mhz FSB chips released.
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this was the board I bought back when it was sold

http://www.tigerdire...=SYXS-BB-103202


the board works with a Q6600 quad core
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Without seeing a description of the what the BIOS upgrades were I can not tell you for certain whether or not you would need to flash it.
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they havent changed since I bought the board, its all how I bought.


where can I get the details for you?
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Personally, I would just drop XFX an email. There support page is found here: http://www.xfxforce....lp/Support.aspx. Sorry I could not be of more assistance.
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I'll do that, thank you for the help and your time :)
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Always happy to help :).
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