How to Update a P6T BIOS

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The ASUS P6T is a computer motherboard for Intel Socket 1366 processors such as the Core i7. The Core i7 is a recent processor line, and Intel continues to release new products within this processor series. As a result, ASUS has continued to release motherboard firmware, or Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) updates, for the P6T to support the clock speed multipliers that these new processors require. If you plan to upgrade your ASUS P6T with a new processor that was not available when the motherboard was first released, it is in your best interest to update the motherboard BIOS first.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • ASUS motherboard utility CD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open a Web browser and navigate to the ASUS support and drivers downloads page. You can find the link in Resources below.

  2. 2

    Click the "Select Product" drop-down menu, and then click "Motherboard."

  3. 3

    Click the "Select Series" drop-down menu, and then click "LGA1366."

  4. 4

    Click the "Select Models" drop-down menu, and then click "P6T." Click the "Search" button.

  5. 5

    Select your operating system from the drop-down menu in the new window that appears, and then click the "Search" button. The page changes to display all of the downloads available for your motherboard.

  6. 6

    Click "BIOS" to expand the category.

  7. 7

    Click the "Global" download link under the most recent BIOS version available, shown at the top of the list (e.g. "P6T 1303 BIOS").

  8. 8

    Type the characters displayed in the new window that appears, and then click the "Submit" button. A download window opens. Save the resulting file to the desktop.

  9. 9

    Right-click the BIOS update file when the download is complete. For example, if you downloaded BIOS version 1303, the file name is "P6T-ASUS-1303.zip." Select "Extract" to extract the archive to a new folder and open the folder in a new window. The folder contains the file "P6T-ASUS-1303.ROM."

  10. 10

    Insert the support CD included with the motherboard. When the installation screen appears, click the "Utilities" tab at the top of the window, and then click "Install ASUS Update."

  11. 11

    Launch the "ASUS Update" utility from the Start menu after the installation is complete.

  12. 12

    Click the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, and select "Update BIOS from a file."

  13. 13

    Locate the file "P6T-ASUS-1303.ROM" and double-click it.

  14. 14

    Click the "Save" button to begin updating the BIOS for your motherboard.

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