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

    I am not sure about that, but I do know it only applies to Dual BIOS boards, which yours is so it should work.

    Did you try it several times, sometimes it's tricky and you have to do it a few times until you get the timing correct. Same applies with shorting the MAIN BIOS.

    As for P67 BIOS shorting, I have not looked into that yet. I'll grab the PDF for P67 BIOS chips if I can find one and see if the method would be the same.

    Actually, PDF is here, and yes it looks to be the very same for either method.
    http://www.macronix.com/QuickPlace/h...2032Mb,%20.pdf

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I am not sure about that, but I do know it only applies to Dual BIOS boards, which yours is so it should work.

    Did you try it several times, sometimes it's tricky and you have to do it a few times until you get the timing correct. Same applies with shorting the MAIN BIOS.
    Yes I did. Since the system auto-power cycles continuously when in this state (cpu+case+power fan start, then system turns off ; repeat) , just leaving the system on for a few extra seconds results in extra retries.

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

    Extra attempts as you mention wouldn't be the same, you need to do it exactly as I describe each one attempt. When it fails the first time, start all over again in the steps.

    As for shorting, did you do that? If you did, what happens when the board restarts the second time while you are still holding the short?

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    Shorting pins 4&7 or pins 5&6 on the main bios chip had no effect. The system continued to fail to POST (simply would power on, spin all fans for < 1 second, light 2 of the LEDs on the motherboard, cycle off, repeat).

    Attempting recovery with power supply + on/off switch technique also had no effect on the POST behavior. Tried it many times.

    Also no change:
    Removing battery with power plug disconnected, overnight, also cmos reset jumper used
    Swap out power supply with other known working power supply
    1 memory stick only, (trying each stick from the pair individually, in turn)

    I did RMA the motherboard as nothing seems to work. However the RMA is being turned into a refund due to the motherboards being pulled from the market thanks to the intel recall.

    I'm pretty troubled that dual bios seems unable to recover a system when the most likely scenario was that bios auto-recovery attempted to revert my bios and bricked the motherboard instead.

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

    RMA sounds like the only option you have left as you have tried everything else, sorry to hear you were unable to recover!

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

    Hello,
    I have just downloaded the latest BIOS for my GA-EP35-DS3R from this forum.
    I got the file : EP35DS3R.ZIP
    When I extract it I get the following file: EP35DS3R.15B

    But I would have expected EPS35DS3R.F5B
    Is this normal ?
    Is there any problem to flash with this name or should I rename it to.F5B ??
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards.Michel

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

    Did you accidentally download the one for P35 instead of EP35?

    Can you upload the file and post here please, the download link for what you mention is not working for me right now.
    http://oldforum.gigabyte.de/forumdow...1/EP35DS3R.zip

    Then I can check the BIOS ID for you and let you know if it's ok to flash.

    If it is, you won't need to rename it or anything, but let me check the file for you first.

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

    Hello,
    Looks like my reply went nowhere ??
    I have uploaded the file here:
    In the mean time I have asked the question directly to Gigabyte support and they gave me the same URL as the one you give in the forum.
    So ... I have flashed my BIOS.
    The smart failure during POST is gone ans the BIOS shows as F5B
    So everything is OK .
    Thanks again for your help.
    Last edited by tilagoon; 02-15-2011 at 09:13 PM. Reason: Typing error

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

    Hmm, maybe the forum went down shortly after your reply?

    Nice to hear you got the issue sorted out anyway, and good to hear all is well with your issues too!

    Post back anytime

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

    I asked this of Stasio on the latest BIOS thread but just want to make sure I understand. Latest BIOS for my EX58A-UD7 board is F8k, which is 2048 kb in size. All previous versions were 1024 kb in size, including F8g which is currently installed.

    1. I believe that due to the change in BIOS size, I can not use Q-Flash to flash to the F8k BIOS - I must use DOS method on USB stick. Is this correct?

    2. After flashing to F8k using DOS method, can I resume using Q-Flash to flash to newer BIOS'es (when they come out) if they are also 2048 kb in size?

    Q-Flash is so much easier, I would rather use it when I can.

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