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    Flashing Bios

    Can someone remind me quickly how to do this from a USB drive?
    Let's not have an argument over whether this is a sensible thing to do or not, I'm going to do it so iirc I need to format the USB drive to FAT32 and then copy the bios onto it (I have the bios version I want) then in existing bios there is an option or something?
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Seems accurate enough to me. Does your motherboard manufacturer not have any instructions on the website?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    MSI have never bothered to learn English so I have no interest in taking advice from them tbh.
    Allocation Unit size?
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Depends on if the motherboards BIOS has a feature to self update like the Gigabyte Q-flash (or whatever they called it)

    But, Yes the USB pen has to be formated in FAT or FAT32 and then put the Flash utility and the bios file onto the USB pen. Use the windows CD/DVD to get you into DOS then start the flash utility program from there.

    That's how I've done it in the past anyway. IIRC the Gigabyte Q-flash just requires you to press F2(?) from the BIOS.

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Just stick the: 'AMIBIOS140' (or whatever yours is called) file on the drive in FAT32 then run the flashing program in the BIOS.

    Thats how its worked on my Msi boards anyway. As for allocation unit size, any would be fine IMO, i think the standard is 4096?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Why do I need the windows dvd? I'm running a pc with no dvd drive here tbh so nto an option. I just want to do what I did last time but MSI seem to suggest that I need to put something other than just the BIOS version onto the USB drive?
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Why do I need the windows dvd? I'm running a pc with no dvd drive here tbh so nto an option. I just want to do what I did last time but MSI seem to suggest that I need to put something other than just the BIOS version onto the USB drive?
    Extract the full contents of the BIOS archive onto the drive and see if it shows up in the BIOS flashing utility?

    I've done this in the past and it still only shown the BIOS file so you won't bugger it up
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Just had a quick look at your Board Manual, You only need to copy the BIOS file you downloaded from MSI onto the USB pen then select M-flash from the BIOS menu.

    You won't need the CD/DVD to use dos.

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    It didn't show up in m-flash, should I have the whole folder there or just the bios file?
    Also, do I need to creat a partition?
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Wooo it worked. Ok, now to see how many BSODs I get
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    And yes, the reason I have done this is to see if I can unlock that 4th core
    So far so good
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    And yes, the reason I have done this is to see if I can unlock that 4th core
    So far so good
    I had a couple of goes at doing mine when I first got it then, I gave up.

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    Well 4th core and cache are now stable for 3 hours and 10 minutes, so we'll see where this goes!
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Well 4th core and cache are now stable for 3 hours and 10 minutes, so we'll see where this goes!
    So this is what I missed. Congrats

    How come a BIOS flash unlocked those?

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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Who knows, left it on overnight and she's still going. 4k ppd seems to be the figure it's settled at while running a 500k unit.
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    Re: Flashing Bios

    Think it's worth trying to lower the vcore a bit queelis? I don't want it to freak out on me, it's at 1.37 where I whacked it for the sake of eliminating that as an issue but irrc the vid of the chip is 1.3 so with an extra core and cache I thought it best to be safe rather than sorry
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