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    Default GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    When attempting to update the BIOS on my new motherboard (GA-P55-UD3R) from F2 to F3 using the built-in Q-Flash (v. 2.13) utility, the following error occurs:

    BIOS ID check error

    I downloaded the F3 BIOS from Gigabyte's site. Here is the link:

    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-P55-UD3R (rev. 1.0)

    The Q-Flash utility displays the following information:

    Flash Type/Size: MXIC 25L1605A 2M

    Several discussions on this forum suggest not to use @BIOS, I don't have a USB flash drive that is formatted with a FAT system, and the BIOS is too large to fit on a floppy disk. Are there any alternatives?

    Is there a resolution to the error?

    Thanks in advance
    Motherboard...........Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (Rev 1.0) [BIOS: F5c]
    Processor:.................Intel Core i7-860 LGA 1156
    Memory....................4 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 (OCZ OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    Video Controller....nVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCIe x16 (Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP)
    Hard Drive 1............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 2............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 3............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00L7A0)
    Hard Drive 4............500 GB SATA II (Samsung HD502IJ)
    DVD (R/W).............Samsung SH-S182M (BIOS: SB05)
    Modem......................TFM-PCIV92A
    Power Supply............650 W 12V ATX v.2.2 (Corsair HX-650W)
    Operating System....Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    So you do not have a USB Stick? How did you attempt to flash with Qflash to begin with?

    You can format any USB Stick if you do have one, I suggest FAT32 which is what they are normally formatted to anyway.

    You can also make a 1GB Partition on your hard drive and format that to FAT32 and put a BIOS file on there.

    Other alternatives would be boot from a DOS Bootable floppy, USB, or CD and then put in a second CD with FlashSPI and the BIOS file on it and flash from there.

    You can use @BIOS, but I do suggest it ONLY as a last resort. Which there is so many ways to flash it should never come down to being your last resort really.

    Let me know if you need further help with anything I mentioned above

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    Thanks for your response.

    I downloaded the executable file to the C volume, launched it, then copied the extracted file called p55ud3r.f3 to a formatted 8 MB FAT partition on disk 0. Then, I restarted the computer, launched the Q-Flash utility from the BIOS menu, navigated to the FAT partition, and selected the file.

    Could the Q-Flash utility be incorrectly reading the file?

    Thanks
    Motherboard...........Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (Rev 1.0) [BIOS: F5c]
    Processor:.................Intel Core i7-860 LGA 1156
    Memory....................4 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 (OCZ OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    Video Controller....nVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCIe x16 (Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP)
    Hard Drive 1............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 2............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 3............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00L7A0)
    Hard Drive 4............500 GB SATA II (Samsung HD502IJ)
    DVD (R/W).............Samsung SH-S182M (BIOS: SB05)
    Modem......................TFM-PCIV92A
    Power Supply............650 W 12V ATX v.2.2 (Corsair HX-650W)
    Operating System....Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    Well some BIOSes have a Qflash change in them, which means Qflash wont read it properly.

    You may have to use FlashSPI via DOS that comes with the downloads, that or use @BIOS.

    This is likely the issue, please try flashing from DOS with FlashSPI

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    This BIOS have update from Q-Flash (v. 2.13) to Q-Flash (v. 2.15) and maybe this is issue.
    When I flashed my BIOS,first half flash very fast than later as usual.
    Last edited by stasio; 11-20-2009 at 04:02 PM.
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    Ya that is what I suspected, this always causes an issue with Qflash.

    Thanks Stasio for the confirmation on the version change!

    CuriousJoe you will need to use FlashSPI from DOS, if you need help with that please let me know

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    Or maybe this are only for my UD6 (not sure about his UD3R).
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    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    Well if the BIOS updates all came out around the same time or shortly together then they all likely updated the Qflash version. Happens every so often with all the models.

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    CuriousJoe,you can try also a few beta BIOS's before F3 posted here
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
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    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R - Error on BIOS Update

    I found a resolution. (Sometimes it's best to take a long break before retackling a problem.)

    The Q-Flash utility was not able to read the file properly because it was stored on a primary FAT partition. Once I deleted the partition, created an extended FAT partition (same capacity of 8 MB), and copied the BIOS file to it, the Q-Flash utility on the motherboard was happy. The BIOS was successfully updated.

    Thanks for everyone's input, though. Much appreciated.
    Last edited by CuriousJoe; 11-20-2009 at 05:16 PM.
    Motherboard...........Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (Rev 1.0) [BIOS: F5c]
    Processor:.................Intel Core i7-860 LGA 1156
    Memory....................4 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 (OCZ OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    Video Controller....nVidia GeForce 6600 GT PCIe x16 (Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP)
    Hard Drive 1............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 2............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00PSA0)
    Hard Drive 3............160 GB SATA II (Western Digital WD1600AAJS-00L7A0)
    Hard Drive 4............500 GB SATA II (Samsung HD502IJ)
    DVD (R/W).............Samsung SH-S182M (BIOS: SB05)
    Modem......................TFM-PCIV92A
    Power Supply............650 W 12V ATX v.2.2 (Corsair HX-650W)
    Operating System....Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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