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CyberRaptor

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#1 10 years ago

I am planning to flash the BIOS on my 680i SLI with the latest drivers.

The instructions say to power down completely after flash, but for me once it's done it just reboots on its own, and I'm uncomfortable with powering down like it says while it's rebooting again. Wouldn't that cause some kind of problem? Also, is it absolutely necessary to load BIOS defaults immediately after flash. I'm a little nervous about this whole thing, but it's really time for an update and I have to do it.




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#2 10 years ago

Are you flashing it manually or via the MB's update utility?




CyberRaptor

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#3 10 years ago

Eh? I just copy the driver to a floppy and flash on reboot. So, manually I suppose.




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#4 10 years ago

You could try it via the MB update utility iof you have one, which may do it differently. I'm not so sure a complete power down after install is really necessary though.




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#5 10 years ago

It wasn't last time, so you're probably right. What about having to load BIOS defaults. Has that ever been an issue that you know of?




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#6 10 years ago

All loading BIOS defaults does is reset the BIOS to factory settings via the actual BIOS itself. Another way of doing that is pulling the CMOS battery and resetting it via a jumper. It basically just resets the BIOS to original settings in case you're worried some of the settings are wrong. It's commonly done by those making adjustments in a BIOS not familiar to them. If you're not familiar with your BIOS, read the manual and pay attention to the on screen help file in the BIOS for adjustments.




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#7 10 years ago
CyberRaptor;3977640The instructions say to power down completely after flash, but for me once it's done it just reboots on its own, and I'm uncomfortable with powering down like it says while it's rebooting again. Wouldn't that cause some kind of problem? Also, is it absolutely necessary to load BIOS defaults immediately after flash. I'm a little nervous about this whole thing, but it's really time for an update and I have to do it.

If they say it on the manufacturer's official website, I'd say you'd better do it ^^