can't you use the old cpu for the flash and then switch? Or flash from W7 =P
well i need "stereo mix" because i make let's play videos and i want both the game and my voice to be recorded .
vista based os(win7 and vista ) it doesn't work only in xp
jakgra : i just don't like bios flashing its too risky maby later on
We have installed 71 of those BIOStar P4M900-M4 boards. All work fine.
None have failed or have given problems.
At $52.00 they are a deal, particularly for those people stuck with the evil eMachines computers that have 74% failure rate.
Also, we us an AsRock 478 board that works equally well.
As for a "Bad BIOS Flash" harming a motherboard, we have never seen it. We have seen Flash memory fail. But never have we seen the motherboard damaged. Any defective installs from a Flash are easily removed.
Of course, if you are talking about flashing the BIOS, that absolutely damage the board, if you are not expert in Flashing a BIOS.
Really, if you follow the instructions that your manufacturer (for the motherboard) supplies, and look up some stuff online to better understand the process, it's not going to be hard to flash your BIOS to upgrade the version.
I also have a suggestion for your problem with needing XP: Can you run a virtual machine of XP inside Windows 7 and use what you need? That seems like a good idea, although I'm not sure what you're trying to do, so you may have a hard time doing it, but it'd be worth a try no?
i'm just going to build a brand new pc and get off this outdated cpu socket
well i took the risk and update my bios i will do a test in a day or two to see if that fixes it
i hate my old cpu its so slow
i reinstalled the p4 2.8 ghz cpu i hope it works now
nope its still useless oh well i'll just build a new system