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So i wanna push ahead on my OCing but it gets so annoying when you run into a OC that isnt stable and the mobo will go into a boot cycle that ultimately results in the BIOS reverting back to F3. Is there a way to disable the mobo from doing this when you run into the inevitable problems of BSODs and system crashes from testing over clocks ? I have given up overclocking for the last few weeks on this mobo for this simple annoyance, it can become very time consuming having to reflash the BIOS over and over just to test your last settings.

Like i said , just very annoyed with this feature, and just looking at all the great results people are getting is just making me want to figure this problem out even more. From what i have gathered F7e seems to be the best bios to test with, i have a 24/7 stable x46 multi that is pretty much running on stock voltages and LLC level 1 , C1E, EIST, C3,C6, and thermal monitor disabled. I really wanna push higher than this but i cannot stand the F3 reversion and the cycling reboots !!! Is this something i just have to deal with , any tips and tricks or something i am missing that can be brought to my attention would be lovely!!!!
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Ok, what is up with this new "Like" thing.
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Ok, what is up with this new "Like" thing.
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sorry it is a bad habit. LOL i thought you guys were reffering to my second paragraph that started with "like", not the "like" link to the right of the posts. WOW i need sleep!
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Its been a while since Ive had a gigabyte but you can flash both BIOS's to whatever version you want. I always used @bios to flash with and If I recall correctly you can choose which BIOS you want to flash. Here is a link with pdf user files for whichever app you choose to flash with and they should get into depth about how to accomplish this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/H...flashBIOS.html
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So i wanna push ahead on my OCing but it gets so annoying when you run into a OC that isnt stable and the mobo will go into a boot cycle that ultimately results in the BIOS reverting back to F3. Is there a way to disable the mobo from doing this when you run into the inevitable problems of BSODs and system crashes from testing over clocks ? I have given up overclocking for the last few weeks on this mobo for this simple annoyance, it can become very time consuming having to reflash the BIOS over and over just to test your last settings.
Which @BIOS utility are you using? The one from the Driver Disk or downloaded?

If you are using the one from the Driver Disk, uninstall @BIOS and go download the utility from the website.
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Flash using a clean bootable USB.. do not use the @bios. It has issues.
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Flash using a clean bootable USB.. do not use the @bios. It has issues.
I actually had far less issues with @bios. Regular bios flashing kept stalling with different bios versions. But if one is giving you grief, try the other. That's why they're both there.
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there is no way to flash the backup BIOS like the guy is saying. THere is only 1 way. You need a PS2 keyboard, some other USb keyboards work as well. load the BIOS you want to make the backup to your main BIOS. On the boot screen press and hold atl+f12, it will take you to a menu and ask if you want to performs a BIOS swap, and it will flash your backup BIOS to whatever you want and then flash the backup to your main. Now your backup BIOS is whatever you want it to be and just reflash your main BIOS.
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you are right on the money sin, as usual ha ha , i actually read that you can flash the back up bios to whichever you choose on the extreme systems forums. The guy didnt go into detail but, hmmm would a ps3 keyboard work ? My roommate has one . So if i was successfully able to do this i would get away from the constant reboot cycles and checksum bios errors when overclocking it gets really annoying , really fast!
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