Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
Kelly, doesn't your Sabertooth have it?
Yeah, it has the flashback button and the specific USB port on the back panel. It's the only way I flash my BIOS. It has always worked that way. The only thing is you have to rename the BIOS ".cap" file to something specific to your motherboard model. For example, I have to name mine Z77ST.cap. When you d/l the BIOS file, it has the documentation with it that tells you exactly what to name the .cap file.
When you have it named correctly, you transfer it to a clean USB stick. Plug the USB stick in the appropriate USB port. Press and HOLD the flashback button for 3-5 seconds and the light will blink, faster as it gets closer to being done. Once done, it will stop flashing. Start the computer up and it will say something about flashing BIOS and it might give you the option to go into the BIOS. Go in and check to make sure it flashed to whatever version you downloaded successfully.
Something I forgot. Before you power down to perform this flash, go into the BIOS and LOAD FACTORY DEFAULTS, then save and exit. Power up (or let it continue booting if you performed a reboot) and go back into the BIOS and check to make sure it loaded defaults, if you are not sure, load factory defaults again and exit saving changes. Now you are ready to flash to the new BIOS.