Since you already have the OFU utility installed, download the firmware package here, extract it to a temperary folder, and run the following command:
flashupdt -u <package folder name>
Say if you extract the firmware package to C:\Temp, just run
flashupdt -u C:\Temp
The utility should be able to detect your Intel chassis automatically. If not, you'll be asked and just select the correct one in the list.
Thank you kindly Edward for the prompt reply
I'll give this a go when I get back to the office, first thing tomorrow morning. Looking at the download page/link you provided, I failed to filter by OS Independent .. which is how I missed the link.
Maybe if the download pages for the windows firmware program might mention this, might help other newbies in the future.
eg. FIRMWARE is not provided in this download. Please go here (link) for that latest firmware, etc.
On a side note, if my extremly noisy fans problem isn't fixed with the bios update, i'll start a new thread .. but ... while I have your attention ... what is this SDR setting some people are talking about? I've got the impression that it's part of the BIOS update ... but i'm not sure what to expect? Gosh my fans are loud! never heard a computer so loud (and i've seen a few servers in my time)...