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load the new bios on the USB stick and open the exe. on the stick you will them see a "F" file type it will say something like P67AUD53.F5 or Z674672.F3 that is your bios file- you will point the bios update to that file.
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Gigabyte advertises their "Touch Bios" that lets you do it in Windows. I haven't even gotten Windows installed so no worries using that. All their downloads of their BIOS on their website are .exe files and I'm a newb and don't know how I can use those files without booting into an OS or find the images for the BIOS to use without Windows

Gigabyte's implementation of the TOUCH BIOS feature is what I suspect is the culprit behind the boot loop problem. They never had the problem before implementing Touch BIOS.
 
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Okay, this may be a stupid question but... can I can I update my bios without windows? aka from a USB stick? I have a z68 board in a system I just built that is in a boot loop and I really don't know what to do. I haven't built a computer since about 2003 and it's all fuzzy for me. Thanks
BTW my specs are:
Corsair cmpsu-750tx 750w power supply
evga geforce gtx 570
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gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3
Corsair vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 RAM
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I have updated my BIOS in windows using the Gigabyte software and it works fine. I've done it a couple of times on my current board and others I know have done it as well. You can also do it from a USB stick or floppy drive. It should tell you in the BIOS section of your mobo manual.

First thing I would do if I was you is shut it off, unplug it and use the jumper to reset the BIOS. That should get you out of the loop. Then update your BIOS using whichever method you chose (that's in your manual).
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Gigabyte's implementation of the TOUCH BIOS feature is what I suspect is the culprit behind the boot loop problem. They never had the problem before implementing Touch BIOS.

That's not true. Others have had this problem before touch BIOS, and my board does it as well (although I know how to fix it if it happens) and it also does not have the touch BIOS. Same with my roommates board.
Edited by Mergatroid - 11/17/11 at 4:26pm
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I am on F6 bios right now, anyone try the new bios (F10a)?
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First thing I would do if I was you is shut it off, unplug it and use the jumper to reset the BIOS. That should get you out of the loop. Then update your BIOS using whichever method you chose (that's in your manual).

I'm pretty new to BIOS, how do you use the jumper to reset the BIOS? This is a brand new board so wouldn't it just reset to what it's at now?
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Just wanted to let everyone know I am using the F6 bios and ram off the supported list and I havn't had the problem in a month since I made the changes!! smile.gif
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First thing I would do if I was you is shut it off, unplug it and use the jumper to reset the BIOS. That should get you out of the loop. Then update your BIOS using whichever method you chose (that's in your manual).

I'm pretty new to BIOS, how do you use the jumper to reset the BIOS? This is a brand new board so wouldn't it just reset to what it's at now?

Look in your manual. It will show you a jumper most likely labeled CMOS or RTC. Check the book and move the jumper into the reset position while the computer is off and unplugged. Leave it in that position for 30 seconds or 1 minute. Put it back where it was, turn computer on, tap the DEL key until you enter the BIOS/SETUP/CMOS. You will have to look around in there. Most likely you'll need to reset the time and date. Check the settings and try and set them to what matches your system (for example you can usually shut off parallel ports and COM ports if you're not using them), disable floppy drive if you have none installed, disable the IDE controller if you're only using SATA. If you're not sure what to set search around on the net for common BIOS settings.

If you're not sure what you're doing you may want to get a knowledgeable friend to help you. If you change the wrong setting, or don't reset a setting that should be, you could end up with a computer that won't boot until it is set properly. For example, if you have an IDE drive, you wouldn't want to disable the IDE controller. Perhaps enter BIOS first and note the settings (take a picture of the screen or write them down) so you can put it back the way it was after resetting the BIOS.
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post #528 of 810
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Just wanted to let everyone know I am using the F6 bios and ram off the supported list and I havn't had the problem in a month since I made the changes!! smile.gif

It's been a month for me too but I'm using F5 bios and ram that is not listed on the supported list. No loops over here thumb.gif
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No boot loops here either. smile.gif
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I've owned the motherboard for almost 3 months and I've had 2 boot loops. I've used the reset button twice as well. Go figure.
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