Most of the newer motherboards can do a flash update from within the
bios ... they don't need ANY OS or flash utility, although they do need
some media that they can read that has the later BIOS file on it.
Depending on the BIOS, this can be on a floppy, on a USB device or on a
hard drive in the root directory.
John Smith wrote:
> I have an Asus AN8-E with Athlon 64 4000+ and ver.1010 BIOS. All is well.
> Now I'm considering an Athlon 64 X2 and am wondering if it's ABSOLUTELY
> neccessary to flash the BIOS to 1013.
> I've read that the Winblows based utility that's on the Asus CD isn't
> reliable so I made a bootable floppy and added "awdflash.exe" and
> "a8ne1013.rom" to it.
> Will this take me through the process or am I way off base?
> It's been many years since I've tried to do this so any help will be
> >> Stay informed about: Do I need to flash?