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Can't use the easy flash to downflash a bios, it will only let you upflash. lol I think that made sense.
I wasn't aware of that. Thanks.
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I wasn't aware of that. Thanks.
NP, I became aware of it when I tried to downflash to 0711 from 0804. Sucks I know. Especially cause I don't have a dam floppy drive, and apparently I need that to install my raid as well.
    
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NP, I became aware of it when I tried to downflash to 0711 from 0804. Sucks I know. Especially cause I don't have a dam floppy drive, and apparently I need that to install my raid as well.
Now that I think of it the 0711 .rom won't fit on a standard floppy once it is formatted as a boot disk. I tried it before using the EZFlash.
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I have been fooling with it all day. I will pull out the trust old floppy drive tomorrow and play with it some more. It has caused enough stress for 1 day. Time to play some CS:S.
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Now that I think of it the 0711 .rom won't fit on a standard floppy once it is formatted as a boot disk. I tried it before using the EZFlash.
LOL so I am going to have to flash to 5XX and then EZFlash up to 711?
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Sounds easy enough
    
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LOL so I am going to have to flash to 5XX and then EZFlash up to 711?
It would seem that way. I don't know of another workaround?
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Now that I think of it the 0711 .rom won't fit on a standard floppy once it is formatted as a boot disk. I tried it before using the EZFlash.
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LOL so I am going to have to flash to 5XX and then EZFlash up to 711?
Make 2 Floppy. One for the boot disk, the other one just for the rom
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I heard from many people that the 0804 are not "that" good, I haven't tried teh 0804 yet, nor I ever will.
I've had zero problems with the 0804 BIOS. Having said that though, I suppose it's possible that different BIOS versions work better with different hardware configurations, so, if you're not having any issues with the earlier BIOS version, it might be a good idea to stick with it? Personally, I always update any board I get with the latest (non-beta) BIOS available. I've never had any problems yet.

I'd have to say that the P5B Deluxe is one of the best boards I've ever used. The only problem I've have with it is the lack of dividers for RAM. I'd like to be able to have the option to run my RAM at a lower frequency than the CPU FSB, but with this board, it appears that the lowest divider is 1:1 .

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I've had zero problems with the 0804 BIOS. Having said that though, I suppose it's possible that different BIOS versions work better with different hardware configurations, so, if you're not having any issues with the earlier BIOS version, it might be a good idea to stick with it? Personally, I always update any board I get with the latest (non-beta) BIOS available. I've never had any problems yet.

I'd have to say that the P5B Deluxe is one of the best boards I've ever used. The only problem I've have with it is the lack of dividers for RAM. I'd like to be able to have the option to run my RAM at a lower frequency than the CPU FSB, but with this board, it appears that the lowest divider is 1:1 .

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I agree that this board is lacking on some features, but overall it is the best board I've used as well Asus or not.

As for the dividers Intel systems run the best on a 1:1 divider anyways, but I suppose different strokes for different folks.
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