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Thread: Should I upgrade my bios (P35-DS4)




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    Smile Should I upgrade my bios (P35-DS4)

    My current bios is F6, and the latest available F12. I thought of using Qflash (more queries on this later) to do the job because I still think that windows flashing carries some risk.

    Can I go directly to F12 from F6?

    I have a 2gb USB thumbdrive, could someone tell me what are the settings to change in the bios in order to let Qflash recognize it?

    Lastly, I am using Raid 0 with 2 drives, is there a slight possibility that after flashing to a newer bios I will lose my RAID settings? (Rendering my system unbootable because my OS is on the RAID 0

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. Do the new bioses support SLIC table?

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    Default Re: Should I upgrade my bios (P35-DS4)

    Yes, to all

    You will need to write down, or take pictures of your old settings if you dont think you will remember them. Your raid will be fine, but you will have to reset the Hard drive settings to be the same

    As for SLIC, I dont think you should speak of that here.

    Fine print: I dont think there is SLIC F12 only F11 that I have seen.....Unless you do your own

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    I read on a Gigabyte page yesterday that they don't recommend flashing a huge version change at once....ie if your at 6 you should goto 9 then 12....After the flash load optimized defaults and then save, restart. Then go in and set your settings.
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade my bios (P35-DS4)

    Yes, no matter what you do Always flash, save and apply optimized defaults, reboot then make and save your changes

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    Default Re: Should I upgrade my bios (P35-DS4)

    Right, thanks for the advice. :D

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    backup your raid0 before either way
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    Ya, That could safe guard you. I never had any issues between Bios's with my raids, just dont go trying to load windows before you reapply your hard disk settings as they were before......... after the flash and initial save optimized and reboot.

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