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    Default a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    Asrock B75 Pro3-M

    Hi, as state above,

    1.Should I update my BIOS at the first time use to fully support my i5 3330 Ivy bridge processor?
    2.what version of HDCP does this motherboard have? v1.0 or newer than v1.1?
    3.Does it contain USB3.0 front panel cable connector in the package?

    thx :)

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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    1. Depends on what BIOS your board has, a label on the BIOS chip has the BIOS version. If it is 1.40, 1.50, or 1.60, nothing to do.
    If it is 1.20 or 1.30, and your CPU has N0 Stepping (i5-3330(N0)), then you should update the BIOS to at least 1.40.

    2. No idea.

    3. No.

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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    1. Depends on what BIOS your board has, a label on the BIOS chip has the BIOS version. If it is 1.40, 1.50, or 1.60, nothing to do.
    If it is 1.20 or 1.30, and your CPU has N0 Stepping (i5-3330(N0)), then you should update the BIOS to at least 1.40.

    2. No idea.

    3. No.
    hi thx for u'r reply :)

    btw i don't know what BIOS ver. will my motherboard shipping with..
    i'm in dilemma between pairing this motherboard with i3 2120(SandyBridge) or i5 3330(IvyBridge),

    if this B-75 Pro3-M need to update the BIOS before installing i5 3330, i will choose i3 2120 instead,
    because I really have no idea how to update a risky BIOS version (people told me that updating BIOS is to risky).

    so i'm here to ensure, is it a must or no in updating BIOS to installing IvyBridge on this motherboard.

    thx

    edit:
    it's 90% will come with UEFI version: B75M P1.20,
    at least thats my friend's new B75m motherboard Asrock UEFI Setup Utility show.
    Is that BIOS ver1.20?
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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    ASRock > B75 Pro3-M

    The above page will state which BIOS is minimally req'd to be pre-flashed to to support your chosen CPU, SB or IB.

    So if you are averse to flashing the bios yourself, there are two options available.

    1. You can order the board first and then after taking note the bios installed go ahead and order the cpu that corresponds with the installed bios.

    or

    2. For a minimum charge ASRock will mail a bios chip pre-flashed. NOTE: This entails you to be comfortable with, and taking full responsibility for, removing and reinstalling the new bios chip.


    Honestly, flashing the bios isn't all that difficult. Scary maybe but if done properly, and more importantly done on a stable system, there's practically no risk.

    I only advise it not be done if you live in an area where power outages are frequent and or of unknown cause. If power is interrupted during flashing, the MB will most likely need serviced. And not to sound like Captain Obvious here, don't flash when a hurricane or other inclement weather is near. Duh
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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    If you are buying your motherboard from a local store, maybe they can flash the bios for free.
    ASRock > B75 Pro3-M Bios Download shows the bios release dates and you can click on the icon in the How To Update column to see the proper way to flash the bios. There is no way to know ahead of time which bios chip version you will get with a new motherboard.

    The most recent bios (P.150) offers the following changes:
    1. Support Windows 8.
    2. Support writes OA 3.0 key.
    3. Update new CPU code.
    4. Improve discrete VGA card vBIOS compatibility.

    I think that ASRock charges $15 for a bios chip.
    In some cases, they sent the bios chip for free to some forum members.
    They might send you a free bios chip if you explain your situation online to ASRock > Support Request Form once you know that you need an updated version.

    Let us know how everything works out.
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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    ASRock > B75 Pro3-M

    The above page will state which BIOS is minimally req'd to be pre-flashed to to support your chosen CPU, SB or IB.

    So if you are averse to flashing the bios yourself, there are two options available.

    1. You can order the board first and then after taking note the bios installed go ahead and order the cpu that corresponds with the installed bios.

    or

    2. For a minimum charge ASRock will mail a bios chip pre-flashed. NOTE: This entails you to be comfortable with, and taking full responsibility for, removing and reinstalling the new bios chip.


    Honestly, flashing the bios isn't all that difficult. Scary maybe but if done properly, and more importantly done on a stable system, there's practically no risk.

    I only advise it not be done if you live in an area where power outages are frequent and or of unknown cause. If power is interrupted during flashing, the MB will most likely need serviced. And not to sound like Captain Obvious here, don't flash when a hurricane or other inclement weather is near. Duh
    ahaha ok thx, so it will probably 90% bios 1.20 preinstalled by the asrock site, and i will try my best to update the bios without hurricane... lol..

    btw, should I assemble all the pc parts(motherboard,proc,graphic card,HDD,RAM) before updating the bios with flashdrive?
    or without the processor? sry if i asking a dumb question..haha

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    If you are buying your motherboard from a local store, maybe they can flash the bios for free.
    ASRock > B75 Pro3-M Bios Download shows the bios release dates and you can click on the icon in the How To Update column to see the proper way to flash the bios. There is no way to know ahead of time which bios chip version you will get with a new motherboard.

    The most recent bios (P.150) offers the following changes:
    1. Support Windows 8.
    2. Support writes OA 3.0 key.
    3. Update new CPU code.
    4. Improve discrete VGA card vBIOS compatibility.

    I think that ASRock charges $15 for a bios chip.
    In some cases, they sent the bios chip for free to some forum members.
    They might send you a free bios chip if you explain your situation online to ASRock > Support Request Form once you know that you need an updated version.

    Let us know how everything works out.
    $15 for bios update chip?
    btw, if i order the bios chip then i should insert the chip to the motherboard by myself?
    where is exactly the bios chip placed?

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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    The bios chip is located immediately below the "Front USB 3.0" printing near the lower right corner in the attached picture.
    You need to be very careful when removing and replacing the chip.
    If you are not careful, static electricity can kill the chip.
    You should search the web using: how to replace a motherboard chip
    It would be best if you have a friend help you who knows what he is doing.

    If you zoom into the picture, you will see that the bios chip in the picture is version P1.50



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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    Something I see that appears is being lost or overlooked here among the many posts and the OP.

    Most times you can't install a cpu on a mb that the bios revision req'd to support said cpu is lower than that which the existing bios revision is flashed.

    Meaning if you order the board and cpu and the board comes out of the box with a bios revision that is lower than req'd for the cpu you'll find yourself up the creek without a paddle. ie SoL
    Last edited by - wardog -; 12-21-2012 at 01:02 AM. Reason: Clarify
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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    The OP is aware of the issue, from post #3:
    btw i don't know what BIOS ver. will my motherboard shipping with..
    i'm in dilemma between pairing this motherboard with i3 2120(SandyBridge) or i5 3330(IvyBridge),

    if this B-75 Pro3-M need to update the BIOS before installing i5 3330, i will choose i3 2120 instead,
    because I really have no idea how to update a risky BIOS version (people told me that updating BIOS is to risky).

    so i'm here to ensure, is it a must or no in updating BIOS to installing IvyBridge on this motherboard.
    This is why he's thinking of getting the P1.50 bios chip (if needed) so that he can avoid flashing his board.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: a few question about Asrock B-75 Pro3-M Motherboard.

    @profJim, really thx for the motherboard pic!
    so He's got the bios 1.50 chip preinstalled in the package, and i have to ensure which chip will i get too if i don't want to update or replace the bios chip.

    btw if i got the 1.20 bios chip preinstalled and i update it using a FAT32 flashdrive to ver1.50 by myself, will it occur any problem since i only have the ver1.20 bios chip installed?

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