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So, long story shot, tried, failed, can't do it!
There is no way to flash dk p45 t2rs on windows 7, award bios. I can't find way to do it. I don't have floppy drive, got usb tough.
Please help :<.
Edited by Shame486 - 6/3/11 at 1:13pm
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Floppy drives cost $5-7.
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Just prep a bootable DOS USB flash drive and use AWDFLASH or similar to do it.
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I'v never flashed before, I mean not DFI boards, done it on Biostar, but this mobo I got has so much problems!

Could you give me link for guide how to really do it, I'm afraid of loosing this mobo, ordered corsair h60, want to get e8500 to 4GHz+, but mobo doesn't recognize my ram as 1000MHz but as 800MHz so I guess its cutting my FSB max speed, I'v set timings manualy and voltage but as soon I hit 401 FSB boom <.< no boot.
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Just prep a bootable DOS USB flash drive and use AWDFLASH or similar to do it.
Made what you said, however I can't find option to put my usb as first boot device, in bios settings are usb-hdd, usb-zip, and usp-cdrom. Im confused! Neither worked
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last time i tried to flash a dfi board i bricked it and dfi refused to help me fix it... that was like 3 years ago with a $260 X48 board.
    
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You shouldn't be flashing in Windows at all.

Are you sure you've made the USB drive bootable? You can't boot from just any USB drive, and you cannot just throw system files on it and expect it to go.

If you are sure you've set up the drive correctly, and it still won't use it as the boot device, just disable booting from everything else.
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post #8 of 13
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last time i tried to flash a dfi board i bricked it and dfi refused to help me fix it... that was like 3 years ago with a $260 X48 board.
Don't scare me argh .
I do really have to update it, its having problems with 1000Mhz RAM memory, I can't get past 400FSB and yet its pain to update. Anyways, I got it back in 2008 so warranty is kinda off ;<.
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You shouldn't be flashing in Windows at all.

Are you sure you've made the USB drive bootable? You can't boot from just any USB drive, and you cannot just throw system files on it and expect it to go.

If you are sure you've set up the drive correctly, and it still won't use it as the boot device, just disable booting from everything else.
I'm 100% sure Iv made it right, followed http://tw.dfi-acp.com/Support/forum/faq_en.html . Got AWDFLASH and D245D914.bin on my usb device.
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last time i tried to flash a dfi board i bricked it and dfi refused to help me fix it... that was like 3 years ago with a $260 X48 board.
It cost about 10-15 dollars to have a new, pre-flashed, BIOS ROM chip sent to you, and these services have been around for at least 15 years.

All DFI X48 boards have removable EEPROM chips.
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