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Problems updating bios

I am trying to find an update for my bios but on the asus website on the downloads page i cant find my motherboard model number. i have checked the motherboard itself and embossed on it is ptgd-la and on my computer it says my motherboard is a puffer2 . i have recently bought a new graphics card ( nvidia 8600gt super) and i have tried to install it and i am having problems . i have been told i need to update my bios and the should resolve any problems i am having. my computer is a hp
any help would be greatfully appreciated.

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Re: problems updating bios

Unlucky me,
Here is the latest bios fro HP. If this too old please let me know ,so I can look further. Thanks.

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