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Downgrade Bios

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2016, 04:28:09 pm »
I followed the guide, and everything went ok. It works perfectly. I did the downgrade by F20 F5 (ga-gaming z170x 5). Thank you.   :) :) :) :) :)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 04:30:48 pm by hammed41 »
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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 04:45:18 pm »
Confirming that this works for GA-Z170-HD3. Downgraded from F20 to F6.

Brutus

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 09:58:03 pm »
When I try to run the usb, I get error: 201 fpt.exe cannot run on current platform, contact your vendor.
I'm currently on f21 and want to downgrade to f3

Does anyone know what to do now

lapioks

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2017, 07:15:56 am »
Maybe you downloaded wrong version. You should choose exactly your mobo version. It worked for me Z170x- gaming 3 eu downgraded from f21b to f6.

SiuL

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2017, 04:18:11 pm »
Work in Z270?

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 06:53:38 am »
Confirming that this works for GA-Z170-HD3. Downgraded from F20 to F6.
I have a GA-Z170-HD3, what problems did you have with F20? :o

yujjek

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 07:24:32 pm »
https://gyazo.com/85251079da1840410f766b9abdde0bdf
The F8 file will be renamed to bios.bin ofcourse , but I want to double check before im flashing my bios.
I have F20 and a z170x Gaming 7 1.0

wh173

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2017, 06:21:41 am »
Gigabyte needs to get their s*** togheter so people dont need to keep downgrading the "undowngradeable" bios.

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2017, 05:35:21 am »
GA-H110M-Gaming.3

the one i bought with F1 bios had no issue
the other with F20 have several "hang" after gaming

i have zero understanding about PC, but how do i simply downgrade F20 into F1 bios?
is there any type of a single bios at all like beta or whql??

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 04:46:57 pm »
ok, i found a way to downgrade to previous version, so works fine now ;)

Thank you so much man, I upgraded my motherboard and it was extremely unstable, eventually got it to be stable but then the onboard thunderbolt wouldn't work. I downgraded to my F3 bios from F21 on my Gigabyte Gaming 6 and it works  flawlessly again. Thanks again man :) :) :)

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2017, 01:49:30 am »
I am very new at this. I also flashed to F20 BIOS because I thought "Newer is better" but now my CPU Temperatures are very hot.

I have some confusion following the Steps you gave to Downgrade BIOS back to Different Version. The ftw_DOS-Z170 file has a folder inside of it named "Boot" Do I take files from that folder and paste with the other files or leave the "Boot" Folder alone?

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2017, 08:48:41 pm »
Guys I got a BSOD yesterday due to High Temps on F20 BIOS with Skylake CPU.

and then this happened! I can't downgrade the BIOS from F20. Its not letting me. I Get error message. Can someone do a Video or something?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DQ_RbJ0ap4
« Last Edit: March 07, 2017, 08:51:40 pm by EpicSurvivor »

Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 01:00:35 pm »
Never mind. It Worked! I was able to Downgrade BIOS from F20 to F8!!!

Thank you very much!

Sandokan

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2017, 09:56:50 pm »
Warning! Pay attention, in my experience using FPT you will wipe your Intel NIC MAC address. I suggest to you to write on a sheet your MAC address before to flash bios with FPT.
After flashing BIOS with FPT you can verify if MAC address is 88-88-88-88-87-88. In this case your MAC was overwritten with a generic one and you need to recovery the original one. You can do that using an HEX editor to edit the BIOS and find and replace 88 88 88 88 87 88 with your real MAC address.


sono

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Re: Downgrade Bios
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2017, 02:17:22 pm »
I mentioned in a different thread that some Gigabyte motherboards have main bios and backup bios.  You can select which one boots with a motherboard switch (change the switch position with the system powered off!)

So if you update the main one the backup should still be at the previous version.  This means you can easily check if you have a problem caused specifically by the new bios easily. 

I have used this feature on GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 Motherboard and it works very well.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 02:18:47 pm by sono »

 

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