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So just want to make sure I'm doing this right with QFlash. Set all bios options to optimized defaults. Format a USB drive to fat32. Download bios file and copy it to USB. Boot into bios and go into qflash, install it from drive and wait for reboot?

If i wanted to downgrade to an older bios it is the same steps correct?

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Yup that is it with GB mobo's. as to rolling back i am not sure

once you have DLed the BIOS exe file, run it and it will pop open a dialogue box asking where to extract the file to and then you choose the USB thumb drive. then use QFlash
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Okay I've been doing it right, however I just need confirmation that its the same procedure when it comes to rolling back.
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yes same procedure smile.gif

Also it will take a little time to update the UEFI, that is because the file size is much bigger than it used to be, so make sure not to touch the system while it is flashing. Also the system will auto reboot after a flash.

After the flash you should clear the CMOS and load optimized defaults.
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yes same procedure smile.gif

Also it will take a little time to update the UEFI, that is because the file size is much bigger than it used to be, so make sure not to touch the system while it is flashing. Also the system will auto reboot after a flash.

After the flash you should clear the CMOS and load optimized defaults.

And to clear CMOS, it's just a simple push of the CMOS button near the oc touch buttons on the board right?
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yea it is the button closest to the 24 pin connector biggrin.gif
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yea it is the button closest to the 24 pin connector biggrin.gif

Should I unplug everything like USB, mouse, keyboard, monitor before I do it? Do I have to press it for a number of seconds? Lol sorry for the newb questions.
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no worries. Just let the BIOS flash be over and then let it start up again(it should reboot a few times after the flash). Then power down, unplug the 24-pin and hit the clear CMOS. You don't really have to do this step, i just prefer doing it to remove anything from the last BIOS, also you can also remove the battery as well and then hit the button. I would say hit it for a few seconds.
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I just tried to save my old bios file through q-flash it's been on 0% for the past 10 minutes and says don't turn off power or reset system.

When I move the mouse its very laggy moving across the screen. I'm only saving it I wonder if it's okay to just reboot.
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