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MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« on: 01-September-09, 23:06:57 »

Hey guys, I'm a bios newbie. Anyways, I want to update the bios due to the fact that its not reading all of my sata connections, as well as treating my 1066mhz memory as 800mhz memory (Almost twice a speed difference...). Any-who, thanks, if you can tell me that the Live Setup works with windows 7 unofficially, or give me a good process to do it by. (Easy process, mind you.)

Thanks.
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CPU: AMD Phenom X4 2.30 GHZ
Motherboard: MSI K9N2 Platinum - MS-7374
RAM: Kingston 2gb 1066mhz memory (Currently running at 800mhz due to the cursed bios.)
Hard drive: Western Digital Blue Caviar 500GB HD
GPU: Nvidia XFX 9600 GSO 756mb version (No trusses or addons.)
Fans: 8, including case fans, gpu fan, and cpu fan.
Not overclocked.

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Re: MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« Reply #1 on: 01-September-09, 23:16:26 »

Before you think about a BIOS Update, please check your current BIOS Version for comparison.

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its not reading all of my sata connections

Can you explain, what this means exactly?  Please describe your problem in more detail. This may not be a BIOS Problem.

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as well as treating my 1066mhz memory as 800mhz memory

The BIOS is treating your memory as DDR2-800 because it actually is DDR2-800 memory.  Kingston has programmed the SPD Chips with Speed and Timing Profiles that the BIOS Reads to AUTO-set the memory.  There is probably no DDR2-1066-Profile and that is why the BIOS does not treat your memory sticks as DDR2-1066 (usually this is an overclocking rating, which you would have to manually apply anyway).  The bottom line is:  This does not sound like a BIOS Problem at all.

Please write down the exact model name of your Kingston sticks for comparison:



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the Live Setup

Under no circumstances should you use MSI Live Update for BIOS Updates.  It is a risky procedure that may crash your system and render your board useless.  If you have that application installed, please uninstall it completely.
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Re: MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« Reply #2 on: 01-September-09, 23:51:45 »

No problem. The sata connections, there are six of them. It only reads 4 in the bios. Not a biggy for now, but it might be in the future. I also just overclocked something called the DRAM to 1066mhz, so that probably fixed it. (It was in the bios beneath everything cpu related.)
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CPU: AMD Phenom X4 2.30 GHZ
Motherboard: MSI K9N2 Platinum - MS-7374
RAM: Kingston 2gb 1066mhz memory (Currently running at 800mhz due to the cursed bios.)
Hard drive: Western Digital Blue Caviar 500GB HD
GPU: Nvidia XFX 9600 GSO 756mb version (No trusses or addons.)
Fans: 8, including case fans, gpu fan, and cpu fan.
Not overclocked.

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Re: MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« Reply #3 on: 01-September-09, 23:59:01 »

Again, what is your current BIOS Version?
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Re: MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« Reply #4 on: 02-September-09, 08:35:00 »

The sata connections, there are six of them. It only reads 4 in the bios.
Look here:
http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1443

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RAID Function

- SATA II 1~6 support RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1 /5 or JBOD mode by NVIDIA® nForce 750a SLI
- SATA II 5 & 6 support AHCI mode and RAID mode only.
- 2 eSATA ports support RAID 0/ 1 mode by JMicron JMB363

as well as treating my 1066mhz memory as 800mhz memory (Almost twice a speed difference...)...
 
...I also just overclocked something called the DRAM to 1066mhz, so that probably fixed it.

You could have looked in this thread for the answer to that:
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=123861.0

You don't appear to have a BIOS problem at all, so please leave it for now.
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Re: MSI K9N2 Platinum (MS7374) Bios, Yet with Windows 7.
« Reply #5 on: 02-September-09, 10:04:49 »

No problem. The sata connections, there are six of them. It only reads 4 in the bios. Not a biggy for now, but it might be in the future. I also just overclocked something called the DRAM to 1066mhz, so that probably fixed it. (It was in the bios beneath everything cpu related.)

DDR2 always defaults to 800 when using 800 or above speed memory and set on auto.
This is because the system reads the JEDEC settings, and they are not programmed above 800 in the memory stick.
You have to set 1066 by hand as you did.
Run CPU-z and look at the SPD in your memory sticks, it will show you why it does that.
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