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And remember to update BIOS with CPU, RAM and other components at stock. If Your CPU will be OCd and You'll try to update BIOS it can fail, so always do it at stock settings.
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My 580 is factory OC'd, any probs with that?
    
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And remember to update BIOS with CPU, RAM and other components at stock. If Your CPU will be OCd and You'll try to update BIOS it can fail, so always do it at stock settings.
Thanks for posting that. Newb here getting an education before my first build
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Once you get a few BIOS updates under your belt you will feel better. Believe me in days past there were valid reasons to sweat a BIOS update but this issue seems to be a thing of the past. You certainly do not want to experience a black-out during the update but that is pretty far fetched.I have not used the ASUS tool but I have done them through Dell and if Dell can make it work I suspect ASUS can also.
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Will I have to clear CMOS?
Asus recommends that you do to avoid instability during the flash.I would too be safe.You just simply pull the battery for a minute.

Your usb drive may need too be formatted with fat 32 also.It's not a hard thing too do.
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Asus recommends that you do to avoid instability during the flash.I would too be safe.You just simply pull the battery for a minute.

Your usb drive may need too be formatted with fat 32 also.It's not a hard thing too do.
heh. the battery is under the thermal sheath. But hy whould I have to clear CMOS if I haven't made any changes to the BIOS? I haven't Oc'd anything.
    
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post #17 of 19
The asus update clears it and resets to defaults when after flashing and rebooting. You just need to go into bios and load optimized defaults. After that then start overclocking.
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I haven't OC'd, but how do you load optimized defaults? noob question sorry.
    
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post #19 of 19
Press F5 when in bios to load optimized defaults.
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