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Should I use the Asus Update Utility to flash Bios?

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Hi guys,

So, I'm looking to upgrade my CPU to a Xeon x5660 and therefore need to update my BIOS to the latest version.

I'm pretty nervous about it tbh. Never done it before and I know that if it goes wrong, I can brick the mobo.

I know I can use the Asus Update utility or Ez Flash 2 with a USB stick....

What would you guys recomment?

Also, should I reset to default settings to flash the BIOS so I don't have an OC going on?

Thanks :-)
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Benefit of doing it inside windows is that it can roll back if something goes wrong outside of a windows crash. A windows crash/power failure could be devastating though.

I suggest putting it on the usb stick and bios flash. I would reset cmos first though. Let it flash with stock settings.
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