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The best way to update the BIOS is using the recovery method. (the one with the .bio file on a usb pen)
follow these instructions taht Rajiv posted in the second post:
Remeber that you will have to find the links for your board and bio file!!!
And with the recovery method, yes you do have to take the bios jumper off completly.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the information, I tried that method and the system wouldn't POST with the BIOS configuration jumper removed. I'm going to chalk this up to being a foo board/firmware and will take it back to the place I bought it from for an exchange. I hope the next one doesn't have the same issue. I'm not thinking to highly of this board after this experience and reading the other posts on the board.
It isn't actually supposed to POST during the BIOS update via recovery method. When you boot it up with the usb stick in can you see the USB stick working?
I would leave at least 20 minutes just to be sure it has actually finished.
There's a couple of threads around here about that board in particular, you might want to check them for some ideas. One guy put together a scratch bios that worked long enough to get into Windows and run the updater from there, on the 116 version.
Personally I'm pulling the plug on this board and trying for a different model.