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Windows 7: Slow game performance

08 Jun 2010   #71
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MSI Europe – Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

Go to the MSI site, enter in your board's details, and proceed to the correct download section for the latest bios.

I'm unaware if MSI has a utility to update the bios, but at least their live update does support your 32-bit version of Windows 7.

If they have a utility to update the bios, and I'm sure they must, use it. Please though, read the update instructions carefully, then re-read them again. Go through the process slowly. If you screw this up, you could render your board inoperable.

An updated bios *should* see your new cpu, and you should be able to boot up just fine after the update.


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08 Jun 2010   #72
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

could this be why?

My quad core is a Q9300. here's a link.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor EU80580PJ0606M - 2.50GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield, Quad Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor at TigerDirect.com

At msi.com there is a list of supported CPUs and it doesn't list a Q9300. here's the link to the List, if you scroll down you will find only 3 core 2 quad CPUs. the one i have isn't on the list.

MSI Global – Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more
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08 Jun 2010   #73
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Again, that's why you want to look for a bios update. They may have resolved this? I can't imagine MSI not currently supporting that cpu, although I also don't see Yorkfield on that list. Perhaps you can contact MSI support and see if this latest bios version supports Yorkfield cpu's?

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08 Jun 2010   #74
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
MSI Europe – Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

Go to the MSI site, enter in your board's details, and proceed to the correct download section for the latest bios.

I'm unaware if MSI has a utility to update the bios, but at least their live update does support your 32-bit version of Windows 7.

If they have a utility to update the bios, and I'm sure they must, use it. Please though, read the update instructions carefully, then re-read them again. Go through the process slowly. If you screw this up, you could render your board inoperable.

An updated bios *should* see your new cpu, and you should be able to boot up just fine after the update.
Ok, i'll give that a go.
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08 Jun 2010   #75
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

The BIOS update instructions say to boot from a Win 98 or Win Me boot-floppy. First, why Win 98 or Me, second i don't have a floppy drive. What do i do now?

There is a utility called Live Update 4, but it can seem to find what version BIOS i have or find any updates to it.
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08 Jun 2010   #76
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The first thing you should do is contact MSI. You need to know if flashing is worth it. If their latest bios doesn't support Yorkfield cpu's, then flashing would be pointless, and not worth the risk.

In that case, you can either get a board that does support Yorkfields, or return the Yorkie for something on MSI's list of supported cpus.

You can use a flash drive to flash the bios: How to Flash Your BIOS with Flash Drives Again though, read thoroughly and with care.

There's also Winflash, which works with 32-bit Windows, but you need to first find out if you can use it since it doesn't work with all bios'. This is something MSI would be able to answer.
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09 Jun 2010   #77
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

i think i have an AMI BIOS, though i'm not sure on that. is there any way to tell for sure what BIOS i have?

That Winflash utility looks a whole lot easier than updating with a flashdrive, do you know if Winflash will work with an AMI BIOS?
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09 Jun 2010   #78
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, it "looks" easier, and it is, but the flash could also not take... which would be really bad.

I'd try the tool MSI provides, try this guide: MSI Support BIOS Update
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09 Jun 2010   #79
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

You could hit the delete key while starting your PC...your bios version should be in your bios.
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09 Jun 2010   #80
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Yeah, it "looks" easier, and it is, but the flash could also not take... which would be really bad.

I'd try the tool MSI provides, try this guide: MSI Support BIOS Update
ok, my BIOS is definitely AMI. now i just need to update it.

My board is an MS-7350 Ver:1.0

Here's a link to the new BIOS that i have downloaded. (haven't installed yet)

MSI Global €“ Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

I downloaded version 1.7

I keep trying the MSI update utilities but they never work. Live Update 3 and 4 both don't work and the online updater doesn't work. I think i'm going to have to do this with a flash drive.

Just to be clear, what EXACTLY would i have to do to the flash drive in order to update the BIOS? I know i've been asking a lot of questions about this, but i just have no idea how to do it.
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