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Windows 7: Asus m4a88t-m motherboard BIOS update


01 Nov 2012   #1

Win 7 X64
 
 
Asus m4a88t-m motherboard BIOS update

Hi.
i've recently decide to update all of my PC components , and stuck on motherboard bios.
can you help me with it ?
i've red the manuals , and it says to download "asus update utility" on their site , but when im choosing "windows 7 64" and downloading the utility it says that i should download 64 bit application .
so is there any other way to update my bios ? or... im lost a bit

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01 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I suggest using the EZ Flash utility, rather than updating the BIOS from within Windows. It's invoked from within the BIOS setup. RTFM. (If you've mislaid the manual, it's available for download from support.asus.com.)

No download required, other than the BIOS file itself.

I think that EZ Flash is safer than Windows. It may be as good as flashing from DOS.
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01 Nov 2012   #3

Win 7 X64
 
 

does it mean that i need a flash stick memory (make it bootable and etc)?
because i dont have one .
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02 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Why do you think you need to update the bios ? If it`s working fine I would leave it alone. What are the updates in the new bios ? Do you need them ?
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02 Nov 2012   #5

Win 7 X64
 
 

i think it will have better support for my video card because it has been low fps rate lately in games .
and i think that my video card release date is much more late then the motherboard .
because my specs is :
16 GB ram (1333)
580 GTX overcclocked ver
and phenom II cpu ( 6 cores X 3.33)
harddisc 500 gb 7600 rpm .


just an example , i've downloaded NFS MW ( the latest game) and half game it goes 60 fps (like in fields and highways) ,and half goes down almost to 20 :\ ( in town with a lot of objects )
and i dont think that my video card is not supposed to support the game with full graphics and steady fps around 40 at least .
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02 Nov 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does the newer BIOS specifically state it has more support for your GPU? If not, I'd leave it alone, newer is not always better.
I would suggest you get some USB flash drives, very handy items.

Try these steps to install only the graphics driver.

1.Download the preferred driver and save it to the desktop.
2.Double click the installer and you will see a screen where it will be extracted to, change that to your desktop.
3.Open Device Manager through Control Panel.
4.Expand Display adapters and right click the name for yours and choose Update Driver\Browse my Computer. Select the driver folder you just saved on the desktop. Click Next.
5. Your system should say "Windows has successfully updated your driver software".

If you get a window saying you already have the most current driver, go back to step 4 and choose Uninstall Driver software instead. Then restart from step 3.
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02 Nov 2012   #7

Win 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Does the newer BIOS specifically state it has more support for your GPU? If not, I'd leave it alone, newer is not always better.
I would suggest you get some USB flash drives, very handy items.

Try these steps to install only the graphics driver.

1.Download the preferred driver and save it to the desktop.
2.Double click the installer and you will see a screen where it will be extracted to, change that to your desktop.
3.Open Device Manager through Control Panel.
4.Expand Display adapters and right click the name for yours and choose Update Driver\Browse my Computer. Select the driver folder you just saved on the desktop. Click Next.
5. Your system should say "Windows has successfully updated your driver software".

If you get a window saying you already have the most current driver, go back to step 4 and choose Uninstall Driver software instead. Then restart from step 3.
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yeah , i will , it's just that i'm using portable HD , the only downside is that i can't make it bootable everytime i need it .





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and , i'll do your "tutorial" right now , but i gotta ask a question . you say that sometimes i need to completely delete drivers and install again , so it will take a "real" effect ?
because nvidia utility says it's up to date ...
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02 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also believe that if a bios or driver update doesn't address a problem you are having leave them alone. Newer is not always better. Most update are put out to address a problem some people are having. If you are not having that problem you don't necessarily need those updates.
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02 Nov 2012   #9

Win 7 X64
 
 

i did it , didnt help. still , sometimes in a game fps goes really low (20)

any ideas what could be the problem?
and , i'm right about the system requrimenets for a game and my PC specs ?
here's the perfect setup for the game according to a lot of websites
and mine is much more better, so , i have no idea whats wrong .


Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz
Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
GeForce GTX 560
Radeon HD 6950
4 GB
Win 7 64
DX 11
20 GB
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02 Nov 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100356-video-card-stress-test-furmark.html#post866972


Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools


RAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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