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15 Nov 2011   #1

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Updated bios on ASUS Rampage 111 gene,my added picture is pixlated...

I updated the bios from ASUS support. The BIOS update is fine, I was able to add a picture, the picture has too few pixels and on the full screen, at bootup, is badly pixelated. Can I delete the picture or replace it with a better one. It is only cosmetic, so if not, no worries

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15 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you talking about a bootup / BIOS image? These are nearly always low-resolution anyway and will therefore be pixelated and low quality.

To remove the image, you'll probably have to check the instructions for the BIOS version you installed; after all, BIOS has pretty much nothing to do with Windows 7 :P
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15 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks. It is not a problem. Have a nice day.
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15 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I've encountered that too. I believe the image is resized when its embedded in the BIOS file. The bit depth is probably changed too. You could try a different image and you might get lucky but you have to re-flash your motherboard with the modified file to change it. Flashing your BIOS is a lot less risker than it used to be but there still is a slim chance it could go wrong. How bad do you want that custom boot image?
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15 Nov 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that. It was my fault, I selected a file from My Pictures and it was too big. So I chose the avatar I use of my Yellow Ford. That is too small (like red ridinghood and the 3 bears!!). Like you I feel that messing about unnecessarily with the BIOS is silly. The quick appearence of the pixilated picture foe a second or two at boot up,is the "least of my worries". By the way I visited St John NV in 1949 as a teenager! Gee, I getting on in years. All the best and thank you for you reply.
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16 Nov 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I had used a windows 7 wallpaper. It looked real good from a distance but not so good close up. I just went back to the stock picture on my last flash. A lot probably depends on how big your monitor is. As far as the boot logo goes, bigger probably isn't better.
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16 Nov 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

How did you "go back to the stock picture on last flash"?? I have a LG W2486L (24").

Sounds fine if I can change my picture.
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17 Nov 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

To go back to the stock image I just flashed with the original unmodified BIOS. While the custom logo sounds cool, and can look cool if you get lucky, its limited to a certain max number of colors and screen resolution. I think the ASUS one is MyLogo 2? For my board its something like 256 colors and 640 x 480 resolution. If you read up on that you should be able to see what your limits are for max no of colors and screen res. Then use something like irfanview to convert your image to that and have a look at it. When you have an image you think you like use that to mode the BIOS and then flash it. Keep in mind the BIOS screen is a pretty basic low res screen. Windows isn't loaded so no video drivers are loaded. My current monitor is only a normal aspect ratio 4:3 19 inch LCD. I think the bigger your monitor the, the worse your image is going to look. My guess is the original intent for this option was for a (very simple) company logo to be displayed.
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17 Nov 2011   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the nfo. As you say it is like booting in safe mode as far as the graphics etc. are concerned. I am now thinking I could do damage to the BIOS chip in trying to improve the picture that appears for a couple of seconds!

The wallpapers are fine and the bios is dated 09-20-2011. So in the words of the prophet, leave well alone!! I can wait till the time comes for anothe update.

Wishing you and all your family a joyous and prosperous festive seasonn and a happy New Year for 2012.
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17 Nov 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Unless its a laptop with a battery, or a PC connected to an UPS, there is always that slim chance of a power failure during a BIOS flash that could brick your motherboard. If you have dual BIOS or boot block though odds are good you'd even survive that. Still I wouldn't flash my BIOS during a storm. I would imagine the bit depth and resolution restriction is also to keep the size of the image file down. BIOS files are pretty small and there isn't a lot of room on the chip that stores them. Maybe UEFI will let you embed a better image, it has GUI I believe.
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