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ex58

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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #135 on: May 16, 2012, 02:27:39 pm »
Ok guys I have flashed my Z68XP-UD4 with the U1B Bios, all good. I must say I like the UEFI bios a lot!!!!!!!!

Thankyou.  ;D

Question though.....Do I need to flash my backup bios to the latest UEFI? Or has it already done that?
Atm,keep your Backup BIOS.........in case. ;D

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« Reply #136 on: May 16, 2012, 02:30:57 pm »
Yeh just make sure they put the name of their bios file in there for their board.

Also Logitech G510 does not work in this bios. Needed to use PS2 keyboard  :'(

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« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2012, 06:12:29 pm »
Hi,

Flashed my Z68X-UD3H-B3 with the U1e bios. It's working but I got some issue's
-no vcore/llc settings for my sandy?
-sli does not work
-boot override does nothing

backup bios seems to be destroyed by flash procedure, it erased, wrote and verified twice. alt-f12 just brings up the boot menu like I pressed just f12

so did I miss something, or is there no way back, and I just have to wait for an update?

Darkje

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« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2012, 06:22:11 pm »
Thanks Fatman for your input.  :)

This is the first BIOS (w/o major hick-up as another boards providers already on AMI BIOS),so don't expect to be perfect.

Hours and hours has been spend in Taiwan,to accomodate Award BIOS to AMI BIOS.

All the best to GB R&D Team !!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2012, 06:24:18 pm by ex58 »

Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2012, 07:07:39 pm »
Thank Ex58 and VERY THANK Runn3R. BIOS update ok. In UEFI bios unlock CPU ratio.
:) It's good to know it works OK in Z68AP-D3 Rev.2.0. Thanks for feedback

Any news on something like this for Z68XP-UD4

Special UEFI bios for this MB has been just posted at the very beginning: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,7410.msg58644.html#msg58644
Direct link to the file: U1B bios for Z68XP-UD4

Please let me know if it's OK.



Thank you !!!

Award BIOS upgraded to UEFI , not everything went smooth but it is working o.k. now
Multi unlocked!!!
Just flash it 20min. ago, I had some problems with LAN driver , will report back .

ex58

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« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2012, 07:41:11 pm »
As this Z68 AMI BIOS are still in testing stage,shift from Award to AMI brand (many of us put effort on this) is very complicated.

So far, no major issue (as bricking BIOS chips...Asus,etc....) has been reported.

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« Reply #141 on: May 16, 2012, 11:27:59 pm »
Thanks Fatman for your input.  :)

This is the first BIOS (w/o major hick-up as another boards providers already on AMI BIOS),so don't expect to be perfect.

Hours and hours has been spend in Taiwan,to accomodate Award BIOS to AMI BIOS.

All the best to GB R&D Team !!


HAHA wasn't expecting perfection off the bat. Glad to get away from award and about time! Just goes to show that Gigabyte IS looking after its customers with previous revision boards.

Edit:

Have just run WIE and noticed a drop in CPU score to 7.7 down from 7.8 (2600K) O'C to 4Ghz

Also Ram from 7.8 down to 7.7 Corsair 16Gb Vengeance C9 X.M.P enabled @1600

Need to re-activate windows........ ::)
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 01:27:23 am by Fatman »

ex58

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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2012, 06:53:51 am »

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« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2012, 07:26:01 am »
As this Z68 AMI BIOS are still in testing stage,shift from Award to AMI brand (many of us put effort on this) is very complicated.

So far, no major issue (as bricking BIOS chips...Asus,etc....) has been reported.

Great news that ex58 an we appreciate your work. I much prefer AMI to Award so let's hope that everything continues to go ok.
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« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2012, 08:30:56 am »
Just updated my GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 to the U1a EFI BIOS and thought I would share a couple of points.

Make sure when using the FLASHEFI.EXE that you type the command exactly for the BIOS file name. At the C:\ prompt it should be:"FLASHEFI xxxxxxxx.xxx" the x's denote the BIOS file name (for my motherboard the command line was FLASHEFI Z68XUD3.U1A) and remember to use the fullpoint or FLASHEFI won't read the file and you will get an error.

Before updating the BIOS re-set original BIOS to Optimised Defaults.

Once you have updated to the EFI BIOS and restarted your PC once again load Optimised BIOS then after restarting you can enter BIOS using the "Del" key to make changes.

When you have made the changes and BOOT your PC, if you are using Windows, then the OS will need to reload drivers and a restart will be required.

Upgrading to EFI BIOS will require you to reactivate Windows.

As has been previously mentioned, this BIOS is still in development and some of the features are not fully functioning yet, so I would advise only upgrading if you are prepared for this eventuality (especially if you are O/C'ing) at basic default settings the BIOS is working fine.

TouchBIOS doesn't seem to work with the EFI BIOS ...... yet.

hope this helps.

Thanks to all those at Gigabyte who are working hard to roll out these new BIOS updates. I really appreciate your efforts.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 08:37:35 am by absic »
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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2012, 09:00:37 am »
Thanks for your nice and usefull information absic;D

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« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2012, 09:32:03 am »
Hi absic,

I too upgraded my board yesterday and found that there were a few little annoyances. On the whole it seemed fine but certain bits didn't work like you already said. The synchronisation of the two BIOS chips doesn't seem to work yet as by pressing ALT+F12 it responds as if only F12 was pressed. Also TouchBIOS doesn't seem to be functioning properly yet. Still it is a work in progress so it is to be expected. ;)
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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2012, 10:01:45 am »
Hi Guys!!

Just thought I'd drop ya a tip since a few users seemed to be concerned with this, and I know many of you are not yet familiar with AMI BIOS. ;)

ALT + F10 for AMI X79/Z77 (Unsure about Z68 BIOS, have not tested - but I assume it's the same)  ;D
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 10:02:24 am by Lsdmeasap »

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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2012, 10:50:08 am »
Is there any problems with the Gigabyte forum on TweakTown? is it down on and off or is it just me??



Hi Lsdmeasap nice to see you again. I have a question about wether or not you would go ahead and flash the backup bios (Z68) to the UEFI one or keep it? Also would it be even possible to flash the new Bios back from the backup?

I hope that's not a silly question. I haven't taken my meds yet LOL
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 10:53:04 am by Fatman »

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Re: GIGABYTE latest / beta BIOS for Intel CPU motherboards
« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2012, 11:07:24 am »
Thanks to all for your feedback about new UEFI bioses, really appreciate

Hi Fatman

I also cannot enter TT forum, the same problem was reported a week ago by some other user.
Maybe it's overloaded now (I mean DOS error) due to so many people want to get there new bioses?  ;)
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)