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Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: Z490 Aorus Master No M.2 in BIOS
« Last post by dmdilks on July 12, 2023, 03:58:09 pm »
Sorry but there isn't a lot people that post here. But in the Bios you can find all your drives. It is where you have to look. First once you get in there you can switch back and forth from easy mode to advanced mode by hitting "F2"

Make sure you are in Advanced Mode. Go over to settings and click on the IO Ports. In there you should be able to see all your drives. Just look under like NVMe Configuration & Sata and RST Configuration.

If you go over to Boot and in Boot option 1 & 2. The reason there are not there is because it is how the are listed in order.

Plus when it comes updating your Bios. You really only do that if you are having a problem. "If it isn't broke don't fix it" 
Motherboards with Intel processors / Z490 Aorus Master No M.2 in BIOS
« Last post by LeeBos on July 07, 2023, 03:09:00 pm »
Recently saw an update for the BIOS, F22. Before trying to update from F21 I went into the BIOS to check all the settings. I noticed I couldn't see either of the 2 M.2 drives? The BOOT drive, a Samsung 970 Pro 512GB boot drive and a 970 EVO 1TB data drive. Both are working and seen in Windows 10. I also have SATA drives attached, a Samsung 2TB SSD and 2 Seagate 2TB mechanical drives. All are working just fine. Long ago when I built the system I'm sure I could see the 512 boot drive.

The last drive added about a year ago was the 2nd M.2 a 970 EVO Plus. I don't remember looking for it in the BIOS.

Any Idea's on why I can't see the M.2's in the BIOS but they both work fine?

I'm hesantant to update the BIOS because of this.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: GIGABYTE GA-H67A-D3H-B3 swap bioses
« Last post by dmdilks on June 10, 2023, 12:28:23 pm »
This is the list of Bios Keys. Have you tried to hit f12 again when booting?

The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS•

BIOS Setup Program Function Keys

<h><i><><> Move the selection bar to select an item
<Enter> Execute command or enter the submenu
<Esc> Main Menu: Exit the BIOS Setup program
Submenus: Exit current submenu
<Page Up> Increase the numeric value or make changes
<Page Down> Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1> Show descriptions of the function keys
<F2> Move cursor to the Item Help block on the right (submenus only)
<F5> Restore the previous BIOS settings for the current submenus
<F6> Load the Fail-Safe BIOS default settings for the current submenus
<F7> Load the Optimized BIOS default settings for the current submenus
<F8> Access the Q-Flash utility
<F9> Display system information
<F10> Save all the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program
<F11> Save CMOS to BIOS
<F12> Load CMOS from BIOS

This is some options you can try. here is how you boot back into the backup BIOS:

Method 1

    Shut off your computer
    Hold the power button until your computer starts and shuts down again
    Press the power button again, your backup BIOS should kick in now and should re-flash the backup BIOS if there's anything wrong with the new one.

Method 2

    Shut off your computer
    Hold the power AND the reset button for about 10 sec, than release.
    It should boot into the backup BIOS now.

Method 3
Only use this if nothing else works.

    Short out pins 1 and 6 on the main BIOS chip by attaching a jumper to both the pins (pin #1 should be marked with a red dot or whatever)
    Tell a friend to press the power on button while you do this because right now you are holding the jumper on the pins
    Remove the jumper you're holding between pins 1 and 6 as soon as you hear a beep.
    Backup BIOS should boot now.
Motherboards with Intel processors / Re: GIGABYTE GA-H67A-D3H-B3 swap bioses
« Last post by shadowsports on June 09, 2023, 02:55:28 pm »
Its been a while since I messed with this, but try F9.  F12 is a one time boot menu. You can re-flash and synchronize your BIOS.  F8 will allow you to flash the BIOS using Q-Flash.  You can also access it from within set up using the same key.  Be careful however that you boot from the correct "working" BIOS before synchronizing.  The menus are clear and show you which BIOS you have and what will be copied over.     
Motherboards with Intel processors / GIGABYTE GA-H67A-D3H-B3 swap bioses
« Last post by thisisausername on June 07, 2023, 04:07:44 pm »
I was installing new RAM into the old motherboard GIGABYTE GA-H67A-D3H-B3 and wanted to boot from a flash drive to run MemTest. So I pressed F12 (or F9)(something like this).  But suddenly the question "Press Enter to swap BIOS" appeared on the screen and I inadvertently pressed Enter.  ;D
Since then, I have to hold power + reset to start the computer, and only after that press power.
As far as I understand, one of the bioses was an old one, which does not support current processor or memory.

Question - what did I press to get that "Press Enter to swap BIOS" question to pop up, and how can I do it again to swap bioses back?  ???

P.S. The same prompt is mentioned in the thread,17738.msg102417.html#msg102417

Yes is a ghost town here. I use to check this a few times a day. Now I check maybe 1 or 2 times a week. But the thing is with everything new coming down the pike. Do people really see a difference on anything they try new.

I have been doing this for over 40yrs. Been building computers for almost 30yrs. Yes thing do run faster today vs 30yrs ago. But in the real world do people really seen much in changes. NO

With all the new stuff coming out what are we going to use it on. I have a mother board that supports 5.0 video cards. What out there even supports 4.0 video cards not to much if anything.

Yes you can buy that nice 4.0 NMVe M.2 drive. You really going to a big performance boost. Between the 3.0 vs the 4.0. Maybe or maybe not. Most people will not. 
A disappointing lack of response from this forum, yet again.  Clearly it isn't used by many people these days.

In the end I chose not to purchase the latest Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive.  Having researched PCIe I determined that only recently have PCIe 4.0 SSD drives become supported by motherboards, so I'm pretty sure my Gigabyte isn't compatible.  The drive will work, but won't provide the additional performance benefits of PCIe 4.0, so there's no point paying a premium.  My existing Samsung 960 EVO drive is PCIe 3.0, so I have purchased another drive that also uses PCIe 3.0.

Just in case someone wants to do the same and add a 2nd NVMe drive to their machine I will update with my findings.

I purchased a new Samsung 1TB 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe 3.0 drive and installed it into the free M.2 socket (M2M_32G).  I then tried using a couple of pieces of software to clone my existing NVMe to the new NVMe, but unfortunately although the cloning process appeared to work, my PC wouldn't boot from the new NVMe, regardless of which slot it was in, and it reported missing OS files!!!

I then installed a free trial copy of Macrium Reflect.  This took much longer to run the cloning process, but "it just worked".

After cloning with Macrium ReflectI restarted and went into the boot menu and selected the new NVMe drive and it booted first time.  I then shutdown the machine, removed the old NVMe and installed the new NVMe in it's place.

I will run with this setup for a week or so and will then reformat the old NVMe and install it in the second NVMe socket and use it to store installed programs.  I try to keep my installed programs on a different partition to my Windows OS partition and data on yet another partition.  Ideally each partition would also be on a separate drive for maximum performance.

With both NVMe slots used I didn't witness any potential issues with the SATA3 sockets being used, so either I'm not using the relevant SATA3 ports, I don't fully understand what the manual is saying, or the manual info is nonsense!
I have a setup I built in 2017, which includes the following:

- Gigabyte AORUS GA-Z270X Gaming 7 1151 7th Gen DDR4RGB Fusion motherboard.
- Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 Ghz Quad Core 8mb Cache (Kaby Lake)
- 32GB (4 x 8GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series F4-3200C14Q-32GVR DDR4 3200MHz CL14 memory
- Samsung 250GB 960 Evo M.2 SSD NVMe (for Windows 10 OS)
- 2 x Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA II 7200rpm drives in Raid 1 configuration (mirroring)

I don't have a PCI Express graphics card installed as I use the onboard Intel HD Graphics 730.

The NVMe SSD drive is plugged into the M2P_32G M.2 socket (the lower one, furthest from the memory).  This socket doesn't appear to share any channels so was the obvious socket to use for a single NVMe drive.

The 2 Seagate SATA drives are plugged into the SATA3 "quad" socket (nearest to the memory).  I believe this includes 4 SATA connectors labelled SATA3-5, SATA3-4, SATA3-1 and SATA3-0.  My drives are plugged into the top two connectors and I'm guessing these are 5 and 4.

My 250GB NVMe is nearly full so I'm looking to replace it with a 500GB NVMe and will clone the existing and replace it in the same M2P_32G M.2 socket. 

Now to my questions:

1. I was considering purchasing a 990 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, but I'm not sure if this is compatible with my motherboard.  Is PCIe 4.0 the same as PCIe x4, which is the description shown in the manual.  I believe PCIe 4.0 is 4th generation, but I suspect PCIe x4 is 4 times speed, so they may be different things?

2. I will format my old 250GB NVMe and place this in the second M2M_32G M.2 socket, which appears to share channels with SATA3-4 and SATA3-5 connectors, so if I'm correct and the two Seagate drives are plugged into these I can simply plug them into the lower connectors, which I think are SATA3-1 and SATA3-0?

There also seems to be a lot of PCI Express slot sharing going on with the M.2 connectors and also with the SATA3 connectors, but given I haven't got anything plugged into the PCI Express slots, this shouldn't be an issue for me, but it will potentially cause me issues if I do want to install a graphics card at any time in the future!

Thanks for your help.
Motherboards with AMD processors / Re: AMD A520 Motherboards
« Last post by dmdilks on May 07, 2023, 03:51:31 pm »
I have a A520M DS3H and the USB's work, but the mouse some times doesn't work right. Plus I have the F15 bios on it too. I can connect that mouse to another computer and have issues at all with it. I have had many different issues with this board.

I had a Gigabyte 1070 8gb card that was giving me white screen when gaming. Even did some bsod too. Swap it out with another PNY 1070 8gb no issues. Put the Gigabyte 1070 into another computer no issues.

One thing at one time I was AMD junkie. Today I will not own a AMD computer for myself. I have 10 times more problems with AMD vs Intel. 
Motherboards with AMD processors / X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI bios f63d post code 33
« Last post by y0rge on May 03, 2023, 01:00:23 pm »
Hello i have done bios update in order to swap my cpu from 2700x to 5800x3d

Before bios update mb post code show 24 almost all the time

On f40 bios update it show AA ( i look on web and people say is ok)

On bios f63d it show 33. From mb manual post code, it say : 32~36 CPU PEI initialization.

Pc work fine  there is no problem, ram profile loaded no problems atm.

My q for more advanced users Should i be worry abut this post code ? or it is fine and i can move to buy new cpu ?

TY for any help
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