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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    Thanks for all the useful information.

    I'm reading the guide right now and I'm completely lost. I'm pretty new to all this computer gizmo so it'll take me a while to absorb this. Are there any other methods of flashing the BIOS? I honestly thought it was just downloading the BIOS from the Gigabyte website and installing it, and poof!

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    It is fairly easy, you can do it in less than a minute. The guide just looks so big due to the many ways you can flash and various methods and or warnings per each method.

    The easiest way is put the BIOS File ONLY (The Fxx. File) on a USB Stick, then reboot to Qflash by pressing the END Key at bootup time, or F8 on the MAIN page of the BIOS, then browse to the file on your USB Stick from Qflash and then 10 seconds later you will be done.

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    That sounds much easier :)

    So download either the F10-F11, extract/install it and place the Fxx. file onto a USB stick and reboot with Qflash (by pressing END). Browse for the Fxx. on your USB stick, and complete! Hopefully I do everything right and the temperatures will be fixed, I'll keep you updated, thanks so much!

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    Yeap, it is that easy. Don't forget to disable "Keep DMI Data" on the Qflash screen before you flash, and if you are using RAID please do read the guide fully so you don't mess up your array.

    If you are not using RAID, just flash then reboot and load optimized and save/apply/F10 and reboot back to the BIOS and check your temps there, then windows.

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    i just want to add that gigabyte fixed the inaccurate temp readings from f9 bios onwards,before f9 there was a good 6c difference,45c idling is too hot for cores with that cooler tho,i idle at 37-39c cores @3.8ghz,set your fan speed manually aswell in easytune its better than on auto

    this is what i use for fan speed setting

    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Kind of a newbie question, but how do I check if I'm using RAID?

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    in bios under perepherals at top and about 4rth from bottom,set it to raid, it will say ide/ahci/ahci-raid
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    Thanks!

    I also read the QFlash PDF file and some of the steps were different from Lsdmeasap. After successfully installing the BIOS, it tells me to "Load Fail-Safe Defaults". Lsdmeasap's guide states that I should "Load Optimized Defaults", and then "Save and Apply". Are these two settings the same, just re-worded in different BIOS types?

    Also, is the "Keep DMI Data" an option in QFlash, or the standard BIOS itself? Sorry for all the questions, I don't want to mess up my precious motherboard :(

    **Edit - I just checked my BIOS and I'm using IDE instead of RAID. Should I enable RAID or leave it as IDE?**
    Last edited by stewroids; 03-19-2010 at 03:43 AM.

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    I successfully flashed my BIOS to F10, F9, and F7. And you're right - there is a CPU temperature difference in the F7 bios. In the F10 I had an idling temperature of 40C (with my cores around 37C). On the F7 I had my CPU idling at 35C (with my cores at 42C). I'm very confused and frustrated right now, and I guess my normal temperatures for CPU are 42-45C (idle). I have no idea why my cores are so high right now with F7 (43C Idle). I am thinking of flashing back to F10 and leaving it there.

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    Nice to see your flash testing went smoothly!

    IDE, leave that or you will need to install your OS again or do some driver juggling. As mentioned above, I thought there was issues with the temps in various BIOS, so the older one your were originally using and the F7 as well if it differs from orig is the problem.

    Those older BIOS lead you into falsely believing you had lower temps than you actually do. The new BIOS/Temps would be correct and you either need to reset your heatink with less paste or a better mount, or you need more airflow in your case.

    The main thing you need to believe is the newest BIOS is correct temps, and no matter which BIOS you use, new or old, the temps will be the same no matter what you are seeing indicated. So your best bet would be a remount and to use the latest BIOS.

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