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Dark Mantis

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It might not show up as a USB drive. Don't worry about that as long as you can find it. Try again.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy


It seems to me you don't have enough power to start the video card anymore. If your power supply was close to the minimum required and/or you use adapters for the 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-Express connectors, the power supply may be inadequate. Running the power supply at maximum output for extended periods of time can shorten its life. I don't see any reason to update the BIOS in order to run a HD 3850x2.

HD 3850x2
Power Requirements:
Minimum 550 watt power supply both a 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-Express connection

 I have a 600w PSU, wouldn't I know if my PSU had cut out via a more physical means? Like smoke or burning or something.
And Mantis, there's only the Floppy Disk listed and that's empty.

Dark Mantis

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Check the USB files on the other computer first to make sure they are all there. It is often picked up as either a floppy or hard disk drive.
Your PSU should be enough for what you are running but if it is old it could have degraded and be giving out less power.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 My PSU arrived on March 1st, I don't see how it could have degraded so much in 5 months...
And the files are all on the USB, it's still an exe, but my USB stick is formatted as FAT32.

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What make is your PSU just to clear this up?
I will check out the file download and see if you have got the right file. Back soon.

Yes  I have just checked and it is an .exe file. Right in that case you wont be able to use it on the Q-Flash program.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 09:24:20 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

I'm using an OCZ 600W Stealth Xtreme.
Man I love computer names, makes us all seem so mature  ::)

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Your PSU should be perfectly powerful enough.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 That was my belief.

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I have just been taking a look at the BIOS update files and I believe that I was right at first and the .exe file is for the @bios utility not Q-Flash so it weill not work with that. This is probably why you cannot see it on the drive.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 09:24:57 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 So your recommendation would be...? I don't want to have to reformat again  :-\

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I am just readinhg up on it because it says some boards do not come with the Q-Flash utility. So I must now see if yours is one of those boards.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 My board has Q-flash on it, it's in the manual and I can access it, but it refuses to show my USB stick.

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Yes that's what I can confirm. However it isn't usually an .exe file that is for download. They are usually for the @bios windows update tool for the bios and it can be very dangerous to use. My dilemma is that I can't find the expected file for the Q-Flash update and I don't want to use the Windows based program. If you want to check up on page 64 of your manual it explains.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 09:37:36 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 All this talk about the BIOS is scary. It's always downloaded an exe though, I didn't click or change any settings while downloading,

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No I know that I even tried downloading it myself to see.
OK good news all sorted. I jhust checked with my board and it has an .exe file for update also.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 09:43:40 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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