Originally Posted by humpmasterflex1
I assume that i do not......
Never updated the BIOS before, is it just like a driver update or something?
*** I see you have an overclock. Please write down your settings or save them on an USB Stick. Flashing the BIOS will erase them******
It scares most people but it is an easy task. Don't be scared. For a beginner, I recommend the @bios Utility. First, have a look what revision is your motherboard. Is it 1.0
From there select your OS, and look for BIOS. Make sure you download the latest bios for your revision. Then download this
tool. Run this tool , select update from file (also tick clear DMI), go in the location where you extracted the BIOS. It will come as a zip file with a BIOS file and an executable. The executable is for more advanced users.
1. Select the mobo you have. Rev 1.0 or 2.0
2. Select the OS, and select BIOS
3. Download, Extract someplace with easy access
4. Install @Bios, I gave you the link
5. Run @Bios, select update from file, tick clear DMI
6. Let it do its job.
7. Reboot computer
8. Enter Bios
9. Load Setup Defaults,
10. Exit and save,
11. Enter Bios, overclock your PC again
I hope that the X58A does not suffer from the problems the UD3R had. I know the UD3R series very well because I spent endless nights trying to overclock with it. Also, with AHCI and when I was testing SSds I had nothing but problems. Maybe Gigabyte solved these problems and your revision is spot on. If you see you have problems, you are simply constrained by your motherboard. I would advise you get a Formula III like me and you will be surprised. If you don't have problems ignore my advice. This is in the near future of course Edited by Wishmaker - 6/3/11 at 4:29pm