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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    The Chief Munchkin title is a joke that backfired on me, be careful what you wish for, it might just happen.

    I'd leave your backup bios file alone, think of it as a worst case scenario life saver. I periodically save my bios profiles to a fat32 disk partition, floppy, or USB drive. I've restored these saved bios profiles using Q-Flash without any problem.

    I always save my current bios profiles just before I flash to a newer bios version. In one case, I reverted back to my saved bios profiles with the previous bios version when I didn't like the newer bios version. Obviously, the prior bios version was restored, along with my saved bios profiles.
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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    Thank you Profjim, I ask the question because I flashed a EP45-UD3L today. It had F4 and I flashed it to F7. I now have F7 on BOTH chips. I just wonder if my P55-UD4P will do this for me when I flash the next final BIOS on it. It didn't flash the beta BIOS to the back-up chip. Will it flash the final to the back-up? If not, why does the UD3L boards do it and the NEW UD4P boards do not?
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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    Quote Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
    Thank you Profjim, I ask the question because I flashed a EP45-UD3L today. It had F4 and I flashed it to F7. I now have F7 on BOTH chips. I just wonder if my P55-UD4P will do this for me when I flash the next final BIOS on it. It didn't flash the beta BIOS to the back-up chip. Will it flash the final to the back-up? If not, why does the UD3L boards do it and the NEW UD4P boards do not?
    it was the same with older x58 bios's,newer bios's back up both chips...so maybe with newer p55 bios's it will include backing up second chip too
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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    Perhaps GB is trying to protect us from ourselves. It makes sense that the backup bios shouldn't automatically be upgraded to the most recent version, as you might temporarily need a "stable" backup version if worse comes to worst.

    I like the idea that with newer bios versions, we now have a bios option to automatically save a copy of the bios to a hidden disk partition. I'd like to know if every time I update a bios profile, does the system save my latest and greatest bios profiles?
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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    I like the idea that with newer bios versions, we now have a bios option to automatically save a copy of the bios to a hidden disk partition. I'd like to know if every time I update a bios profile, does the system save my latest and greatest bios profiles?
    If one backup won't save you a thousand others won't either.
    If it was done right the first time there was no need need to any others.

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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    If one backup won't save you a thousand others won't either.
    If it was done right the first time there was no need need to any others.
    As I mentioned in post #14, I managed to brick my N650SLI-DS4 two years ago when the bios couldn't locate a saved bios file on my hard drive. The bios didn't pause for me to grab my floppy with the saved bios on it and my one month old mobo wouldn't post after it couldn't use the backup bios bios. Newegg gave me a brand new mobo under their RMA, but the second mobo was a P.O.S. that couldn't o/c above 434MHz. With my original mobo, I had several stable bios setups that o/c'd to 491MHz.

    The bios setup back then gave me the option to boot from the main or backup bios chip, and I could copy either version from one bios chip to the other bios chip.
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    Default Re: How does Gigabyte dual BIOS work?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    it was the same with older x58 bios's,newer bios's back up both chips...so maybe with newer p55 bios's it will include backing up second chip too
    I am going to check next time a final BIOS comes out for my P55-UD4P. I hope the non-beta BIOS contain a command to flash the back-up, but I know the beta's don't and F7 for the EP45-UD3L does. Seems odd they could make one do it and another not.....

    Maybe it has something to do with the Q-Flash version.
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