better in a dos environment anyway. always get nervous doing updates in the GUI, never actually had an issue thou.
turns out i don't have REAL ami bios. no ami bios version numbers on the POST screen and no printed ami logo on the board. so their utilities won't work even if i could from a 64bit environment. sad day. at least newegg carries a few more 775 boards now if i get real desperate for the speed. right now it is faster than the e4600 that i pulled out so that's not bad.