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Im updating the bios of this rig finally and am wondering a couple of things....as far as my OC goes do I need to go back to factory defaults before flashing?? second at asus site it says for any bios update of 1010 or later to update chipset....is this first then bios?? currently on 1013 and newest is 1014....also going to be using AsusUpdate for this

Thanks for the help

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no you dont have to go back to default, but you will have to reset them after flashing, update your chipset drivers THEN flash, and i would advise against using AsusUpdate if you can because you can brick your motherboard but if you must go for it
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only reason im going with Aupdate is the lack of a floppy in this rig....never thought id need one again when i built it lol

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grr dude, i cant go back to 1010 which was a dream bios as it didnt kill my vcore down to 1.55. and make sure you dont get the beta bios, cause you cant downgrade.
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no you dont have to go back to default, but you will have to reset them after flashing, update your chipset drivers THEN flash, and i would advise against using AsusUpdate if you can because you can brick your motherboard but if you must go for it
I realize that I am a newbie here but I am going to disagree with that statement you don't have to go back to stock speed.

When flashing a bios the last thing you need is the slightest glitch or instability.

If anything happens during the bios flash you have a paperweight until you get it fixed.

Be safe and bring it back to stock setting until the bios flash is done and over with, Then crank it back up.

Tmod
post #6 of 11
From my own personal experience. I Tried using the ASUS Update that you can use right in WindowsXP while I had a stable OC on because I also never thought I'd need a floppy drive again. Well, about halfway through flashing my computer went into an auto reboot and I was stuck with a corrupted BIOS chip. I was without a computer for a week while I waited for a new one from ASUS.

So like Tmod said, avoid any instability you can, even if you have tested it, just to be safe. Go to stock everything and then flash with ASUS Update.

If you're already done it, hwo did it go?
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post #7 of 11
Asus update utility also allows you to update the bios from a file. Download the file from Asus website. Rename by changing file type to ROM. Use asus update utility to install. Instructions should be in your motherboard users manual.This method has worked fine for me
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post #8 of 11
It is Reccomended from All manufacturers to Reset the BIOS to default settings before flashing. A new BIOS can also affect Overclocks also so with a New BIOS you need to start from scratch anyway.

Also Flashing through Windows is dodgy at best. If you get a system crash and doesnt finish writing the BIOS you then now have a Paperweight you need to RMA. I reccomend doing it through POST on a floppy.
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i dunno i have had about 20 successful flashes through asus update.
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Quote:
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i dunno i have had about 20 successful flashes through asus update.
Yes but unfortunately only takes one wront attempt for everything to go Fubar.
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