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January 26, 2013 11:55:51 AM

hey folks, i have question

how to 100% works to updating BIOS,

my board is ASRock Z77 extreme 3

cause some say, indicator that every motherboard said will be not 100% work.

cause some has red the indicator carefully and they follow that indicator properly, and then they also failed, to updating their BIOS

and is every newest BIOS has a older feature or i must updating the BIOS from lower to higher

So, what is trick and how to updating BIOS 100% work

i will hear every advice. thanks for your advice

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a c 239 K Overclocking
January 26, 2013 1:19:52 PM

Download the updated BIOS file, if it is a zip file create a folder, put the zip file in the folder, and extract the file inside the folder because you're after the ????.rom file only.

Now you have the file so what do you do with it?

Use a formatted (because the only thing on the drive is the file to flash), USB flash drive, and copy/paste the ????.rom file to the USB flash drive.

Now you simply boot the computer with the USB flash drive plugged in, enter the BIOS, and select the auto flash feature, it should be under the tools in an ASRock motherboard.

It will find the file and display it so make sure you are aware of the exact file name designation, the auto flash feature will ask you if you want to write the new file, you select Yes or OK, it will then analyze the file and see if it is the correct and uncorrupted file, if it is OK, it will ask you again are you sure you want to rewrite the BIOS, you select Yes or OK, and it does the rest.

Danger: Be absolutely positive this is what you need to do, you should never BIOS flash unless you're having a problem the new BIOS addresses. This is the worst time in the world to have a power failure, and the best time in the world to be on a battery backup system, because you do not want to interrupt a M/B BIOS flash in progress, or your M/B will make a good coffee table conversation piece.

Good Luck!
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January 27, 2013 5:23:59 AM

4Ryan6 said:
Download the updated BIOS file, if it is a zip file create a folder, put the zip file in the folder, and extract the file inside the folder because you're after the ????.rom file only.

Now you have the file so what do you do with it?

Use a formatted (because the only thing on the drive is the file to flash), USB flash drive, and copy/paste the ????.rom file to the USB flash drive.

Now you simply boot the computer with the USB flash drive plugged in, enter the BIOS, and select the auto flash feature, it should be under the tools in an ASRock motherboard.

It will find the file and display it so make sure you are aware of the exact file name designation, the auto flash feature will ask you if you want to write the new file, you select Yes or OK, it will then analyze the file and see if it is the correct and uncorrupted file, if it is OK, it will ask you again are you sure you want to rewrite the BIOS, you select Yes or OK, and it does the rest.

Danger: Be absolutely positive this is what you need to do, you should never BIOS flash unless you're having a problem the new BIOS addresses. This is the worst time in the world to have a power failure, and the best time in the world to be on a battery backup system, because you do not want to interrupt a M/B BIOS flash in progress, or your M/B will make a good coffee table conversation piece.

Good Luck!


what is ????.rom means..?

and is the latest BIOS has a old feature.?
like
BIOS ver. 1.5 it has enhance windows 8 performance
BIOS ver 2.0 it has enhance monitor performance

so, is the latest BIOS has included the older feature.?
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a c 239 K Overclocking
January 27, 2013 12:09:50 PM

okoy said:
what is ????.rom means..?


???? = the actual BIOS ID number or designation of the BIOS file like 1203.rom or 360.rom or aec7.rom

okoy said:
and is the latest BIOS has a old feature.?
like

BIOS ver. 1.5 it has enhance windows 8 performance
BIOS ver 2.0 it has enhance monitor performance

so, is the latest BIOS has included the older feature.?


Yes the BIOS flashes are always cumulative.

Note 1: Sometimes however a specific bios flash may be required that updates the flashing protocol before flashing to others, so read before doing, and make sure no specific flash is pre-required.

Obviously if you present bios is past the required then you're already covered.

Note 2: Additionally some bios flashes are major changes and once you flash with that bios flash you cannot flash back to an earlier flash, those are usually labeled as being such.



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