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This ^^^. I always investigate what the bios update is for. Its not always documented tho.. Asrock is probably dealing with a lot of people flashing bios incorectly and well i can cause a dead board. these days many boards have a replaceable bios chip. That wasnt always the case.
use common sense. IF you have issues ask in here to see if they think its bios related or not. Especially if you are fairly new to the process, Its always more fun and safer to experiment with a older board.
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The only "issue" I had flashing the bios was trying to flash a beta bios from Asrock and it just wouldn't go. I click on the update bios button it lets me select the new bios but then it just does nothing. tried a few times but it wouldn't go. not a big deal.
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I would agree you are always best running the latest, however the old phrase "if it isn't broke why fix it" comes to mind. Especially after recently bricking my Asrock ITX board. My advice, don't update using the windows updater always use the in BIOS flash method from USB and ideally do not do this while overclocked, as any instability could cause the flashing process to wipe out your firmware and crash before new one in.
However....
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Having never seen the abbreviation QFT i decided to google, the results been:
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I really do not think being overclocked will mess with your bios update. you are using minimal processing power and no peripherals are loaded except usb and it should not cause a problem. However, I would only flash from usb or through the web update in the bios. NEVER use the windows update utility.
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I really do not think being overclocked will mess with your bios update. you are using minimal processing power and no peripherals are loaded except usb and it should not cause a problem. However, I would only flash from usb or through the web update in the bios. NEVER use the windows update utility.

I think the idea is what I've heard referred to as "an abundance of caution". The idea is that if your computer crashes while running Prime95 or a game, no big deal. If the bios update bricks your motherboard... not good! How hard is it to un-overclock your processor/memory for a few minutes? On the other hand, I agree, a safe overclock (tested stable) shouldn't pose any problems. But, my nephew had his Athlon overclocked beyond what I suspect was stable, and so long as it ran his games and didn't crash, he counted that as OK. I don't think it would have passed the Prime95 test (he never tried it!) and I would not have felt comfortable flashing the bios at those settings. So, it's always safe to flash at stock speeds, but not always safe to flash while overclocked. (It's probably usually safe, or almost always safe, or maybe safe unless you're stupid... I mean, I agree with you 99+ percent... it's those 10 percent that I worry about, not you!)
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I think the idea is what I've heard referred to as "an abundance of caution". The idea is that if your computer crashes while running Prime95 or a game, no big deal. If the bios update bricks your motherboard... not good! How hard is it to un-overclock your processor/memory for a few minutes? On the other hand, I agree, a safe overclock (tested stable) shouldn't pose any problems. But, my nephew had his Athlon overclocked beyond what I suspect was stable, and so long as it ran his games and didn't crash, he counted that as OK. I don't think it would have passed the Prime95 test (he never tried it!) and I would not have felt comfortable flashing the bios at those settings. So, it's always safe to flash at stock speeds, but not always safe to flash while overclocked. (It's probably usually safe, or almost always safe, or maybe safe unless you're stupid... I mean, I agree with you 99+ percent... it's those 10 percent that I worry about, not you!)

All I have to say to that is he should not be mad if he does not do things properly and something goes wrong. It is pretty basic on almost every overclocking website and post that if done improperly bad things can and usually will happen.
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Update on the B4 post error code I was getting. It was actually from my new CPU cooler plugged into a certain USB 2.0 header (for Corsair Link). When I moved it to another header, the system started booting quickly again without that code. Oddly enough, that first USB 2.0 header is still in use - by my case's front panel USB 2.0 ports, without any issues. Dunno what that was all about!
   
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Hey aar0nsky / Hey Asrock owners smile.gif

I have a small issue with my drives (1 SSD & 1 HDD) connected to the native SATA III ports, both are showing up in the 'Safely remove Hardware' icon and the HDD keeps making that poping/clicking sound (turning off & on) ....any way to solve/remove them from this state? Bios settings are set as supposed to. mobo is Extreme4 (2nd sig rig)

Thanks again..
Edited by eXXon - 11/24/12 at 8:42pm
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