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Windows 7: Speeding up via the UEFI

10 Nov 2012   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Intel Rapid Storage is for the White SATA ports on the board. USB should have Enabled or Disabled as the only options. I also enable Legacy USB too.

With the ASUS Easy Flash all you need is the PSU connected and on, plug in the USB drive with the new BIOS on it and press the button for 5-10 seconds. I don't know how it works either, so long as it does, eh?


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10 Nov 2012   #32
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now it says there are 4 x 6.0GBs SATA and 4 x 3GBs SATA , now the dark blue ones are something to do with Asmedia which I can gather is an Intel controlled SATA (and ? faster?) the other two which they state are grey are actually white and are Marvell controlled from what I can glean from some Googles.

The latest specs and pics of my board are not what it actually looks like - for one that BIOS flash button is NOWHERE near where it shows in the site referemce (in the I/O plate) it is actually sited in between two USB sockets at the bottom (when In place) of the board.

All in all some pretty ordinary info from Asus I thought.

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z77-V


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10 Nov 2012   #33
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I was wrong, the dark blue are the Asmedia SATA ports and the white the Intel. The lighter blue, 3Gbs are also on the Intel Z77chip.
I think your SSD should be connected to the number 1 white port, optos to the dark blue, other hard drives to the light blue.

Yes, that digram you show is wrong on the button location, but the pic on Newegg and the PDF manual I downloaded listed it correctly, along the bottom. there are several versions of P8Z77 so maybe that pic is another model of it.


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10 Nov 2012   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep Gary probably another "regional" thing


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10 Nov 2012   #35
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Does the BIOS Flashback process work? Can you load a .cap file on it and change the BIOS with it?
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10 Nov 2012   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Kelly, doesn't your Sabertooth have it?
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10 Nov 2012   #37
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Does the BIOS Flashback process work? Can you load a .cap file on it and change the BIOS with it?
Yep Kelly it worked ok as it changed form 0906 to 1616 I didn't notice any flashing lights as I think the manual says but it made it's way over!

I am going to show my ignorance here by syaing I guesssa cap file is a capture file? If so then I downloaded that BIOS update onto a stick and then just plugged it in that green slot, and then just pushed the button.

Now I find you can do this by just having the power plugged in and not necessarily have the macine running??
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10 Nov 2012   #38
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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.
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10 Nov 2012   #39
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Does the BIOS Flashback process work? Can you load a .cap file on it and change the BIOS with it?
Yep Kelly it worked ok as it changed form 0906 to 1616 I didn't notice any flashing lights as I think the manual says but it made it's way over!

I am going to show my ignorance here by syaing I guesssa cap file is a capture file? If so then I downloaded that BIOS update onto a stick and then just plugged it in that green slot, and then just pushed the button.

Now I find you can do this by just having the power plugged in and not necessarily have the macine running??

Yes, the machine has to be powered off. I don't know what would happen if one tried it w/o powering down. Glad you got it to work. If you have any problems with that particular BIOS revision (1616) you may try the one before it, 1504 I think it is. It is stable.
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10 Nov 2012   #40
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

As for Bios flashback the renaming rule is:

P8Z77-V => Z77VB.CAP


and can be used with those tool:

• ASUS Update Utility
• ASUS Crashfree BIOS3
• ASUS BIOS Updater

I'm using successfully the Asus AI SUITE II v2.00.01 who's monitoring some settings in conjunction with some of my personal Bios settings.

It gives me an overview of the Bios settings i made without the need to enter again in Bios.
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