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post #571 of 1418
Yes, you can hot swap in windows, although it would be better to startup in dos and use bupdater. (make a bootable dos strartup disk on flash drive)
Also you can buy a pre-programmed BIOS chip for your board on ebay. Cost 10-15 $. (the bios chip is a small pdip8 located next to the light blue Marvell Sata port and can simply lifted out with the use of small screwdriver.

Best option is to buy an EEPROM programmer that supports the bios chip. (Winbond W25Q64BVAIG) E.G. the SEEPROM. This gives you the option to upgrade, downgrade bios at will and experiment with changing modules without the risk of bricking your bios.

chi09es.
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I take it you're using a P8Z68-V LX? If so, you're going to be very limited in the availability of BIOS options. Make sure LLC is enabled and do the best with what you're given in the UEFI.

Yes I do & TY.
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I upgraded my GENE-Z with BIOS 3203 and there is one small bug. The Q-Fan settings keep getting set to Disabled whenever I go into the BIOS. I have to remember to set it to Enabled before I exit the BIOS.
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hey all,
i recently purchased the p8z68 deluxe/gen3 and updated to bios version 0302. i was wondering what software you guys use to check for driver updates? or do you just periodically manually goto asus.com and check if they released new drivers? i've always done the manual method, but since this board is fairly new, i figured asus would be updating it more frequently. i manually check my ati hd 7970 drivers, but thats easy since its just one device. the motherboard has a bunch of different device drivers, so i was just wondering if there was an easy way to track latest version and what version i currently have installed.
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hey all,
i recently purchased the p8z68 deluxe/gen3 and updated to bios version 0302. i was wondering what software you guys use to check for driver updates? or do you just periodically manually goto asus.com and check if they released new drivers? i've always done the manual method, but since this board is fairly new, i figured asus would be updating it more frequently. i manually check my ati hd 7970 drivers, but thats easy since its just one device. the motherboard has a bunch of different device drivers, so i was just wondering if there was an easy way to track latest version and what version i currently have installed.


Personally I go to the OP of this thread and click on the spoiler below my board and check for new drivers there. I also subscribe to this thread and get alerts via email. If a driver specific to your board is not up to date, rarely, subscribers here are quick to point that out and it gets updated. Even trouble with installation & usage get reported which is another good reason to subscribe.  I would not rely on software or windows update to get that latest drivers. However I do use Secunia PSI for keeping software up to date but it rarely indicates board specific .inf, sata, network drivers etc. or even GPU or other peripheral drivers.

edit: additional info

You can always go to Control Panel> Device Manager and right click on what ever you want to check then click on Properties then the Driver tab to see what your system is currently using. You can also roll back drivers there if you have a problem. It may also be helpful to know most board specific drivers have no need to be uninstalled before you install the new driver meaning you can run theses .exe over top the existing installations with no problems. So if all this is to much trouble there's no harm in running the current drivers listed in the OP for your board. GL and enjoy that new system


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This thread needs to be stickied at the top of this forum.
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This thread needs to be stickied at the top of this forum.


+1 there's every good reason to search for it when it falls out of view and no better reason to sticky it.

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post #579 of 1418

Hello everybody

 

I am using a Asus P8z68Vle motherboard and a haf 922 Case

 

When i launch Asus Suite II and go to fan monitor there are 2 profiles. One is CPU FAN and the other is CHASIS FAN.

 

both profiles are set in standard. Should i swtich them to TURBO?

 

Also i have 3 fans on the case.

 

I front 200mm

1 rear 120mm

1 top 200mm

 

all are spinning without a problem but why does chasis fan profile only give me 1 fan control.

 

Or are all of the 3 chasis fans connected under 1 profile?

post #580 of 1418
Has anyone figured out an *absolute* fix for the monitor sleep/sleep/standby/hibernate problem? I have a P8Z68 DELUXE /GEN 3.
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