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Windows 7: Slow game performance

09 Jun 2010   #81
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Honestly, if I were you, I would really try and get ahold of MSI to figure out why you can't get their update tool to work; it would be the easiest method for you.

In the event that it just flat out won't work, what you need to do is to follow this guide step by step. Print it out so you can refer to it while flashing: How to Flash Your BIOS with Flash Drives

If you're uncomfortable, is there any way you can get your hands on a floppy drive and diskette?


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09 Jun 2010   #82
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Honestly, if I were you, I would really try and get ahold of MSI to figure out why you can't get their update tool to work; it would be the easiest method for you.

In the event that it just flat out won't work, what you need to do is to follow this guide step by step. Print it out so you can refer to it while flashing: How to Flash Your BIOS with Flash Drives

If you're uncomfortable, is there any way you can get your hands on a floppy drive and diskette?
can i use a CD?
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09 Jun 2010   #83
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep: Rebels Haven BIOS Update Guide by guni, although, I've never done it. You might want to search a bit on google just to verify the article I linked.

No go with MSI?
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10 Jun 2010   #84
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Yep: Rebels Haven BIOS Update Guide by guni, although, I've never done it. You might want to search a bit on google just to verify the article I linked.

No go with MSI?
thanks, i'll try calling MSI later on today.
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10 Jun 2010   #85
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

I guess MSI just updated their website because the list of supported cpus now shows what BIOS version is needed. Sadly, my mobo doesn't support any Yorkfields, so i'm going to have to returm it and get one that is suported.

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

What's even worse, i can't find anything but Yorks on tigerdirect.com. i looked on newegg.com and they don't have any Kents. even if i can find a Kent, i'm still going to have to update the BIOS to 1.5.

Well, anyone know were i can find a Kent?


Oh, just curious, now that i'm planning it, how much trouble would windows 7 give me if i were to swap mobos?
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10 Jun 2010   #86
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't find any Kentsfields either; I'll look more after I run the dog. That bites about MSI not supporting that cpu.

Actually, 7 is amazing when it comes to installing a new chipset. I just went from a P-35 to a P-55, thinking that perhaps I might have to jump through the normal hoops of re-installing the OS, but nope... 7 booted right up, installed the correct drivers and that was that. A buddy of mine just upgraded from a socket 939 AMD board to an i7; he too had no problems at all... 7 is really great in that respect.

The only "issue" I had was that I needed to update my bios, but that wasn't because of cpu or chipset support, it was for my memory.
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10 Jun 2010   #87
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
I can't find any Kentsfields either; I'll look more after I run the dog. That bites about MSI not supporting that cpu.

Actually, 7 is amazing when it comes to installing a new chipset. I just went from a P-35 to a P-55, thinking that perhaps I might have to jump through the normal hoops of re-installing the OS, but nope... 7 booted right up, installed the correct drivers and that was that. A buddy of mine just upgraded from a socket 939 AMD board to an i7; he too had no problems at all... 7 is really great in that respect.

The only "issue" I had was that I needed to update my bios, but that wasn't because of cpu or chipset support, it was for my memory.
Wow, so i could go from my MSI P6N SLI Platinum (650i) to an ASUS P5N-D (750i) without any problems at all? i was looking at the specs for the ASUS and it supports my Q9300. depending on the price of a Kentfield, i might just end up going for a new mobo, then i could do SLI.
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10 Jun 2010   #88
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, you could do that. Without "any" problems? I can't say with 100% certainty. I had to update my bios, perhaps you might too, but most likely not; the 750 is newer and supports your cpu, so the chances of you having any issues are very thin. In my case, my memory is brand new (still on the qualified vendor list), so that's why I had to upgrade the bios. It was a "problem", but for me only a very very minor one. Asus has an updater that actually works really well. I was dreading having to find a floppy drive in my pile-o-parts downstairs.
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10 Jun 2010   #89
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

i'm having a lot of trouble finding a Kent, might have to get a new board.
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12 Jun 2010   #90
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Aaaaaa, my thread almost got buried!


Lets say for a minute that if i get a new board, i doesn't go as smoothly as you're saying. i'm not doubting you, i'm just looking at the possibility. As we determined before, i can use the upgrade version of win 7 to completely reinstall windows from scratch, correct? i would much rather get a Kentsfield but i just can't find any, i've even expanded my search to places like amazon.com and the only thing i've found is a $300 Q6600 or Q6700! so if it comes down to it, and i need to get a new board, i need to know what all i'm faced with. you said it's all pretty much plug and play, but what about worst case?

also, could i switch from intel to amd. i wish i would have went with them in the first place because they're cheaper and better. plus ati's HD 5000's are starting to look really nice, and you get DX 11.
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