I just installed my MB with a Intel E7600 CPU and a new 240Gb SSD.
In the spec's it states min. Bios 0083 for this CPU. I checked the Bios and it is Bios 0059.
I checked the available down loads for this board and the Bios releases are .0109 to .0133 for Win 7 64 bit and from .0061 to .0133 under the heading of any operating system.
Which update should I go with?
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If you have an older version of the bios, it is recommended to update gradually. One step up at a time, until you reach the latest version.
I tried to update it but I could not get to the Successful installation screen until I did a reboot. Then I checked the Bios again and it was still showing the same number (0059) and the ME Firmware was also the same version(.1111).
I don't think it took.
Thanks for the information.
Try updating BIOS with the .BIO file or the BIOS recovery method.
Instructions for BIOS recovery available below:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm Desktop Boards — Instructions for Recovery BIOS Update
I have been doing some research and is it possible that the ME program is blocking the update? I understand that it has a security feature that will not allow a update unless the administrator allows it. My problem is that I bought the MB used and don't know if a password has been set to enter this program.
Still no luck. I cleared any passwords and BIOS states no passwords etc.
I downloaded the .BIO file , burnt it to a dvd both like a CD and like a USB. Tried to update pulling the jumper etc for both DVD's. Still at BIOS .0059
1st, thanks for the reply.
I did change the BIOS jumper to position 2-3 to see and eliminate any
passwords present, then I took it out completely to do the .bio BIOS
update by a dvd as instructed by Allan.
As for the cmos battery I took it out for about 10 mins and re installed it
So now if I am understanding you correctly, I will remove the CMOS battery
for about 1 hour 1st. Then you want me to use the maintenance setting
(setting 2-3) for the jumper and do the .bio BIOS update with a bootable
USB Flash drive with version BIOS .0069 .bio file which is a recovery BIOS
file or do you want me to take the jumper completely as per the
instructions on the Intel site.
I just looked up BIOS update .0067 and I think these are the instructions you want me to try.
"iFlash Update with Bootable USB Device You can use this method if the iFlash files are too large to fit on a floppy disk or if the desktop board does not include floppy drive support. You will need a bootable USB device, such as a USB thumb drive or USB external hard drive. (Information on how to create a bootable USB device is listed at the end of this document.) 1. Save the iFlash BIOS update file to a temporary directory. 2. Double-click the *.EXE to extract necessary files. 3. Copy the .BIO file and IFLASH.EXE to the bootable USB device. 4. Configure the BIOS of the target system to boot to the USB device: a. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup. b. Go to the Boot menu. c. Enable USB Boot. d. Save by pressing F10 and exit the BIOS Setup. 5. Boot the target PC with the USB device connected. 6. At the prompt, type IFLASH /PF XXX.BIO (where XXX.BIO is the filename of the .BIO file) to launch the iFlash BIOS update process."
I do nothing about the jumper during the attempt and maybe try the 2-3 position if the 1st attempt fails.
Sorry for all the questions, I wish I had more knowledge on these things like a IT professional.
To perform BIOS update on your motherboard model, download .bio file onto an USB flash drive, remove BIOS jumper and power on the computer. The motherboard should read the flash drive and update the BIOS.
Allan & Sylvia
I have done everything you both have instructed me to do. Still will not take the BIOS update, either by windows method, .bio with the jumper out, IFlash via USB, and ISO via USB method(It just booted to a black screen with a curser flashing on the upper left for 15 min's.
I have done them all. CMOS battery out for about 2 hours. Change and made sure that a USB is in the boot order (1st).
Unless you have some other ideas, I guess I am stuck with BIOS .0059.
Since you have tested all possible methods to update the motherboard BIOS, it seems there is something wrong with the BIOS chipset of your board.
The way to re flash the BIOS would be performing same methods you were trying earlier. In this case, the board will not recover or update your BIOS. Possible BIOS chipset issue.
Just thought of 1 item. During my attempts I think I had a anti-virus running in the background (Bitdefender). Would that make the difference.
I thought that was the case that it might only interfere when doing a .exe BIOS update through windows, not the other attempts through a bookable USB etc..
Thanks for all your help on this one, strange as it was.