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post #3081 of 3829
You will have to send me your F8 BIOS, we don't even have it over at Tweaktown, so there must have been some real issues with it (So I'd really advise against using it, could have crazy Vcore spikes you can't see or something?) If you really still want it, upload the file you have and post it here. If you don't have a copy, install the latest @BIOS and save a copy to your desktop using it, then upload and post here. You can get the latest @BIOS here
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Utility/motherboard_utility_gbttools_gbt_atbios.exe


To flash the backup BIOS you need to do as mentioned in this guide (ALT + F12 @ startup), you may need to use a PS/2 keyboard or USB to PS/2 adapter. But go ahead and try with USB KB if that is what you use, give it a few tries, and try both ALT keys as sometimes one will work and the other wont?
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/02/video-guide-how-to-update-your-backup.html

*Edit*

I tried to find why they pulled it, but it was so long ago I forget, but I did find these two mentions of it being pulled
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/44987-new-bios-x58a-ud7-rev1-0-a.html#post398428
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios-473.html#post394114
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/44355-revo-x2-x58a-ud7-f8.html

This is all I have on my end for UD7, as you can see I never use finals biggrin.gif

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post #3082 of 3829
Damn!!! Thanks!!! You are really helping me out a lot. smile.gif

Thanks for the guide... smile.gif

Here is the link for the F8 BIOS directly from Gigabyte:

ftp://download.gigabyte.ru/bios/mb_bios_ga-x58a-ud7_f8.exe

It's still up, just not on theirr site. tongue.gif
post #3083 of 3829
Haha, that's funny, how did you know the link then?

Mod coming in one second, I'll edit it into this post

*edit*

Per User Request @ Pulled BIOS Mod
(Meaning Gigabyte has pulled this BIOS, you have been warned smile.gif)

GA-X58A-UD7 Rev 1.0 F8 MOD
Realtek >> 2.45
Intel RAID ROM >> 11.1.0.1413
J.Micron >> 1.07.28

http://www.mediafire.com/?sddalh1atwt3t68
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post #3084 of 3829
Oh, I got the link from www.station-drivers.com smile.gif

Remember to have a good adblocker and popup blocker installed, when you enter the site. thumb.gif

More specific, from this page:

http://www.station-drivers.com/page/gigabyte/ga-x58a-ud7.htm

Even though it's french, I like it. It's hard to understand at first, but when you get to know your way around the site, it's no problem.

It's updated every day, with the latest drivers and firmware. Highly recommended. biggrin.gif

By the way, the reason I wanted you to update the BIOS with a mod, was because yesterday, when I tried to overclock my Core i7 930, it rebooted afterwards and reverted to the old F6 BIOS on the backup chip. The reason was that the F8 BIOS was corrupt. Weird. But anyways the F8 version has always been stable with the hardware I have. I see no reason, using a BETA bios. I have some bad experiences with those. rolleyes.gif

That's why I also wanted to update my backup chip to the latest F8 version. Again, thanks for the guide. You've helped me a lot. thumb.gif

Regards Thomas
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Haha, I don't have adds anywhere! But ya, I already know the site and have seen it in IE so I know what you mean biggrin.gif

Beta is THE BEST!! Always has the latest fixed and improvements, enhanced compatibilities, ect!

Ya, once you update your backup to the same version, then if you ever corrupt the main again it'll just copy over that same version. Before you do the update on it, you can also adjust some of the settings you want, like ram voltage, or SATA settings, disable speedstep, ect, then save that as profile one. Then when you update the backup all that will be flashed over to the backup BIOS as well

And no problem, I'm always happy to help! thumb.gif
    
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post #3086 of 3829
It works like a charm. smile.gif F8 MOD. No problems whatsoever.

My computer has never been faster than this.

I tried the F9D version, but it was unstable with my hardware.

Thank you again, for taking the time to help me. thumb.gif

Regards Thomas
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Great to hear it's working smoothly for you, and thanks for the report back!! thumb.gif
    
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Hi,

As you can see from my system details I have a X58A-UD7 v.1 and an ssd for my OS (WIN7 64bit) and a Baracuda XT Sata 3 HDD where i put all my games.

I would appreciate your opinion regarding the way I have connected the ssd and HDD on my UD7.
The ssd is in ahci mode at sata2 port connected, while the hdd is connected at sata 3/marvell controller. Is this efficient, or not...?

Why i am asking this after almost 2 years? Because accidentaly i noticed the following:
During loading a level in COD MW3 obviously due to drivers/CAPs issues of my crossfired 7970 I get 99% on my GPUs. When I have this huge load on my GPUs, the HDD connected at the marvell/sata3 port is crawling and loading the level very slow. If I exit the fullscreen mode, the GPU usage drops dramaticaly, and the HDD rapidly loads the level with no problems.

So, i think that there must be sharing between the PCI X16 lanes of my 2x 7970 and my SATA3 connected HDD. What do you think? Should i change the connection of my Sata 3 HDD to sata 2 or not?

Thank you!!!
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post #3089 of 3829
You want your main OS drive on SATAII_0 (First Intel port). Then your storage drive can go on the second or third Intel port, with CD/DVD on the last Intel port.

Then disable Marvell in the BIOS as you don't need it, it's often unstable and that's likely what you are seeing (it's starting to stall/freeze and time out while loading large items) thumb.gif
    
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Hello,

Anyone else having USB failure issues? Running a strong and stable system @ 4.2GB with a UD5 Motherboard, but for some strange reason I keep getting USB port failures. (Yellow exclamation mark in device manager). Includes both the USB 3 and USB 2.0 ports. (about 8 failed exclamation marks show up at once).. Tried every imaginable fix I could find out there but noting stays permanent. (latest drivers I believe, but maybe I should check again to see if there's something new lately). Can be temporarily fixed by uninstalling and then scanning for hardware changes, (they re-install fine).. up and running and useable again for a day or two.. But then inevitably they fail yet again.. Perhaps this board has something faulty going on with it?

Thanks in advance for any advice or help with this annoying ongoing issue.. : )
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