Motherboard jumper setting: BIOS flash write protection


I have an ECS P4M800PRO-M478 motherboard and I'm just setting up the jumpers right now, of which there are only two sets. One is the CLR_CMOS jumper, which is set to Normal, of course. However, there is another set called BIOS_WP which controls whether BIOS flash writing is protected or unprotected. Which setting should I have it set at and would this affect any BIOS flashes in the future?

Best Answer

I'd assume that enabling write protection prevents you from flashing the BIOS through a command line utility or any in-BIOS restores from flash drives. You'd have to disable the write protection before doing either of those tasks.