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my BIOS is currently on F10, well it was. that BIOS doesnt work with the GTX 780 series, so i had to flash it to F16. when i tried to use Q-Flash in the BIOS Setup screen, it said it (QFlash) was out of date.

so i tried @BIOS in windows. it got stuck on 99%. i got worried after it hung for nearly 10mins and eventually just turned the power off and back on. it actually booted up, which i thought was weird, i figured maybe it booted the Dual-BIOS backup. so when it booted up, i flashed it to F16 again via Q-Flash, which was now somehow updated.

NOW though, i just finished installing my new watercooling setup, didnt change any components just cooled the GPUs, but i guess due to constantly starting/stopping the machine with the power switch to help bleed the water through the system, it must have caused the BIOS to reset, and it was corrupt.

i managed to find an awesome trick online that forces the board to flash the main BIOS from the stable backup, which it did, and i am now back on F10 and booting in.

i tried updating to F16, exact same issue. i even tried @BIOS again, and AGAIN it crashed, and AGAIN i had to flash from the backup.

so how the hell am i supposed to flash the BIOS? i cant do it via BIOS Setup, and i cant do it in Windows...am i screwed or what? i cant find a single thing that says you can update the Q-Flash utility, i believe those drivers or software or whatever are a part of the actual BIOS itself.

lucky i was able to maneuver the 2 780s, which are linked together via the EK waterblock terminal, NOT easy to maneuver, and slot in my backup card, a 9800 GT green edition. so i can boot in now and run stock and all that, but i cant re-install the 780s until i flash this bloody BIOS.

i dont see how the BIOS file could be corrupt, as i was able to flash it via Qflash before, after it failed in Windows. dont ask me how it just happened and i accepted it and the PC ran fine. until now.
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The only thing I'm thinking about is giving the motherboard to Gigabyte to flash the BIOS for you, but then I realise this is very time consuming for you, if you don't mind.
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The only thing I'm thinking about is giving the motherboard to Gigabyte to flash the BIOS for you, but then I realise this is very time consuming for you, if you don't mind.

yeah time consuming plus would have to dismantle entire system. if i showed you a pic you'd understand.

is it possible to create a DOS bootdisc somehow and flash from there?

edit: ok MAY have figured it out. seems the jump from F10 to F16 or even F19 (latest BETA) is too far, however i am able to go from F10 to F13a. hopefully i can now walk my way up to the latest BIOS doing it that way.
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