dating and no good night kiss - Updating the bios

Once we select ‘Update BIOS from Drive’ we will then see a list of connected FAT32 drives, so unless you have several USB thumb drives connected, (or you’re one or more of your hard drives are formatted in the now outdates FAT32 format system), the drive that appears here will be the USB thumb drive with your new BIOS on it. You’ll then see all a list of applicable BIOS files on the drive.Note: if you have several BIOS versions on the drive, these will all be shown, so select the new BIOS file, which in the example above would be X79UD3. Once you have selected the new BIOS file, press Enter.Now, with our USB thumb drive connected, we can reboot the PC.

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So in the case of the X79-UD3 board, the file we’re looking is simply named X79UD3.

F7 Next we have to copy this BIOS file to a USB thumb drive.

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Seeing that GIGABYTE has announced a new BIOS for X79 series users I thought it might be useful to just revisit the job of actually updating your motherboard’s BIOS.

Once inside the Q Flash utility, you find a simple GUI with two choices.

Firstly ‘Save BIOS from Drive’ (this can be used to make a copy of your BIOS), or ‘Update BIOS from Drive’ which is the one we want to select.However, when I ran Win Flash and entered T100TASAS.207 as the update file, I received the error message: “”.Clearly, my machine wants nothing to do with the “207” file, but what does it need?While for more experienced users, power users and overclockers, this will be a simple and familiar task, this is a simple guide that less experienced users can refer to when updating their BIOS that is based on the user-friendly GIGABYTE Q Flash utility.While there are several ways to update your motherboard’s BIOS, many advanced users prefer to use GIGABYTE Q Flash, a utility embedded within your board’s CMOS BIOS ROM.To open the file simple double-click on it, inside you’ll find three files (GIGABYTE also bundles some small, useful files to help you update your BIOS in a DOS environment, but we’ll leave that for another day).

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