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''unknown cpu detected,bios update is required to unleash its pow

I am getting a message like ''unknown cpu detected,bios update is required to unleash its power' can you guide me the steps how to update the BIOS with the latest version of the BIOS i have downloaded from internet.

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Ensure that you download the BIOS update from the ASUS Website - nowhere else - and that it is for your exact motherboard model.

Instructions are here:

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?root=198&SLanguage=en-us

I am a bit surprised that they still require you to copy the files to a floppy/USB and boot into DOS. Last time I updated my Phoenix BIOS the utility ran from Windows. But anyway, that seems to still be the procedure for ASUS boards.

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