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MSI Z68a Bios update - "update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU"

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April 23, 2013 5:33:27 AM

On the MSI website, its says update bios with ME8...

Does this mean I shouldn't update my bios to the latest bios available as I have a SandyBridge CPU? Or does it mean I can update my bios to the latest bios but don't update to ME8.

Here is the link: http://eu.msi.com/product/mb/Z68A-GD80--G3-.html#/?div=...

Anyone have any experience updating the bios on this board.

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April 23, 2013 9:01:28 AM

Based on the way I am reading it this I would expect they would have you update to these Bios only if you are going to be using a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor on this board. There are a couple hardware feature changes that get enabled for the 3rd generation Intel Core processors that are not used with the 2nd generation Intel Core processors.
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April 23, 2013 9:27:10 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Based on the way I am reading it this I would expect they would have you update to these Bios only if you are going to be using a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor on this board. There are a couple hardware feature changes that get enabled for the 3rd generation Intel Core processors that are not used with the 2nd generation Intel Core processors.


I though that myself but I'm new to bios updates and i know the dangers hence the reason I came here first.

It has been 1.4 years since they have had a bios update for SandyBridge though. Does that mean they have gotten it perfect for SB (probably not) or does it mean they are just forgetting about SB (maybe)?

I was just hoping to take advantage of the "Enhanced PCI-E display card performance" in the newest update.

Thanks for the reply.
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April 23, 2013 10:06:44 AM

The Z68 chipset came out half way through the life of our 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors and well after many of the features of this chipset and boards had been tested fixed with the H67 and P67. So besides the support for the 3rd generation Intel Core processor they may have been little reason for them to release additional drivers or bios.
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