I am having a bit of trouble with my corsair DDR3 1600 ram ( only 4 gigs of the 6 are showing up now). Corsair wants me to update to latest BIOS load setup defaults and enable XMP profile 1. But first off I haven't done a BIOS update in years and when I did do One I remember have the floppy to boot from. What are the steps and what do I need if I don;t have a floppy!?
ASUS has EZ-Flash and using a USB stick is much safer, just stay away from the ASUS Update Utility (Windows). If you want the EZ-Flash instructions post back, you may need to make the USB stick bootable.
3. Reboot into the bios and restore setup defaults.
4. Enter bios setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file is found. Then press <Enter>.
5. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system when done, go back into the bios after the reboot.
6. Now shut down the computer (PSU switch) and unplug it. Pull the CMOS battery and discharge the motherboard by holding in power button while touching the chassis for approx 30 sec.