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#1 zsazso

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:59 PM

Hello to all, and thanks in advance for the help. Does anyone know where I can download the latest BIOS update for my aged epox 8KHA+. I'm trying to upgrade the processor from AMD xp1700+ to xp2400+. I keep getting the C3 error on the mobo led readout with the new proc. Reseated the mem sticks many times, to no avail. I have seen many suggestions to update BIOS (old forums), no errors with the xp1700+ reinstalled. Thanks again

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

Hello,


You must take a look on the site from the factory of your Motherboard.
Don't you see an update, than is it smart that you ask information.
It is not smart when you download a Bios update meanwhile you don't sure or that is the good one.
When you download a Bios update without good information, than take you the risk, that you get troubles.

Edited by RadioNorthsea, 08 February 2011 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

Hello,


I think that you must looking on the site from the factory of your Motherboard.
Don't you see an update, than is it smart that you ask information.
It is not smart when you download a Bios update meanwhile you don't sure or that is the good one.
When you download a Bios update without good information, than take you the risk, that you get troubles.



EPOX is a dead company, hence finding a BIOS on the factory's site will be a problem. He needs a BIOS update to run a later CPU on that board that the original BIOS does not support.

I am looking.

EDIT: In response to original post, did the file at http://driverscollection.com/?file_id=31054 not work?

EDIT #2: I downloaded/opened that BIOS and it is 8KHI3916.BIN, which is newer than the 8KHI3425.BIN listed on the EPOX site. Hopefully you should be good to go. I wish you luck.

Edited by dpunisher, 08 February 2011 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:37 PM

I don't seem to be able to download the file from that site. Don't know why. I fill in the form, click download, then nothing.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

I have uploaded it for you.
http://www.mediafire.com/?9cbk0w3v6omyjwg

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

Got it. Thanks so much. Bleepingcomputer is the balm. Thanks again.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:00 PM

No problems, good luck on updating your bios :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

Don't leave me yet! I need a .exe. I have to do the upgrade with a bootable cd. I now, can't figure out how to convert .bin to .exe. Please stick with me, and thanks again, for the help.
Thank again for the help!!

Edited by zsazso, 08 February 2011 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

You need AWDFLASH.EXE. http://www.biostar-usa.com/downloaddetails.asp?fileid=126

Do you have a flash option in the BIOS? No idea as how to exactly make a bootable CD as I have either used the boards built in utility, or a floppy.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:50 PM

I think you can use ImgBurn to make the bootable cd.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:38 AM

EPOX is a dead company, hence finding a BIOS on the factory's site will be a problem. He needs a BIOS update to run a later CPU on that board that the original BIOS does not support.



Okay that is pity for him, but when you get a download for Bios from an unknown company, and you update this, than take you the risk that you damaged the Mobo.
The wise solution in this is: Let it for what it is, zsazso
You have an old mobo, I think that my worse about your mobo, that it will be broken when you update the Bios, is well founded.
With a new modern mobo, can you take off the battery for clear the cmos after a while, than the Bios get the old settings from the factory when you place the battery again, but with an old mobo is it the question or you can repair the problem after the Bios updating.
When I have right with my opinion, than we see you back with mobo problems.
Why should you take the risk, meanwhile it can also else.
Of course is it your mobo, when you get problems, than you can buy a new one, but yet...... the stuff is expansive enough.
Okay it is your decision what you to do, good luck in this all.

Edited by RadioNorthsea, 09 February 2011 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

A huge thank you to all involved! Flash BIOS update went like a charm.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:46 PM

A huge thank you to all involved! Flash BIOS update went like a charm.

Nicely done, now your new processor will work :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

Thanks again, and g'day mate.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:50 AM

Thanks again, and g'day mate.

No problems!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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