I recently updated the Chaintech VFN4 BIOS from one dated 02/03/2005 to the latest 06/03/2005.
For some bizarre reason, the onboard MAC LAN (on- board ethernet) is disabled by default.
It took me many hours to discover why I had no internet connectivity after that upgrade.
Also, the first POST page flashes by so quickly as to be unreadable. That's the page with the EPA logo and cpu and memory timings.
I'm tempted to go back to my original BIOS. Also, their instruction for downloading and installing a BIOS leave something to be desired. Recent BIOS are all .bin files, whereas they tell you they are .exe files.
A little more quality control and beta testing is in order for Chaintech.
I updated the bios on my vnf4 ultra as well. It took me a little bit to figure it out. Did not realize I needed to reset the cmos after i updated it. I was near to pulling it out and using it to pattern my new shotgun it had me so mad! Overall though I am very happy with my board. It overclocked my 3000+ beautifully
lol I may try that on an empty case side vent my 12 gauge would enjoy it !!! lol buck shot or bird shot ??? I also have these things called Pit Bulls but they might just shred the whole thing
Edit: Im sorry went off topic Anyway I was going to say "be carefull with BIOS updates as sometimes they can kill your system" I usualy install them all too lol but tech's say only install a new BIOS if you are having an issue that is fixed in the new one.