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after a bit of looking, i found the board at msi's site. It says the latest version of the bios is 1.5, but it is dated for 2000-11-23, at post it says it is 1.2b4 but gives no date. none of the bios fixes seem to have any relevent fixes for me. I would rather not risk it incase something goes wrong. what do u suggest?

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http://www.msi.com.t...?UID=255&kind=1

Edited by nickomac, 10 January 2006 - 05:18 PM.

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With Everest, click + next to computer then summay , what does it say for motherboard

The link only gets to choosing a motherboard
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here's the results from everest;
http://img194.images...erestpic6wf.jpg

And for that link, I guess they dont allow direct linking to files, heres the mobo list, it is the last one in s370.
http://www.msi.com.t...=Archives&ID=46

Edited by nickomac, 10 January 2006 - 05:56 PM.

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Run the MSI Live Update, it may also be an option on the motherboard CD

http://www.msi.com.t...list.php?kind=1
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MSI liveupdate reports there are zero updates available. I don't remember a mobo cd but i will search for one.
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No need for the motherboard CD as it will be the same utility

What is the cost of the upgrade you want to do
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im thinking of buying a abit p4m8 mobo and a celeron D 2.35 for about 145 dollars. the only problem i can see is that the heatsink will be to big and hit the cover. it has apx. 3 inches of space for the heatsink, i think one of the zalman heatsinks might work, but with only millimeters away from the case top. This is one of those small matx cases.

Edited by nickomac, 10 January 2006 - 06:36 PM.

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Can you go to P4 CPU in another tower

You could look at barebones

http://www.savastore...c/desktops/diy/ (UK pricing)
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I was hoping to keep the case and everything, i don't have alot of money to spend on this computer (spent it on my computer) i was hoping to keep this running for my basic compter. Mainly for internet browsing, word processing and letting the kids use. I live in canada and do most of my buying in canada. (ncix)

Edited by nickomac, 10 January 2006 - 06:59 PM.

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As long as you check the measurements but the upgrade looks the better option
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Yeah thats what I think too, its much better then the setup as of now, haha yes! DDR ram, lol. I'll have to see if i can either find a bit more money for find a case to use. Thanks alot for ur help.
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Hope it goes well
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