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    Default Will this cpu work?

    I bought a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H motherboard and a E1500 cpu but on gigabytes site it says that the F7 bios support the cpu but the motherboard comes with F2. Does anyone know if i can start the computer with F2 bios and the flash to F7?

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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    You have no choice. Just give it a shot

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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    I talket to the company I bought it from and they said that it would work with the F2 BIOS :)

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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    Glad to hear you sorted things out

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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    The board will probably boot and allow you to flash to the latest BIOS at the very least.

    I'd still recommend you flash to F7 though. Also bear in mind that unless you bought these components from a store that regularly builds systems themselves from those components you mentioned, they may just have said "Yes they'll work" as a pure guess, or even to get rid of you/fob you off. If a BIOS does not contain the CPU ID for the C|P|U you have installed then anything can happen, from it working fine to data corruption to a complete non boot.
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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    F2 bio came with the board when first came out back in 10/08/2007..I see they only made one revision to that board Rev 1.0 so that means it's done well for this long of a time, but. I see it only handle memory no higher that 1.8v and goe's no further than
    DDR2 800 are planning to use the onboard video or disable and run a AGP Card?

    all yea you can use this to flash your bios if.It's not on your Drivers Disc that came with the board




    @BIOS

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    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Utility
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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    Don't use @BIOS to flash any gigabyte Board. Use QFlash.

    Never, ever flash anything from within windows.
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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    Doe's it matter as long as it's flashed at updated


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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    It matters very much.

    Take a look at every thread on this forum where flashing is required. @BIOS isn't recommended by anyone, including the forum moderator, and also in support emails from Gigabyte themselves.

    Using a Windows application to update low level software of any sort is a gamble. Windows uses Disk caching for starters. Any corruption of the cache, which could be from a random Windows wobble or even unstable RAM settings can result in a failed flash and a bricked board.

    Speaking from personal experiance I've had no flash failures using QFlash or any other DOS based flash utility. I have had a Bricked MSI board from using their Windows Live Update utility to flash it, a GeForce 6600LE, dead after flashing with the Windows equiv. of NVFlash and had to blind flash a X800GT when the Windows RVFlash froze, forcing me to reset the system.

    There's no "one upmanship" or me trying to "rubbish" your advice. Anyone who takes the time to post here and help others is OK in my book. Just a warning that @BIOS is not the program to use. Things can and have gone wrong with it. For that reason, standard advice is to use QFlash. It's easy, it's safe and it runs in its own self contained environment where minor system instability matters less. All you need is the BIOS file on a FAT32 partition, a floppy, DVD/CD or a USB stick.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: Will this cpu work?

    Updating BIOS is serious business!
    Every precaution should therefore be taken to prevent that anything goes wrong. Above all: DO NOT USE @BIOS!!!


    QFLASH is a built-in function of BIOS. It is the safest way to update BIOS, because one is not dependent on the operating system, any application, internet connection, firewall settings, antivirus or anything else that can put the vital BIOS update at risk.



    On a new build, BIOS can be updated to the latest version before installation of the OS, which may possibly make the installation go smoother and safer.

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