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Can someone help me here,
I have a band new Asus Max. VI Formula, and I want to Pre check all my components are working properly before installing in the case and update the Bios. I have been on the Asus Support Site - Drivers &Tools ,but i find the information a bit confusing.
Bios : gives this as the latest update.

Description MAXIMUS VI FORMULA BIOS 1402
1. Improve system stability.

2. Support New 4th-Generation Intel Core Processors
3. Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first update the BIOS using USB BIOS flashback, or download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using it.
File Size 5,36 MBytesupdate 2014.03.14
Download from Global
Since I am using a new Intel Core i7 -4770K , according to this I should first update using USB BIOS flashback.
The only reference i find to " flashback" is under BIOS-Utilities:

Version v1.5

Description BIOS updater for New 4th Gen Intel Core Processors
Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool.
File Size 2,11 MBytesupdate 2014.02.21
Download from Global

Version -

Description Bios Renamer for USB BIOS Flashback and Crashfree BIOS 2
1.Put Bios file and Bios renamer in same folder
2.Execute the Utility
3.Use new Bios file for USB BIOS Flashback.
File Size 202,85 KBytesupdate 2012.11.08
Download from Global

Version 1.30

Description Bupdater Utility V1.30 for flash BIOS under DOS.
File Size 39,23 KBytesupdate 2012.02.22
Download from Global

In Version - they are talking about Bios Renamer, which it seems you add to the same folder as the updated Bios file ???

in the MANUAL for the VI Formula they give: BIOS update Utility , USB BIOS Flashback
to use USB Bios Flashback:
1. Download the latest Bios from the Asus website
2. Extract and rename the Bios image file to M6F.CAP
3. Copy M6F.CAP to the root directory of the USB flash disk drive.
4. Turn off the system and insert the USB storage device to the ROG connect port.
5. Press the ROG Connect button and release when a flashing light appears, which indicates that the Bios Flashback function is enabled.
6. Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the Bios updating process is completed.


To be quite honest I am Lost , some of this info seems to be conflicting . But that is probable my misunderstanding.
Anyway I am confused by all of this.
Can someone point clearly the RIGHT direction . Step by step, which version ( obviously Bios 1402 , 2014. 03.14 is the latest update)
And in what order , and do I need to do Bios updater for the new 4th Gen Core Processors Renamer and so forth .
Please give me a clear picture how to proceed . I repeat this is a new Motherboard and Processor and I want to Pre-check my parts before installing in the case and update the Bios.
Thanks a lot
Megabit
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Updating BIOS is serious business!
Every precaution should therefore be taken to prevent that anything goes wrong. Avoid ASUS UPDATE!
There are a couple a DOS alternatives, AFUDOS and BUPDATER (newer motherboards), that also are good and safe to use.

EZ Flash 2 is a built-in function of BIOS. It is the safest way to update BIOS, because one is not dependent on the operating system, any application, internet connection, firewall settings, antivirus or anything else that can put the vital BIOS update at risk.

On a new build, BIOS can be updated to the latest version before installation of the OS, which may possibly make the installation go smoother and safer.

The PC should not be overclocked during the BIOS update! Always load and save BIOS defaults before and after a BIOS update (press F5). By loading and saving BIOS defaults before the update, CPU frequency, memory frequency and voltages are set to default (Auto).
Memory timings are set to SPD values which ensure that a PC with high performance memory that need a higher voltage than 1.8V for DDR2 or 1.5V for DDR3 is able to boot on the standard Memory Voltage. Save the default settings (press F10) before starting the update.

Remember: Make sure you rename your bios file to "M6F" with the .(Rom or Cap).
Preparation:
  1. Document all your preferred BIOS settings (i.e. the settings you have changed from the default setting).
  2. When finishing downloading the BIOS file, extract the zipped file to a FAT/FAT32 formatted USB Flash Disk with only one partition. Make sure you rename the file to M4F.ROM or M6F.ROM (Depending on what the original file format is, it's either ROM or CAP, don't try the other file extension name if it wasn't the original [The one that came like that when downloaded]).
  3. Reboot the computer.
  4. Press (repeatedly tap) DEL during POST (Power-On Self Test) to enter BIOS Setup
  5. Load BIOS Defaults (Press F5)
  6. Insert the USB Flash Disk contain the BIOS file.
  7. Save and Exit (F10) (Bios will now restart).
  8. During BIOS restart, repeatedly tap DEL to enter BIOS Setup again.
  9. Under Tools menu, select EZ Flash 2. It may take 20 seconds for the drives to show up. Select a drive in the left pane (Tab). Use (Up) and (Down) arrows and (Enter) to select a drive. If you don't see the BIOS file in the right pane, check the other drives. Note that the drive lettersm ay not be the same here as in Windows.
  10. Select the BIOS file (e.g. P5BD1101.ROM) and press (Enter) to start flashing. Supervise the update, which includes the following stages: Erasing - Flashing (writing) - Verification. BIOS will automatically restart when the update is ready.
  11. Wait until it completes the BIOS update completely before doing the steps below.
  12. Perform a C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) which resets the chipset. Power down, remove power cord from the PSU for 2 minutes and then power up.
  13. Enter BIOS and load BIOS Defaults (F5) again.
  14. Reenter your preferred BIOS settings - if you are using AHCI or RAID mode, don't forget to set the SATA mode to [AHCI / RAID]. Also remember the settings for other controllers, Audio and Memory Voltage. Check also that the Boot Device Priority is correct.
  15. Save and Exit (F10) (automatic restart).
  16. Press (DEL) to enter BIOS Setup and make a final check that all BIOS settings are ok. Save any changes.

In case of a new build:
When BIOS is updated to the latest version, and prior to the installation of the operating system, run Memtest86+ (v4.20 or later) for a few hours to check that the memory test doesn't report any errors.
There are precompiled, bootable downloads for Floppy Disk, USB Flash Drive and CD-ROM (ISO).


Memtest86+ v4.20 released January 25, 2011
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip (Bootable CD)
http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.floppy.zip (Bootable Floppy)
(The unzipped ISO file is burnt as "image" on a CD)

Source: http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070215223109668&board_id=1
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/22/14 at 6:27am
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