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Ok first, is updating the bios the same as flashing the bios ? If not, what is the difference. Is it safe to do it ? Also my problem is that I do not have SPD 2.0 available, to get a better OC id need the 1:1 option. Will upgrading/flashing my BIOS give me this option ?
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Yes it's the same and most likely it will not add this option unfortunately.If you check the bios notes it will list changes made from the previous bios.

It is considered a safe thing to do if you have experience doing it.If not just follow the steps closely and there shouldn't be a problem.
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Yes it's the same and most likely it will not add this option unfortunately.If you check the bios notes it will list changes made from the previous bios.

It is considered a safe thing to do if you have experience doing it.If not just follow the steps closely and there shouldn't be a problem.
I see, can I somehow check which is the latest version for my BIOS ? If I google it, it throws me stuff from F2 to F6, also dont really know if the stuff it links me is very legit...
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go to Gigabyte. they have a bios update tool. download @bios
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...d=2557#utility
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go to Gigabyte. they have a bios update tool. download @bios
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...d=2557#utility
Was just checking the Gigabyte site, I noticed that they have two entries for my MB, one rev 1.0 and one standard, how am I supposed to know which one is mine ?

edit : Nvm, there was a picture so I know.
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By 1:1 I guess you are referring to FSB:Mem multiplier. If FSB is 400MHz mem would be 800MHz.

In your motherboard that should be: System Memory Multiplier = 2.0.

That is 1:1... End of story...
    
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By 1:1 I guess you are referring to FSB:Mem multiplier. If FSB is 400MHz mem would be 800MHz.

In your motherboard that should be: System Memory Multiplier = 2.0.

That is 1:1... End of story...
Yes exactly but the option was not available before (only 2.5 was available before)...but now it is, flashing it worked
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