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.

Things You'll Need

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Click "BIOS" to expand the category.

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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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."

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

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

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

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

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