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Can I flash Asus M488td-m bios over my Asus M488td-m EVO bios?

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I've tried to flash the Asus M488td-m bios to my Asus M488td-m evo mainboard to no avail? Can I somehow flash it? I can mod my bios with newest amd ahci rom but can I flash Asus M488td-m bios over my Asus M488td-m EVO mainboard? I want to flash the Asus M488td-m bios because the mainboard seems to be similar and the bios version is higher for Asus M488td-m bios. Thank you!
Edited by Recursion - 11/27/12 at 2:25am
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Just because a motherboard seems similar doesn't mean it'll work. The EVO has additional features that the BIOS supports, so flashing the non-EVO version will likely fail, or even if it does work it may not have the support for the additional ports on your board.

I wouldn't risk it, even if it does work you may ask yourself why something isn't working on it. Just because one version is higher doesn't mean its better as such. Unless as you said you mod it.
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Just because a motherboard seems similar doesn't mean it'll work. The EVO has additional features that the BIOS supports, so flashing the non-EVO version will likely fail, or even if it does work it may not have the support for the additional ports on your board.
I wouldn't risk it, even if it does work you may ask yourself why something isn't working on it. Just because one version is higher doesn't mean its better as such. Unless as you said you mod it.

I already know that's working by accident but can you explain what you mean? What exactly is evo version difference from other version? Too me evo means a bit cheaper. The non-evo version of my mainboard has a sata-port more.
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Compare the boards on the ASUS site, the EVO has more I/O ports for different functions, eSATA is an additional port as well as USB3. So these probably won't function because the BIOS won't understand it, the BIOS is written for the M488td-m so the features included in the EVO is not included, these are additional features written for the EVO BIOS.

You can however, modify the BIOS, basically take the additional features out of the EVOs BIOS and place them into the M488td-m BIOS. But it may not work and to be honest, it isn't worth it.

What features do you want out of the latest M488td-m BIOS anyway? BIOS revisions are usually stability improvements
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Compare the boards on the ASUS site, the EVO has more I/O ports for different functions, eSATA is an additional port as well as USB3. So these probably won't function because the BIOS won't understand it, the BIOS is written for the M488td-m so the features included in the EVO is not included, these are additional features written for the EVO BIOS.
You can however, modify the BIOS, basically take the additional features out of the EVOs BIOS and place them into the M488td-m BIOS. But it may not work and to be honest, it isn't worth it.
What features do you want out of the latest M488td-m BIOS anyway? BIOS revisions are usually stability improvements

I didn't ask you that? Sure I can look myself I already wrote that the EVO mainboard has less SATA-PORTS. I'm not sure what you mean that the non-evo board has less I/O ports? It also happens that somebody flashed the evo board with the td-v version bios and booted successfully. I wanted to try it out of curious and because I have some problems with my mainboard. But nevermind I already bought a replacement mainboard. Thanks for your reply.
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Compare the boards on the ASUS site, the EVO has more I/O ports for different functions, eSATA is an additional port as well as USB3. So these probably won't function because the BIOS won't understand it, the BIOS is written for the M488td-m so the features included in the EVO is not included, these are additional features written for the EVO BIOS.
You can however, modify the BIOS, basically take the additional features out of the EVOs BIOS and place them into the M488td-m BIOS. But it may not work and to be honest, it isn't worth it.
What features do you want out of the latest M488td-m BIOS anyway? BIOS revisions are usually stability improvements

I didn't ask you that? Sure I can look myself I already wrote that the EVO mainboard has less SATA-PORTS. I'm not sure what you mean that the non-evo board has less I/O ports? It also happens that somebody flashed the evo board with the td-v version bios and booted successfully. I wanted to try it out of curious and because I have some problems with my mainboard. But nevermind I already bought a replacement mainboard. Thanks for your reply.
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Compare the boards on the ASUS site, the EVO has more I/O ports for different functions, eSATA is an additional port as well as USB3. So these probably won't function because the BIOS won't understand it, the BIOS is written for the M488td-m so the features included in the EVO is not included, these are additional features written for the EVO BIOS.
You can however, modify the BIOS, basically take the additional features out of the EVOs BIOS and place them into the M488td-m BIOS. But it may not work and to be honest, it isn't worth it.
What features do you want out of the latest M488td-m BIOS anyway? BIOS revisions are usually stability improvements

I didn't ask you that? Sure I can look myself I already wrote that the EVO mainboard has less SATA-PORTS. I'm not sure what you mean that the non-evo board has less I/O ports? It also happens that somebody flashed the evo board with the td-v version bios and booted successfully. I wanted to try it out of curious and because I have some problems with my mainboard. But nevermind I already bought a replacement mainboard. Thanks for your reply.
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Personally I wouldn't try it in case it doesn't successfully POST. The EVO has more features such as USB3.0 which your board doesn't have, so it isn't definite flashing it would allow those features to work.

It may POST fine but there are additional ports that may not be supported if you tried and use them.

I/O as in more USB headers, SATA headers (as you've mentioned). Headers that may not function I mean
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Personally I wouldn't try it in case it doesn't successfully POST. The EVO has more features such as USB3.0 which your board doesn't have, so it isn't definite flashing it would allow those features to work.
It may POST fine but there are additional ports that may not be supported if you tried and use them.
I/O as in more USB headers, SATA headers (as you've mentioned). Headers that may not function I mean
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post

Personally I wouldn't try it in case it doesn't successfully POST. The EVO has more features such as USB3.0 which your board doesn't have, so it isn't definite flashing it would allow those features to work.
It may POST fine but there are additional ports that may not be supported if you tried and use them.
I/O as in more USB headers, SATA headers (as you've mentioned). Headers that may not function I mean

Hmm, double post. In short: it's working but it's not reproduceable. The method flashing the td-v bios over the td-m evo version didn't work for me. BTW I've the td-m evo version and it has less sata-ports. I'm interested in modding and to cross-flash diffferent bios. The mainboard producer makes rarely an update and for example the ahci pc-modul can be updated with a little work in ami-bios. I hope my new mainboard already have a recent ahci pci-modul or I can update myself?!
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Personally I wouldn't try it in case it doesn't successfully POST. The EVO has more features such as USB3.0 which your board doesn't have, so it isn't definite flashing it would allow those features to work.
It may POST fine but there are additional ports that may not be supported if you tried and use them.
I/O as in more USB headers, SATA headers (as you've mentioned). Headers that may not function I mean
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post

Personally I wouldn't try it in case it doesn't successfully POST. The EVO has more features such as USB3.0 which your board doesn't have, so it isn't definite flashing it would allow those features to work.
It may POST fine but there are additional ports that may not be supported if you tried and use them.
I/O as in more USB headers, SATA headers (as you've mentioned). Headers that may not function I mean

Hmm, double post. In short: it's working but it's not reproduceable. The method flashing the td-v bios over the td-m evo version didn't work for me. BTW I've the td-m evo version and it has less sata-ports. I'm interested in modding and to cross-flash diffferent bios. The mainboard producer makes rarely an update and for example the ahci pc-modul can be updated with a little work in ami-bios. I hope my new mainboard already have a recent ahci pci-modul or I can update myself?!
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Komputerbay Noname Samsung Spinpoint M8 Sony DVD/DV-RW TS-L633A 
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Windows 8 LG Flatsscreen PS/2 compatible PS/2 compatible 
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