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post #1 of 16
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most new asus boards allow you to update the bios in windoze, i think.
is this a better method than a floppy?
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post #2 of 16
windows environment updating the bios is way better an easier , the only problem with asus is taht there site download speeds are slower than crap 2 KBps
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thats cool, but is it safe? having a slow download is worth not risking flashing it with the wrong file lol
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post #4 of 16
naw, its easy and ive done it twice and had no problems with it, do it at your own risk though, even though it will probably never ever fail
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Personally I would never flash in windows. A few things that come to mind with this other than all problems I've heard with it are.

Windows vs. dos stability.
What is the quality of the flash program?
What running programs might conflict with it?

Those are just a few things that come to mind. In addition if you can't even get a good overclock or stably change a bios setting in windows why would you want to completely rewrite your bios from it.
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Ive done it numerous times and have never had a problem.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TDA
Personally I would never flash in windows. A few things that come to mind with this other than all problems I've heard with it are.

Windows vs. dos stability.
What is the quality of the flash program?
What running programs might conflict with it?

Those are just a few things that come to mind. In addition if you can't even get a good overclock or stably change a bios setting in windows why would you want to completely rewrite your bios from it.
Dos still runs in the background
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post #8 of 16
I've used the windows BIOS flash thing on both of my Asus boards. Worked fine
post #9 of 16
Call me old school, but the fewer processes running the better ... I still enjoy flashing w/ a floppy, less chance of something else screwing up. Just my 2mhz, take it whatever way you wish.
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post #10 of 16
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thanks i was just wondering. but im sure if you flash it in windows and fail, the asus boards come with the bios on teh support cd just in case. my motehrbaod doesnt have anything like that lol
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