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First BIOS update on ASUS Rampage IV Formula?

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I'm a bit confused with regard to how I'm suppose to update the BIOS on my RIVF. It says on the ASUS website if my BIOS version is 1404 or older I need to install the BIOS converter utility before updating the BIOS. When I download the BIOS converter utility, all I get is a .ROM file. I just wanted to make sure I'm doing this correctly because the ASUS documentation is confusing to say the least.

Do I simply flash this .ROM file as I would any other BIOS update? Will this upgrade my current BIOS to .CAP? After this update I can proceed to flash with the latest BIOS correct? Also, does this update both BIOS files or do I need to flash twice?

If anybody could help me out I'd appreciate it. I figure better safe than sorry with BIOS updates.

Thanks
post #2 of 5
Download the Cap converter file for your motherboard from the Asus website and update like it's a bios update.



Then after all that is finished, update to the latest .Cap bios

BIOS_Converter_User_Guide_for_X79_series.zip 638k .zip file
    
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Download the Cap converter file for your motherboard from the Asus website and update like it's a bios update.



Then after all that is finished, update to the latest .Cap bios

BIOS_Converter_User_Guide_for_X79_series.zip 638k .zip file


Thanks, that's what I figured but I just wanted to make 100% sure.
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No problem.

The Cap convert will take a few minutes literally. So don't worry that it's taking long.
    
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If you use the BIOS EzFlash utility, you won't even need to convert the ROM to a CAP file. Just copy the ROM to a USB memory stuck, go into BIOS setup, then start EzFlash. Once inside EzFlash you can select the ROM and flash it. The BIOS FlashBack procedure is useful if you can't GET into the BIOS, but I like a little more visual feedback when I update the firmware, so I always use EzFlash.

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