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Old 10-31-2009, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OC settings, BIOS update.

I want to update my BIOS to the latest, however if I do will I lose my current settings, more importantly my OC settings? I mean it doesn't matter too much since I can always write them down, but still curious.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: OC settings, BIOS update.

If you follow the recommend flashing procedure, yes, you will lose your settings.

But I have, in the past, flashed my bios without losing my settings. But I highly recommend following the recommended procedure for flashing your bios. If I have a bad flash buying a new bios chip or mobo isn't going to break me. I won't be happy but I can afford to buy a new one.

Most of the new mobo's that I've seen lately allow you to save multiple bios configurations that can be loaded with just a couple of navigational keystrokes. So you have something to look forward to, HaHa

A bad flash will screw you. So you need to be aware of a few potential hazards. A power outage, surge/spike, reseting the power, a glitch in the system or anything odd that happens while the flash is in progress will render your system as useless. Flashing your bios with a Windows based program is extremely hazardous to your PC. If you flash with a Floppy Disk make sure the Floppy is completely error free. If your bios has the option to boot from a usb flash drive then that is my recommended choice, but you'll have to make the flash drive bootable.

The program I used turns it into a Virtual Floppy that can't be undone. Your flash drive will only hold 1.44mb just like a floppy.

Install BootDisk to Bootstick on your PC
Download BootDisk2BootStick 0.10 Beta - Small utility to make an image of your startup disk or clone it to a flash drive - Softpedia

Download Image for Dr.Dos http://3oh6.com/forum_posted/evga/us...lash/drdos.bin

Use BootDisk 2 Bootstick to image the drdos.bin file to the USB Flash Drive.

Can you give me a link to your mobo and or bios file?
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: OC settings, BIOS update.

^^^ That would be a legitimate use for an old 128MB flash drive. Too bad I gave all of mine away a long time ago.
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