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    Bios Flashing Floppy or Abit's Flash menu?

    hey guys was just wondering what you guys with software bios upgrade option, do you use it? becuase i herd floppy was still a much better and more reliable way of upgrading


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    I used a built in flashing utility once and killed a board, has never happened with the floppy option. Make of that what you will!

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    I have always just used aBit's windows flash tool. Worked great everytime. I don't see the point in making things more complicated, the end result is exactly the same.

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    FlashMenu works fine as long as you take a few precautions.
    1. don't flash with an overclock, same as with a floppy
    2. download the BIOS file locally & use the "update from file" mode rather than "1-click"
    3. Clear CMOS after the flash, same as with a floppy

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    I always use the floppy method. Much less to go wrong i.e. you are not in a windows environment.

    Most mobo manufacturers have a very simple floppy procedure these days. Asus has EZflash - just put floppy in boot up press F2 and the flash procedure works. I'm sure Abit will have a similar solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iranu
    Asus has EZflash - just put floppy in boot up press F2 and the flash procedure works. I'm sure Abit will have a similar solution.
    Alt-F2 on Abit.
    http://www.lvcoyote.com/biosflash.htm

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