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Ok, so Im looking to update my BIOS on my motherboard. I've done it once before, ages and ages ago, when I first got it, but I think it reset back to the default BIOS version.

ANyway, one thing I can't remember is does it have to be a specific version for 32 bit windows, or 64 bit windows? I have 64 bit Windows 7 and my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5.

If i do have to get a specific one, where do I find it? Cos the Gigabyte website doesnt have differing versions.
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Nope, there is only one BIOS version, just download the latest one.
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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post

Nope, there is only one BIOS version, just download the latest one.

Awesome.

Also, how exactly do I do it again?

I've just realized I've totally forgotten how to do it :/
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post #4 of 9
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And also, I had a BIOS Checksum Error the other day, and I think my BIOS reset to a default version? Does it do that? Like Back up the original version (F2 in this case) and flash back to it in case of an error?
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Im assuming thats all applicable if I'm not updating to that new look BIOS thingo?
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post #7 of 9
No your BIOS will not revert back to a previous version number. What that messages is telling you is that your BIOS has went back to default settings totally different. You still have the same version as you did after the flash your settings have been reset that is all.

As far as how to flash your bios it is different for each vender so you need to find the correct tools according to the manufacture and model of your motherboard in your case Gigabyte.
 
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by bryonhowley View Post

No your BIOS will not revert back to a previous version number. What that messages is telling you is that your BIOS has went back to default settings totally different. You still have the same version as you did after the flash your settings have been reset that is all.

As far as how to flash your bios it is different for each vender so you need to find the correct tools according to the manufacture and model of your motherboard in your case Gigabyte.

It's weird, cos Im certain I flashed it to the F6 version, and now its back to F2, which is what it came with as default. I know some have a back up BIOS chip, but Im not certain if thats it or Im just really bad at recalling these things.
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Ok, I busted out the old manual for my motherboard. Apparently it has a Dual BIOS, where one is a backup. So in case of BIOS corruption or error, it boots up in the back up, which then copies all the files to the main one, basically flashing it back to the default and then it boots from there.

SO I flashed back to F6, so hopefully I have no more issues.

If I do, what can be a cause of BIOS getting corrupted, and how can I fix it?
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