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nekrosoft13
10-08-07, 04:48 PM
The following was updated in release P31:

Improved Core 2 Quad 1333 stability and overclocking
Improved Core 2 Duo 1333 overclocking
Resolves issues with G0 stepping CPU's detecting odd multipliers

http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/default.asp?switch=2

breathemetal
10-08-07, 04:56 PM
quick question:
i have heard that upon updating your bios in vista, you may have to "reactivate" your copy of it. is that true?
i read that somewhere a week or two ago



direct link to the exe is ftp://ftp.evga.com/bios/NF68_P31.exe
direct link to the iso is ftp://ftp.evga.com/bios/NF68_P31.iso



The following was updated in release P31:

* Improved Core 2 Quad 1333 stability and overclocking
* Improved Core 2 Duo 1333 overclocking
* Resolves issues with G0 stepping CPU's detecting odd multipliers

Also includes these updates from bios P20, P21, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28, P29 and P30:

* Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs
* Additional 1333 FSB Support for future CPUs
* Fixes intermittent S3 Resume bug
* Improve S3 resume functionality
* USB flash key functionality improvements
* Overclocking and memory improvements
* WHQL-related HPET fixes
* Quad-Core OC Improvements
* Additional support for 1333MHz CPU's
* Wireless PCI card fixes
* Vreg fan header default set to on
* Memory performance improvements
* Vista WHQL Certified
* USB Floppy improvements for RAID installs
* Correct CPU temp and voltage system monitor displays in BIOS
* Correct default CPU multiplier setting
* Fix "Code 50" hang received under certain VGA configurations
* Fix for SATA disk drives
* Improvements to memory stability and overclockability
* Disabled spread spectrum tables for improved overclockability
* Improve POST screen CPU speed reporting
* Improves X-Fi and internal audio functionality
* WHQL Certified BIOS
* Improvements to overclocking
* Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs
* Adds ability to enable splash screen

INSTRUCTIONS: BIOS updating can be accomplished VIA one of the two below methods.
FLOPPY (Floppy Disk and Disk Drive Required)

* Download the following executable: NF68_P31.exe
* Insert blank floppy disk into drive and run executable
* Restart machine, and set floppy as the primary boot device
* Press "Y" to program BIOS
* After flash, power off PC completely, on reboot load defaults in BIOS

CD Method (Blank CD and CD Rewritable Drive Required)

* Download the following .iso file: NF68_P31.iso
* Use a CD Burning software to burn the .iso image onto a blank CD (Nero, Alochol 120%, etc)
* Restart machine, and set the CD Drive as the primary boot device
* The BIOS flash process will begin, Press “Y” to program BIOS
* After flash remove the CD, power off PC Completely
* Turn on the PC and load defaults in BIOS

Windows Installation - Alternate installation method

* Before updating your BIOS, please load BIOS defaults by hitting the delete key during POST and select: “Load Defaults.” Now select “Save & Exit Setup.” After that has been completed please follow these instructions:
* Download the following files: NVIDIA Update Center and NF68_P31.bin
* Install the latest NVIDIA Update Center and run the program. (Use ONLY the above version, DO NOT use any previous version of NVIDIA Update Center.)
* Once Update Center opens, Check the box “Clear CMOS” and then hit apply at the bottom right hand corner
* Now select browse and locate NF68_P31.bin
* Select load bios
* After update center finishes, completely shutdown your system
* Once the system is off, unplug your PSU and press the power button on the front of your case. (This will discharge the Motherboard.)
* Wait 30-60 seconds to turn on or plug in your PSU and start up your system
* Press "Delete" to once again enter the BIOS, and load defaults. Save and exit; your system BIOS is now updated.

SOAD
10-08-07, 05:01 PM
wow. useful info

breathemetal
10-08-07, 05:04 PM
if anyone knows an answer to this:

i have heard that upon updating your bios in vista, you may have to "reactivate" your copy of it. is that true?
i read that somewhere a week or two ago

id love to hear it

breathemetal
10-08-07, 07:55 PM
Anyone try this update yet?

Greasy
10-08-07, 08:31 PM
Running Vista x64. Updated about 20 min ago, and so far no issues with activation. Stable so far after 20 min of FAH SMP.

spaceigg
10-08-07, 08:34 PM
been running this update since friday i think.. no issues..

breathemetal
10-08-07, 08:39 PM
i guess ill go ahead and do it then =]

i have the original stock bios loaded right now, i can just update to this one right? i dont need to load the previous ones?

Greasy
10-08-07, 08:59 PM
Just noticed that my CPU is reading about 4C cooler in everest now. Board is about 1C cooler. All settings are the same as they were before flash.

Anyone else notice a temp diff after the flash?

breathemetal
10-08-07, 09:01 PM
Just noticed that my CPU is reading about 4C cooler in everest now. Board is about 1C cooler. All settings are the same as they were before flash.

Anyone else notice a temp diff after the flash?

arent you supposed to load defaults?
or did u already, then go back in and change them?

Dragoonus
10-10-07, 10:08 AM
direct link to the exe is ftp://ftp.evga.com/bios/NF68_P31.exe
direct link to the iso is ftp://ftp.evga.com/bios/NF68_P31.iso

Hey I was trying to download the new BIOS update (the ISO one) but
Im having problem accessing the FTP... Is it just me or is there a general problem in the FTP

Dragunov
10-10-07, 11:11 AM
Installed the original Nvidia version on my mainboard :)

I hope a new BIOS will support the new Intel CPUs aswell :)

Stoneyguy
10-10-07, 03:57 PM
I'm having trouble running this update. I try to run it from a CD at bootup but when I hit "Y" it tells me that it's a bad command or file name. Anyone know what I may be doing wrong?

I even tried hitting "N" and it still wouldn't respond to it. My bios was set to default before attempting by the way.

breathemetal
10-10-07, 03:58 PM
Did you burn it correctly?

Stoneyguy
10-10-07, 04:03 PM
Did you burn it correctly?

I would imagine so... It booted up and gave me the menu for the update. It told me to "wait!!" and then gave me the a: prompt with the option of selecting "Y" or "N". I figured that maybe my CD drive wasn't assigned the A prompt so I tried them all up until I.

nightmare beta
10-10-07, 05:48 PM
Hey I was trying to download the new BIOS update (the ISO one) but
Im having problem accessing the FTP... Is it just me or is there a general problem in the FTP

just download the exe one to a cd-r/rw.

breathemetal
10-10-07, 05:54 PM
I downloaded the iso just fine

AdamK47
10-10-07, 06:50 PM
It looks like the mysterious FSB overclocking holes are gone, or at least diminished. I was running a 400MHz FSB. Bumped it up to 450MHz and the system has remained stable. Before it would error out pretty much right away while dualing Prime95.

Dragunov
10-11-07, 07:49 AM
I heard the holes are just moved not gone :)

AdamK47
10-14-07, 08:40 PM
I heard the holes are just moved not gone :)

That's probably true. I'm back to 400MHz FSB. 450MHz appeared stable in most things, but Age of Mythology would get a "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." warning and then crash within 5 to 30 seconds at the menu screen. Going back to 400MHz fixed this.

Dragunov
10-22-07, 05:08 PM
Did Nvidia make this BIOS or EVGA, cause XFX has a Nvidia file and a XFX file...

MSI tells the latest BIOS they received from Nvidia is P30 and this is the latest one

spaceigg
10-22-07, 09:34 PM
Nvidia, BFG has the P31 as well.

Dragunov
10-23-07, 09:51 AM
Yeah, well my mainboard is also recognized as a Nvidia board

spaceigg
10-23-07, 09:56 AM
then you could use the evga

Dragunov
10-24-07, 02:23 PM
It's a MSI mainboard, so I prefer the Nvidia ones, maybe RMA some day, u never know:)