Thoughts of absic115 on the topic of Flashing BIOSJust to add to what Dark Mantis has already said I thought it would be worth posting my own little contribution regarding this subject.The safest and best way to flash BIOS is to use the QFlash Utility. But a note of caution before you start, flashing BIOS is not something you should do unless you really need to.There are a couple of steps to take before updating BIOS the first is to download the latest version from the web. Be careful that you get the right BIOS version for your motherboard and in particular check out your motherboard's revision number prior to downloading. (If you're not sure where to find your revision number it is normally printed on the bottom left hand corner of the motherboard.) When you download the correct BIOS Save the folder to your desktop for easy access. Unzip the folder using WinRAR, 7Zip, Winzip etc., or by just double clicking the Icon.http://img251.imageshack.us/i/img0276wi.jpg/http://img809.imageshack.us/i/img0277h.jpg/http://img710.imageshack.us/i/img0279ds.jpg/http://img831.imageshack.us/i/img0280y.jpg/http://img842.imageshack.us/i/img0282r.jpg/You will find a USB Stick is the best way of flashing BIOS. (You can also use a floppy drive but I have found the USB Stick to be more reliable) Make sure the stick has been formatted in FAT32. Next copy the BIOS folder, that you have extracted (and saved on your desktop) to the USB Stick.Leave the USB stick plugged into your PC and re-boot. As the PC starts up press the "END" key on your keyboard (you might have to press the "END" key several times during start-up before you see the message regarding QFlash, this is normal so don't worry just as you would the "DEL" key for entering BIOS). Don't worry if you enter BIOS by mistake you can still get to the QFlash utility by pressing f8 on your keyboard.http://img248.imageshack.us/i/img0284mc.jpg/The PC will enter the QFlash utility and you need to locate the folder on the USB Stick and then follow the on-screen instructions. http://img14.imageshack.us/i/img0285cd.jpg/http://img819.imageshack.us/i/img0286z.jpg/http://img693.imageshack.us/i/img0287xq.jpg/http://img256.imageshack.us/i/img0288br.jpg/http://img413.imageshack.us/i/img0289d.jpg/http://img134.imageshack.us/i/img0290p.jpg/When the BIOS update is complete re-boot the PC and go back into BIOS.Load optimised defaults, save and exit.When the PC reboots you will see that the new BIOS is installed.NOTE: Sometimes the latest available BIOS is a beta version and although it will work you might find some things are missing and overclocking, for example, might not work properly. If in doubt I would recommend that you do not update to BETA unless there is a noted "fix" for an issue that you are experiencing or if advised to by Gigabyte.