Hi i have an old P6N SLI-FI and want to use it with an intel wolfdale E8400. My motherboard bios is at 2.5 but i need it at 2.6 (the download page actually has a bios version 2.7 but it isnt listed on the CPU support page)
I tried to make both a USB installer and a live cd installer and neither work. The bios tries to boot the disk and it fails. I tried to boot a linux disk and that worked fine so i know the mobo is really trying to boot the disk but doesnt think it is bootable.
I used nero and just made a data disk with the .exe file and the .270 file.
Did you try LiveUpdate from MSI, seems like a far easier solution to me. My Dell though old lets me update it by running it off the OS and then installing when I reboot. Otherwise clear the CMOS and try again.
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.
+1 to mister g, for people that don't have experience updating the BIOS with a boot drive, the best way is software, in this case, the Live Update of MSI. Is very easy to use, and do all the work for you.