When it was done backuping I picked 0504from the list and pressed Enter again.EZ-Flash then erases the existing BIOS on the motherboard. [G62] These steps take a little while because flash memory needs to be erased before it can be written and both erasing and writing flash take significantly longer than reading it.It didn't see the ext3 formatted partitions on my hard drive, so it decided that my USB attached device should be called drive .I only have ext3 formatted partitions in my system, but most USB flash drives and flash cards (like the Compact Flash cards or Memory Sticks that I use in my cameras) are formatted with some flavour of the FAT file system. [G44] I wanted to back up my current BIOS in case something went wrong. The term 'image' in this sense means a binary copy of all the bits that are saved on the flash memory the BIOS uses.I fix them - that's how Late Night PC Service got started after all.Thinking back, my old desktop did have an issue when DDR2 RAM first came out (under Windows 98 back then) so my solution was to just put in twice as much DDR :) .This is the same thing that happens on a flash thumb drive or the card in your camera but the details there are hidden from the user.After the BIOS update was finished I got a mesage telling me so.
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I don't have good proof to think this will solve my problem but I do see they fixed a couple problems related to RAM.
I used 2 sticks of OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) RAM in a dual channel configuration in my system.
I have an external USB memory card reader made by San Disk. [G28] I'd actually used a different computer to put the BIOS image file (0504.bin) on my CF card, so it was at this point that I plugged the USB flash card reader in to this computer.