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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    It seems we found a flaw in the bios F10 for mine is doing the same thing now. We can't save profiles with RAID? It worked before with a IDE drive. I am in RAID_0 the profiles are not present. I no longer can save up to 8 profiles. Page 38 of your motherboard manual.----> http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m..._rev.1.1_e.pdf I will need to research this some more as well. Later.
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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    EDITED:

    Artdrivers, I am sorry you are having the same inconvenience. But, in truth, I admit to feeling a tad vindicated! As I left my house, I was thinking, "Now they'll think I really DON'T know anything!"

    Eventually I checked my dubious wiring connection to my beep-speaker, and it was disconnected a hair's breadth. Fixed it. Beep back again.

    I reflashed with F8, and so returned the F11 Save Profile(s) option.
    Last edited by Groonx2; 08-23-2009 at 11:21 AM.

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    I flashed back to F9 bios and still no F11 or F12 in Bios. With RAID we can kiss that feature goodby. Oh well it was good while it lasted. Now we are limited to 1 bios and no saved profiles. Risky don't you think.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 08-23-2009 at 08:38 PM.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
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    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    It seems strange. Maybe a message to Gigabyte? If they receive a few, they may put that back in.
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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    I can save the profile to floppy though. They should put it back in. They are having a few troubles with bios writing. I hope they get it straightened out. Maybe Lsdmeasap can put a word in for us. Hey Lsdmeasap when we bios flash to F10 on our motherboard the F11 and F12 feature stopped working. We were not able to save any profiles. When we flashed back to F8 bios F11 and F12 come back and we were able to save bios profiles again.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    They might be having trouble with writing, or maybe with writers.

    There are 2 kinds of computer-savvy people. One group doesn't say much. It seems to be mostly young guys who are very bright on computers, but extremely taciturn. They prefer to use computers to communicate, I guess, rather than words.

    I've read woes of professional tech writers who say their jobs are made extremely challenging—that's putting it nicely—because they can't communicate with these young devs in order to gain a clear understanding of what they are trying to describe to the end-user.

    That's why I said a few days ago that I always prefer "real" communication from people who use more, not fewer, words. But doubtless my own posts are way, way too long for many readers.

    However, I connect everything in the entire world into a web of cause and effect, and I feel our very survival depends on language. But, then, I made part of my career teaching business communications.

    Anyway, my guess is that the good people at Gigabyte are caught up in that right now. There should have been a few paragraphs of "Change Log", a la FileHippo*, detailing BIOS F10's reasons for existence, and whether it was intended for all or just some systems. Did you see anything like that?

    *Here is an example of a Change Log, for anyone who did not understand the FileHippo reference (no, this does not download anything; no worries): Download CCleaner 2.22.968 - Change Log - FileHippo.com
    Last edited by Groonx2; 08-23-2009 at 11:45 PM.
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+
    Gigabyte AM2+ GA-MA78GM-S2H ver 1.1. BIOS (newest) F11
    NB: AMD780G. SB: AMD SB700
    RAM 8GB (2 kits @ 4GB each) G.Skill DDR2-1000 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 x2 CL5-5-5-15) running as DDR2-800
    Case Antec P150
    PSU Corsair HX520W. (PSU calc by Corsair + NCIX; tested by TT Dr Power.)
    Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink (Arctic Silver 5); 6 fans
    HDDs usable 1.7 TB (4 Seagates—3x 500GB SATA ST3500320AS w/SD1A + 1x 320GB PATA ST3320620A)
    Floppy
    Opticals (3): Pioneer SATA DVR-212D; LiteOn/Sony PATA CRX230AE; external USB Samsung SE-S204S DVD Writer
    Video ATI Radeon HD4670
    Monitor 22" LG W2242TQ w/Belkin DVI-D
    Sound Altec Lansing 5.1
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    I agree they do not communicate with us well enough for us to determine if indeed we need a certain update. When I say they I am referring to the majority of the download venders and web sites that put the updates out. This is in part I believe due to the (a need to know bases) concept. 'as in' When I am instructed to do a certain task at work I just do it. When I ask why I usually will get the same reply "Just do it" As a result this is the very problem many of us face. As of now unless we have the Sempron 140 CPU we don't need the F10 bios. GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - CPU Support List - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev.1.1)
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    Oh, GEE! Now, from looking at the BIOS chart you referenced, I don't know WHICH one I should be using.

    My Athlon 64 x2 5600+ is in the AM2 list, showing F1 beside it.
    (My motherboard, of course, is AM2+.)

    I wonder if I should flash the BIOS right back to F1.

    I THINK the chart means that the motherboard supports the listed CPUs as far back as the given BIOS; i.e. this mobo has always supported my 5600+ since BIOS version F1. (And, as you say, Sempron 140 since only the most recent BIOS version F10.)

    Definitely Gigabyte would do well to use Change Logs. Something as vital as a BIOS update is given less bother than a typical freeware app? Come ON, Gigabyte!

    (I've also heard: "Don't flash the BIOS unless you need to." Change logs are good for letting people know when they need to.)
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+
    Gigabyte AM2+ GA-MA78GM-S2H ver 1.1. BIOS (newest) F11
    NB: AMD780G. SB: AMD SB700
    RAM 8GB (2 kits @ 4GB each) G.Skill DDR2-1000 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 x2 CL5-5-5-15) running as DDR2-800
    Case Antec P150
    PSU Corsair HX520W. (PSU calc by Corsair + NCIX; tested by TT Dr Power.)
    Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink (Arctic Silver 5); 6 fans
    HDDs usable 1.7 TB (4 Seagates—3x 500GB SATA ST3500320AS w/SD1A + 1x 320GB PATA ST3320620A)
    Floppy
    Opticals (3): Pioneer SATA DVR-212D; LiteOn/Sony PATA CRX230AE; external USB Samsung SE-S204S DVD Writer
    Video ATI Radeon HD4670
    Monitor 22" LG W2242TQ w/Belkin DVI-D
    Sound Altec Lansing 5.1
    Mouses (2) Logi MX620 + Logi V220
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    System built Nov 2008




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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    Do you think they should hire a team to write logs? That certainly would help. Not only it would help us but help them as well. I can only imagine the amount of RMA's that there are due to a bad bios flash.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: BIOS > DQS Training Question

    A team would be good. I think there is a thread around here someplace that lets people suggest ideas for Gigabyte. I'll go looking.
    EDIT: Well, there is a BIOS section, but it looks like a horrendously muddy field with poor Ldsmeasap doing his very best to fend off a thousand alligators. I think Gigabyte should not lean so much on his good will.

    In the charts you referenced, please take another look under the top banner, where you will see this legend:
    Fx = Since BIOS Version OK = Test OK! N/A = Not support "-" = Under Testing

    Now, take another look down the charts. Do you actually see any of those legend figures being used anywhere?
    Last edited by Groonx2; 08-24-2009 at 01:01 AM.

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