Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-27-2013, 05:45 AM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Norway
Posts: 1
Question Problem installing mobo driver/update

I got myself a really REALLY expensive new desktop computer ($3900) because i'm a video editor, VFX and 3D artist.

But for about two weeks ago my computer started to BSOD on me.
I have googled the BSOD error messages ever since this started to happen without any luck.

But then ASUS (I have a ASUS motherboard, "P9X79 LE") send me a email saying that I HAVE to update my mobo so that the BSOD stops.

So I clicked the link that they gave me
And downloaded the newest BIOS update (Version 3408)

But I was greeted with a "cap." file.
What the f@#% am I supposed to do with this?
Windows 8 does not know what the hell this file is. So again, I started to google, but even google does not know what a "cap." file is, there issn't even any "how to install" on ASUS website what-so-ever.

So this is my final resort, ask someone who hopefully knows how I can install this update so that I can enjoy my new computer and make some movies.

My system:
Intel® Core i7-3930K Processor 6-core
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz 6GB GDDR5 (x2)

So please, someone, help

GeeNee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
Daemon Poster
*= WildCat =*'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 1,247
Default Re: Problem installing mobo driver/update

Hi GeeNee

This may help and I would look around for related software

> How to Open a CAP File - File Extension CAP

Core i7 3770K, Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3, Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3, ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Corsair Series CX750w, Intel 320 Series SSD, WD Caviar Black 1TB, Pioneer BDR-207DBK 12x Blu Ray/DVD, Black Night Case, Saitek & Razer, Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64, ZA Antivirus + Firewall
*= WildCat =* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
Site Team
jmacavali's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,868
Default Re: Problem installing mobo driver/update

Actually I think this might be of more help:
Read here first: http://support.asus.com/Search/KDeta...5579704573&t=2
And then here: How to Use USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS

For the record, I only skimmed the webpages, but they do seem to show you what you need to know. Also, just an FYI I googled "how to update bios asus cap file" and those are the first 2 websites that come up.

Here's the 3rd page that came up: http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?...Language=en-us
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote

help cap. motherboard

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0