This is my first build ever! I have gotten everything together and even got RAID 0 setup for the first time! No troubles at all..
I am having trouble with updating my BIOS.. What I have read is to Flash it by using a floppy or a BOOTABLE flash drive..
I do not have floppy, but i do have flash drives - I have tried to find out how to make it bootable, but i have been very unsuccessful.. I am using Windows 7 x64 ULT. The flash drive I have is a SANDISK cruzer 2gb. with the cruddy u3 smart stuff on it.. I have done what I can and when I get to the flash from the flash drive it says unable to find bootmgr or somehting like that...
If you could PLEASE lead me in the right direction! I would like to update my BIOS so that I can see if I can unlock those extra cores!! I have tried the live update.. but it says that my utilities are up to date.. but my BIOS says v1.3
The tutorial was targeting DFI but the procedure for making your flash drive bootable would be the same and there is a link provided to get the HP tool you'll need.
Once you get your flash drive bootable you should be able to figure out the rest by reading the procedure for flashing the BIOS and comparing it to the instructions for your board that you should be able to find on your manufacturers site.