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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    PLEASE DO NOT USE @BIOS!

    Someday you will have to learn the hard way if you keep thinking like that, no offense meant but please take heed to warning as they are not made for no reason.

    Your RAID will be fine if you update, Please see the guide here I posted step by step procedure in a image on how to safely update with RAID (Toward the end of post #1, just above the making a bootable USB section >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
    This is some of the most important advice you will ever hear. @BIOS IMO should be withdrawn from download sites.

    To put it in a practical way, using @BIOS is like changing a lightbulb, with wet hands while the switch is still on. You might get away with it for a bit, but sooner or later you'll get a shock.

    Flashing anything from within Windows is dangerous. You're at the mercy of possible instability. There are also many layers to a windows environment. QFlash is self contained, requiring little data transfer through RAM and CPU, putting the main emphasis on the CMOS program itself, meaning it's virtually independent of any possible instability issues. Remember, even a stock system can have instabilities and vulnerabilities.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Latest BIOS

    Years of using @Bios and never had even the slightest hiccup. Even purposely corrupted my bios to test the dual bios feature, works flawlessly. This isn't 1999 anymore people. Even flashing with a floppy still has that risk in it, its part of flashing...

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    F9p works great, thanks for posting sirioo :)
    really liking the new dynamic vcore option
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiggaByte View Post
    Years of using @Bios and never had even the slightest hiccup. Even purposely corrupted my bios to test the dual bios feature, works flawlessly. This isn't 1999 anymore people. Even flashing with a floppy still has that risk in it, its part of flashing...
    I've been smoking for years and haven't got lung cancer..... yet. What year it is is irrelevant. Like I said, QFlash is an isolated environment cut off from DOS and Windows and from the PC's components like CPU and RAM that could possibly on some systems be unstable.

    Yes flashing in DOS has risk of course it does, but it's a hell of a lot less risky than running in Windows where there are so many different software layers between the flash program and the hardware.

    If anyone wants to keep using @BIOS then that's their choice. IMO if a Mod has specifically been told by Gigabyte not to recommend using it then it's not worth even considering. Just my opinion but I find it pointless flashing from windows. You save no time what so ever. The QFlash process is quicker. How long does it take to reboot? Maybe a minute for someone with a spinning HDD? QFlash isn't just a little bit safer, it's exponentially safer.

    Since joining the forum I've seen at least 12 posts/issues where someone had used @BIOS and it went wrong. Admittedly only one or two had to RMA the board, but guess what the others had to do? They had to re-flash using QFlash. Better to cut out the crappy @BIOS all together and use QFlash in the first place. Use @BIOS to back up your profiles etc but not to flash with. If it were fine to use, Lsdmeasap wouldn't waste his time posting that it should be avoided. Even tech support often recommend you use QFlash and go out of their way to ask if @BIOS was used if a flash has gone wrong.

    I know this of Gigabyte support because I've had a customer co-ck up his board using it. That was the advice he was given by Gigabyte. Luckily he phoned me or he was going to send the board for RMA. A QFlash sorted the problem.
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    Why does @Bios exist then? I mean if it's such a risk...

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Latest BIOS

    Is it posible that the new f9p bios for the ex58-extreme is using an older version of the raid driver than f9n (8.9.1.1002 for f9n and 8.0.0.1039 for f9p)

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    Yes, F9p has version 8.0.0.1039 RAID ROM (if anyone would like it updating or whatever, let me know)

    Dynamic Vcore allows us to increase Vcore when overclocking, but now it also drops when idle
    Set Vcore to "normal" then use the DVID option to add extra voltage as needed

    eg.
    Previously when setting Vcore to say 1.31v, it remained 1.31v during idle and load states...
    With the new BIOS - If I set Vcore to "normal", but then use Dynamic Vcore to add 0.03125V, I still get 1.31V under load, but when idle it drops to 1.072V
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Latest BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by GHz View Post
    Yes, F9p has version 8.0.0.1039 RAID ROM (if anyone would like it updating or whatever, let me know)
    Was there a special reason for changing back to a lower version eg. preformance increase or something?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Latest BIOS

    I just tried Dynamic Vcore on my UD5 with the F9m BIOS. It's a nice little option.

    My idle voltage fell from 1.248v to 1.104v.
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