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How Do I Update My BIOS?

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2012, 03:18:14 pm »
I am currently running FHL ver.


My Motherboard was returned to gigabyte and flashed to FHL beta


I ran the @bios app to update my bios,and the Ver. it stated I could up date to is Nvida Nforce 570-SLI,Award Bios Ver.FHh is this lower then the version I have( although the date this version was created is newer

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Model Name : GA-M57SLI-S4(rev. 2.0)
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M/B Rev : 2.0
BIOS Ver : FHL

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VGA Brand : Nvidia      Model : Geforce GTS450
CPU Brand : AMD      Model : Phenom      Speed : 3000mhz Phenon(tm) IIx2 545 processor
Operation System : Win 7 64-bit      SP : Ultimate
Memory Brand :       Type : DDRII
Memory Size : 4095mb      Speed : 800
Power Supply : 750 W

any ideas
regards Chris



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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2012, 07:19:40 pm »
Hi there,

the FHL Bios is a newer version than the FHh so I would leave it alone, especially if everything is working fine.

For future reference BIOS versions are either alphabetical, for example FA, FB, FC or alpha numeric, for example F1, F2, F3 etc if they are full versions and FAa, FAb, FAc or F1a, F1b, F1c etc if they are beta versions.

Hope this helps
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2012, 07:23:08 pm »
many thanks for your help will leave well alone

Chris

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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2013, 01:01:01 pm »
I had problems many times - when we bought Gigabytes motherboards, the BIOS didn't support the certain CPU. Before there is no data known which version of BIOS motherboard has.There is no other way than bring it back to the shop / service and wait for them to update the BIOS. Stupid, but true!




Thoughts of absic115 on the topic of Flashing BIOS

Just to add to what Dark Mantis has already said I thought it would be worth posting my own little contribution regarding this subject.

The safest and best way to flash BIOS is to use the QFlash Utility. But a note of caution before you start, flashing BIOS is not something you should do unless you really need to.

There are a couple of steps to take before updating BIOS the first is to download the latest version from the web. Be careful that you get the right BIOS version for your motherboard and in particular check out your motherboard's revision number prior to downloading. (If you're not sure where to find your revision number it is normally printed on the bottom left hand corner of the motherboard.)

When you download the correct BIOS  Save the folder to your desktop for easy access. Unzip the folder using WinRAR, 7Zip, Winzip etc., or by just double clicking the Icon.
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You will find a USB Stick is the best way of flashing BIOS. (You can also use a floppy drive but I have found the USB Stick to be more reliable) Make sure the stick has been formatted in FAT32. Next copy the BIOS folder, that you have extracted (and saved on your desktop) to the USB Stick.

Leave the USB stick plugged into your PC and re-boot. As the PC starts up press the "END" key on your keyboard (you might have to press the "END" key several times during start-up before you see the message regarding QFlash, this is normal so don't worry just as you would the "DEL" key for entering BIOS). Don't worry if you enter BIOS by mistake you can still get to the QFlash utility by pressing f8 on your keyboard.
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The PC will enter the QFlash utility and you need to locate the folder on the USB Stick and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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When the BIOS update is complete re-boot the PC and go back into BIOS.

Load optimised defaults, save and exit.

When the PC reboots you will see that the new BIOS is installed.

NOTE: Sometimes the latest available BIOS is a beta version and although it will work you might find some things are missing and overclocking, for example, might not work properly. If in doubt I would recommend that you do not update to BETA unless there is a noted "fix" for an issue that you are experiencing or if advised to by Gigabyte.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2013, 01:54:56 pm »
i have gigabyte ep31-ds3l. I want to ask the bios last version F5F support E0-stepping CPU like version F4?

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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2013, 02:37:46 pm »
hi there,

yes, any newer BIOS should have the features introduced in previous BIOS versions. If, for some reason a feature is removed, it is usually clearly stated on the BIOS download page.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2013, 12:15:44 am »
This will be my first bios update(from f7 to f14).Have read the guide,but want to clarify if I copy all 3 extracted files,or just the bios file to usb stick.Also ,do I need to return overclock settings to stock before updating.
i5 3570k(@4.4)/z77x-ud5h-wb/hyper T4/R9 390 G1/2x4g veng.1600 c8/corsair hx850/sandisk 480gb ssd/1tb barracuda 7200.14/lg blu-ray bh10/antec df30/lg e2240v/win10 pro 64.

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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2013, 07:06:18 am »
You only need the BIOS file on the USB stick and yes, it is safest to load optimised defaults before updating the BIOS if you have been O/C'ing.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2013, 09:07:02 am »
Thanks for that.
i5 3570k(@4.4)/z77x-ud5h-wb/hyper T4/R9 390 G1/2x4g veng.1600 c8/corsair hx850/sandisk 480gb ssd/1tb barracuda 7200.14/lg blu-ray bh10/antec df30/lg e2240v/win10 pro 64.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2013, 10:41:39 am »
I have Z68MA-D2H-B3 and i tried to update to U1C , but in the Q-Flash i got an error "Bios ID Check error"
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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2013, 01:16:25 pm »
If you are trying to update from the Award BIOS then that is the problem.

You need to create a bootable pendrive and use the tool in the BIOS update folder to switch from Award to AMI UEFI BIOS. But, if you are running a Sandy bridge CPU then I would recommend that you stay with the Award BIOS anyway.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2013, 12:10:05 pm »
Thank you , it works!

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2013, 08:41:14 pm »
that I use motherboard : GA-z68p-ds3 rev 2.0
before bios version : FE
after I set up this bios UA6(UEFI BIOS) .this bios interface not opening. the mouse cursor does not move but windows is working.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 09:23:47 pm by blueboxf1 »

Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2013, 06:45:51 pm »
Hi everyone,

I just found this thread, and I could use some help. I'm familiar with upgrading my BIOS, but I'm still a little worried about doing it correctly, so I don't mess up my computer.

I have a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P motherboard (rev. 5.0), and I'm looking to upgrade the CPU to an AMD FX-8350 processor.

Could someone please tell me:

1) if the latest (non-beta) BIOS available will work with this proc,

2) how to get into the q-flash utility, and

3) step-by-step, how to safely perform the flash.

Also, should I upgrade to each available BIOS, or is it safe for me to upgrade to the latest one. I have not flashed the BIOS since I got the motherboard.

Thank you.

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Re: How Do I Update My BIOS?
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2013, 07:19:47 pm »
Hi there,

first thing is that your motherboard doesn't support the FX-8350 CPU. for a list of supported processors check here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4125

For a detailed walk through, on how to update the BIOS check the first couple of posts in this thread where DM and I have posted all the relevant information.

The best advice, when it comes to updating the BIOS is to do it in several small steps (I usually do it 2 versions at a time, for example, F1 to F3; F3 to F5, F5 to F7 etc.), rather than one big jump.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

 

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