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DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« on: February 11, 2009, 11:37:16 am »
Hi All

there is flash demo showing in funny :D and convincing way advantages of GIGABYTE DualBIOS technology.  you can download it from this location.
And here you can get some information how DualBIOS works in details


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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 03:38:38 pm »
that's brilliant!  Neo the back up bios LOL!!

any more of these on the site to down load?

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 09:23:37 am »
i will try to get more of flash demos and even movies and comics ... if you want
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 01:17:54 pm »
I know this sounds stupid, but does the backup bios update itself to match the same version running in the main bios after you have updated it?

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 11:51:12 am »
hi dwood

no, backup bios stays the same when you update the main bios. during update process under Q-Flash you can choose which bios you want to update (main / backup).

p.s. there are no stupic questions, only the answers could be  ;)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2009, 07:49:04 am by runn3R »
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 08:55:04 pm »
Thanks runn3R,

I shall take a look!

Dan :-)

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009, 09:10:13 am »
hi dwood

no, backup bios stays the same when you update the main bios. during update process under Q-Flash you can choose which bios you want to update (main / backup).

p.s. there are no stupic questions, only the answers could be  ;)

Hi runn3R,

Had a quick look in QFlash but couldn't find the option to flash the backup bios, any pointers?

Dan  ???

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 11:01:47 am »
Hi Dan

i have double checked, it only possible to upgrade main bios now. sorry  :-[ my error. some time ago it was possible to upgrade the backup bios & to access Dual BIOS options but due to the system safety such option was removed.
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 04:35:04 pm »
Hi runn3R,

Does this mean in the event of a miss flash my board will fail to post? As the bios version in the backup bios would be older than the required version to support my CPU?

Sorry to be a pain,

Dan  :)

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 10:21:59 am »
Hi Dan

the story is as follows:

There is something more than just a second bios chip. There is a copy of bios contents stored in the HDD connected to the MB, this function is called Express BIOS Rescue or just Virtual Dual BIOS.
On every boot up of the MB, it checks the hard disk if there is any bios image inside it.
If there is no bios image into the hard disk, the current main bios version will be saved into hard disk (inside the special hidden area, not available to standard OS).
That means the hard disk has the same bios version like the main bios.
If the main bios is damaged, the bios contents will auto rescue from hard disk.
If there is no hard disk, then it will recover from backup bios.
If you upgrade the hardware main bios chip, then at next boot the copy of bios in HDD is also updated automatically.

In the situation you describe nothing wrong will happen, just bios will be recovered from HDD and system will work.

Hope this is clear explanation :)

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Update:
To have a copy of BIOS on your HDD you need to enable the following option in the BIOS:
"Backup BIOS Image to HDD", which can be found under Advanced BIOS Features
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 02:07:03 pm »
runn3R,

Many thanks for finding this out for us.

Dan  ;D

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2009, 04:41:57 pm »
some video showing functionality of DualBIOS:
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,311.0.html
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009, 01:49:01 pm »
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any more of these on the site to down load?

have a look here at "Godzilla" style movie about the other topic (2 oz Copper PCB):
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,102.msg2267.html#msg2267
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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 02:04:53 am »
the video is great, but does not tell me how to access the backup bios, my main bios is dead and I have a black screen, any suggestions or a way to access the backup bios?
thanks
John

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Re: DualBIOS demo in "Matrix" movie style
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 11:40:13 am »
Try this but it might take a few goes to get it right.

You can kick in the backup BIOS by shutting down the PSU from the wall, then hold down your case power button in and then turn on the power supply button, a few seconds later the board will start, shut off the power supply then.   Then you can turn on the power supply again and power up the board normally and DualBIOS will kick in.
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