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Fix: X58A-UD3R DPC Latency (frame skipping)

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Howdy there OCN!

If you're having the same problems I did with this motherboard, trying to play a game, render a 3D scene or listen to music, and the sound and frames start skipping, then this guide is for you.

Literally, all you have to do is flash the BIOS to the most recent version.

The factory BIOS is unstable on some of the Rev.2 boards, and for me, updating it fixed this issue. I'm not going to guarentee results as there are many problems which can factor in, but this only takes 10 minutes.

So! If you're having this issue and can spare a few minutes, it won't hurt to give this a try!

If you're weary or curious, here's a PDF about the tool we'll be using, and here's a picture of the GUI.


Now, on to the guide:
1. Download @BIOS from Gigabytes site. Link / Direct Link

2. Install and Run @BIOS.

3. Click "Update BIOS from Gigabyte Server".

4. Sit back and let it do its thing, it will warn you about some possible visual issues while it flashes the BIOS. Continue as normal.

5. Restart when prompted.

6. Congrats, you should have signigicantly less issues DPC latency!


I hope this works for you as it did for me!
~Reflux
Edited by Reflux - 4/3/11 at 5:43pm
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yup this was a known problem and the BIOS update fixed it, nice of you to make a thread about it!

BUT one thing, you should never update a BIOS like that, if you are going to use @BIOS you should always download the BIOS file first! flashing BIOS through windows is NOT recommended. You should ideally put the BIOS file on a flash drive formatted in FAT32 and then in the BIOS you can use the flash tool and it works perfectly. It is really easy, format in FAT32 and it will show up as a HDD through the inBIOS flash tool, i forget what its called.
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yup this was a known problem and the BIOS update fixed it, nice of you to make a thread about it!

BUT one thing, you should never update a BIOS like that, if you are going to use @BIOS you should always download the BIOS file first! flashing BIOS through windows is NOT recommended. You should ideally put the BIOS file on a flash drive formatted in FAT32 and then in the BIOS you can use the flash tool and it works perfectly. It is really easy, format in FAT32 and it will show up as a HDD through the inBIOS flash tool, i forget what its called.
Yes, I'd definately recommend this for the more experienced lot, I might make another addition to the OP regarding this method.
Even though I personally consider @BIOS to be safe, it's always safer to do the tried and trusted method.
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yea, @BIOS sn't bad, the only problem with it being the server update method is a bit sketchy at best, that is all, becuase if it crashes during the server update god knows.
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yea, @BIOS sn't bad, the only problem with it being the server update method is a bit sketchy at best, that is all, becuase if it crashes during the server update god knows.

It downloads from the server BEFORE erasing the BIOS.
I have updated my BIOS 5-6 times using @B and I have never experienced any problems...
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you just don't wanna use the auto update, id rather download it myself and then let it know where to find the BIOS, that way if the download is corrupt nothing happens.
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