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    Default Re: ALiveNF6G-VSTA and AM3 cpu support?

    Your screen-shot shows that your current motherboard bios version is 2.20.
    When Emily responds, hopefully she can provide a link to a Dos flasher that will work with your L2.26 beta bios, where you can make a bootable usb or CD for flashing. You do NOT want to find just any ASRock Dos flasher to flash your system. If the flash fails, you might need to buy a new bios chip.

    The YouTube link you provided in post #11 used a Dos flashing program called Update but this does NOT mean that any ASRock flashing program with the same name will work with your beta bios.

    You can do a web search using how to make a bootable usb to find and download a free program to make your usb bootable. After you have done this, you would then copy your beta bios and the flashing program to your bootable usb drive. One of the most commonly used tools is the HP bootable usb tool. I don't know if winXP can create a bootable usb on its own.

    Your 3GB of mixed memory sizes means that your memory is running in single channel mode.
    Using memory where both modules are the same size would run somewhat faster using dual channel mode, but it's best if both memory modules have identical memory model numbers that are from the same manufacturer. Using memory from different manufacturers and/or have different part numbers can often cause stability problems. In some cases the performance difference might be minimal. You can check this out by doing a web search using single channel mode vs dual channel mode memory performance.

    It's time to wait for Emily's reply.
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    Default Re: ALiveNF6G-VSTA and AM3 cpu support?

    I got a quick answer from Emily.

    Dear customer,



    Due to ALiveNF6G-VSTA does not support Instant Flash function,

    please update the BIOS in DOS environment with attached "ALVB6VT2.7z".



    1. Please have a bootable floppy disk or USB flash drive.

    2. Extract the file to the disk/drive.

    3. Then boot up system with the disk/drive and key in "ASRflash ALVN6VT2.26" to start flashing.

    * For the update tool, please refer the file.



    Or, try the file "ALVN6VT(2.26)WIN.z_p" in Windows.

    1. Please rename it as ALVN6VT(2.26)WIN.zip, then extract whole file to desktop.

    2. Close all programs and double click "ALVN6VT2.26.EXE" to start flashing BIOS.

    3. Reboot system for check.



    Thanks for your e-mail.



    Good Day,

    ASRock TSD

    DOS version ALVN6VT2.7z
    Windows vesion ALVN6VT(2.26)WIN.z_p

    I think i will go for an Windows version cuz i am little afraid of doing it with bootable USB if something go wrong. It is possible to this in a SAFE mode of windows to be closed most of programs to be it safest.
    Or what do you suggest ?

    I am not sure how i should do it with a DOS version.
    Just put that files on Bootable USB. ALVN6VT2.26 and ASRflash.
    Then i boot USB a then i just write this ASRflash ALVN6VT2.26 ? And thats it ?
    I do not understand this * For the update tool, please refer the file.



    BTW i thing this should be add on webpage because lot of people will be looking for tihs versions of BIOS for this mobo.
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    Default Re: ALiveNF6G-VSTA and AM3 cpu support?

    I don't like to use windows for flashing because many other brands of motherboards have been bricked (ruined) over the years when using windows for flashing.
    I consider DOS to be the safer way to go.
    If you ruin your bios chip while flashing, it will cost you about $15 to buy a pre-flashed chip where you would remove your old bios chip and insert the new bios chip.

    I clicked on the DOS version ALVN6VT2.7z link in your post and downloaded a file with the same name.
    I used my 7zip program to test the integrity of the file and it was OK.
    I then unzipped the file and it created two files: ASRflash.exe and ALVN6VT2.26
    These two files would need to be copied to your bootable usb flash drive where you would boot to the usb drive.
    You would then type ASRflash ALVN6VT2.26

    You can probably find several You Tube videos if you search using asrock usb flash bios
    If it will make you feel more comfortable, create the bootable usb and copy a dos program such as a memory diagnostic program to the bootable usb and practice booting and using the usb before you flash.

    Follow Emily's windows instructions if you are going to flash in windows.
    I don't know if it's safer or better to flash when you boot using SAFE MODE, see what Emily recommends.

    Write down any bios settings right now that have been changed.
    You will loose your current settings when either type of flash has completed.
    You must boot back into the bios after the flash to load optimal settings and to manually reenter your saved bios settings.
    When you are done, save settings and exit.

    Once you start flashing, YOU MUST WAIT SEVERAL MINUTES FOR THE FLASH TO COMPLETE.
    NEVER TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER WHILE YOU ARE FLASHING.

    "For the update tool, please refer the file" probably means that ASRflash.exe is the flash updating program tool.

    Any questions?
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    Default Re: ALiveNF6G-VSTA and AM3 cpu support?

    So i finally flahed my BIOS 2.26 version using DOS method.

    I made BOOTABLE USB via rufus program very easy.

    Then i booted usb.

    Then i just write "ASRflash ALVN6VT2.26"

    And it was completed.

    BIOS update pass. Please restart PC .

    Then i went to bios and load Optimized defaults.

    Finnaly maybe even today i will test x3 phenom procesor.


    Thank you very much Emily.

    And BIG THANKS TO YOU profJim

    But still this can be very usable for someone with same MOBO i think it should be on the page or at least in the sticky thread.

    Because acording to web page that method will not work.
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    You're welcome and I'm glad to hear that everything worked out with your DOS bios flash using the 2.26 beta bios.

    The information in this thread can be valuable for ALiveNF6G-VSTA owners but this is a motherboard that is several generations old.
    A sticky has information that is useful to a large range of people.
    I'm going to add some tags to this thread so that people searching the web or the forum can find this thread more easily.
    I'm also going to edit my posts that deal with the incorrect ASRock flashing instructions that I posted so that new readers are not confused, and will include links to the correct information that ASRock TSD - Emily finally sent to you. I will PM Emily in a week if they haven't updated their website beta bios download files and instructions.

    Let us know how you make out with upgraded cpu's.
    Hopefully other ALiveNF6G-VSTA owners who apply the beta bios and upgrade their cpu's will post their cpu models that work with this beta bios.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: ALiveNF6G-VSTA and AM3 cpu support?

    So i finally running on.

    Phenom x3 8450.

    So far i played just Crysis 1 i didnt encouter any trobles later i will update how its running.

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