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So sometimes when I start up my computer, things will load up to the Gigabyte splash screen, and then it'll shut off, and a few seconds later, boot up again, and everything's fine. This time, something came up to the effect of "Fix ME firmware data," and I'm becoming increasingly worried. All I could find on Google was this http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1671018, and I'm not really sure how to update my BIOS, and I've heard it's dangerous. Are there any other solutions I could try first, or will I just have to bite the bullet?
Edited by New Overclocker - 4/27/11 at 9:02am
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post #2 of 37
it's a common problem with gigabyte p67 boards... just flash to the latest bios which should be f3 atleast for the ud4 b3.

Download the file and put it on a usb stick... make sure you extract the file first before you put it on the usb stick or else it won't get read during q-flash.

Go to your bios... press f8 and update the bios from the usb stick... power off and restart. You might also want to sync your main bios with your back up bios by pressing alt-f12 during post... do it very quickly or else it won't work... if it works properly it will ask you if you want to copy your bios enter yes etc...

Then you should be set
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Gigabyte boards all have a backup BIOS. Don't worry about flashing the update, if you screw up you can restore from the backup. I've flashed mine countless times and never had a problem yet.
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post #4 of 37
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Uh, checking CPU-Z, it says that the BIOS version is already F3. Oddly, I bought the motherboard when it had just come out, though, and I never updated the BIOS. I'll check the site and look around.

Is any USB stick good to go?

EDIT: Okay, the newest for UD3 is F6. I'll download that.
Edited by New Overclocker - 4/9/11 at 8:17pm
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post #5 of 37
yes any usb stick is good.... weird i thought all gigabyte boards came with f2 out of the box

EDIT: is it a b3 board?
Edited by badatgames18 - 4/9/11 at 8:34pm
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post #6 of 37
I think he has a B2 board, sounds like it and his signature doesn't say B3?

We'll find out if he gets BIOS ID mismatch error biggrin.gif

Here's my guide for flashing Gigabyte BIOS with Qflash or DOS
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/27576-bios-flashing-how-qflash-guide.html
    
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post #7 of 37
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It is, in fact, a B2 board! Uh, so, anything I should do differently?
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post #8 of 37
nope... just find the newest bios out for your board and do the samething
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post #9 of 37
Yep, just flash to the latest for your board. We host the latest Beta and final BIOSes at the forum I linked above.

You should probably also go ahead and setup a RMA for a B3 board, let me know if you need info on getting that started
    
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post #10 of 37
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Ugh, I can't find the right page. There's a page for Rev. 1.0 P67A-UD3, one for Rev. 1.1, and a page for P67A-UD3-B3 Rev. 1.X, but no B2-specific page! Argh!

Edit: I think I got it.

Okay, so, step-by-step, what I do is:

Put p67aud3.f6 onto the USB flash drive.
Restart the computer.
Go into the BIOS and do the following:
To use USB in Qflash you need "Legacy USB Storage Detect" Enabled in the Integrated Peripherals Page of the BIOS. You also need to leave the USB drive plugged in when you reboot to Qflash.
Then reboot and select Qflash.
Select the file.
Reboot?
Edited by New Overclocker - 4/9/11 at 9:39pm
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