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Switching gears from the NB for a sec. What do you guys think about flashing my bios?

Rule #1 If it ain't broke dont fix it!

Rule #0.99 If it ain't broke...Let's make it better or break it trying

Truth is i normally know what bios i'm running but on this board i'm somehow missing it. Is on the post and i'm missing it? Is it listed as 4 or so digits in a line of letters/numbers somewhere and i'm missing it?

If we do find my bios ver. am i missing out on the ability to increase my bclk a little more? Or have more stability? I noticed evga set the IOH or ICH to 1.1v by default in there newest bios release. To make a long story short guys i have a Fry's 7 mlies from me and i kept taking different Mobo's Cpu's and Ram back every 15 days since Feb 4th. and now i'm keeping this setup so i better find out more about the pro/cons on the bios and the safest way to flash and i better do it soon because if something goes wrong on the flash i'm stuck with RMA'ing it and downtime on the i7.

Thanks guys
If I remember correctly, the BIOS version will display on POST...I think. It should be 2 digits. Mine was 22 or something like that, and I flashed it to 44. The real reason I flashed it was because of this thread. Seeing Karma's first post with user names, bios versions, and specs, everyone was running BIOS 44. I didn't want to be the lamer running on 20-something. I had already established stable OC settings before I upgraded my BIOS, and changing to 44 did me no harm nor foul. Flashing the BIOS was really simple. You'll have to register your board on EVGA, and then you will be able to download an .iso file to burn to a disk to flash your motherboard. As long as you don't have a power outage or disrupt power during the flash, you'll be fine. Just make sure you note down ALL of your BIOS settings since you will have to reenter those values.
Edited by Andy.Yung - 3/25/10 at 11:51pm
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If I remember correctly, the BIOS version will display on POST...I think. It should be 2 digits. Mine was 22 or something like that, and I flashed it to 44. The real reason I flashed it was because of this thread. Seeing Karma's first post with user names, bios versions, and specs, everyone was running BIOS 44. I didn't want to be the lamer running on 20-something. I had already established stable OC settings before I upgraded my BIOS, and changing to 44 did me no harm nor foul. Flashing the BIOS was really simple. You'll have to register your board on EVGA, and then you will be able to download a self executing file that will flash your motherboard. As long as you don't have a power outage or disrupt power during the flash, you'll be fine. Just make sure you note down ALL of your BIOS settings since you will have to reenter those values.
Another thing to do would be to load defaults. You never know when your overclock decides to be a b**ch and become unstable. At defaults you have less of a chance of running across that.
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Taken from EVGA:

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**Do not restart or interrupt your PC while the flash is ongoing
**Do not Flash BIOS on overclocked settings
**It is always recommended to power-down after flash and Clear CMOS
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Thanks guys, I forgot to mention loading the defaults. When I think back, I actually cleared CMOS before flashing.
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Thanks guys, I forgot to mention loading the defaults. When I think back, I actually cleared CMOS before flashing.
That's actually a good way too. I remember reading somewhere that you should also clear CMOS after flashing. Don't know why but it was somewhere on the EVGA forum maybe. Anyhow, yes load defaults.
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Between 3 people, we have the solution for 1 problem.
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Between 3 people, we have the solution for 1 problem.
LOL, various solutions for one problem so if one don't work you can try another. Variety is good
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All good stuff and very true guys thanks for the reminders +1 rep for being part of the solution not the problem and quick. Now that i think about it i flashed 2 Rampage II Genes and 2 P6T's highly OC'ed with there EZflash utility without resetting the bios and it worked great. Around here if you so much as look at an outlet a breaker will pop so i have to run around and tell everyone don't plug in a hair dryer or something. My power conditioner insures all my equiqment pluged in up to $500,000 so i'm good in that department. But the problem remains that if i flash the bios and god forbid something goes wrong. if im over 15 days i have to RMA the board as opposed to going back to Fry's and swapping out a 6th board with them. and well guys now they know me by face and name. They are going to start asking more questions


Questions are....
What failsafes does the flash process have if any?
Whats the most reliable flash process?

Most of all i don't own a Usb flash/Jump drive
Edited by Bodycount - 3/25/10 at 11:57pm
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Ah oops, my bad. I thought it was a .exe utility to flash the bios. I didn't remember that I burnt a CD.

Bodycount, you don't have access to a computer with a cd or dvd burner?
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Bodycount, you don't have access to a computer with a cd or dvd burner?

Yeah i have a burner but... I'm just looking for input since its not built in like the Mobos mentioned before

Kinda seems like it brings back that daunting danger of flashing the bios. My projector is the same way as Mobos if something goes wrong your screwed!

I'm Just curious i dont have any serious problems yet that would constitute flashing.

Like i said with what most say about rule#1. But i'm more of a rule#0.99 type of OC'er
I want to push my processors/Mobos to the brink
Edited by Bodycount - 3/26/10 at 1:53am
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