GA-7N400 Pro BIOS flash help needed

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Hello all

I've ordered an XP2800+ 333 MHz FSB (Barton core) and am currently using the
original F9 BIOS (never had any problems with it). My first question is do I
need to update the BIOS? If it's just a question of running an
*unrecognised* CPU but still being able to run at the chips 2.08 GHz then
I'm fine with this (i.e. I'll leave the BIOS version alone).

My second question relates to instructions on the Gigabyte web site,
specifically the use of the Q Flash BIOS update procedure. The site
recommends not going from e.g. F9 to F15 versions but upgrading one at a
time - does this apply to the *old* BIOS flash method? I only ask because
updating the BIOS can be risky (I've had BIOS flashes go tits-up before! :o(

TIA

BillL
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    "Bill Larcombe" <billc1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:lQLxc.222$Uw2.1420501@news-text.cableinet.net...
    > Hello all
    >
    > I've ordered an XP2800+ 333 MHz FSB (Barton core) and am currently using
    the
    > original F9 BIOS (never had any problems with it). My first question is do
    I
    > need to update the BIOS? If it's just a question of running an
    > *unrecognised* CPU but still being able to run at the chips 2.08 GHz then
    > I'm fine with this (i.e. I'll leave the BIOS version alone).
    >

    Like always, I would not update the BIOS unless you are having one of the
    problems the update addesses.
    I would set the multiplier to 12.5X and boot up.

    > My second question relates to instructions on the Gigabyte web site,
    > specifically the use of the Q Flash BIOS update procedure. The site
    > recommends not going from e.g. F9 to F15 versions but upgrading one at a
    > time - does this apply to the *old* BIOS flash method? I only ask because
    > updating the BIOS can be risky (I've had BIOS flashes go tits-up before!
    :o(
    >

    The "one- at- a- time " request is for either method.

    > TIA
    >
    > BillL
    >
    >
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    "jpsga" <jpsga@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:vX3yc.6162$2i5.5067@attbi_s52...
    >
    > "Bill Larcombe" <billc1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:lQLxc.222$Uw2.1420501@news-text.cableinet.net...
    >> Hello all
    >>
    >> I've ordered an XP2800+ 333 MHz FSB (Barton core) and am currently using
    > the
    >> original F9 BIOS (never had any problems with it). My first question is
    >> do
    > I
    >> need to update the BIOS? If it's just a question of running an
    >> *unrecognised* CPU but still being able to run at the chips 2.08 GHz then
    >> I'm fine with this (i.e. I'll leave the BIOS version alone).
    >>
    >
    > Like always, I would not update the BIOS unless you are having one of the
    > problems the update addesses.
    > I would set the multiplier to 12.5X and boot up.
    >
    >> My second question relates to instructions on the Gigabyte web site,
    >> specifically the use of the Q Flash BIOS update procedure. The site
    >> recommends not going from e.g. F9 to F15 versions but upgrading one at a
    >> time - does this apply to the *old* BIOS flash method? I only ask because
    >> updating the BIOS can be risky (I've had BIOS flashes go tits-up before!
    > :o(
    >>
    >
    > The "one- at- a- time " request is for either method.
    >
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> BillL
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

    Thanks for that I'll leave the BIOS upgrade.
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