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  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I have 2 ASUS desktop PC's/motherboards and a laptop. I'm very satisfied with the hardware. Their tech support not so much. I can't say if they are any better or any worse than any of the other OEM's though. I'll keep buying their stuff.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I have 2 ASUS desktop PC's/motherboards and a laptop. I'm very satisfied with the hardware. Their tech support not so much. I can't say if they are any better or any worse than any of the other OEM's though. I'll keep buying their stuff.
    Well since they will still talk to me after the warranty was up tells me they ain't so bad either and even said to call if i had any other questions. Most companies will charge you afterwards, just to talk, ASUS doesn't . Experienced that with my last PC.

    Even if you do not build your own, ASUS's hardware are in many built PC's. One of the most used.My PC is a ASUS so reason for there parts. Recently changed monitors, bought another ASUS because i liked the one i had before.

    Well i will say this post is solved from the posters (Me) decision not to try to flash an update because info is not clear enough and could cause a risk of rendering my system useless.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    My 2 desktop PC's are home built with ASUS motherboards. I'm thinking of buying another one for Christmas to upgrade my main desktop. The only issue I had that had me dealing with tech support was with my laptop. There was no utility to burn recovery disks. The only option was to make a recovery thumb drive. For me it was all though e-mail and their replies were slow and incomplete. I haven't had any actual hardware failure type issues so I'll buy from them again.

    Yeah, I wouldn't flash the BIOS unless I had to, to fix an issue. Especially if I wasn't sure which file to use. You don't want to find out it was the wrong one the hard way.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I have 2 ASUS desktop PC's/motherboards and a laptop. I'm very satisfied with the hardware. Their tech support not so much. I can't say if they are any better or any worse than any of the other OEM's though. I'll keep buying their stuff.

    Yes I agree, I have one G75VW notebook and 2 older Asus P7P55D-E Pro board, the older pro board were BIOS updated to the end as they were working on SATA 3 and other worth while updates. My Notebook I stopped at BIOS 210 that was released right before Windows 8 came out. There are 2 more BIOS upgrades 222 and 223 Also many notebook completely Brick either updating to these or merely changing setting after a successful flash. So there is nothing in either that will make my notebook work better so its really not worth trying.
    We have always known that updating the BIOS was dangerous, but it seems that since UEFI/BIOS there have been more problems and bricked notebooks I can't say that about MB as I don't' have any newer ones but I suspect that they are having issues too?
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My 2 desktop PC's are home built with ASUS motherboards. I'm thinking of buying another one for Christmas to upgrade my main desktop. The only issue I had that had me dealing with tech support was with my laptop. There was no utility to burn recovery disks. The only option was to make a recovery thumb drive. For me it was all though e-mail and their replies were slow and incomplete. I haven't had any actual hardware failure type issues so I'll buy from them again.

    Yeah, I wouldn't flash the BIOS unless I had to, to fix an issue. Especially if I wasn't sure which file to use. You don't want to find out it was the wrong one the hard way.
    This is the newer way of updating BIOS on newer ASUS Motherboards i saw this once before.
    Update your ASUS 8 Series motherboard UEFI BIOS in a flash

    In past members here thought i had this feature were showing me links to this.

    I had option on this board to make recovery disks. E-mail, well that is worse then when i said there Live Chat was bad. Phone is the better option.

    Like i said, will never do anything unless i am close to 100% sure about updating the BIOS. Guess only way is to have somebody with exact same board be successful with one. Seems no other real way to know, if ASUS can't tell you which one is right. As said i was once told months back, not to try it by a Motherboard tech then.
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  6. #16


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    Flashing the BIOS gets easier and safer with the newer motherboards. Dual BIOS and flash recovery make it pretty safe these days. Laptops are even easier and safer providing your battery is in good shape. No worrying about a power bump of power failure happening during your BIOS update. I'm supposed to be able to flash my motherboards from USB thumb drives but haven't got it to work. If I put the file in the root directory of my hard drive it can find it though.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 17 Oct 2014 at 05:23.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Flashing the BIOS gets easier and safer with the newer motherboards. Dual BIOS and flash recovery make it pretty safe these days. Laptops are even easier and safer providing your battery is in good shape. No worrying about a power bump of power failure happening during your BIOS update. I'm supposed to be able to flash my motherboards from USB thumb drives gut haven't got it to work. If I put the file in the root directory of my hard drive it can find it though.

    Yes it does seem so, easier.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Flashing the BIOS gets easier and safer with the newer motherboards. Dual BIOS and flash recovery make it pretty safe these days. Laptops are even easier and safer providing your battery is in good shape. No worrying about a power bump of power failure happening during your BIOS update. I'm supposed to be able to flash my motherboards from USB thumb drives but haven't got it to work. If I put the file in the root directory of my hard drive it can find it though.
    @Alphanumeric, I'll have to disagree for at least Asus Notebooks, In the ROG forums we have had many NB BIOS failures bricked mostly from WinFlash most of these have had to go to Repair to fix them. I can only speak to Asus Notebooks
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  9. #19


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    I've only ever done one Winflash that I can remember. It went OK. I've flashed my laptop at least once from the built in BIOS utility though. Both of my ASUS motherboards have been flashed from the BIOS at least once too. The older one at least twice I think. There is a lot less to go wrong when done directly from the BIOS itself.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I've only ever done one Winflash that I can remember. It went OK. I've flashed my laptop at least once from the built in BIOS utility though. Both of my ASUS motherboards have been flashed from the BIOS at least once too. The older one at least twice I think. There is a lot less to go wrong when done directly from the BIOS itself.
    I agree with you. I have updated my P7P MB twice last one being back in 2011, and my notebook once it seems that using the built in BIOS EZFlash is pretty safe. However we have been warning off Asus Notebook owners from Win Flash, What has been happening it it appear that the Flash went good, but then when making changes in the new BIOS on save and Exit there getting Bricked Black screen. Some have been able to recover there original BIOS using Ctlr + Home and saving there Notebooks that way. But most have already wiped there hard drives and lost that G75VW.BIN file. and end up sending there notebooks to repair.
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