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Updating BIOS on server to control noisy fans

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Hi Guys,

Recently bought a cheap server which has SE7520BD2 motherboard with SC5300BD2 chassis. Both of the above are INTEL products.
The problem I am having is that the server fans are really noisy. I have checked the connector cables on the fans and they are all good. Came across this post http://communities.intel.com/thread/1881;jsessionid=A00FE95D200888ED2BAFB13DF4D57061 which essentially says that you must have BIOS version 9. Mine is 8.00.0070. The version that I have doesn't have any option for Acoustic control as stated in the above post.
Now the question is -
1. When I try to update the BIOS by using a FLASH DRIVE (http://www.weethet.nl/english/hardware_bootfromusbstick.php), it doesn't wanna detect it and keeps saying please insert boot disk. I did not have access to a floppy drive so I used the WINDOWS 98 disks(http://www.allbootdisks.com) from this website and followed the procedure described above. What am I missing here??
The BIOS version I am trying to install is http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=1658&DwnldID=11115&strOSs=129&OSFullName=Red%20Hat*%20Enterprise%20Linux%204.0&lang=eng. Any ideas how do I go about it?????
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