I have an ASRock 970 Extreme3 motherboard and some games give me the BSoD. Some one of a Valve forums suggested updating my BIOS. http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=970%20Extre...
That is the page for my mobo, but I don't know if I should instant flash. This article, http://www.asrock.com/feature/InstantFlash/index.asp, says that the instant flash software will detect my mobo model and only use BIOS updates from my model? If this is true, does it ensure that I have the right BIOS update model and won't 'kill' my mobo? Thanks for any help
All "instant flash" is is their way of checking that the BIOS is compatible. its clearly stated in what you linked. but it doesn't matter at all. download the most recent BIOS for your board and flash it.
if you flash the wrong BIOS it breaks. BUT if its for your board and the most recent version it should be fine. if you messed up and its not for your board that "instant flash" bit is supposed to not even allow you to see a wrong BIOS to flash it. its a safety feature.
Just fyi that feature isn't on most boards. so in general make sure you download the right one.
BAHAHHA I almost broke my mobo. I went to the wrong thing, but luckily i was instant booting, so it didnt show up. I d/led the right one and now it works. Thanks!
PS Whats "UCC Turbo?"
PSS That bump was worth it cuz it got this thread alive.