How do I update my Bfg Nvidia Mobo bios

Posted on 2008-06-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Have an nforce 680i SLI board. BFG sent me a new one due to the other one had issues. The replacement board they sent has nvidia 2.053.71version ,   2-28-07 bios on it. Can't understand why I was sent one with over a year old bios on it when they have had several updates since. In the manual it does not explain how to update the bios. Nor does the BFG website. On my other MOBO it's much easier and basically does it for you. I just don't want to mess it up. Thanks!
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what model is it ? nforce 680i SLI is a chipset
normally a bios update is done by putting the BIOS file eg bios253.bin on a bootable floppy, cd, or usb stick (check the mobo manual for it)
then youaccess the flash procedure - which can be on the floppy, or accessed via BIOS, and run the bios file

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Sorry I ddin't give U enough info. Here is
BFG NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI MOBO. I understand saving the bios to a floppy and then using the flash procedure. But, in the windows setting you can access the NVIDIA control panel and update your system bios. From what I understand you can update from there. I saved a back up of my current bios. Underneath that option BIOS flash options and ROM file to be programmed. Then it gives you the option to browse for that ROM file. Should I try and do it in the windows setting or is the NVIDIA panel just crap? (as far as the other things so far it is)
My husband who is the most computer literate tried to update the bios before the other board went bad. So, I want to make sure I do it the best way instead of the easiest way.
By the way, there is no procedure for updating the bios at all in the manual.  That's why I am doubling checking on this. My ASUS board on my other computer basically does all the work for you.
Thanks for your help
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>>  you can access the NVIDIA control panel and update your system bios.  <<  i never use that; too risky for me..but on page 80 of the manual they describe the procedure :
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I don't have ntune for some reason. I don't have what is showing on page 80. My control panel does not have dynamic bios access for some reason. What is has instead is system update and has none of those options listed on page 80. I am going to download the ntune and see if that fixes my issue or not. thanks!
I just checked the site and all kinds of things are missing from my control panel. I am downloading it now. I don't understand why it's missing. I had it before. Who knows.
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nobus earned 250 total points
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it seems like a bad mobo to me then; as k for a warranty replacement..

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I downloaded the ntune and other software that was missing. Seems to be fine now. Ran the fine tuning and it's running a heck of a lot better now. So, I will download those bios updates to a floppy and hope it works. After I did that on my last board was when it went bad. They sent me a replacement but the replacement has the bios for Jan of last year which just blows my mind why they would give me the latest version.  I am off to download!

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It's working okay now. Just didn't realize that the ntune wasn't there for some reason. All is good.

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