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- Upgrading the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI Bios
June 14, 2005, 11:47 pm
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this computer that I just built, It consist of these components.
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI Motherboard
MS Windows XP Professional sp2
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Winchester core)
1 gigabyte Corsair TWINX1024-3200XL XMS XPERT Memory
2x 74 Gigabyte Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm HDD (Raid 0 srtipe)
1 Seagate 40 Gigabyte 7200 rpm Backup HDD
2x Nvidia Geforce 6800 PCI express cards in SLI configuration
Plextor PX-716A DVD writer
Themaltake Big Water CPU water cooling kit
Lian LI PC-V1200 (Modified window kit) Case
Once I got everything hooked up and got windows xp pro loaded everything
worked fine until I used MSI windows update utility that came with the
drivers CD to update the bios from ver 3.0 to 3.4. After that I couldn't get
the computer to shut down properly and I did everything that I know of to
figure out why it wasn't shutting down the way it was suppose to. I first
tried to disconnect the Seagate backup drive, then I disconnected the 2nd
DVD-ROM drive that I installed from my old computer then I tried switching
from windows xp pro to windows xp home edition but nothing worked until I
manually flashed to bios back from ver 3.4 to the original 3.0 and then
everything worked like it should and It took me all weekend to find the
problem. I didn't think that there would be a problem in jumping the bios
version from 3.0 to 3.4 but I guess I was wrong, my question is, Do you have
to upgrade the Bios from the original 3.0 to the current version 3.4 in
numerical order?. Your prompt replies will be appreciated.
Re: Upgrading the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI Bios
It's a known fault with the latest BIOS.
Flash back to v3.0 if it was working OK for you.
In future, if it ain't broke, don't fix it !
Nothing to do with that - the shutdown issues are a known fault with the
latest BIOS. As above, flash back to what you were using before.
In future, don't flash the BIOS unless you *need* to.
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