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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Hey guys I'm back again.

Most of my parts have arrived for my first build and I'm feeling confident that I'm as prepared as I can be with exception of flashing bios. I went with the Asus P5Q Deluxe which offers three methods for updating the bios.

1. Asus Update which runs from the OS. (Vsta 64bit in this case)
2. EZ Flash2 accessed from setup (or <ALT> + <F2>during POST.)
3. By using a boot floppy and DOS with AFUDOS.EXE

ASUS Update or EZ Flash would be the preferred methods due to simplicity but I would be comfortable using AFUDOS. ASUS Update has some bad press out there from the user end of things so I thought I'd see if you guys have a prefered method or had encountered any problems with the two 'easy' options.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:53 am 
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the only thing i will say, if everything work OK then dont update the BIOS,

if it aint broke dont fix it,

ive never had any problems, updating the bios from the OS

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:53 pm 
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In theory there shouldn't be a problem updating the bios from within the OS. The problem is, unless you have a spanking new clean install, there's very large room for mishap within windows and bios flashing. I'm not too sure but have seen too many missed to say it is 100% safe. So preferred method is still from a NEW bootable floppy with DOS.

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