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Thread: EX38-DS4 and DES Advanced

  1. #1
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    Default EX38-DS4 and DES Advanced

    Hey there.

    I have a EX38-DS4 (rev 1.1) motherboard and I want to know if I can install the "DES Advanced" utility with this board.

    The reason I want DES Advanced is because I use Vista x64 and I have the normal "DES" application installed but it bugs and crashes a lot in this version of Windows :(

    So, does "DES Advanced" works with my motherboard? If yes, do I need to install another BIOS version (I have F3 at the moment which came out-of-the-box when I bought the board)?

    I discovered some weird things and contradictions which kinda confused me:

    - in gigabyte website in the utility section, it states DES Advanced supports "Intel X58/X48/P45/P43/G45/G43/P35/P31/G31 E-series MB". No mention of X38 here.

    - but, if you check the BIOS page for the model EX38-DQ6 in particular on the same website, you can see a BIOS version in there which clearly states "Support for DES Advanced". So X38 or no X38? :S

    - also, in the BIOS page of my own board (EX38-DS4) I can see my current BIOS version (F3) but the next one on the list is F5 (which says nothing about DES Advanced). So what happened to F4? :S

    I searched online and indeed found some sites showing an "F4" BIOS version for EX38-DS4 (which introduced the DES Advanced support!) but also saying that that version quickly got replaced by the "F5" one on the gigabyte website. "F5" one only mentions something about correcting some bug in the RAID system.

    So can anyone shed some light on this matter? Basicly I just want to know if I can use DES Advanced with my board and if I need to update my BIOS version to use it :)

    Thanks a lot in advance!

  2. #2
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    Dec 2008

    Default Re: EX38-DS4 and DES Advanced

    DES Is buggy anytime. dont use it
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