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Windows 7: Most safety & Best way for Flashing (updating) BIOS

01 May 2012   #11
Trinty

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Hello, James.

Thanks for fast answering.

Maybe, if you remember this, you already helped me (with my OC) , and I know for my CPU G620. That don't have good potential for good OC.

I said, I'm going to buy new CPU. For maybe less than one month
I think that will be i7 with K.
An H61 motherboard will not support overclocking by changing the multiplier of a k suffix CPU. If you want to go that route, you'd need a motherboard with a P67 or Z68 chipset. (Or one of the new Ivy Bridge motherboards. I'm not sure whether all IB boards support raising the CPU multiplier.)

As regards flashing the BIOS, it's usually done to add support for new CPUs, or to improve compatibility with more makes of RAM. It's not recommended if you don't need the changes. It may not give any performance improvement.

The safest easy way to do it is using the Asus EZflash utility, which doesn't require the PC to boot into any operating system. If you live where power is unreliable, make sure that the PC is connected to a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) with enough capacity to sustain the PC during the whole flash time.

Note that I've been flashing BIOSes pretty much willy-nilly since the late 1990s. I never rendered a machine unbootable until last year: I had a couple of P67 systems with UEFI. In both cases, the flash appeared to proceed normally, but the board never booted again. The only fix other than an RMA would have been to replace the EEPROM chip that held the BIOS. (On one board, that was impractical; the chips were soldered on. It was actually an MSI dual-BIOS board, but the backup BIOS was never invoked.)
Hello. Thanks for answering and helping me.

For BIOS, I will not do it, while I don't bought new CPU or more RAM.

For Overclocking , I don't want to increase multiplier. I want to set lower multiplier (some members said, I can do it), and to increase FSB rate. I know that G620 have locked multiplier , and SB don't like to increase FSB rate. Best Overclock is 2.7-2.9GHz. Not good potential but whatever, I have this.

Thanks again.
Trinty


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