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    @Lsdmeasap

    I need your help! Updating my BIOS using Q-flash was successful (or not!?), however, after doing the suggested update (p31ds3l.f9) and rebooting, the same process of "Qflash utility preparing to load..." just keeps on looping.

    To add up, this odd ticking sound (I think this is the CMOS battery - this is how it goes - titititititick....) just before the Qflash utility page.

    Is this an error with the CMOS batt?
    My mobo?

    I tried clearing CMOS, removing CMOS batt but could not find any solution regarding the error I have encountered. Really hope you can help me.

    MOBO:
    GA-P31-DS3L (rev. 1.x)

    Thanks!

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    When I want to update the BIOS with the new F7 from the Gigabyte website, i get a message: " CHECKSUM = D500 / Are you sure to update BIOS?". I use an USB stick for the update. What shoud I do? Update, or not?

    And another question is that i need to change "Keep DMI Data" from Enable to Disable? This is what i read on the first post, but there is something about RAID, i think.
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    I just bought a UD5 on newegg, and I am going to receive it in 2-3 days.
    7. Install Winrar and right click the BIOS.exe file and choose extract "here". Three files will be extracted, Autoexec.bat, Flash895.exe, and a .Fxx Bios File. You will need the Flash895.exe and the BIOS.Fxx File only

    8. Place Flash895.exe and the BIOS .Fxx file onto the USB stick

    9. Plug in your USB drive and reboot to enter bios.

    10. Load Optimized Defaults, set the ram voltage to the specified Voltage for your ram

    11. Go into the Hard Disk Boot Priority Option In Advanced BIOS Features Page and select your USB drive as the first bootable drive.

    12. Reboot.

    13. Once it boots to the USB, you will see a Windows 98 screen, and then the DOS prompt.

    14. Run flash utility by typing "flash895 p35ds4.fxx" without the quotes at the DOS prompt

    *NOTE*
    You will need to change the ^^ p35ds4.fxx ^^ in the above command to the exact name of the BIOS file you have.
    This really confuse me. You said on step 7 that after you extracted the BIOS.exe file, there should be 3 files in it. I opened the EX58UD5.F8f, and found only one file which is the EX58UD5.F8f. I don't see the other two.

    Also, according to this Gigabyte Q-flash.pdf the only file is needed is the .fxx.

    Which one is the proper way to flash the Gigabyte EX58-UD5?
    I also noticed that your guide is before x58 mobos have been released. Does it mean this is only for socket 775 gigabytes.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew.zaldivia View Post
    @Lsdmeasap

    I need your help! Updating my BIOS using Q-flash was successful (or not!?), however, after doing the suggested update (p31ds3l.f9) and rebooting, the same process of "Qflash utility preparing to load..." just keeps on looping.

    To add up, this odd ticking sound (I think this is the CMOS battery - this is how it goes - titititititick....) just before the Qflash utility page.

    Is this an error with the CMOS batt?
    My mobo?

    I tried clearing CMOS, removing CMOS batt but could not find any solution regarding the error I have encountered. Really hope you can help me.

    MOBO:
    GA-P31-DS3L (rev. 1.x)

    Thanks!
    So did you get it yet? Sorry for the late reply!!

    Quote Originally Posted by d4m4g3 View Post
    When I want to update the BIOS with the new F7 from the Gigabyte website, i get a message: " CHECKSUM = D500 / Are you sure to update BIOS?". I use an USB stick for the update. What shoud I do? Update, or not?

    And another question is that i need to change "Keep DMI Data" from Enable to Disable? This is what i read on the first post, but there is something about RAID, i think.
    That is normal to see Checksum info, always be sure this is four digits before you flash and you will be fine if the BIOS is for your board.

    Keep DMI Data Disable, this way none of your old settings are saved/used in a newer BIOS version. If you are flashing the same BIOS version in again you can leave enabled.

    Quote Originally Posted by 123456iambelial View Post
    I just bought a UD5 on newegg, and I am going to receive it in 2-3 days.

    This really confuse me. You said on step 7 that after you extracted the BIOS.exe file, there should be 3 files in it. I opened the EX58UD5.F8f, and found only one file which is the EX58UD5.F8f. I don't see the other two.

    Also, according to this Gigabyte Q-flash.pdf the only file is needed is the .fxx.

    Which one is the proper way to flash the Gigabyte EX58-UD5?
    I also noticed that your guide is before x58 mobos have been released. Does it mean this is only for socket 775 gigabytes.

    Thanks
    That refers to a direct download from Gigabyte servers, where you would get the BIOS File, a batch file and the flash utility.

    There are MANY ways to flash and all use different files and methods. If you are using Qflash all you need is the .fxx BIOS file.

    This guide applies to all Gigabyte boards, even X58

    If you need more help or something explained further let me know

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    I updated my BIOS from F7 to F8e.

    I had this BIOS error last night when I turned my PC on. It was warning something, I can't really remember.
    What it did was it went back to F7 BIOS.
    Does it mean I am using the backup BIOS chip and the primary chip is dead already.
    I just flashed it once like 3 days ago.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 123456iambelial View Post
    I updated my BIOS from F7 to F8e.

    I had this BIOS error last night when I turned my PC on. It was warning something, I can't really remember.
    What it did was it went back to F7 BIOS.
    Does it mean I am using the backup BIOS chip and the primary chip is dead already.
    I just flashed it once like 3 days ago.
    Did you Load Optimized defaults after you flashed?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 123456iambelial View Post
    I updated my BIOS from F7 to F8e.

    I had this BIOS error last night when I turned my PC on. It was warning something, I can't really remember.
    What it did was it went back to F7 BIOS.
    Does it mean I am using the backup BIOS chip and the primary chip is dead already.
    I just flashed it once like 3 days ago.

    No, that simply means your overclock failed badly, or something else caused a bad failure and corrupted the MAIN BIOS. When that happens the backup BIOS kicks in and copies the BIOS it has onto the MAIN BIOS Chip is all, so you are using F7 then.

    If you want to go back to F8e you will need to reflash it, please read the first page of this thread if there is anything you are still unsure about. Or just ask us.

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    guys, what is the correct way to use flashspi, I noticed it doesn't clear dmi data, is there specific command I should write or just the normal "flashspi.exe bios.fx" is enough?

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    You can use the /? switch to see all the allowed modifiers for the program, I cannot recall if /CP (Clear PnP (ESCD)) and /CD (Clear DMI) work with flashSPI or not.

    If you are super concerned with this you can use Qflash, it allows you to set "Keep DMI Data" to disabled.

    You may also use Awdflash if you like, then you could use any of the modifiers

    And also, yes just the normal flash command you noted would be fine, clear your CMOS manually after the flash and it will be all cleared then.

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    thx LSD, I used Q-flash

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