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  • #31
    Originally posted by andreano View Post
    I bet they've had this Linux tool for like 20 years, within their own R&D department ? developers tend to solve their own problems.
    So do Techies.

    Unfortunately, you can get fired for it.

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    • #32
      ECC

      I would like to see ECC support in AM3+-Mainboards/-BIOS.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by mendieta View Post
        I think you are missing the point, the problem is that flashing from an OS is riskier, not that it is is harder.
        Riskier ? Well if your flash crash in the BIOS, you can't reboot your PC to use your OS.
        With a OS-based flash, if the flash crash, you can still use your OS and go on Internet to get support.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by whitecat View Post
          Riskier ? Well if your flash crash in the BIOS, you can't reboot your PC to use your OS.
          With a OS-based flash, if the flash crash, you can still use your OS and go on Internet to get support.
          You clearly haven't heard of Windows bluescreening in the middle of flashing.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by curaga View Post
            You clearly haven't heard of Windows bluescreening in the middle of flashing.
            Never forget.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by curaga View Post
              You clearly haven't heard of Windows bluescreening in the middle of flashing.
              I don't care about Windows. There is no BSOD on Linux.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by mendieta View Post
                I think you are missing the point, the problem is that flashing from an OS is riskier, not that it is is harder.
                That's why everyone mobo manufacturer should be using dual bios. I have it on a Gigabyte board and it saved my arse the first time I tried flashing the bios from freeDOS. It failed. Luckily the bios was restored from the backup and I was able to attempt another flash (different rom) which worked.

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                • #38
                  Or on Asus boards where you can flash from USB without even turning on the PC. That has saved me a few times.
                  I never flash from an OS, ANY OS. To many things can go wrong.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by whitecat View Post
                    I don't care about Windows. There is no BSOD on Linux.
                    The equivalent can still happen, as this flashing program uses a kernel module. What if it causes a panic?

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