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Does my processor have to be at stock speed as well as my other overclocks in order to update the bios the right way?
    
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No. It will reset by itself
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When I try to update my BIOS it keeps giving me the "TIMEOUT" message and doesn't allow me to finish the update.....errrrr!!!! Please help.
    
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PLEASE HELP....people, updating a bios is the same for everyone and this is my first time doing this. I am having a problem and this site and all the people that would rather talk about stupid non related computer questions wont help me!!!! Please help, because this could help me better overclock my computer if I can get a proper bios downloaded.
    
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Originally Posted by droby1987 View Post
Does my processor have to be at stock speed as well as my other overclocks in order to update the bios the right way?
When performing something like a BIOS update (aka flash), I'd always do it at stock (default) settings. This virtually eliminates the chances of something going wrong.

The key thing to remember during a BIOS flash is to not cut power until the operation is completely finished. Interrupting the supply of power to your system whilst flashing the BIOS is asking for major league trouble.

You mentioned a "Timeout" problem. How are you going about the BIOS flash?

As an aside, have you also saved a copy of your current BIOS, in case the new BIOS is corrupted during the update?

Hope this helps!
    
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Go stock speeds all the way. You might even want to reset the jumper. Are you doing a winflash or from a floppy drive?
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Bios should be reset to default settings prior to flashing. This is especially important if you are using winflash.
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I went straight through the Asus website because the whole automatic update crap didn't work. I got so frustrated I sat on the phone for 20 minutes waiting for an Asus technical support representative to tell me that the whole Asus Update tools were going through a major overhaul and that it wouldn't work....why can't they just say that on their site? Well then, I ended up going to Asus downloads and doing it myself by taking a major risk and going for the single download without saving the current bios that I was running...I don't have a 3.5 floppy drive. I went for the download and held my breath, restarted my computer and.....nothing, just black screen.....wait. Restarted my computer and it said that there was a CMOS problem. Since I have crash free bios on my motherboard I went back to the stock settings through windows safe mode, reset my motherboard once restarted, reset all my previous overclocks and here I am now. The reason that I was getting so desperate was because I didn't have anyway of saving my previous bios information and that I was getting very uptight about going for a download straight off Asus's website. Thanks for all of the help and advice people gave me.
    
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Glad you got it worked out.

This is one of the reasons I keep a 3.5" drive on all my computers. You just never know...
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