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08-10-2020 03:06 AM
Hequaqua It doesn't matter how/what bios I flash......things are just strange acting.

I have F50 on it now.....took a few tries to get to the desktop, but did finally make it.
08-10-2020 01:05 AM
tsamolotoff You can flash back to F50 with the efiflash.exe in my modded bios archives, you simply need a DOS thumb drive to do that.

https://yadi.sk/d/7kXZ3FhK7b3CwA

So, it goes like this:
1) You switch to the working BIOS, boot into dos
2) you flick the switch to the corrupted BIOS position WHEN the system is running and everything is ready for flasinh
3) flash the bios (efiflash XXX.rom)
4) it should roll back to the stable version.
08-06-2020 10:28 AM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by Whatisthisfor View Post
Well with an official BIOS like this this should not have happen.
I agree though, but honestly, these are the first "real" issues I've had on any bios. (last board was a MSI Krait X370) I also have two B450 boards with no issues(although to be honest, I'm not sure what bios is even on them...lol).

I've only flashed it on one side of the bios. I'll reflash F50 to the borked side, and flash F51 to the side I'm not having issues with and see what happens. I put it a ticket with Gigabyte(actually a continuation of the same issue). I also asked if the bios chip is replaceable on the consumer level. Today is Thursday, doubt I'll hear anything until early next week though.

EDIT UPDATE:

Well....after messing around and testing the last few days I think I found the issue. It seems to me that the Back-Up bios chip is bad/corrupted. It doesn't matter what bios I flash to it, there are issues. Strange issues. The main bios seems fine. I'm running the latest version F51, and no issues. I don't run stock settings, so I can't speak on XFR/PBO/Voltages.

I'm thinking of going X570 though.....and I'll send this board in for RMA. I'm not sure what I'll do with it when I get it back. I mean, most boards don't even have dual bios....so there is that I guess.

I'm leaning toward another Gigabyte board though. This board has been great for me.
08-06-2020 10:14 AM
Whatisthisfor
Quote: Originally Posted by Hequaqua View Post
I don't blame you......I've normally been fine with being a "beta" tester.....going back to Zen. I've had all three gens of chips.....and for the most part, no real issues until now. It's odd that it only happens on one side of the dual bios. Maybe I'll put in a ticket. IIRC these boards have a replaceable bios chip mounted just above the first M.2 slot(Edit:Above PCIe 16x).

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Well with an official BIOS like this, this should not have happen.
08-06-2020 10:02 AM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by Whatisthisfor View Post
After reading your posts, i wont flash F51.
I don't blame you......I've normally been fine with being a "beta" tester.....going back to Zen. I've had all three gens of chips.....and for the most part, no real issues until now. It's odd that it only happens on one side of the dual bios. Maybe I'll put in a ticket. IIRC these boards have a replaceable bios chip mounted just above the first M.2 slot(Edit:Above PCIe 16x).

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08-06-2020 09:42 AM
Whatisthisfor After reading your posts, i wont flash F51.
08-06-2020 07:33 AM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by tsamolotoff View Post
Yes, as I wrote above, there's problem with memory OC on new AGESA, there's also huge problem with SuperIO (wrong readings all the time, it sometimes shows that 12V voltage is like 3V or something like that, Fans "stop" spinning (while in reality they don'tg) and so on). Yesterday I flashed back to F50 and had no problems whatsoever, the proper memory OC is back, sensors are properly working and WHEA errors are gone.

PS Also, it seems to be AGESA-specific, it's not only our motherboard that is affected, C VII H, X570 Godlike and some other boards that my acquaintances have are also having huge problems. I guess the Zen2 story has ended, it was the same after PinnaclePI 1.0.0.6 - performance decreased and inter-core latency rose by 10-15% for later versions of bioses.
IDK......I flashed F50....put in my timings/voltages.....no issue. Then last night I went to change just tRFC_2 and tRFC_4.....systems started doing the same thing again. I flipped over to the other bios(also F50).....can make as many changes as I want without issue. Strange that it seems no matter what bios is on the other side, I have issues. Perhaps that side of the bios chip is borked....lol

I'll reflash it later and test it again. Thinking about just getting a X570 board. I've had really good luck with this one and I know my way around the bios. I've looked at the Aorus Pro WiFi. I think that's the one that seems to be the replacement for this board. Prices are just crazy. Would be Zen3 ready though....lol
08-06-2020 12:25 AM
tsamolotoff Yes, as I wrote above, there's problem with memory OC on new AGESA, there's also huge problem with SuperIO (wrong readings all the time, it sometimes shows that 12V voltage is like 3V or something like that, Fans "stop" spinning (while in reality they don'tg) and so on). Yesterday I flashed back to F50 and had no problems whatsoever, the proper memory OC is back, sensors are properly working and WHEA errors are gone.

PS Also, it seems to be AGESA-specific, it's not only our motherboard that is affected, C VII H, X570 Godlike and some other boards that my acquaintances have are also having huge problems. I guess the Zen2 story has ended, it was the same after PinnaclePI 1.0.0.6 - performance decreased and inter-core latency rose by 10-15% for later versions of bioses.
08-05-2020 06:55 AM
Hequaqua The beta and this one cause issues for me. If I make changes to bios, the system will hang. It will go through the bios to the Aorus logo screen and several things may happen:

1 It will shut both my monitors off, but computer continues to run
2 It will start the "Automatic Repair", but never makes it there, it just continues in a boot loop from bios to logo screen and back
3 It will start "Automatic Repair", then actually make it, then I can choose "restart" and it boots into Windows

When this first started, I thought it was the PCIe 16x slot....moved the gpu to the 8x slot...things were fine. Submitted a ticket with Gigabyte, and was in the process of RMA'ing the board. Decided to try it again in PCIe 16x.....things again seemed fine. Then every now and then the computer would start, get like the three restarts for memory training(even though no changes at all were made). At that point I would get a BSOD. Hard shutdown, restart, right into Windows. The BSOD mentions a "device needed, not connected." In my mind, I thought well maybe the bios is not picking up the WD drive on F51(and variants). I decided to remove the main NVMe drive(WD Black SC750) and moved my Silicon Power to the main NVMe slot. Fresh install of Windows on the F50 bios....things were fine.

At this point I decided to try the newest bios F51. Flashed, put in my memory timings, voltages, etc. Seemed fine. I entered bios this morning, wanted to change tRFC from 312 to 296....started with the same behavior as before, although no BSOD yet.

Baffling......I'm on F51 now....I'll run it for a while and see. If not, I'll flip over to the F50 and put the same bios on the other side of the bios. It seems like the bios' they've released with the newest AGESA and support for the XT chips doesn't like my board. I know when I had the first set of issues.....I had to install Windows like 3 times because it wouldn't boot from the WD drive. That drive is setting on my desk atm. Now, just issues with changes in the bios....but no "device needed, not connected" hasn't shown up........YET!

I'm always up for trying a new bios.....but I don't think there will be anything in the new ones going forward that are worth the hassle, so maybe that has come to a end for me.

Anyone else have any strange behavior?
08-04-2020 12:01 PM
SimpleTech https://download.gigabyte.com/FileLi...7-wifi_f51.zip

F51 (non-beta) is released.
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