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    Question Asus MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT itx, bios flashing, not 100% sure, help please ?

    OK, so there is a new Asus Bios available for my board (Bios 1302) and I see it says that it sorts out some stability issues, so I want to give it a try as one of the other members said that because I seemed to be having a certain issue it may well help, so anyways, lest see.

    The board asus page >>> https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards...Desk_Download/

    Right, I am always a bit scared at bios flashing to be 100% honest and for obvious reasons being that NO ONE wants to screw their boards.

    So, for my board the Asus MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT itx, what exactly do I do to flash the bios ?? I have seen lots of videos online for other boards and bios flashing but not this one

    I want to keep on the very safe side here as I said the fear of flashing the bios is a scary thing to some people, I have done it a few times in the past decades and have a good idea but I havent done it in a long time now, so I need a refresher course and with this brand new board I thought it best to ask and make sure I do this proper before jumping in head first.

    If possible it would be extra brilliant if someone could give me a Step By Step guide proper, thank you ?

    I appreciate anyones help, thanks again.

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    1. Find yourself an USB pendrive.
    2. Format it to FAT32.
    3. Make sure it's empty.
    4. Extract the BIOS to the USB pendrive.
    5. Go into the EZ Flash Utility 3 and flash it from there.
    6. Your system will restart.
    7. You might see a black screen with a message saying it's still updating and it will restart on its own.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    1. Find yourself an USB pendrive.
    2. Format it to FAT32.
    3. Make sure it's empty.
    4. Extract the BIOS to the USB pendrive.
    5. Go into the EZ Flash Utility 3 and flash it from there.
    6. Your system will restart.
    7. You might see a black screen with a message saying it's still updating and it will restart on its own.
    dont i need to rename the bios file mate ? its just that i seen quite a bit about renaming the bios file but maybe that doesnt apply to my motherboard & cpu, i dont know, just asking thats all.

    is ezflash in the main bios and also aiutility 3 too mate ?

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    The BIOS file only needs to be renamed when using the USB BIOS Flashback feature. And yes, the EZ Flash Utility 3 is located in the Tool tab in the BIOS.

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    ok thanks

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    after flashing bios , do one need to "load optimised defaults" ?

    and before flashing a bios, do I need to restore bios defaults first and THEN flash bios? or just flash bios on top of my bios setting and oc settings?

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    If you're running an overclocked system, it is recommended to clear your CMOS before updating the BIOS.

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    new bios 1402 works perfect from what I can see after re-applying my 4.7 OC settings, just saying for reference sake

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