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post #11 of 25
I used winflash twice, and it worked both times. Heck the last one I did was flashed a ECS NF3 to a BioStar NF3 BIOS so that I had a adjustable FSB up to 300.

Just be sure to UN-Overclock your rig, and run as few apps as possible(IE kill norton, JUcheck, JUsched, MDM, all your mother board apps, ext.
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if you were smart,see this is when that 10.00 hardware comes in handy,even if you use it once,just dont uderstand y people cant bring themselves to buy one,o ya make up a back up of you old bios if it fails,imo
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post #13 of 25
just DL the bios, unzip it take the .rom file put it onto a USB drive, reboot, go into bios save your OC profile (tools, OC profile),reset to defaults, F9 i think, F10, save and exit, reboot bios again, tools tab EZFlash, and then direct it to the rom file, and update, then reapply your OC profile.
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post #14 of 25
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if you were smart,see this is when that 10.00 hardware comes in handy,even if you use it once,just dont uderstand y people cant bring themselves to buy one,o ya make up a back up of you old bios if it fails,imo
If we were smart? $10.00 hardware? What the heck are you talking about? Oh, and there is a space after a , . Oh, and don't use y as why... Finally, uderstand what I am saying? I don't see if you were smart comment working here..
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If we were smart? $10.00 hardware? What the heck are you talking about? Oh, and there is a space after a , . Oh, and don't use y as why... Finally, uderstand what I am saying? I don't see if you were smart comment working here..
thats not ment to say you wernt smart,just a figure of speech,sorry if i affended you,not what i meant
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post #16 of 25
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if you were smart,see this is when that 10.00 hardware comes in handy,even if you use it once,just dont uderstand y people cant bring themselves to buy one,o ya make up a back up of you old bios if it fails,imo
A back up of you old BIOS won't help. If your flash fails, your system won't be able to boot anymore.
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post #17 of 25
Flashing the BIOS isnt risky as long as :

1. You download the correct BIOS file for your motherboard model
2. Dont interrupt the flashing procedure in anyway.
post #18 of 25
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as far as i know, you cant do it through a CD.
I flashed mine with a CD , for some reason it didnt like my usb stick
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post #19 of 25
Especially with this board. My guide points out some of the issues I had with using the asus updater program.

burn the rom file onto a cd. on boot up hit alt + F2 and it will pull the file from the cd. you may need to rename the rom file (haven't done it this way in awhile) to what its looking for. So you may have to rename the file and reburn it. Make certain when you rename it that you don't get rid of the .rom extension. 1103 is on the main page of downloads for this board.
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post #20 of 25
Also before flashing its a good idea to set your BIOS to factory defaults.
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