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post #2121 of 9802
can anyone actually show a real measured difference in boot speed as a result of that tweak (and that tweak alone)? imo the link disproving it has more credible information in it than some people saying 'feels faster to me'. i would like to see an actual benchmark or some kind of proof.

also, to anyone who has flashed the new bios: did you have to manually flash both bios chips or does the converter do them both? if it doesnt do them both, does your other chip still boot properly to 1404 or whatever you were at before this?
post #2122 of 9802
Why not just try it urself. If it's faster for you use it, if not then change it back.
 
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also, to anyone who has flashed the new bios: did you have to manually flash both bios chips or does the converter do them both? if it doesnt do them both, does your other chip still boot properly to 1404 or whatever you were at before this?

I found out the hard way:

Flashing to the CAP converter flashed both BIOS chips.

Argh, shoulda read the fine print before clicking OK:



That's me in the middle. biggrin.gif
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post #2124 of 9802
On the topic of what will decrease your boot time... Clicking the 'No GUI boot' checkbox on the Boot tab *DOES* decrease your boot time because loading the boot video driver is skipped.
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post #2125 of 9802
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Originally Posted by ugotd8 View Post

I found out the hard way:
Flashing to the CAP converter flashed both BIOS chips.
Argh, shoulda read the fine print before clicking OK:

That's me in the middle. biggrin.gif

thanks for the warning man thumb.gif
post #2126 of 9802
So if it flashes both bios? is there an easy way of backing up the other one to USB or something just in case?
 
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So if it flashes both bios? is there an easy way of backing up the other one to USB or something just in case?

There has never been a way to backup the BIOS (esp. settings), and based on what I've read there isn't one coming any time soon. I just keep an archive of the old ones on the USB stick, they are small.
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I don't care about keeping the actual old bios themselves, just the settings....
 
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post #2129 of 9802
Well this is pissing me off. I'm trying to flash to the latest 2003 bios but every time I'm trying to flash the converter, it seems to flash 'correctly' I boot the system up and it is stuck on code 69. It sucks that it flashes both bios chips because I can't seem to get my computer to post at all. I was using ROG connect - wish I would have just used the normal way of doing it but now can't even go back.

I'm really sick of this board - it's been nothing but problems. I'm on my second one and I'm about to throw this thing out the window, Ideas? Someone that used ROG connect method explain to me what they did exactly to see if there's something I'm missing.
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Well this is pissing me off. I'm trying to flash to the latest 2003 bios but every time I'm trying to flash the converter, it seems to flash 'correctly' I boot the system up and it is stuck on code 69. It sucks that it flashes both bios chips because I can't seem to get my computer to post at all. I was using ROG connect - wish I would have just used the normal way of doing it but now can't even go back.
I'm really sick of this board - it's been nothing but problems. I'm on my second one and I'm about to throw this thing out the window, Ideas? Someone that used ROG connect method explain to me what they did exactly to see if there's something I'm missing.

Look on the bright side at least it didnt eat a 3960x on you installing windows smile.gif
   
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