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P9X79 BIOS update confusion

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hi, i have an asus p9x79 motherboard and the bios version is 2104 and ive always wanted to know how to update these bloody motherboards. There's nothing wrong with my computers right now and i always see , dont fix something that aint broke, but they don't bring out bios updates for fun, i hope. so my question here do i just get any usb even with files on them and put the newest bios version which is something .CAP and then plug it into the back of the computer usb white slot while the computer is off and hold the button for 3 seconds till it starts flashing then wait for it to stop flashing and then turn the computer back on and it should be updated?
    
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Check your manual for detailed instructions, some mobos will have you do it inside gui. There really is no reason to upgrade it if you don't need it. Most of the time upgrades are for stuff like when new CPUs come out. Before you flash though I highly recommend you backup your bios before flashing a new one.
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As long as the USB drive is FAT formatted (not NTFS), you can copy the file to the USB drive, load bios, go to tools and run the EZ Flash utility. From there, select the USB drive from the list of drives connected to the system and click on the bios file.

Before you do all of that, it is best to note all your settings (I take pics with my phone), restore bios defaults, reboot, go back into bios, update bios, reboot to bios and change your settings back. You need to do this because you should never update a bios with OCed settings.
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