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sarouman
09-14-2000, 07:44 PM
Is it at all possible to upgrade a PCB revision without hardware rework?
More precisely I have an ASUS P2B-D motherboard and want to put a 700MHz CPU in it. On ASUS' site they tell me my PCB needs to be revision 1.12 at least but mine is 1.04. ASUS does not answer email questions.
I was told by a friend that it was possible to upgrade it in software. I am very skeptical.

Charles Kozierok
09-14-2000, 08:29 PM
You can upgrade the version of the BIOS code, but not the version of the PCB itself. "PCB" stands for "printed circuit board" and refers to the actual hardware circuitry. Sorry!

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sarouman
09-15-2000, 07:10 PM
The BIOS needs to be version 1011 and I already upgraded to version 1012. I'm covered there. I know what the PCB is and that is why I was skeptical.

I know it is possible to update the PCB with minimum work though.
Do you know where I could get the information to update the PCB other than ASUS's web site (they are ignoring emails and this kind of info is not on their site).

Charles Kozierok
09-15-2000, 11:37 PM
Best bet would be to try an overclocker type place. Or post to the Asus newsgroup: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus

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