I've recently flashed the BIOS on this board to version 2302 using AFUDOS. After this the BIOS resets the onboard sound after every reboot. If you enable it in the BIOS it works again fine until next time you switch off or reboot. Anyone have similar problem?
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Sorry, can't answer the question but someone else probably can. Generally if you look long and hard on the Intel site, they will tell you the differences. I wouldn't give up on updating the BIOS and/or sound drivers. Mobo companies seem to be pretty good about correcting problems. If you haven't done so, check the ASUS forum to see if others are having the same problem. If not, may be that the download somehow was corrupted and you could try the flash again
Thanks g-paw.It seems that others are also having problems with the latest BIOS release on this board.ASUS has not yet fixed this.I will have a look on Intel's site to see if I can figure out the difference between the 2 CPU's.Probable difference could be power consumption.
I'd check back with ASUS in a couple of weeks. Unless there is a new feature on the BIOS or you're having a problem, you may not want to bother updating. Be curious what Intel has to say about the difference if any