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Just picked up and installed my M8Ranger yesterday, everything runs fine and I updated from 1601 to 1701 BIOS without problem. Now just have to figure out RAM OC through XMP.
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Just picked up and installed my M8Ranger yesterday, everything runs fine and I updated from 1601 to 1701 BIOS without problem. Now just have to figure out RAM OC through XMP.
What way did you update your bios ?
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What way did you update your bios ?

The recommended method for updating your bios is to do it through usb bios flashback though asus offers many alternatives. I suggest you refer to your user manual for an indepth explanation of how to complete the procedure but here's a run down of it.

  • Download the appropriate bios file and RENAME it to the appropriate bios name for your motherboard model (i.e. M8F.CAP = MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA) you can find the correct bios name in the user manual or through google though the names tend to be pretty straight forward.
  • Copy the renamed bios file to the root of a usb flash drive (preferably formatted fat32) and insert the flash drive into your motherboard's USB BIOS Flashback port (this is a specific usb port on the back of your motherboard) again, consult the user manual if you need help locating the correct port.
  • Lastly, while your computer is turned off press and hold down the bios flashback button located on the back of your motherboard (usually next to the reset cmos button) for around 3 seconds. The button should begin to flash and leds on the motherboard may illuminate during this process.

The entire process should take about 2 minutes if done correctly and you should be able to confirm the new bios version next time you boot up. It helps to use a flash drive with an activity light on it so that you can be sure it is being read. The bios flashback button should go from flashing to solid after the process completes. If the bios flashback button stops flashing about 10 seconds after being pressed or doesn't illuminate at all when pressed I recommend clearing your cmos settings and trying again.
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The recommended method for updating your bios is to do it through usb bios flashback though asus offers many alternatives. I suggest you refer to your user manual for an indepth explanation of how to complete the procedure but here's a run down of it.

  • Download the appropriate bios file and RENAME it to the appropriate bios name for your motherboard model (i.e. M8F.CAP = MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA) you can find the correct bios name in the user manual or through google though the names tend to be pretty straight forward.
  • Copy the renamed bios file to the root of a usb flash drive (preferably formatted fat32) and insert the flash drive into your motherboard's USB BIOS Flashback port (this is a specific usb port on the back of your motherboard) again, consult the user manual if you need help locating the correct port.
  • Lastly, while your computer is turned off press and hold down the bios flashback button located on the back of your motherboard (usually next to the reset cmos button) for around 3 seconds. The button should begin to flash and leds on the motherboard may illuminate during this process.

The entire process should take about 2 minutes if done correctly and you should be able to confirm the new bios version next time you boot up. It helps to use a flash drive with an activity light on it so that you can be sure it is being read. The bios flashback button should go from flashing to solid after the process completes. If the bios flashback button stops flashing about 10 seconds after being pressed or doesn't illuminate at all when pressed I recommend clearing your cmos settings and trying again.
Thx for all that, but i do know how to do it, i just wanted to know how sherlock updated his bios, as he has same motherboard as me, but i been having problems what ever way i try to update, cheers anyway for info.
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hi hi, i got the i7 6700k paired with the hero. Could i update my bios using the internet method? or is that a bad way of doing it? I got this on release date and since it's my dads computer he just games and does whatever but I noticed that on STOCK settings hi voltage goes up to 1.27, so hopefully updating the bios will fix this. i think hes on bios version 0201
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What way did you update your bios ?

I used the bios update tool in the bios after downloading the latest bios to a usb. No problem were encountered.
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hi hi, i got the i7 6700k paired with the hero. Could i update my bios using the internet method? or is that a bad way of doing it? I got this on release date and since it's my dads computer he just games and does whatever but I noticed that on STOCK settings hi voltage goes up to 1.27, so hopefully updating the bios will fix this. i think hes on bios version 0201

You can do it through the internet in bios but it is preferable to download the bios to a usb first and then enter the bios to flash it.
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I used the bios update tool in the bios after downloading the latest bios to a usb. No problem were encountered.
You can do it through the internet in bios but it is preferable to download the bios to a usb first and then enter the bios to flash it.

Thx for reply mate, can you remember what usb port you used, and what name usb stick and size and if usb2 or 3, trying 3 different sticks and keep getting errors "selected file is not a proper bios" cheers
Edited by Daytraders - 7/20/16 at 6:59am
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I download mine to C drive into a temporary folder and browse the disk in the bios and select the bios image and done. Done it this way twice now. I'm still on 1601 and need to update.
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I download mine to C drive into a temporary folder and browse the disk in the bios and select the bios image and done. Done it this way twice now. I'm still on 1601 and need to update.

Thx for the info, so you just unzipped the bios download and not rename the bios file at all, did you put your current bios all back to default before you flashed bios or clear cmos or both or neither ? cheers
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I download mine to C drive into a temporary folder and browse the disk in the bios and select the bios image and done. Done it this way twice now.
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Thx for the info, so you just unzipped the bios download and not rename the bios file at all, did you put your current bios all back to default before you flashed bios or clear cmos or both or neither ? cheers

Yep just extract the file and thats it. In the bios it will allow you to browse the file system and you simply select the bios file. It will automatically check integrity and verify its the correct bios and show a progress bar and reboot whens its done.

If you've made changes in the bios- I think you loose them when you upgrade. I loss my overclock and few other fan pwm settings on the previous bios update. So just make a note or take photos of those settings.
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