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Safest method for flashing BIOS?

Poll Results: What method should I use?

 
  • 60% (3)
    Q-Flash
  • 40% (2)
    @BIOS
  • 0% (0)
    DOS Flash utility
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post #1 of 8
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I recently RMA'd the MoBo in my sig rig after it died following being flashed (discussed here) and should receive the replacement in the next few days. I'll need to flash it despite the fact it killed the last board so this time I want to do it as safely as humanly possible.

The Gigabyte GA 945GCMX-S2 has 3 BIOS flashing options available:
1. Q-Flash (what I used last time)
2. @BIOS (windows based)
3. DOS flash utility (standard)

Here is the page explaining all of them.

I'm willing to write off the previous Q-Flash failure as a fluke, but I would appreciate your input as to which is the safest method.
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post #2 of 8
Use the Q flash. I should do everything for you.
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BE AT STOCK SETTINGS!! Regular Voltages and all that Jazz.
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post #4 of 8
Never in windows...

Q-flash I'd say then DOS would be second...
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
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BE AT STOCK SETTINGS!! Regular Voltages and all that Jazz.
I won't be overclocking much, I just need to update so it supports the E2140 rather than using the Celeron. The plan was in the thread I linked in the OP.
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post #6 of 8
DOS is the simplest. Then again I've used Winflash a few times and never had problems.
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post #7 of 8
I like winflash well enough never had an issue. Not sure which method he used but I liked the DFI Bios disk that someone created on the street where you boot off the cd and tell it which one and BAM, there ya go.
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post #8 of 8
Don't ever use Q-Flash, I've killed several Socket A motherboards that way.
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