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September 16, 2012 6:54:20 PM

I'm planning to reformat my system soon. Do I need to uninstall my bios to reformat so that it doesn't screw up the mobo bios or is there anything I need to do to take precaution so it all works out fine?

Thanks for any help.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here's my motherboard in-case anyone needs it.

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a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2012 7:01:40 PM

Reformatting your OS has nothing to do with the BIOS, unless you're taking about BIOS flashing which i wouldn't recommend doing unless you really have to, especially if you're new at it, you don't want to end up with a motherboard as a paper weight.

I have the same motherboard btw.:) 
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September 16, 2012 7:05:03 PM

The BIOs stays exclusive to the motherboard so reformatting your hard drive will not affect your motherboard.
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September 16, 2012 7:07:18 PM

I should have probably added this. I'm doing this to not only clean up my system but I'm looking to completely flash my bios to standard settings.
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a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2012 7:11:23 PM

darksora269 said:
I should have probably added this. I'm doing this to not only clean up my system but I'm looking to completely flash my bios to standard settings.


BIOS flashing can certainly screw with your system if you are not careful and could definitly leave you having to buy a new motherboard.

But what is "standard settings"?, are you saying you just want to revert back to stock settings? or are you saying to want to move to a different BIOS?, if so then yes, you need to take precaution as mentioned.
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September 16, 2012 7:12:36 PM

I want to restore my motherboard to stock settings so everything is back to normal like once I built my system. Sorry I'm not that clear about all of this. New to this whole bios deal.
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September 16, 2012 7:19:05 PM

darksora269 said:
I want to restore my motherboard to stock settings so everything is back to normal like once I built my system. Sorry I'm not that clear about all of this. New to this who bios deal.


Oh well then in that case you don't need to flash the BIOS, as your systems BIOS doesn't change unless you want it to.

You can just go into CMOS setup by holding down the proper key (it's usually either the delete key or F1) as the system is starting up and there should be a choice where it says something like "Load default configuration", hit enter on that and then just save it.

This reverts all changes made to BIOS back to the way it was when the system was built.
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September 16, 2012 7:49:04 PM

Thanks. I'll keep this all written down in time for when I decide to reformat.
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