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ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
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5 out of 5 eggs BIOS flashback works if done right 10/31/2013

This review is from: ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

Pros: Everything seems to be working very well.
This is the fastest computer I have ever owned.

Cons: Bios flashback was somewhat tricky at first. It took me several tries to figure out what I was doing wrong.
Uses Bluetooth technology instead of WI-FI
No firewire connections, although it is easy to add a card.

Other Thoughts: I initially had problems with the BIOS flashback function like many other people trying to use a 3rd generation Intel processor. I thought that I was following the instructions, but my USB drive wasn't formatted properly and it wouldn't work. The instructions are found at : http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/USB_BIOS_Flashback_GUIDE/

Easy things to overlook that will cause the process to fail:

1. Make sure your USB drive is formatted properly. I did a FAT 32 quick format, and it didn't seem to work. I finally reformatted the drive the long way and it worked.

2. Make sure you rename the file P9X79PRO.CAP after you unzip it. (I would assume that anyone with a recent motherboard does not need to worry about doing a .ROM to .CAP conversion.)

You can find the BIOS version of your board by looking at the numbers next to the SATA ports on the lower right-hand edge of the board. It will be a 4 digit number after the serial number. If it is 1404 or earlier, you have to run the BIOS Converter utility (change from .ROM to .CAP) If the BIOS is 43xx or later it should be ready for the 3rd generation Intel processor.

My BIOS flashback worked like a charm after I reformatted my USB drive the long way.

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