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Thread: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Bios F3K




  1. #11
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    Default Re: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Bios F3K

    What does Gigabyte release bios F3M for? Because, it still says the newest bios F5.
    What's bios F3m used for then???

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Bios F3K

    The F3M is the modded bios the F5 is what you want the fixed bios.
    Please be sure you download the updated Bios for your motherboard.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...S&FileID=14715
    Last edited by artdrivers; 08-10-2009 at 04:52 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Bios F3K

    I already use bios F5. I only wondered if the bios F3M has any better features or not...

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Bios F3K

    This is where it gets confusing.

    Gigabyte have a different naming to what the BIOS reports.

    Example: F5C (Gigabyte) reports as F3L
    which I am currently running on the same motherboard as you...

    Now, if you want to simplify things, on the Gigabyte driver DVD you can use the @BIOS application which actually works perfectly.

    When I setup my PC I needed the latest BIOS so it initialized the CPU properly to 3.2GHz instead of 800MHz per core :P. I just used it from within Windows and it worked first time.

    Plus getting RAM to operate at 1600MHz as easily done manually with the BIOS. But it is more difficult to get right!

    I found a way to get any 1600MHz modules to operate at 1600MHz, all you need to know are it's timings and recommended pd for 1600MHz [Example: 9-9-9-24 @ 1.7v].
    Through AMD Overdrive since that will automatically set the North Bridge Multiplyer to x12 from x10, increase the core pd etc for you it saves you a bit of hassle.

    You have to write and import a memory profile to do that, if you can't use those options you have to write an entire system profile which is a little more annoying.

    For more on that I have already posted how to do this on the AMD Game forums and on my own website.

    Links

    AMD Game Forums - AOD can't find new memory profile update

    Dev-Center - Tutorials - Viewing Tutorial

    Hope that helps...

    Jim,
    Last edited by j4m32; 08-27-2009 at 06:13 PM.

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