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post #1241 of 6918
I would recommend disabling the start screen for SSD drives. I did, and it definitely saves time. I also set the delay time to 3 seconds from the standard 5 seconds. These can easily be done in the bios under the boot section. 30 seconds is a bit high for an SSD. I was getting <20 seconds after all my junk was installed.

FYI (not sure how relevant this will be for people but it saved my H80 water cooler purchase) If you have an Antec Nine Hundred case and are looking to get an H80 cooler, you can simply reverse the plastic fan holder on the door to keep that fan there, prevent chopping off parts unnecessarily like a lot of people say is necessary, and to accommodate the H80. It can easily fit in the back fan, though the fit is relatively tight. The plastic part is glued to the metal grill, but carefully using a sharp knife separate the glue and the plastic can easily be reversed to the outside. It makes it much more bulky, if slightly awkward, but no amputation is required.

While my board is RMAing, I picked up an H80 and some G.Skill Ares 2133 RAM (9-11-10). After selling my aftermarket air cooler and "old" RAM, the upgrade only cost $50. Can't wait to get my board back!!!!
Edited by lzepplin01 - 7/2/12 at 6:14pm
post #1242 of 6918
There was mention in the Ivy Bridge Stress and Overclock thread of C-States playing a role in slowing down SSD read times. Apologies of not lining where it was mentioned.

30 seconds seems a long time...from beep to OS it takes me about 15 seconds...perhaps changing to 1206 Bios will help with your loading issues
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Can anyone teach how to update BIOS? Is it safe??
I'm very new with this thing and this is my first ever build so I need a guide from you guys biggrin.gif
Thanks in advanced
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Download the bios --> Unzip the .CAP file to a FAT/FAT32 formatted flash drive (doesn't matter if there's other stuff on there, just remember where you put it!) --> Rename to Z77ST.CAP --> Boot into Bios --> Advanced --> Tool Menu --> Asus EZ Flash Utility --> Select Z77ST.CAP from the flash disk you have inserted.

BIOS may be downloaded here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABERTOOTH_Z77/#download

There are other ways as well, but it is STRONGLY recommended that you do NOT update through windows. The possibilities for errors and problems are significantly higher.

It is safe so long as you follow the procedure and don't restart/remove the flash drive before it is finished. If there's a problem you will need to remove the Jumper pins to reset the BIOS. Not a big deal, a minor hassle.
Edited by lzepplin01 - 7/2/12 at 10:38pm
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k, first get a USB drive, format it to a FAT32 enviroment. DL the bios from the ASUS site, shuld be called something like Sabertooth-z77-ASUS-1206.CAP, plug it into the usb port in the back labled EZ-Flash, then restart, navigate to your bios, last tab, chose Flash Utility, and it should go straight to the USB drive. click on the file, it will ask for confirmation, start the flash, and presto you have a new BIOS

seems Zep beat me to it..
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Hate to do it, but I might sell my rig, start over again with a new Sabertooth. It was such a pleasure building it I want to do it all over again...make better adjustments with my WC loop maybe get the 3770k instead of the 3570k
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oh is not that hard. Its really safe? I heard BIOS update could be. dangerous.
I will try update my BIOS after I get back from class smile.gif

Anyway, how about BIOS button at the I/O panel??
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Ye, that button can also be used. You prepare a USB stick, put the bios file on it and name it Z77ST.CAP (the manual says so), hold that button for 3 seconds and it updates that bios file. There is one special USB3 slot marked for that on the back IO panel. The manual doesn't say much about it but I guess the stick has to go in there.
Also I dunno if your machine has to be shut off when you press that bios button on the back. I'll need to update to 1206 anyway so I'll try it.

Wish me luck redface.gif

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You shut down your machine, plug the stick into that labelled port and hold the bios button on the IO panel. After 2-3 seconds it starts blinking and after 3-4 seconds or so it starts reading the stick and updating the bios file. (my stick has some access led so I noticed it started blinking)
When its finished, it just shuts down again. Seems like a nice feature for the lazy. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by mosi View Post

Ye, that button can also be used. You prepare a USB stick, put the bios file on it and name it Z77ST.CAP (the manual says so), hold that button for 3 seconds and it updates that bios file. There is one special USB3 slot marked for that on the back IO panel. The manual doesn't say much about it but I guess the stick has to go in there.
Also I dunno if your machine has to be shut off when you press that bios button on the back. I'll need to update to 1206 anyway so I'll try it.
Wish me luck redface.gif
*edit*
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You shut down your machine, plug the stick into that labelled port and hold the bios button on the IO panel. After 2-3 seconds it starts blinking and after 3-4 seconds or so it starts reading the stick and updating the bios file. (my stick has some access led so I noticed it started blinking)
When its finished, it just shuts down again. Seems like a nice feature for the lazy. thumb.gif

Congratz!! I will try this way too, because I'm soooo lazy LOL. And I think this way is safer because you have to shut down your pc first, right??
Do you feel any improvement with the new BIOS?
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