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Motherboards with Intel processors / Cannot enter Bios
« Last post by Skofab on September 19, 2017, 08:24:12 pm »
Hi everyone.
Have been playing around with the graphics on my PC (Win 10 32 bit) Gigabyte

For yonks I have used a GT610 with no problems whatsoever. I decided to see how the boards integrated graphics would compare, and ran this (OK) for a couple of days.
I was then given a new (ish) GT710 2Gb card. I was able to install the latest drivers no problem.

At the moment I have a tremendous delay when booting up (takes about a minute). Whilst booting up it beeps once every 20 seconds or so - this happens for three occasions - after this all is well, it boots up and everything is as it should be.

My BIG problem is that with the card fitted - pressing delete does not gain entry into the bios. I suspect that the setting is at other than PEG (hence the delay.)

Have I missed something here, is there a workaround OR have I got a duff card.
Your thoughts and suggestions will be welcomed.
Motherboards with Intel processors / X79 UD7 can't launch QFlash, stuck in net boot
« Last post by Nhilep on September 19, 2017, 05:10:02 pm »
Hi !

I have a X79 UD7 firmware F10 that used to work fine.
I tried some OC by changing the ram speed which didn't work (reboot loop),
which lead to a bad bios and the backup bios to be copied.
The now installed firmware is F12f

Now the pc only boots through intel boot agent to net boot.
The USB ports aren't working so I have to use a PS2 keyboard...

The only BIOS screen I can enter is the Port Configuration Menu.

When I hit F8 to enter qFlash, it starts to show, then fades away.
When I hit END during POST, nothing happens, or I see something starting to show then fade away.
Entering DEL during POST sends me to the same net BIOS.
Other F keys don't do much else :(

I tried resetting the CMOS with the reset button, and by removing the CMOS battery 15 minutes (PSU unplugged).
Swapping BIOS...

I'm stuck with this net boot bios, which doesn't start the USB ports, and won't let me change anything.

Any hint on what else I could do to reflash an older or different firmware, or how to get out of netboot would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks !
Hi and sorry for my english.
I will try to be as clear and simple as possible.

Ga-ax370 gaming k5 / ryzen 1600x

I had bios F4 and all was ok except RAM instability at full speed (@2666)
So, I decided to updated the bios to latest F5a. I did it in windows 10 via Gigabyte @bios.
All went ok (process done 100%)  and @bios utility ask me to reboot.
After rebooting system wont post anymore. 4 diagnostic leds , the one corresponding CPU is on and all rgb fusion leds are off

I tried to reset cmos -> same problem.
I tried to remove and reinstall CPU -> same problem

I never overclocked cpu and my cpu temp was never >55C (ty to corsair h100).
 The only parameter I modified after every bios upgrade was to enable ram xmp profile.

Any ideas?
Can a bios upgrade kill a cpu?
Could be really the cpu fault ?
In that case it would be really strange that cpi died right after the bios upgrade.

Small update:
Attached a speaker -> 0 beep ...nothing
Tried to measure cs on the 2 bios chip... they are bot high (2v)
OK, so firstly yes a firmware update can kill a CPU, as has been the case with the recent September firmware release for many of the Gigabyte AM4 motherboards. Basically, they were overvolting the CPU to very high levels and killing them. This firmware has been taken down though, so should not be your issue. Secondly, the latest firmware for your mobo is not F4, it is F5a. Thirdly, I do have some ideas. First, it could be a Soft Brick situation. Search for the unbricking procedure either here or on the US Gigabyte forums. usually there is zero sign of life on the board for this though, so perhaps not? Plan B, it could well be that you've had a bad flash. This is much more likely if flashing from within Windows. Don't do that again. Just put the new firmware on a USB stick and flash it using the system built in to the bios. Is it called QuickFlash or QFlash or something? It's an option on the boot screen, I think on my Gaming 5 you hold down 'End' (instead of 'Del' as used to get into the bios settings).

So, to reflash you'll need to boot to your backup bios. Hopefully the GK5 has a switchable bios with a physical switch on the mobo like mine (the G5). If so, switch to the backup bios, boot to Qflash (or whatever it's called) with the USB stick in, switch over to the original bios (carefully!!!) and activate the flash process.

If your motherboard is like the G3, and has a backup bios only available via a key press, use the keypress to switch to the backup bios then update it using QFlash. Note that you now have one dead bios and one working one. Unless you can remove the dead bios chip and reflash it externally (through a helpful company, I believe there used to be one in the Netherlands) then you'll just have to be careful from now on as your one second chance has now been burned.

If you have no backup bios on the GK5 (I doubt that as the G3 is lower spec) then you're shafted and must extract the chip to get it reflashed professionally. Lesson to learn, NEVER flash a bios from within Windows. As the manufacturer's website states, you do this at your own risk. The risk is minimal if done outside Windows, but it holds true there as well. One of the reasons I got a G5 was the proper switchable bios.
Hello everyone,
I want to OC my CPU, just purchased a new cooler, Noctua NH-D15

I never OC'd a CPU, so i'd like to ask you for some tutorials about how to do this on my mainboard
Thank you in advance
Motherboards with Intel processors / X99 no PCI Express 3.0
« Last post by Boulou on September 19, 2017, 09:46:22 am »

I've got a x99-UD4 with 5820k and amd radeon 290 tri x GPU

My graphic card seems to use only PCI express x16 1.1 and not 3.0 :

I tried in the bios PCIe in auto mode or Gen 3 mode, it doesnt change the result.
All slots are PCI x16 3.0 :

And the graphic card is indeed in the PCIE_1 slot...

The bios is F22, lateste radeon drivers 17.9.1, last intel inf...

Any idea ?

Is it a bug ?
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97 HD3 and NVME SSD
« Last post by ElectroStingz on September 18, 2017, 08:28:57 pm »
The bios must be running in UEFI mode if you want to boot from the drive / install windows 10 to it.

You must make sure you enable this option, plus your board shares the same bios as the other variants of your model. Check bios F7 description, adds nvme ssd support. Are you running the latest bios?

Both adapters will work as it's just a direct connection to the pci-e slot.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97 HD3 and NVME SSD
« Last post by teozuzu20 on September 18, 2017, 06:36:19 pm »
Hi there,

Thank you for your reply!
I will try to find a place from where to buy that adapter.
Another thing.. someone told me that the BIOS of my motherboard needs to support NVMe drives.. how can I find that out ?
Also, I've seen these 2 adapters, will they work, what do you think ?


Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev 1.0): Led Error D4
« Last post by Gregi_R on September 18, 2017, 01:42:34 pm »
Hi @ed.etamasan, @all
I have came across this thread because I have some similar (but not that severe) problem with my Gigabyte motherboard based PC. Up till now I haven't found a solution.
I have Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 rev1.0 MB which is basically quite similar model.
I also have very similar PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2.
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury KHX2400C 12D4/8GX (2x8GB) - this module pair is not on the list of supported RAM modules by my MB.
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4 GB
OS: Win10 64-bit
The rest of the specs I will omit for now.

My problem is that after I put my PC to sleep mode and than after some time I wake the PC up, there are two situations:
- waking up goes successfully although I get D3 code on the MB.
- The PC doesn't wake up, it just powers up and nothing happens, no picture on the monitor. I have to use power button on PC case (hold it pressed for a couple of seconds) to turn it down. Reset button does nothing. After powering up again, the OS state surprisingly is the same as before going to sleep.

The other problem I have is D4/D3 debug code after hibernation state, although PC works fine.
So, the only situation when I have A0 code, which is I think proper one is when I power on PC from completely shut down state (Cold BOOT).

I don't use X.M.P. of my RAM because I have experience instability problems during booting when I used it.

I've reported it to the Service Desk.
First the answer was to update BIOS (I had second to newest F22). So I did but no change.
Second I get suggestion to check my PC with different PSU and RAM. Now I'm going to do that.
Motherboards with AMD processors / Re: Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 UEFI bugs (UEFI F8)
« Last post by ElectroStingz on September 18, 2017, 11:45:57 am »
:) long time indeed, I was a mod there when Angry-Games was around.
I'm less active these days, I'll take a look at these forums you mentioned.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z97 HD3 and NVME SSD
« Last post by ElectroStingz on September 18, 2017, 11:38:53 am »

As long as you use an X4 PCI-E card it will maintain the speed.

Something like this.
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