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    Default Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Hey there,

    I have ASRock Extreme6/GB motherboard and a 3930K CPU but I can't update the BIOS! I currently am sitting on the P2.40 bios (It's a Extreme6 version and not extreme6/GB but i don't know why...) and my windows is very unstable. It gives me BSOD way too often and i might have to replace the MB if this continues. I've tried everything: different usb sticks, different bios versions, everything and no good. All I get is the screen below and it won't go anywhere from there!

    Can you help me?


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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Your post is confusing.

    On the board itself, between the PCIe slots, what model is silkscreened there? X79 Extreme6/GB ? Or X79 Extreme6?
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    X79 Extreme6. But somehow I have the GB soundcard. Anyway, the problem is I can't update my BIOS, instant flash is stuck on that screen.

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    OK, Extreme6. Click on that line that is displaying the X79E6_3.00 as shown in the pic above and Instant Flash should take off and run.
    Last edited by - wardog -; 02-23-2014 at 01:03 AM. Reason: X79E6_3.00 not X79EX6_3.00
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the PSU Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be the PSU causing issues. I do(Lifetime PRO ver.) and will mention so if it is marginal for your build.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

    Mine: ASRock Z77 Extreme6, i7-3770K, 16GB F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR, Seasonic X-750 Gold, On-die HD 4000, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
    Hers: ASRock 990FX Extreme4, FX-4170, 16GB AE316G1601U2K, Seasonic X-650 Gold, Asus HD7770-2GD5, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
    Server 1: ASRock 990FX Extreme9, FX-8150, 32GB AE316G1601U2K, Seasonic X-750 Gold, IBM ServeRAID M1015, PowerColor AX5450 1GBK3-SH, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design XL R2
    Server 2: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+, A10-6800K, 16GB F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL, Seasonic SS-660XP2, Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    OK, Extreme6. Click on that line that is displaying the X79E6_3.00 as shown in the pic above and Instant Flash should take off and run.
    That would be really dumb of me if it did work! xD But I tried it every single time and nothing happened. Can't even close the window... It simply gets stuck on there even though i can move the mouse around! I even clicked on it and left it for 10/15 mins and nothing.

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Using a USB stick to flash with? If so it must formatted any flavor of FAT and the BIOS file must reside on the root of the drive.

    It also seems to help if the stick is of a smaller size, like 4-8GB. Larger ones and I've seen issues.

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Using a USB stick to flash with? If so it must formatted any flavor of FAT and the BIOS file must reside on the root of the drive.

    It also seems to help if the stick is of a smaller size, like 4-8GB. Larger ones and I've seen issues.
    It's a 8GB USB Stick formatted with FAT32 and with the bios on the root of the drive. I've done all that troubleshooting before and nothing. Might have to replace the mobo after all.

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Sounding like it.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the PSU Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be the PSU causing issues. I do(Lifetime PRO ver.) and will mention so if it is marginal for your build.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

    Mine: ASRock Z77 Extreme6, i7-3770K, 16GB F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR, Seasonic X-750 Gold, On-die HD 4000, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
    Hers: ASRock 990FX Extreme4, FX-4170, 16GB AE316G1601U2K, Seasonic X-650 Gold, Asus HD7770-2GD5, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
    Server 1: ASRock 990FX Extreme9, FX-8150, 32GB AE316G1601U2K, Seasonic X-750 Gold, IBM ServeRAID M1015, PowerColor AX5450 1GBK3-SH, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design XL R2
    Server 2: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+, A10-6800K, 16GB F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL, Seasonic SS-660XP2, Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    Hmm, you're using the 2.40 BIOS, which is the SB-E to IVB-E processor compatible BIOS update. What CPU are you using?

    The update to BIOS 2.40 is a bit tricky, and the procedure is a little different but critical to do correctly. My sticky about the procedure can be found here:

    IMPORTANT BIOS Update Information For ASRock Intel 6 Series and X79 Chipset Mother Boards

    The main thing to know when doing that BIOS update is this:

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    Your BSOD issues might be caused by not performing the BIOS update correctly. Also, did you update the Intel IME software and the other files that are listed in the 2.40 BIOS update description?

    If you think the 2.40 update was not done correctly, I strongly suggest you flash 2.40 again, and do not remove the flash drive until Windows completely reboots. Otherwise the IME firmware will not be updated.

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    Default Re: Can't flash bios!? ASRock Extreme6/GB

    ups... I have a SB-E processor! :S

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