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Originally Posted by nikets01 View Post

why would you want to downgrade bios?
No "Additional Turbo Voltage" in 3xxx BIOS versions, numerous issues reported by users at forums.overclockers.ru (russian language) such as SLI/Turbo/iGPU not working with new BIOS, loss of stability on 5+ Ghz, etc.
I personally have no issues with 3203 on Gene-Z, but made that experiment to help that people.
It works for me and I need to test it on other boards, before I can give it to unexperienced users without SPI-programmer or backup chip.
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new driver for Intel Integrated Graphics
Win 7 x64/64-bit
Win7 x86/32-bit
Version: 15.26.8 (8.15.10.2696)

Those were out over a month ago.
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post #733 of 1418
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Those were out over a month ago.
duh, do you know that's not the date they posted it on their website? Last time I downloaded it (few days ago) it was the 15.26.5 version, also it's a note to OP to update page 1. Currently listed 15.26.6
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Apologies: I appear to be a bit dyslexic.
Edited by speedlever - 5/2/12 at 5:45am
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post #735 of 1418
Have most people in here Updated their Intel ME Firmware as listed in the first post?
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It's up to date as of latest BIOS anyway, no need to it manually (version 8.x)
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Is there a special method to update my board's BIOS to the latest version?
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why would you want to downgrade bios?

LOL because 3202 is *horrific* and once its flashed you can't go back... unless someone finds a way that is reliable. Previous attemps have resulted in bios bricks by many, success from others. Asus techs by phone told me "don't do it" and to RMA my board. Its really just a terrible bios.
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post #739 of 1418
Luckily I haven't ran into any issues with the new bios
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If you have issues with 3202, my bet is you have a problem with the bios. Best option is to fully reflash the bios. This cannot be done with bupdater, nor with the bios utility, nor from windows, as this will not overwrite all modules in the bios.

The only way to do this is, apart from using an eeprom programmer, using the program "flashrom" under linux.
This is not complicated at all. No linux knowledge needed at all.

All you need is an usb flash memory stick of max 2GB.

HOWTO:

Download Lili USB Creator here: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download install and run.

1. Select your usb stick
2. Select under source: download and PartedMagic 2012_2_19 and click automatically.
3. Tick "Format the key in FAT32. Leave all other options unticked.
4. Create by clicking the lightning icon.
5. Copy the bios file you wish to flash to the root of one of your hard disks. (No RAID)
6. Change the name of the file to "newrom.bin"

Now boot from the USB key. (Reboot,F8 select key)
In "File Manager" to locate the bios file. If it is for example on the first partition of your third hard disk, this would be "/media/sdc1".

Flashing:

1. Open LX terminal. (Third icon on the taskbar)

2. At the prompt type: flashrom -r /[address of your hard disk]/oldrom.bin
(In the above example: flashrom -r /dev/sdc1/oldrom.bin)
This will make a backup of your actual bios, including the settings. No changes are made to the bios, so no risk to try this.)

Only PERFORM NEXT STEP IS STEP IF YOU MADE A SUCCESSFULL BACKUP!!!

2. At the prompt type: flashrom -w address of your bios file.
(In the above example: flashrom -w /media/sdc1/newrom.bin)

3. Wait for the confirmation that the bios has been flashed. (Do not reboot until you are sure that the bios is flashed correctly, as you may not be able to boot up.)


If the problem persists, repeat the whole procedure, putting in an extra step 2a.
At the prompt type: flashrom -E to erase the bios. (Capital "E".)

You can choose whatever bios version for your board you like, also older version than the one presently installed.

Please ask if you have any doubt or questions and if you decide to give it a try, you do so at your own risk.

chi09es.
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