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    Default GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    Edit>>>> Board is GA-MA790XT-UD4P (fingers beat the brain in the title)

    I was in the process of flashing my BIOS with Qflash and ran into an unexpected screen.

    It said Checksum=E900 press enter to continue or esc to abort.

    I hit esc just to be safe (bad flash experience the other day), but is this a normal thing or was the abort the way to go?



    I am flashing to F4I using a USB drive.



    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by furis; 08-13-2009 at 07:48 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    Well I'm not sure, I know your not supposed to interrupt a bios flash. But I guess if it still works OK then no harm no foul. Maybe lasmeasap or someone else will come along and give you the proper answer.

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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    What do you want f4i for when you could get F5???
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS Download
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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    What do you want f4i for when you could get F5???
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS Download

    Wouldnt let me download it when i tried, will try again


    Edit>> I now have F5C BIOS on my USP Drive, my question still stands though is the checksum thing normal? (with F5C it is Checksum=2A00)


    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    F5c is a beta bios F5 is a fixed bios. Use the fixed Bios when ever possible. Yes after the Qflash checks the bios it is normal to get an initial checksum message. Do not worry this is a normal thing, please enter BIOS after the flash is complete and make your normal adjustments.
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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    I got the same mainboard as you, you have to press DEL or END right after the POST-beep. If you pressed DEL you'll have to navigate to Qflash by pressing F8. Then you'll have to load the new BIOS and it'll ask for the checksum. This is just to verify that it has been loaded correctly. So you don't have to worry about making mistakes, it's just some extra security from Gigabyte that other mainboards main not have :)

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    Default Re: GA-MA70-XT-UD4P Bios Flash Question

    Checksum is normal, it shows you this so you can verify it is correct or decide not to flash. Always be sure this is four characters and you will be fine, if you are reflashing the same BIOS you have previously used and know the checksum then be sure that matches otherwise proceed if you see 4 characters

    Nothing has proceeded with the flash part of things at that point, until you hit enter, so ESC at that point was fine.

    DO NOT Unplug your system or shut it off ever during a flash procedure

    Please read this for other info and tips on flashing, post back if you have any questions
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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