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Trying to flash ECS Motherboard Bios

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July 23, 2014 4:56:43 PM

So as of right now I am trying to flash my bios so I can overclock my i5 2500k. I have the new bios update installed and ready on a usb flash drive. On the manufacturers website it says that the bios is a AMI bios but the downloaded package comes with AFUDOS, AFUWIN64 and 32. When I try to boot from the usb with the AFUDOS flash utility it says it cannot find the file or it is not valid. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong or the manufacturers made a mistake with the bios packages. Also it was a big mistake to buy a ECS mobo :( 

Link to Mobo: http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail...

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a c 1148 V Motherboard
July 23, 2014 7:01:55 PM

Use the ECS eBLU utility in Windows and let the pgm find and flash the BIOS automatically for you.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
It should have come on your MB disk.
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July 24, 2014 6:57:17 AM

clutchc said:
Use the ECS eBLU utility in Windows and let the pgm find and flash the BIOS automatically for you.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
It should have come on your MB disk.

How do you know which one to use?
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a c 1148 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 11:03:38 AM

PGRM said:
clutchc said:
Use the ECS eBLU utility in Windows and let the pgm find and flash the BIOS automatically for you.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
It should have come on your MB disk.

How do you know which one to use?


Which one what? You run the eBLU utility in Windows and it finds the correct BIOS for you and offers to flash it for you. You won't need the flash drive with the file you downloaded.
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July 24, 2014 3:50:35 PM

clutchc said:
PGRM said:
clutchc said:
Use the ECS eBLU utility in Windows and let the pgm find and flash the BIOS automatically for you.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
It should have come on your MB disk.

How do you know which one to use?


Which one what? You run the eBLU utility in Windows and it finds the correct BIOS for you and offers to flash it for you. You won't need the flash drive with the file you downloaded.

it says that there are different platforms when you click the eBLU product button. And the platforms supported are different mobos than mine. link: http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
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a c 1148 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 5:37:53 PM

Doesn't your MB disk have it on it?
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July 25, 2014 5:31:18 AM

clutchc said:
Doesn't your MB disk have it on it?

What is that? Sorry for asking so many questions but I am really new to computers.
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a c 1148 V Motherboard
July 25, 2014 2:25:11 PM

Have you run the eBLU utility in Windows?
If you are having trouble locating a copy of the eBLU utility, one should be on the motherboard disk that came with your motherboard.
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July 27, 2014 5:46:12 AM

clutchc said:
Have you run the eBLU utility in Windows?
If you are having trouble locating a copy of the eBLU utility, one should be on the motherboard disk that came with your motherboard.

I don't have the motherboard's disk anymore. And the eBlu utility is not supported by my motherboard. The thing I need to know is what flash utility my motherboard has because in the "new" bios download it had AFUDOS, AFUWIN64, AFUWIN32 but none seem to work. The only reason I am flashing my bios is because I want to overclock my cpu but when I change the cpu multiplier it doesn't stay at my overclock(4.2ghz). I read up on another thread with a guy who had the same problem and he said that this was happening to him until he flashed the bios to an earlier one. Is it that I'm doing something wrong when overclocking or is it the motherboard?
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a c 1148 V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 12:19:38 PM

I was just going by the link you posted of your MB. At the site, they recommend using the eBlu utility in windows to update the bios. Odd that you say yours doesn't support it. And it worked on my ECS 1155 socket board. ( http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail... )

But I seriously doubt that your inability to keep the CPU's clock multiplier raised is due to an older BIOS. More than likely you are using a Windows utility to overclock, yes? If you do your OC'ing in BIOS, you won't have that problem.
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July 27, 2014 5:14:00 PM

Im so stupid. I finally found out where to download the program. It worked like a charm. Thanks for the help clutchc!
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