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Hi folks, M2N-E AMD Athlon64 X2 AM2 512kx2 3800 I'm prepared to update the BIOS and found on; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx the newest M2N-E Deluxe BIOS version 0802 Yesterday it was version ...
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    Motherboard BIOS update


    Hi folks,

    M2N-E
    AMD Athlon64 X2 AM2 512kx2 3800


    I'm prepared to update the BIOS and found on;
    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx
    the newest
    M2N-E Deluxe BIOS version 0802

    Yesterday it was version 0602.zip. Is it the right BIOS for my mobo? Because it indicates M2N-E Deluxe. My mobo is;
    M2N-E

    Tks.


    About update procedure;
    - Whether download the file 0802.zip, copy it on floppy and unzip it there (after unzip:- 0802.bin)
    - reboot PC with the floppy in drive
    - boot to BIOS setup page and update the BIOS there:-
    on BIOS setup page - Tools
    select "ASUS EZ Flash 2"? Tks


    B.R.
    satimis

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    do you have Windows Installed in your machine. ASUS Motherboards CDs has BIOS updater utility. it checks latest available version from ASUS site and installs it automatically. problem is, its Windows based only.
    BIOS upgrade is irreversible process and wrong version could damage your MOBO. if you are updating manually, be very careful.





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    Hi devils_casper,

    Tks for your advice.

    do you have Windows Installed in your machine. ASUS Motherboards CDs has BIOS updater utility. it checks latest available version from ASUS site and installs it automatically. problem is, its Windows based only.
    Unfortunately No.

    BIOS upgrade is irreversible process and wrong version could damage your MOBO.
    Yes, that is true.

    I updated ASUS Mobo BIOS previously. It was very simple not necessary to run any OS. Have the update package on floppy and booted the PC the BIOS will be updated automatically. Unfortunately I can't recal the procedure.

    B.R.
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    i think you have to boot up from ASUS MOBO CD. ubzip BIOS file (.rom) and execute updater.exe to upgrade BIOS. check Manual in ASUS CD for details.






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    Hi Casper,

    I went through 2 methods previously. According to my recollection;

    Method 1)
    On ASUS A8NVM motherboard
    - download the lastest BIOS file and decompress it as aaa.rom.
    - rename aaa.rom as A8NVM.ROM and save it on a floppy
    - reboot PC and press <Alt>+F2 at starting to display following;
    Code:
    EZFlash starting BIOS update
    Checking for floppy .....
    - insert the floppy prepared as above.

    When the correct BIOS file found EZ Flash will perform BIOS update automatically and reboot PC at finish.


    Method 2)
    - download the lastest BIOS file and decompress it on floppy (I can't recall its name and ext.)
    - booting the PC to BIOS setup page and inserting the floppy.
    - On the BIOS setup page, selected an item there (I can't recall whether it's "ASUS EZ Flash 2". Hit it then it'll automatically update.

    I download the BIOS file 0802.zip on the website. After decompressing I found its name as "0802.bin"


    B.R.
    satimis

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    Hi Casper,

    I got the BIOS 0802 version updated. It is quite simple.

    Remark;
    Code:
    First I checked the CD coming with the mobo confirming 
    the old BIOS file being.  I checked the manual.  
    Unfortnately I can't find the instruction there.  Then I 
    checkdd ASUS support site.  Also I failed to locate the 
    instruction manual.
    The complete steps as follows;
    - download the file 0802.zip
    - copied the file on floppy and unzip it as 0802.bin
    - rebooted PC and entered BIOS setup
    - inserted the floppy on drive
    - on Tools page selected "ASUS EZ Flash 2" and hit [Enter]
    - BIOS update page started. Selected drive A and accepted update new BIOS 0802. Hit [Enter]. It updated the BIOS automatically. After finish it rebooted the PC.

    # dmidecode -s bios-version
    Code:
    ASUS M2N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 0802
    It showed the new BIOS is running.


    B.R.
    satimis

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