BFG NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI BIOS Flash BIOS for BFG 680i SLI motherboard
Hi,
I have a BFG NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboard. I have been running an Intel E6700 Core 2 Duo (65 nm) 2.66 GHz processor on it for several years.
The specs say it will take LGA 775 Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad or Intel Core 2 Extreme Dual or Quad processors.
I purchased an Intel Q8400 Core 2 Quad (45 nm) 2.66 GHz processor for it.
However, the system won't even fire up the BIOS for the new processor. I suspect it only needs a BIOS Flash to fix this problem.
I have a lifetime warranty on the board, but BFG has gone out of business.

Does anyone know:
1. Does the motherboard support the Q8400 processor?
2. Does the BFG motherboard need a BIOS Flash?
3. Is there a BIOS flash available to fix this?
4. Where can I find the BIOS flash?

I put nearly $200 of my (hard to come-by) money into this and I only have a short time before I have to ask for a refund if I can't get it to work.
Thank you very much for any help you can give me.
Hi,

I have a BFG NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboard. I have been running an Intel E6700 Core 2 Duo (65 nm) 2.66 GHz processor on it for several years.

The specs say it will take LGA 775 Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad or Intel Core 2 Extreme Dual or Quad processors.

I purchased an Intel Q8400 Core 2 Quad (45 nm) 2.66 GHz processor for it.

However, the system won't even fire up the BIOS for the new processor. I suspect it only needs a BIOS Flash to fix this problem.

I have a lifetime warranty on the board, but BFG has gone out of business.



Does anyone know:

1. Does the motherboard support the Q8400 processor?

2. Does the BFG motherboard need a BIOS Flash?

3. Is there a BIOS flash available to fix this?

4. Where can I find the BIOS flash?



I put nearly $200 of my (hard to come-by) money into this and I only have a short time before I have to ask for a refund if I can't get it to work.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

#1
Posted 08/17/2011 06:27 PM   
1. Reference design 680i boards do not support Q8/Q9XXX processors. Your board follows the reference design.
2. There isn't one.
3. No
4. Nowhere

You would need a 780i or 790i board to use that processor, but good luck finding any as they are EOL.
1. Reference design 680i boards do not support Q8/Q9XXX processors. Your board follows the reference design.

2. There isn't one.

3. No

4. Nowhere



You would need a 780i or 790i board to use that processor, but good luck finding any as they are EOL.

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#2
Posted 08/17/2011 06:39 PM   
[quote name='bLuDrGn' date='17 August 2011 - 12:39 PM' timestamp='1313606361' post='1280646']
1. Reference design 680i boards do not support Q8/Q9XXX processors. Your board follows the reference design.
2. There isn't one.
3. No
4. Nowhere

You would need a 780i or 790i board to use that processor, but good luck finding any as they are EOL.
[/quote]
Thank you very much for the info. I will attempt to get my refund now.

I consider this topic answered fully.
[quote name='bLuDrGn' date='17 August 2011 - 12:39 PM' timestamp='1313606361' post='1280646']

1. Reference design 680i boards do not support Q8/Q9XXX processors. Your board follows the reference design.

2. There isn't one.

3. No

4. Nowhere



You would need a 780i or 790i board to use that processor, but good luck finding any as they are EOL.



Thank you very much for the info. I will attempt to get my refund now.



I consider this topic answered fully.

#3
Posted 08/17/2011 07:04 PM   
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