This really is frustating, spent 8 hours for this thing.
Just make sure your CPU, RAM, GPU meets the minimum requirements and you are good.
The motherboard doesnt have anything to do with the Operative System you install. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Free hard disk space: 16 GB Graphics card: Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device with WDDM driver A Microsoft account and Internet access.
So I have Asus P5GC-MX 1333 REV 3.x.x And I just bought this Core2Duo E8400 and after I installed the processor, the motherboard wants me to upgrade the bios " Unidentified CPU, bios update needed to unleash its full power " Thats the message i get at the boot up screen So the idea is my current bios version doesnt support this cpu, and if i want my cpu to work properly I need to upgrade my bios I thought this gonna be a simple download and install thing.
But the problem is I cant make any bios I've downloaded to work..
First I download the latest bios from ASUS official site No Joy, I tried to boot it with AFUDOS and it says ERROR : CANT OPEN ROM or something like that, I forgot Then I tried to do a research on google then some forum guys says I need to include the command /pbnc /x. From ASUS official website to those sites that also provides drivers for motherboard I've downloaded tons of bios P5GCMX1333 P5GCMX P5GCMX1066 P5GCMX/GBL ( Downloaded them cus I really think I have the other version ) I've tried all of these bios Still, afudos wont let me update still saying stuff error: cant open rom file I also used ASUSUpdate to check if the bios i downloaded can be installed to my current bios ( Im not really going to use ASUSupdate to update my bios since a lot of guys on the web saying dont update bios outside DOS it can blow your motherboard bla bla ).
Some guy who has the some problem as me said this did the trick. I tried renaming thousand times and it didnt work for me Im still getting the errors Then I thought I must've downloaded the wrong bios But Im sure my motherboard IS ASUS P5GC MX 1333 My boot up screen says p5gc mx 1333 The writings on the motherboard says p5gc mx 1333 CPU-Z says mine is p5gc mx 1333 WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON Then i did another research, some guy says that different motherboards from different countries might have different version so you might want to check for any other ASUS official web from different countries ( again, theres another guy that has the same problem as me ) So I searched the web for any other Asus websites US, AU, PH, INDIA, INDONESIA, AFRICA I MEAN LIKE . EVEN THE LIONS AND ZEBRAS GET TO UPGRADE THEIR BIOS ME AS A HUMAN BEING. I only use it to check if the bios I've downloaded is compatible with my current bios/motherboard version or whatever.I tried it, but it also didnt work Then i did another research and some guy says the . For those who have used Asusupdate before you must know what i mean.So, I really need help cus Im already thinking to get a rope and to find the nearest tree.And Im currently waiting for my friend to lend me his Or is there any way to use virtual floppy or virtual cd programs to update via boot screen?Scenario: To fix common errors on Asus P5GC-MX/1333 motherboard, somehow updating its BIOS will permanently fix its errors. NOTE: YOU MUST PLUG YOUR CPU TO AN INTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY TO PREVENT BIOS CRASH. (This update is designed for Asus P5GC-MX/1333 model only. After downloading the file, rename that file to P5GCMX-ROM. Press ALT +F2 during POST to activate EZ Flash Program. Make sure to insert your Floppy Diskette or CD Disc that contains the file P5GCMX-ROM, it will automatically search for the updated BIOS File. After searching the updated BIOS file, it will automatically erase the old BIOS File and install the latest BIOS file.