Windows is crashing - do I replace Motherboard or BIOS?

Asus P4v8x-x motherboard
February 18, 2012 at 21:18:10
Specs: Windows XP
Windows XP keeps crashing after I had a Asus P4V 8X-X Motherboard installed. Windows error report says I need an updated version of BIOS because it does not match the specification for my CPU. Would replacing the Motherboard solve the problem or do I need to find the manufacturer and replace the BIOS?

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February 18, 2012 at 23:31:48
well it says you need to update the bios, try that, go to the pc manufacturer website and look for updates.

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February 19, 2012 at 06:02:23
You could try listing the CPU or go to the MB mfg's site and look on the CPU compatibility list. If it is on there, see if there is a note about which BIOS version it is supported by, if it is a later version, then it is time to update your BIOS, If it is not supported or you already have the BIOS then do not update. Updating the BIOS is a risky affair so you only should do it if there is a proper reason (which it appears there probably is here). Read the procedure carefully and work carefully since if you use the wrong one, do it incorrectly, are interrupted (power failure or anything), or any other problem, you may be replacing the motherboard.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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