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How to update bios sabertooth x79

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March 25, 2012 9:04:05 AM

hello ,

i downloaded the bios update for my Asus Sabertooth X79 motherboard and want to update it with the usb stick,but do i have to unzip it?
i know to stick it in the back and hold the button for 3 seconds but how to use the usb stick? with FAT? and what do i rename the stick or the file? and how?or just unzip it (cause than it is also a rom-file?
please help me as it keeps on freezing with the first bios.
thanks Cor
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March 25, 2012 12:51:20 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

YES, you must unzip the (.ROM) file and place it on a non-partitioned FAT32 Flash Drive.

There are (2) safe methods to updated your Sabertooth X79:
1. ASUS EZ Flash 2 - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289507-30-what-flash
2. USB BIOS Flashback - http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/USB_BIOS_Flashback_GUIDE/

If using the 'USB BIOS Flashback' method then correct you must rename the (.ROM) file = SABERX79.ROM

However, if you're having problems when you're (IN) the BIOS then you need to resolve that issue first; Clear CMOS (if you don't have a RAID array) use the Jumper method, unplug the PSU first for 5 minutes to allow it to discharge then watch this video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdHH9KrceR0 afterwards go into the BIOS and press (F5) to Load Optimized Defaults.

I have that exact MOBO so it's easy to help you here.
November 28, 2012 11:01:04 PM

what if I am running RAID 0 ?
what do you do?
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