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post #11 of 27
I checked and yes there have been some revisions on improved compatability with certain cpu's and ddr2 so The latest one is f6 I believe and may suit you well
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Throught he floppy? I don't have a floppy drive... Everything I got for my pc was on cd.
*gasp* No floppy drive? You should always have a floppy drive! Realistically they only serve one purpose these days, updating a bios, but yes, you should have a floppy drive. I would suggest purchasing one from newegg or your local computer store when you get a chance. Now then, understand you can attempt a flash through winflash, and it might work, however, winflash seems to have a higher rate of failure, and thus bios corruption, then using a Floppy Disk.
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I think he meant in the mobo box...there also three revisions of your board...which do you have??
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Can't you use a bootable CD with all the flas software and the correct BIOS?
    
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Can't you use a bootable CD with all the flas software and the correct BIOS?
I dont see why not, guess Im just used to doing things the old school way, I didnt even think of that.
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Lets me try to get this right... Install floppy drive, download BIOS updates, save to floppy, flash using floppy?
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post #17 of 27
That is correct! In order to flash from the floppy just make the floppy the first boot device.
post #18 of 27
Read your motherboard's manual. The process should be explained in it. Usually, the flash process does indeed use a bootable floppy disk. This disk needs to contain the flash utility (either on the CD-ROM that came with the motherboard, or download from the website of its manufacturer) and the BIOS (the version you want).

Then, boot from the floppy; you'll end up in a DOS environment, or directly in the flash utility. Follow instructions, and do NOT touch your rig once the flashing proces begins.

Now, I believe that if you lack a floppy, you can do it from CD also. Burn a bootable CD with all necesary files, and you should be ready to go.
    
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Well if I go to BIOS I have the option to hit F8 and enter QFlash. From there i have the prompts:

Keep DMI Data [Enabled]
Update BIOS from floppy
Save BIOS to floppy

Is there any reason I need to make the floppy a boot disk also?
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OHHH!!! I CAN BURN ONE!!! I knew this burner would come in handy one day. LOL!
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