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    Default Re: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    The question is, why would I do anything to this GPU when the last 6 or 7 BIOS' have worked fine? It's just this beta f8c that's screwy. I have yet to see anyone with a 3870x2 and 955 with this mobo functioning at full speed. 4870x2 yes. 3870x2 no.

    I appreciate you trying to help LSDme but frankly if GB doesn't come up with a working BIOS soon, this mobo gets put in a HTPC and the main rig gets an Asus M4A78T-E as I jump to AM3 DDR3 and all ASUS hardware.

    Thanks again!!
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    Default Re: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    Hi there,

    I bought a GA-MA790XT-UD4P together with a Amd Phenom II X4 955.
    I read that it is necessary to update the BIOS for full support.
    However, it is my first time doing this so I have some questions:
    I copied the new bios file on a USB-Stick to flash it with QFlash. Is that correct?
    Now I dont know what to do afterwards. In your guide you say:
    *NOTE*
    Once you have flashed and rebooted back into the BIOS choose Load Optimized defaults and save and apply. This is a required step for the flash process to complete, and for the new BIOS to be properly loaded into the chip.

    Then reboot Back into the BIOS again before you go into windows. You will need to set your hard drive settings again in the Advanced BIOS page. MOST IMPORTANTLY do not try to load Windows if you are using a RAID setup without setting these disk settings again or you will corrupt your RAID Array.

    Please do not skip the above steps and try to load windows, this is for anyone who is reading this who is using RAID, which alot of us do.

    These are the steps needed using the Intel Controller to assure your Array will not be lost post flash
    Im only using one hard disk so Im not sure if that has something to do with RAID... Also my windows is not already installed, because I planned to update the BIOS first and then install windows, so Im a bit confused (especially about the steps shown in the picture)
    Do I still have to do all these steps?

    Best regards

    greeny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardwood View Post
    The question is, why would I do anything to this GPU when the last 6 or 7 BIOS' have worked fine? It's just this beta f8c that's screwy. I have yet to see anyone with a 3870x2 and 955 with this mobo functioning at full speed. 4870x2 yes. 3870x2 no.

    I appreciate you trying to help LSDme but frankly if GB doesn't come up with a working BIOS soon, this mobo gets put in a HTPC and the main rig gets an Asus M4A78T-E as I jump to AM3 DDR3 and all ASUS hardware.

    Thanks again!!
    Ya you are right, but since they pulled 955 support for now that may be part of the reason why?

    I hope they get you a working BIOS soon as well, hate to see you switch teams!

    Sorry I cannot do more myself or I would

    Quote Originally Posted by greeny18 View Post
    Hi there,

    I bought a GA-MA790XT-UD4P together with a Amd Phenom II X4 955.
    I read that it is necessary to update the BIOS for full support.
    However, it is my first time doing this so I have some questions:
    I copied the new bios file on a USB-Stick to flash it with QFlash. Is that correct?
    Now I dont know what to do afterwards. In your guide you say:
    Im only using one hard disk so Im not sure if that has something to do with RAID... Also my windows is not already installed, because I planned to update the BIOS first and then install windows, so Im a bit confused (especially about the steps shown in the picture)
    Do I still have to do all these steps?

    Best regards

    greeny
    Yes, all you need to do is copy the extracted BIOS file onto your USB Stick then flash from Qflash.

    Since you are not using RAID you do not have to worry so much about my tips on loading optimized as it will not be so important to you to have your disk settings correct. And since you do not have windows even installed yet you are good to go with the flash.

    Just flash, load and apply optimized and then save/apply F10, reboot to the BIOS and setup your intended settings.

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    Default Re: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    Well I bit the bullet, backed up everything and tried the F8C again. This time I used f8a's flashspi and booted from a floppy with the 9600 still installed. The flash seemed to work so I put in the 955 and it's all performing as expected.
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    Question about updating bios on EX58-UD4P

    I found there is "clear CMOS default" as new setting, doesn't appear on the original post.

    that's what I did:
    Keep DMI Data = Disable
    Clear CMOS default = Disable
    then I flashed successfully, reseted PC then entered Bios and chose "Load Optimized Default" is what I did correct?

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    Yes that is fine. I always disable Keep DMI, but either way on either setting would be fine. Just as long as you load optimized after you flash you will be fine.

    Remember to check your disk settings before loading windows

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    You are a god, I was nearly going to buy a new board after reading many threads on different sites. After much head banging i found your article...fantastic, clear concise instructions. Within an hour all was good...it will be a while before I update my bios and certainly would not use @BIOS again.

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    Default Re: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    Nice to hear this helped you out!!

    So what happened? You used @BIOS and thought you bricked your board? Which method helped you get it recovered?

    Glad all is well!! Post back anytime if you have any issues or questions

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    Default Re: BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    hi, i have a MA770-UD3 and my question is what does mean "load CMOS default" in Q-Flash?
    thanks


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