here's my problem. I've started updating my bios from 0020 version, until the 0035 one, then I'm stuck. I can't update it anymore, will abort the operation every time.
My goal is to use the i5 3570, I need at least the 0041 version, currently it does not work with it, it throws 3 bip on boot. I use the F7 method, any help would be greatly helpful, thanks.
3 beeps is a memory issue. Try removing your memory and using only one stick, until you get past the 3 beeps. You will still have a problem with the bios update, however.
I've used an i3 2120 for the flashing process, together with one stick of 1333mhz ram.
Now i have a new problem. I've tried to return to 0034 and flash again. The motherboard is no longer able to function, it is stuck in a recovery loop, not permitted from bios 0035 to bios 0099...
So, it's not possible to update the bios, from 0020 to 0041?
I'll try a recovery procedure, https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005630/boards-and-kits.html
No drama, if the motherboard bricks itself, it's useless without the i5 3570. I've used countless motherboards, from every manufacturer, but this is a intriguing one, nearly as the earlier Msi branded ones!
I defined a process for getting from where you are to where you need to be (namely, BIOS 120 (BE0120)). See my post here for full instructions: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P00004HIiQ1SAL/unable-to-update-bios-past-0035-dh61cr.
Note that you should complete this entire process using your 2nd gen. processor (the Core i3-2120); you can install your 3rd gen. processor (the Core i5-3570) when the process is complete.
Hope this helps,
P.S. To anyone else reading this post: This process applies equally well to any of these boards: DH61CR, DH61BE, DH61DL, DH61SA, DH61WW and DH61ZE. All of these boards utilize the same BIOS.