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Updating BIOS with EVGA NF680i SLI Mobo

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#1
I just downloaded the latest P33 BIOS for my EVGA NF680i SLI Mobo from the EVGA website and I seem to have forgotten how to update my BIOS.

So after downloading the P33 BIOS .bin file, I place it on a floppy disk. Then I reboot into my BIOS and select my floppy drive as the first bootable device. After saving my changes I reboot into my floppy disk. On the A drive command prompt, I type in the BIOS file name, NF68_P33.bin and hit Enter. But it keeps telling me that command or filename is not recognized. I thought I knew how to update my BIOS because I've done it before, but I guess I forgot how to. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
 

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yup you need to create a bootable floppy using windows then copy awdflash.exe and NF86_P33.bin to the floppy then at the prompt type awdflash.exe and the rest is self explanitory but if i were you id stay away from P33 i just did it less than an hour ago and my 680i is nukin futs i cant install windows at all BSODS during loading windows files from disk..the partial install alrady on the HDD BSODS i cant get anything to work rediculous....o and i have the same exact board as you.
 
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Mouse Logitech G502 PROTEUS Core 200-12000DPI Laser Gaming Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard with Full Color GamePanel LCD
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#3
I won't install the P33 BIOS update then, thanks for the heads up! Also, did you notice on the EVGA website where you downloaded the BIOS update that there wasn't any notes on this update? Weird.
 

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#4
P33 BIOS is available now, the major highlights are listed below:
Added support for new Penryn dual core CPUs

Added FSB-overclocking support to the new Penryn FSB-1066/1333 CPUs
Fixed compatibility issues of OS + ACPI
Fixed restoring disabled device states & fan speeds after suspend/resume
Fixed PCI and PCIe compatibility issues
Added device functionality improvements (includes GPUs & Sound cards)
Fixed SATA / MAC / USB compatibility issues

Added support for auto-overvoltaging when overclocking
Improved nTune compatibility
Improved memory compatibility
they took away sli memory support with 4 sticks of ram and i uess the update really screws up oem build that activate windows through "bios check" though these might not affect you lot of people are having sata issus BSOD issues installation isues and stability issues iv searched and searched but no mention of a p34 anyware not even a beta