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I downloaded the f8f BIOS, and got it on a USB stick, what now?
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I've updated bios on gigabyte once, I think you do it like most other brands. have the flash plugged in ,go into bios and look for the flash option,it'll find your flash drive on its own once you're in the flash utility.It'll walk you through i believe
    
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Alright, and what happens if i screw up?
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I think nowadays arent there ways to recover , like a jumper or something ? Ive screwed up in the past and it sucked maybe like 10 years ago i had to send in my eeprom have them flash it them they sent it back
    
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
I downloaded the f8f BIOS, and got it on a USB stick, what now?
Personally, I download the BIOS off the Gigabyte site and use the @BIOS utility. It flashes the BIOS from the desktop. I've done this about 3-4 times without any problems.
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i think when you boot into the bios, there is something that says like "press f8 for @bios" or something like that. you press that button, and it loads into a bios flashing utility. from ther, you find the updated bios and it loads the new bios. and if u screw up, the good thing about Gigabyte boards is they have dual BIOS's for such a thing. they have a second the rely on and flash back to. When the BIOS update is successful, then you will get a bios checksum error (or something like that) and then it "reads" from the new bios to get the defaults. and there you have ur updated bios.

If u want, i can see how it works with my board, it should be the same.


Ok, i checked. it's very easy.

Step 1. Boot into BIOS and "Load Optimized Defaults" to get rid of any OCs or voltage things that can mess it up.

Step 2.
Press F button to load QFlash and select Y for yes.
Step 3. Select your drive that has the BIOS file on it.
Step 4. Select the BIOS file.
Step 5. Press enter to update.
Step 6. After it finishes, just follow on screen prompts and then when you return to initial QFlash screen, pres either F10 to shut off or ESC to restart
Edited by stumped - 6/22/08 at 1:44pm
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post #7 of 16
Your flash drive has to be formatted in FAT 32 or 16 if I remember correctly.
Check the manual:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2629
I use my floppy drive.
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i posted how to update the BIOS w/ QFlash.
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post #9 of 16
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Crap. I tried @BIOS and it finished, told me to reboot. So i did, and now i can't boot into Windows. I get a blue screen and then it resets. Then it says windows recovered from an error and asks me what to do. I tried to load windows normally 3 times and got same results. Now i loaded safe mode, and it's working. HELP!!!!!
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post #10 of 16
im lazy i flashed mine thru windows with @bios
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