I thought my unit was going to become a doorstop. Really read through the posts http://communities.intel.com/message/21287#21287 and http://communities.intel.com/thread/4597, I have at least 50 hours of testing and retesting with Aryan. You will see I documented everthing except the color of the shirt I was wearing. You will also see what didn't work, (Skip those). I would disconect the IPMB cable and then verify the mobo bios is up to date or even do a reinstall of the bios. Power off (I mean uplug from the wall) Reconect the IPMB cable and see if it doesn't come back to 2.02. I had the same issue with the F/W ver not showing up too, but after I powered the sytem down and disconected the a/c to the power supply for 10 -15 seconds or more to let the caps to discharge, it came back on boot. My experience has been the AXX6DRV3GEXP units are fairly bullet proof as far as f/w upgrades, you don't want to know the things I did that I didn't post. The AXX6DRV3G is actually a simpler design than the AXX6DRV3GEXP. It could even be an intermitent IPMB cable. Leave no stone unturned. Give us as much information as you possible can about, your configs, your errors, etc... the more you give us the more likely we can help.