May 13, 2012
Shuttle has a new Ivy Bridge BIOS v 202, with a modified uCode and SMBIOS.
uCode basically identifies the processor in the BIOS
SMBIOS is System Management BIOS which addresses how motherboard and system vendors present management information about their products in a standard format by extending the BIOS interface on Intel architecture systems.
The IVY Bridge BIOS updates have to be installed using DOS mode only, so I thought I’d post the link for creating a DOS bootable Flash drive. How to create a DOS bootable Flash drive.
NOTE: This BIOS update is only for an SH67H3/7 with a “version 2” motherboard.
See my prior posts on how to tell which version motherboard you have and if you want to upgrade to the “Version 2” motherboard (for US customers only).
For those that don’t have an SH67H3 you can purchase one here with the “Version 2” motherboard Ivy Bridge support for $249.99.
April 20, 2012
Shuttle just released a BIOS update for Ivy Bridge support, but, only for the Version 2 motherboards.
Here is a link on how to identify your motherboard version.
Here is a link to the BIOS update version 201.
Unfortunately, I have a “version 1” motherboard in my H3, so no Ivy Bridge upgrade on this one.
I’m checking with Shuttle to see if we can get the “Version 2” motherboard to upgrade the existing SH67H3 with the “Version 1” boards. I’ll let you know what I find out, if anyone would like to go that route.
So, for those that have to have the latest and greatest Intel processors, this is definitely an update you want.
Just a quick reminder on how to update the BIOS on the SH67H3:
When you download the BIOS there are three folders. The W32 and W64 folders have BIOS files as EXE and a DOS folder that has the BIOS as a ROM file that you would use with AFUWIN utility.
The EASIEST way in Windows:
Open the W32 or W64 (depending on your OS architecture) folder, right click the .EXE file and click “Run as Administrator”, if you don’t “Run as Administrator” you will get an error stating it “Can’t update the BIOS”.
It flashes the BIOS and reboots your computer and its done.