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Update Asus BIOS Motherboard

Update Asus BIOS Motherboard

One of the most common questions you get from people is "How do I update my BIOS?" So to start this article with an unexpected answer, I will say this: You do not do! In the vast majority of cases, there is no reason to update your BIOS. You do not want to do this every time you encounter a problem, because in most circumstances, it will not fix the problem. You definitely do not want to update the BIOS system when nothing happens wrong, because you ask for problems only. Are you likely to cause problems? Is there a risk involved? Yeah. In addition, updating the BIOS will clear all saved CMOS settings, and the updated BIOS will not match any saved profiles. It's part of a process, so it's definitely not something you want to do for a whim. Finally, if you have a system that has any overclocked settings, these settings may not work with an updated BIOS. Changes may make the settings incompatible, and there is no way we can make sure that a certain set of overclocked settings will be trusted with an updated BIOS.
Update Asus BIOS Motherboard


However, there are certainly some situations where a BIOS update is a good idea. If you are having a specific problem with BIOS update patches, look for them. The only problem is that most motherboard manufacturers leave their own update updates mysteriously vague. Instead of mentioning exactly what they specify, they usually have something like "CPU compatibility upgrades" or "stability fixes." This is frustrating, because it hides changes made in the BIOS update. The only way to find out if someone will fix your problems will be to ask someone to know. This is where we get to. The general rule is, if you've got one of our motherboards, and you're having a problem fixed by the BIOS update, we'll have heard of it. There are not many of these types of problems, so if you are unsure, contact us and ask us.

So far after we've covered it, you've reached us, we recommended updating the BIOS. what should I do? First, we need the right tools. You will need a thumb drive. It's better to be blank, but as long as you do not have a set of files, you should be fine. Connect it to a USB port on the back of the computer. You will also need to get the BIOS screen shots at hand. 

After you sign in, you'll need to click your order in "My Quotes" (ask your delegate if you're not sure) and click the "Photos" button at the top.


Scroll down a bit and you'll see a list of BIOS screen shots, plus a link to download them all as a zip file. You do not need them now, but you'll need to save them to another phone / computer or print them so they're handy at a later time.

After that, you'll want to get the latest version of the BIOS. Usually you get it from motherboard manufacturer. If you have a Puget computer, the support delegate will give you a link to the latest version of the BIOS. Download it. It will be a compressed file. Find it in the Downloads folder, then right-click and extract it. The extracted file will end with the file type ".CAP". You will need to copy this file to the drive that you connected.

(Bit of the warning here, if you use the motherboard "X79" or "Rampage IV", you may need to go to another different way because of the ROM format to convert the CAP format. "X79" or "Rampage IV" in the motherboard name.)

Here comes the fun part.

Restart your computer and click delete to access the BIOS. You want to right-click when you hear a POST message indicating that the system has started normally. You should get a screen similar to the one below.

Next, you'll go to the Tools menu. You'll see something similar to the image under this. One option will be the Asus EZ Flash Utility. Select it and hit Enter!

Finally, we will get something like that. This will insert a set of drives on the left and files on the right. These parts are a bit tricky. You'll need to use the arrow keys and tab to select each drive until you find one in the .CAP file. Select this drive, then go to the .CAP file and press Enter. You will be prompted to confirm that you have received the correct file. Say it then wait! The update will continue on its own, and eventually the system will restart.

Once the system restarts, you will need to go back to the BIOS again to restore the settings. Remember those photos we saved earlier? You'll want to go back to it. Restart, and click Delete to access the BIOS. The BIOS can show a preview that says "Press F1 to enter setup". If so, just click on it.

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