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Old 10-08-07, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default EVGA 680i P31 bios update

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/...t.asp?switch=2
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Old 10-08-07, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

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

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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.
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Old 10-08-07, 05:01 PM   #3
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wow. useful info
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

if anyone knows an answer to this:

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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
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

Anyone try this update yet?
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Old 10-08-07, 08:31 PM   #6
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Running Vista x64. Updated about 20 min ago, and so far no issues with activation. Stable so far after 20 min of FAH SMP.
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Old 10-08-07, 08:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

been running this update since friday i think.. no issues..
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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?
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

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?
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

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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?
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Old 10-10-07, 10:08 AM   #11
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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
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Old 10-10-07, 11:11 AM   #12
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Default Re: EVGA 680i P31 bios update

Installed the original Nvidia version on my mainboard

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