Hello, I just got my new MSI Neo2-FIR motherboard
the version is MS-7345 Version 1.2
the BIOS is A7345IMS.150 (I notice the BIOS chip is soldered in place)
I want to buy a Wolfdale CPU for this board as soon as they are released. My question is will this BIOS version 1.5 boot a Wolfdale E8400. I don't need full Wolfdale support, but I'm hoping I can at least boot into DOS with BIOS 1.5 and then flash to BIOS 1.6. The problem is I'm coming from AMD platform, so I don't have a spare Intel chip. The e-tailer said he can't re-program the chip, and I don't know anyone to borrow an Intel chip from. I'm in a "catch 22" situation. I don't want to buy a cpu just to update the BIOS. Any advice is good ... thanks.
It's funny I am in the same situation...
I just ordered a MSI P35-Neo2 FR, and I am planning to get a E8400. I don't now what revision I will get or the BIOS version, but I hope the board will atleast allow me to boot and allow me to update the BIOS.
Can anybody test the board with older BIOS and with one of their Wolfdale's?