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... around. I know MSI has "M-Flash" where the BIOS can be flashed using a USB stick, but don't you still have to have a processor in the socket to do that? I ...
Never use the M-Flash method ,you may end up with a bricked mobo.Even if it works (you can use the mobo with the new bios in the begining ) sometimes , you get corrupted bios in few weeks from nowhere.
To much luck involved.
Just use the msi forum tool when you update BIOS-es on MSI mobos.
   
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The M-Flash is really hit or miss. I have flashed my 790FX GD70 probably 20 times with it with 100% success each time. A good friend has the 790GX GD65 and over 4-5 flashes he had 1 corrupted flash. For most, it should be fine, but because its a hit or miss I would recommend not using it if you're worried about it.
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post #153 of 169
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Quick update guys. Seems MSI just released BIOS updates for some AM3 boards for Bulldozer?

http://guru3d.com/news/msi-announces...essor-support/
    
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The M-Flash is really hit or miss. I have flashed my 790FX GD70 probably 20 times with it with 100% success each time. A good friend has the 790GX GD65 and over 4-5 flashes he had 1 corrupted flash. For most, it should be fine, but because its a hit or miss I would recommend not using it if you're worried about it.
Ok but I'm just wondering how it would work if the old BIOS only works with AM3 chips and the new BIOS only works with AM3+ chips. I assume you would have to flash, then shutdown, and then swap the chips before restarting.
If you only have an AM3+ chip and the old BIOS how do turn your computer on to flash it? And if you do not swap the chip at the correct time and end up running it with the wrong BIOS could you fry it?
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Ok but I'm just wondering how it would work if the old BIOS only works with AM3 chips and the new BIOS only works with AM3+ chips. I assume you would have to flash, then shutdown, and then swap the chips before restarting.
If you only have an AM3+ chip and the old BIOS how do turn your computer on to flash it? And if you do not swap the chip at the correct time and end up running it with the wrong BIOS could you fry it?
The new BIOS will accommodate both AM3 and AM3+... It'd be incredibly stupid for it not to.
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The new BIOS will accommodate both AM3 and AM3+... It'd be incredibly stupid for it not to.
Um, I would read more into that. Asus said with their BIOS gimmick that once you flash it only BD will work, but no PII. Now, AM3b sockets can run both AM3 and AM3+ cpus, hence why I will be buying a AM3+ /990FX mobo, so I don't have to worry about this at all.
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The new BIOS will accommodate both AM3 and AM3+... It'd be incredibly stupid for it not to.
Not necessarily.... during the AM2 to AM2+ transition, there were boards that first had to be flashed to an AM2+ BIOS (using an AM2 processor) in order to use the AM2+ CPUs, but then could not run an AM2 CPU without flashing back....
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Showed you guys this months ago.

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Never use the M-Flash method ,you may end up with a bricked mobo.Even if it works (you can use the mobo with the new bios in the begining ) sometimes , you get corrupted bios in few weeks from nowhere.
To much luck involved.
Just use the msi forum tool when you update BIOS-es on MSI mobos.
Ive been using M-flash on my 790fx-gd70 for the 1.5 yrs Ive had this board, probably 12 flashes later at least, perfectly fine. Is this a M-flash issue on 890fx mobos?
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