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My MB has got DualBios, but when I fail an OC it just freezes on the Gigabyte Boot screen, Shouldnt it show 'Overclock Failed' then revert back to default BIOS?
     
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Sounds like you're confusing BIOS vs BIOS settings.
Edited by Nil Einne - 3/25/13 at 4:36pm
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What do you mean?
     
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DualBios means that if your first BIOS gets corrupted, it will flash the BIOS image from the second BIOS chip to the first BIOS chip.
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So it wont recover from failed OCs automatically mad.gif

I read somewhere that they did.
     
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For clarification (I was editing my post but took too long so removed my edits and are posting it here). Dual BIOS should not kick in unless your BIOS is actually corrupt which you don't ever generally want to happen and doesn't generally happen from OCing (unless you're foolish enough to try and flash a new BIOS from OC settings you're not sure are stable or are very unlucky). If you're OC settings don't work, you just need to reset the BIOS settings (commonly called clearing the CMOS). Your mobo should be able to tell the difference and most decent mobos should have some option to try and recover from a real BIOS corruption problem (perhaps a simplified recovery mode that isn't overwritten which tries to flash the BIOS from a USB drive).

Some motherboards are capable of resetting the settings automatically if it failed to POST a few times but I'm not sure if GB have this feature. I know AsRock do, they call it Boot Failure Guard although it doesn't always seem to be advertised (it's in the manual). My old DFI NF4 also had a similar feature at that time (long before UEFI) you couldn't adjust the settings (how many failures before it kicks in or IIRC even turn it off). I couldn't find what, if anything the feature is called on Gigabyte. You may want to look at the UEFI/BIOS settings just to make sure there's no option to enable something like this.

If there's no option, sorry you'll just have to manually reset settings when your settings don't work.
Edited by Nil Einne - 3/25/13 at 4:40pm
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Yeah thx, I was hoping to not ahve to crawl into wires like I had to do 10mins ago
     
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So it wont recover from failed OCs automatically mad.gif

I read somewhere that they did.

Mine does, but I don't know about your model.

but yes, they're right, what you're talking about isn't what DualBios is for.
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Can I ask, if it is there, how does it activate, do you click reset multiple times ina row etc
     
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Can I ask, if it is there, how does it activate, do you click reset multiple times ina row etc

You can probs activate it by purposely corrupting your BIOS

(Switch off whilst flashing) I would never do such a thing myself, but it's only an example.

The only way to fix it is to either reflash the BIOS, or clear the CMOS....

EDIT: Didn't think of posting this but this works for me if my computer fails to boot and stays blank (Power on, power off, and power back on, I then get the overclock failed screen.) But I ahve a Crosshair V which might be different to yours.

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