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Sorry if this seems like a nooby kinda question, but I have never done much bios upgrading. I have 3 rigs running P5W-DH mobos, and kinda wondering if it's time to upgrade the bios. Two are running on 0801 (e6600 and e6700), and one is running on 1305 (x6800).
Best way to update bios?
Best bios to update to?

And the primary question I really have is.....
When upgrading the bios, do you alway lose all of your settings, or can they be saved somehow? Or do you have to write them all down and enter them from scratch every time you do a bios update?

Thank You for any help you can offer.
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Personally, I think bios 1305 is the best. I hear good things about 1503, and 1506, but I believe they are beta.

I just download the bios onto my computer, and then use Asus Update. It's worked fine for me and is easy. I believe it gives you the option to keep all your settings, but I'm not 100% sure on that, as I haven't updated in a bit also.

EDIT: Just checked, and with Asus Update you do have the option to clear bios settings to default, or keep the ones you have when you update.

And you can install it from the disc that came with the mobo.
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Personally, I think bios 1305 is the best. I hear good things about 1503, and 1506, but I believe they are beta.

I just download the bios onto my computer, and then use Asus Update. It's worked fine for me and is easy. I believe it gives you the option to keep all your settings, but I'm not 100% sure on that, as I haven't updated in a bit also.

EDIT: Just checked, and with Asus Update you do have the option to clear bios settings to default, or keep the ones you have when you update.

And you can install it from the disc that came with the mobo.
Thanx, I'll check that out. Now if I could only settle on which version is best to update to...........
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1503 is definitely official now. It also fixes the cold boot bug.

There are several ways to update the bios.

1)Asus Update, the program you can install for Windows, if you use this make sure you have the bios saved on your computer and extracted.

2)Asus EZ flash, rename a bios to P5WDH.rom, put it on a floppy or equivalent, reboot, press Alt+F2 to boot EZ Flash.

3)AFUDOS, I have never used this so I don't know how to use the commands.

It seems like that the updating the Bios is kinda hit or miss, different programs work for different people, so try out the other if one doesn't work for you.
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