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Author Topic: P45 Neo-F (MS-7519) - Bios 1.3 - incompatible with latest Nvidia drivers  (Read 42138 times)

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I have discovered this. Version 1.2 works fine for me.
I know this has been noticed by a few other people.
anyone else had this problem ? or alternativelty don't have this problem with 1.3 ?
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« Reply #1 on: 22-July-08, 19:35:42 »

*Raises hand*

It's happened to me.

Hey, I wonder if this thread might fit better in the BIOS section. Maybe?

Just to document as much as possible, I'm running XP 32-bit, and with BIOS version 1.3 on the P45 Neo-F Version 1.0 the computer couldn't boot after installing newer Nvidia drivers. The graphics card in my case is a reference design 8800 GTS 512 (G92). Flashing the BIOS to 1.2 made everything work as it should.

It might be helpful if anyone that has encountered this problem could list some basic system specs, so that everyone can get an idea of exactly what Nvidia cards are effected by the 1.3 BIOS. I'd like to suggest a little quote, edit, and paste kind of response so we can see if there are any trends. Personally I'd love to know exactly what hardware triggers this issue. Here's mine:

Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit SP2
Video card: Zotac 8800 GTS 512
CPU: Q6600
Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066
HDD: Single Seagate 7200.11 500GB SATA 3.0
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MSI P45 Neo-F w/BIOS 1.2
Intel Q6600 G0
Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2-1066 (2X2GB)
Zotac 8800 GTS 512
Seagate ST3500320AS SATA 3.0 500GB
LG GSA-H55L PATA RW-DVD
Corsair TX650

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« Reply #2 on: 22-July-08, 19:58:00 »

Have you done >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with power cord removed and 'LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS" after BIOS update?
Have you done new fresh OS installation after BIOS update?
Have you tried different VGA drivers? {Including latest Beta available from Nvidia web?}
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« Reply #3 on: 22-July-08, 23:32:45 »

Have you done >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with power cord removed and 'LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS" after BIOS update?
Have you done new fresh OS installation after BIOS update?
Have you tried different VGA drivers? {Including latest Beta available from Nvidia web?}


1 .yes - cleared cmos
2. no fresh OS install. why would this be necessary ?
3. Yes, loads of different drivers

After hours of trying, everything started to work fine when I went back to 1.2
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« Reply #4 on: 22-July-08, 23:36:17 »

"2. no fresh OS install. why would this be necessary ?"

In same cases, BIOS update can require that.
Do a new fresh installation{you can make a backup your boot partition with ghost or similar to restore it later if doesn't work}, and let us know how it goes.
 
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« Reply #5 on: 22-July-08, 23:48:54 »

Had similar bug with bios 1.7 on P965 Platinum mainboard.....nvidia cards would not boot. (1.8 worked, but used 1.6 for long time rather than 1.7)

Stick with earlier version.

Did you have an issue that made you update to later bios?

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« Reply #6 on: 23-July-08, 03:55:18 »

Have you done >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with power cord removed and 'LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS" after BIOS update?
Have you done new fresh OS installation after BIOS update?
Have you tried different VGA drivers? {Including latest Beta available from Nvidia web?}


Yes, CMOS was cleared upon initial installation of motherboard prior to first boot and after each flash with power cord removed, and optimized defaults were selected as well.

Yes, a fresh load of the OS was performed after each flash.

Yes, I tried every Nvidia driver under the sun. The only version that functioned for me was the one that came on the disc with the card - version 169.06.

I'd also like to note that my board came with BIOS version 1.3 on it from the factory, so there was no upgrading on my part to begin with. By flashing to version 1.2, I haven't noticed any problems that didn't exist with 1.3, with the exception that I'm actually able to make use of my video card with a decent driver.

MSI has provided me with a copy of 4.2 beta to try out. I might try it, since I can't bump up memory speed with version 1.2, so the 1066 memory is going to waste at this time. The 4.2 beta may be okay, so I'll probably try it out shortly.


« Last Edit: 23-July-08, 11:02:33 by kadams4458 »
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MSI P45 Neo-F w/BIOS 1.2
Intel Q6600 G0
Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2-1066 (2X2GB)
Zotac 8800 GTS 512
Seagate ST3500320AS SATA 3.0 500GB
LG GSA-H55L PATA RW-DVD
Corsair TX650
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