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post #21 of 42
Post an update on this, I am getting this board today...lol, wish I had gotten the old one now, but I hated to buy an open box.
post #22 of 42
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I have it flashed and it seems to be working. I tried to use a floppy to do this, with which your could use the QFlash tool or do it conventionally, but the bios file is too large, 1MB, and once you DOS Format you only have 860KB left on a floppy. I installed the @Bios utility that is on the driver disc and chose the Update Bios button and selected to open the F5c bios file I had saved on my HDD.

After I was prompted to restart, and got back into Windows I checked the voltage and it is reporting correctly. I needed to clear my CMOS again because my Vcore was stuck at stock again, and without doing that and just flashing the bios it is no longer stuck on stock settings. This appears to be a solution. I will let you know if anything buggy happens.
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post #23 of 42
If you have a USB stick and make it bootable, then it's a lot easier to flash. I don't even have a floppy drive anymore!
post #24 of 42
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True enough. I did not have any issue with the @Bios utility, although I have to admit I was not thrilled about the idea of flashing from Windows, but it worked well.

Everything seems to be working good still after the flash, and appears as stable as the F4 bios.
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post #25 of 42
man this blows there may be a fix and i dont have power and DTE doesnt know when there gonna fix it i wanna hit 3ghz

where did the f5 beta come from its not on the giga web site? are these 3rd party bios?
Edited by Mr. Stroker - 6/9/08 at 8:05pm
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post #26 of 42
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I believe it originated from Gigabyte and has been distributed to end users personally. I assume it is a upcoming bios that they have not fully tested and officially released yet. Someone that received it from Gigabyte hosted it and now you have to decide if you want to use it or not.
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post #27 of 42
so then all is stable with new bios?
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post #28 of 42
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All seems good to go. I have not had a lot of time to play around, and I have had several shut downs and start ups and my vcore has stayed at what I had it set to in the bios. Stable as stable does, I guess.
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post #29 of 42
Rep for you euphoricmix man, this board was about trash in my opinion, couldn't get past 3.4ghz stable...then I put in that beta bios and this board is running neck and neck with my blood iron.
post #30 of 42
Thanks man Im gonna flash my bios then. My personal goal is 3ghz so if i hit that I will be happy
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