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Bios Update Confusion

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#1
I have currently a processor not supported by my mobo and I am still using it,
Now if I update my bios to the latest then will it cause the mobo not to support my processor?
 

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#2
I don't know how you came up with that assumption, but you should update your bios. The newest bios will give you better compatability and stability.
 
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#3
actually my processor is 533mhz QDR and my mobo supports processor with bus speeds 800,1066,1333
 
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should I proceed???
 
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#5
QDR is sorta different than FSB. QDR is the effective FSB speed. You take your FSB and multiply it by 4. (533x4)In your case if that were true, you would be running a speed of 2132MHz or 2.1GHz. Your CPU is running at 2.66Ghz.
 
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I mean to say 133X4 = 533
 
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#7
I say go for it because Newegg says your motherboard supports Pentium processors. You have a Pentium processor. So update.
 
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yes it does but not with bus 533,,

what if after updating my bios it stops supporting my processor? what Should I do??
 
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yes it does but not with bus 533,,

what if after updating my bios it stops supporting my processor? what Should I do??
I have never known a BIOS update to stop supporting CPUs it once did.
 
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to be on the safe side, what if it stops supporting?
 
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to be on the safe side, what if it stops supporting?
Well, I once built my friend a PC, and bought him one of the brand new Brisbane CPUs, its wsnt supported by his board, but it booted anyway at a generic 2.0Ghz clock speed (it was 2.3Ghz stock) and allowed me to update the BIOS.

Now that was AMD, I don't know if Intel is the same.
 
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my current bios doesn't supports the E8400, so it means that it will boot up if I use E8400?
 
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#13
my current bios doesn't supports the E8400, so it means that it will boot up if I use E8400?
I'm only talking from my experience with AMD, but it booted fine, installed Windows, but it was seen as an "AMD Athlon @ 2Ghz" not as it's actual model number.
 

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A new bios will not stop supporting your cpu. Don't worry about it. Just flash it.
 
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#15
ok thanks......