I missed out on the RM1 so I went for this. Can anyone confirm you actually need to put in a new bios chip for ivy bridge? Is it a pain?
Its not a simple flash?
Debating between getting a G530 to use now, or just wait for an ivy bridge. I have an extra Radeon 5450, does anyone know if its worth it to use the 5450 with the g530? Will I be able to do 3d blu rays with the g530/radeon 5450?
You may or may not need a new BIOS chip. Newer units ship with Ivy compatible BIOS. I ordered the RM1 and all it took was a 2 minute phone call to get the new chip. Gave them my address and it is on the way.
Response regarding Ivy Bridge. Basically, you can flash update the BIOS if you have another Sandy Bridge processor to use temporarily. Otherwise they send you a new one. I'm not sure how to physically swap it out but will figure it out when it gets here.
Welcome to Foxconn.
If you want to using an Ivy Bridge processor,you need update BIOS to the latest version C33F1P01.
Please download it from next link as below. http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Pro...-us0000515
About how to update BIOS ,you need install a Sandy bridge CPU first.Then start to flash it.Please refer to the attached SOP.
Or please contact our US RMA center to get a BIOS Chip.
Tel: 714-626-6909 (8:30am - 5:30pm PST; excludes national holidays)
Any other query in the future, please contact us freely.
Foxconn Technical Support
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