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Old August 1, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Eagle Eye_54 View Post
I guess I have more faith in Asus than some here. I figure they would have tested it vigorously before release. Any odd case of bricking isn't a surprise........Murphy's Law at work. I installed the conversion on my Sabertooth X-79 and it works flawlessly. The update did the covert from ROM to CAP, then installed the update to 2002. No issues to report.
It's not a lack of faith in ASUS specifically, it's a lack of faith in bios updates in general until they're proven to be useful / benign. My days of flashing to the latest and greatest (or even better... user modified bios') for anything other than an actual fix / hardware upgrade (as in a new series of procs) are done... at one time, new bios' could (and often did) add quantifiable improvements to either overclocking abilities or memory settings, I don't see that much any more so IMO the benefits just aren't there unless it's something specific in the bios upgrade that I'm looking for.
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