Bios Question and possible problem.
I have MSI K9NBPM2-FID MB in server. Works great but wanted to update to 4850e processor from 3800+ I am using.
I am on bios ver 5.1
About a month a go, I checked MSI site and saw CPU supported. Bought processor and went back to MSI site. Here is were my problem begins.
First, while the model is still listed on the archive, the CPU support list no longer displays any info.
OK.........., so I will just update to newest BIOS to be sure. Only problem now is that their site says I have to use their windows updater to update, and that updater apparently needs to be run from windows, but.... this is not a windows box, it is a FreeBSD box. So... I am wondering if anyone just might be able to help
1.Anyone able to tell me which bios version is necessary to support this CPU? (if so and it is 5.1 or older, I am good to go
2.Or probably better still, anyone know where I can get a bios and updater that does not require windows
I would hate to have to load up a windows install just to update the BIOS
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