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    I recently put together the rig listed below. The BIOS is V6.00PG.
    I went to EVGA site and DL'ed the new BIOS to CD and tried to boot from CD to change the BIOS but all it does is boot to windows. I have it set to boot from CD first, so what am I doing wrong? And do I really need to do this? Everything seem to be working fine except the sleep setting that I haven't gotten worked out yet.



    Motherboard: EVGA 780i
    Graphic Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
    Monitor : Dell 2407WFP-HC
    DVD: Philips SPD6104P SCSI DVD
    Sound: Creative X-FI Audio
    Power Supply: Corsair TX750W
    CPU: E8400
    Memory: Patriot 4G 2Gx2
    Hard Drive: 500G
    Case: Antec P182
    OS: Windows Vista Home Preium 64
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  • #2
    Re: flashing BIOS question

    I don't think you can boot strait from CD to update a bios. I only know about ASUS though, not sure about EVGA. Have you looked for a guide on their website or forums?

    For ASUS, you have to hit like TAB+F2 or go into the bios and select the EZflash utility, and then it looks for the file (which it sees on the CD or USB thumb drive) and then flashes.

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    • #3
      Re: flashing BIOS question

      Yea I followed EVGA's instructions, and it was a recommended way.
      Thanks for your input.
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      • #4
        Re: flashing BIOS question

        Originally posted by kin3 View Post
        Yea I followed EVGA's instructions, and it was a recommended way.
        Thanks for your input.
        How did you burn the CD? The ISO file contains a CD image, and must be burnt as such.....not simply burn the downloaded ISO file itself on the CD.

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        • #5
          Re: flashing BIOS question

          I used NERO I think. What should I use?
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          • #6
            Re: flashing BIOS question

            Originally posted by kin3 View Post
            I used NERO I think. What should I use?
            Nero will burn an image, but you have to specify that you are burning an ISO image when you start a project.

            In NERO express it's called "burn image to disk" under the backup section.

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            • #7
              Re: flashing BIOS question

              Thanks much, I knew I was doing something wrong but just didn't know what it was.
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              • #8
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                NP at all :D

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                • #9
                  Re: flashing BIOS question

                  I wouldn't recommend updating a BIOS unless something is broke or you expect to get a sizable performance increase. The risks are simply not worth it.
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                  • #10
                    Re: flashing BIOS question

                    Originally posted by Wimpinator View Post
                    I wouldn't recommend updating a BIOS unless something is broke or you expect to get a sizable performance increase. The risks are simply not worth it.
                    I also recommend this. Don't update the BIOS unless you absolutely need to (due to unsupported hardware, etc.).
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                    • #11
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                      I had to RMA a brand new motherboard because of a bad flash back in Nov.
                      The guys above are right :(

                      Be careful and only do if you need to

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                      • #12
                        Re: flashing BIOS question

                        updating the bios is soooo tempting though.... There is nothing like that agonizing 15 seconds of watching some progress bar hoping that you did not just destroy your motherboard for a 1.2 % performance increase in how your ethernet chipset handles telnet requests or some other obscure improvement.

                        I will tell you though, the update is allways sooo temping. but stay away, even if I cant.

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                        • #13
                          Re: flashing BIOS question

                          Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                          I had to RMA a brand new motherboard because of a bad flash back in Nov.
                          The guys above are right :(

                          Be careful and only do if you need to
                          I'm surprised they accepted the RMA! Did you have to fib about why it died?
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                          He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

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                          • #14
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                            Actually, not sure why they took it. I used the in windows ASUS flash program, the one you do from your desktop and it said it went fine, but then all hell broke loose. Took me days of trying to reset the CMOS and using the starter disk and reading the ASUS forums. Turned out that a ton of people that used the program all fried their MB, like 7 pages of people pissed off about it.
                            The ASUS support on the phones was really good though, and helped a lot with the RMA. +1 point for ASUS
                            Now if they would just get their stupid website to run faster than like it is on dial up, I would have given them +2.

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                            • #15
                              Re: flashing BIOS question

                              Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                              Actually, not sure why they took it. I used the in windows ASUS flash program, the one you do from your desktop and it said it went fine, but then all hell broke loose.
                              I update bios's all the time without any trouble, but I would never use any utility that requires an OS (and I usually can't as I run linux on most my boxes)...just another layer of crapulence where things will go wrong.

                              If you do decide to go with the upgrade, at least make sure you won't have a power failure midway through...that's really asking for trouble.

                              GL

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