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Edited by Heartl3ss - 3/20/11 at 4:25pm
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doesnt anyone know how to solve this problem? im kinda desperate starting to think my mobo is problematic....
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I see three possible reasons why it's difficult to overclock the Q8200:
  1. The Q8200 is known to be bad at overclocking
  2. The EP31-DS3L is not a good overclocking motherboard
  3. You may need to flash the BIOS to a newer version

(and please be more patient: you're not the only one who has a thread that needs replies)
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post #14 of 42
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I see three possible reasons why it's difficult to overclock the Q8200:
  1. The Q8200 is known to be bad at overclocking
  2. The EP31-DS3L is not a good overclocking motherboard
  3. You may need to flash the BIOS to a newer version

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ok mate sorry..but i dont know whats going on...do u think the best solution for now is to flash the bios? i saw something about overclocking improvements in newer versions but people told me not to do it..
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ok mate sorry..but i dont know whats going on...do u think the best solution for now is to flash the bios? i saw something about overclocking improvements in newer versions but people told me not to do it..
Here on OCN, we have no fear of flashing the BIOS. So I recommend doing it.

As long as you follow the flashing instructions slowly and carefully, it should work smoothly - especially if you avoid the method where you flash the BIOS from within Windows.
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Here on OCN, we have no fear of flashing the BIOS. So I recommend doing it.

As long as you follow the flashing instructions slowly and carefully, it should work smoothly - especially if you avoid the method where you flash the BIOS from within Windows.
i dont exactly understand how to do it without windows? i thought the only way is to download the file and run it...like .exe files..can u give me some advice or guidelines?
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i dont exactly understand how to do it without windows? i thought the only way is to download the file and run it...like .exe files..can u give me some advice or guidelines?
If you have a USB flash drive, then you can make it bootable. If it's bootable, then you can flash the BIOS using the method described in the motherboard's manual for flashing the BIOS from within the BIOS.
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ok mate i will try it out..thanks in advance..!!
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ok so i did everything according to this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...herboards.html
yet when i reboot and at the first screen of the boot i press "End" which is the Qflash in my mobo..it shows me a HD 2.0, i open it and then i find a directory called "... DIR", i press enter again and it returns the the HD directory..from what i understand is that it doesnt see the bios file in my flash drive..that i copied straight into my flash drive..this is the bios file i copied.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=2964#bios the FC one...not the Beta one... any ideas? did i do something wrong?
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ok so i did everything according to this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...herboards.html
yet when i reboot and at the first screen of the boot i press "End" which is the Qflash in my mobo..it shows me a HD 2.0, i open it and then i find a directory called "... DIR", i press enter again and it returns the the HD directory..from what i understand is that it doesnt see the bios file in my flash drive..that i copied straight into my flash drive..this is the bios file i copied.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=2964#bios the FC one...not the Beta one... any ideas? did i do something wrong?
Oh damn, I forgot that the USB flash drive doesn't have to be bootable. I'm sorry about that. It's ok though, because at least it's bootable now! I mean, maybe you'll benefit from it being bootable in the future.

Anyway, let's get the BIOS flashed.

It sounds to me like the file you copied to the flash drive is motherboard_bios_ga-ep31-ds3l_2.0_fc.exe. This is actually a self-extracting 7-zip archive that contains three files:
  • autoexec.bat
  • EP31DS32.FC
  • FLASHSPI.EXE

These files should all be extracted to the same location as each other on the flash drive. They don't have to be in their own folder, but it can be helpful if you ever decide to have more than one BIOS version on your flash drive (I have 4, so I need a separate folder for each).

FLASHSPI.EXE is what Q-Flash opens, autoexec.bat tells the program what BIOS file to look for, and EP31DS32.FC is the file that this autoexec.bat file is pointing to. So, EP31DS32.FC is the file that you will see in Q-Flash.

So double-click that .exe you downloaded that has the black and white 7 z icon, extract the contents to the flash drive, and then try again.

Important: before flashing, choose "Load Optimized Defaults" in the BIOS. When you're in Q-Flash, disable "Keep DMI Data" (it's the option right above "Update BIOS from Drive"). When you're finished flashing it, reboot into the BIOS and choose "Load Optimized Defaults" again.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/20/11 at 11:42pm
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