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As the title says I am trying to update my BIOS to version 1309 which will offer better support for windows 8 and system stability.

When I download the BIOS file and put it on my falsh drive, everything is just fine until I get to the asus EZ flash utility. When I try to read the .cap file, I get an error that says it is not a EFI bios. I tired using an older (yet newer than my current version) BIOS file, and the same ting happened.

I would probably be calling asus right now if it weren't a sunday. Do you guys/girls have any ideas?
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Did you rename the BIOS file MVG.cap?

Have you tried the BIOS update button at the back?

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Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

Did you rename the BIOS file MVG.cap?
Have you tried the BIOS update button at the back?

No such luck
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post #4 of 6

Looked through the manual and I posted wrong info, sorry. Try M5G.cap with the BIOS Flashback button.

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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

As the title says I am trying to update my BIOS to version 1309 which will offer better support for windows 8 and system stability.
When I download the BIOS file and put it on my falsh drive, everything is just fine until I get to the asus EZ flash utility. When I try to read the .cap file, I get an error that says it is not a EFI bios. I tired using an older (yet newer than my current version) BIOS file, and the same ting happened.
I would probably be calling asus right now if it weren't a sunday. Do you guys/girls have any ideas?

EZflash 2 from within bios?
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EZflash 2 from within bios?

That is what I was originally trying.

The good news is I got it to work.

This was a really weird problem, and it seems like asus has dropped the ball big time. When I was going to this web page http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_V_GENE/ to get the BIOS files, they weren't working. Both download locations ended up giving me the same error.

When I was trying to google the problem, I came across the ROG page for the board. http://rog.asus.com/motherboard/gene/maximus-v-gene/

It turns out that you can get the BIOS files from this site as well, and they had one download location that the other site didn't, and that was "china".

i downloaded the file using the china location and it worked perfectly. Once again proving that things that come from china are always the best thumb.gif
Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 11/4/12 at 10:43am
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