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How do I update my EVGA 780i BIOS

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I've been dealing with some severe issues with my first build, and the suggestion is to update bios. I guessed that that would be as easy as updating a driver (i.e., just downloading it from eVGA's website and installing it), but, shocker, it's not.

Anyone have a step by step suggestion on how to perform "updating my bios". Thanks.
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if you do update and the update goes bad.
you may be screwed.
    
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Go to the eVGA site and download the ISO and create a bootable CD-ROM (programs like Nero and Roxio allow you to just double click the ISO file and they will burn it). Then just load default bios settings, set propper ram voltage, set the CD-ROM as the first boot device and reboot. Then dont hit anything on the keyboard until you are told to do so by the flashing program.

But be warned, if your board crashes while flashing, you will have to RMA it.
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I've been dealing with some severe issues with my first build, and the suggestion is to update bios. I guessed that that would be as easy as updating a driver (i.e., just downloading it from eVGA's website and installing it), but, shocker, it's not.

Anyone have a step by step suggestion on how to perform "updating my bios". Thanks.

ONLY UPDATE IF YOU HAVE TO....!!!!!!!!!
    
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ok, thanks for the warnings. i think i'll try this as a last resort. i just can't understand what's wrong with my system.
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post #6 of 7
does your motherboard not have a update utility that come on the disk.


whats wrong with your system anyway?
    
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post
ok, thanks for the warnings. i think i'll try this as a last resort. i just can't understand what's wrong with my system.


Here is what I recommend. First only install with 2Gb of ram. Clear CMOS. Then go into bios and disable the following:

Standard CMOS Features
Drive A: None (If you dont have a floppy)

Advanced Bios Features
Full Screen Logo Show: Disabled

Advanced Chipset Features

sub menu System Clocks
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled

sub menu CPU Configuraion
CPU Thermal Control: Disable
C1E Enhanced Halt State: Disabled

Integrated Peripherals
On Board FDC Controller: Disabled (if you dont have a floppy)
Onboard Serial Port 1: Disabled


Then set the following voltages:

CPU: 1.3v
CPU FSB: 1.3v
RAM: 2.1v
SPP: 1.3v
MCP: Auto
MCP->SPP: Auto

Then format the HDD with the Western Digital Data Lifeguard utility

Then do a fresh install followed by SP1 and all updates. then install the remaining ram. Then install all your drivers, with the chipset being first!

then change you voltage to the following:

CPU: 1.425v
CPU FSB: 1.4v
RAM: 2.1v (I'm assuming this is the voltage specified by the manufacturer)
SPP: 1.5v
MCP: Auto
MCP->SPP: Auto


Then, looking at this screenshot as a guide:

change FSB - Memory Clock Mode to unlinked
change FSB (QDR), MHZ to the speed you want to run (800)




Then try to OC the system, starting from 3.0GHz, and work your way up.
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