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Thread: Updating BIOS

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    Unhappy Updating BIOS

    First off, my motherboard is a P5W DH Deluxe and it's in serious need of a BIOS update(this will be my first time ever doing this).

    Okay, everywhere I've looked about how to update the BIOS has told me to use a floppy disk. I don't have a floppy drive on this computer and I was wondering if I could use a DVD/CD drive?(and what the CD/DVD would have to be(i.e. CD-R, DVD-R, etc.))

    I don't see why not, but I thought I'd check to make sure.

    PS- If anyone can tell me if the newest BIOS for this mobo support 45nm tech, that would be sweet.
    Last edited by Strifey; 07-25-2008 at 11:04 PM.

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    Hi and Welcome!
    I have the same motherboard, it has been great to me.
    The latest bios is here: http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us.
    I think the easiest method is to use the Asus Update tool, that is on your motherboard CD. It lets you download the bios file from the web site, and then flash it from within windows. I used to be firmly against "windows flashing", however with W2K and above, they are stable enough that it is extremely rare for a crash to happen during a flash.
    Just close all your running programs while flashing.
    Any more Q's, feel free to ask!

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    So when I put the motherboard CD in, will i just install the program off of it? or will it run off the CD?

    PS-Thanks for the welcome and I'm glad to be here.

    EDIT: and will it keep my old BIOS settings? or will I have to set them again?
    Last edited by Strifey; 07-26-2008 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    I figured it out. Thank you so much for the help!

    Now I just have to OC my CPU again...

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    Glad it worked out for you!
    It is always wise to clear your bios, or CMOS as it is known after a flash, even though some bios/programs do it autiomatically. Otherwise some features in the new bios might not show up.
    As always, enjoy and have fun!

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    Thanks again. Also, I was wondering if you could answer another question of mine. Do these new BIOS support 45nm tech CPUs? I know the original BIOS didn't.

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    Re: Updating BIOS

    Yep, per the CPU compatibility list at the Asus site!

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