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Updating my BIOS

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:26 pm

Back story: I have a USB headset that errors in the USB port. Turns out my motherboard (ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX v1) has multiple BIOS revisions in it (some specifically dealing with USB) and I wanna' update my BIOS to try resolve the issue. The headset works 100% in other PCs/Laptops.

I went to ASUS' website, chose Win 7 64 and downloaded the .exe but it says it's incompatible with my version of windows? I imagine there's a manual way to do the update but I've never done it before.

All help appreciated!


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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby sNaKeBiTe on Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Well, first of all that link is to the Z77 Sabertooth and not the 990FX.

This one should be the right one, but you better make sure as there seem to be several revisions on the same model: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABER ... ownload_30

Under "BIOS", download the newest version (zip-archive with a .rom file inside). You can also download the manual from that page. In the manual under chapter 3-31 (page 93) you will find the instructions to update the bios.
I STRONGLY suggest you don't update your bios under windows. Instead use the "ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility". Just put the .rom file on a usb stick and follow the instructions in the manual (page 96)


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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Done and successful!

Headset is still not working. Stupid thing powers up, but is not recognized by the driver despite multiple reinstalls.
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby ApacheFlame on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:13 pm

Is it all USB ports? Or just the ones on the mainboard or the ones taken from a header?

Could be worth finding someone with a spare PCIe USB expansion board (if they still exist) and give that a go?
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby ApacheFlame on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:15 pm

http://www.ebuyer.com/350321-pci-expres ... -expci-4pa

£17 for USB3.0 or £4 for USB2.0

Obviously might be worth trying to borrow one first.
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:30 pm

It's all the USB on my PC. Now the headset works fine on other PCs, and did work part-time on my current rig, but just gave up.
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby Ragonz on Wed May 01, 2013 1:28 pm

purchase USB 2.0 PCI as linked above or go with a normal (and usually better 3.5mm jack headset)
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby Security on Wed May 01, 2013 4:25 pm

Personally I would simply download the BIOS file and the Bupdater from the website and install it from the "Dos" environment. If you are uncomfortable updating it this way then buying that PCI card is an alternative (4 Pounds isn't that much).

I never really been a fan of the in Windows BIOS updating, especially since it was pretty wonky a couple of years ago when vendors started introducing it. :P
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Re: Updating my BIOS

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Thu May 02, 2013 9:08 am

ApacheFlame wrote:http://www.ebuyer.com/350321-pci-express-usb-3-0-4port-card-with-vl800-chipset-with-blister-packing-n-expci-4pa

£17 for USB3.0 or £4 for USB2.0

Obviously might be worth trying to borrow one first.


Sadly I don't think I'll get my hands on one without splashing the cash. Thanks!
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