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    Question Possible for me to flash bios with Flashmenu ?

    Can i use flashmenu for flashing my bios ? I have an Abit kv8. I've got an installationcd with Abit uGuru that came with the card. Abit uGuru also contains Flashmenu, but the programs says my version is to old - and that I should download the newest. But on the download page, my board is not listed as combitable.

    -> http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/bios/flashmenu.php
    Abit kv8max3 is. So can i use it when my board is just kv8 ?

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    Try downloading the .bin file to your desktop & then run the "update from file" option in FlashMenu directing it to that .bin.

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    Okay thanks. I'll wait a couple of days because I have a big essay that i have to turn in on tuesday - and it sucks if my com don't work
    But thank you for the help.

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    Avoid BIOS flashing through Windows if at all possible - seriously - the risk of it not working are enormous with the result that your motherboard / video card is going to end up dead. Are you really prepared to take the risk when you have some important work to write?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    Avoid BIOS flashing through Windows if at all possible - seriously - the risk of it not working are enormous with the result that your motherboard / video card is going to end up dead. Are you really prepared to take the risk when you have some important work to write?
    /Me strokes dual BIOS.

    BIOSes are a lot better than they used to be, although they can still go wrong from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    Avoid BIOS flashing through Windows if at all possible - seriously - the risk of it not working are enormous with the result that your motherboard / video card is going to end up dead.
    The ABIT FlashMenu works fine as long as you run from a local file & you take the same precautions that you would in DOS (e.g. no overclocks).

    A BIOS Saviour is always a nice bit of insurance though.

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    Okay. A couple a days ago i wrote an e-mail to abit's customer service. I asked if i could use the 1.36 eventhough my card wasn't listed as compitable. They answered yes. I took a look at their page to see if there had been any changes.
    http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/downl...&pSOCKET_TYPE=
    Now they've made a compitable list. Without my card on it. What i wrong with them ?
    You think i can use the Flashmenu 1.36 ?

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    bah perils of bios flashing no way

    i hot swapped a bios chip and reflashed it from a friends board with no problem at all...

    easy
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    It worked.

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