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    Default Error while updating BIOS / X58A-UD3R F7M

    When I'm looking to flash the latest bios from these forums, i get a bios size incorrect. Sure enough I'm slotted for 1M but the bios is weighing at 2M on my machine.

    I'm sure this is a simple fix and i'm going to kick myself in the ass for it, but I can't seem to find a solution.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Error while updating BIOS / X58A-UD3R F7M

    You will have to use the latest @BIOS or flashspi.exe, after that you can use q-flash for further updates.
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    Default Re: Error while updating BIOS / X58A-UD3R F7M

    used @bios and it worked perfectly (much to my surprise haha)

    was wondering with the negative reviews @bios gets and how qflash is the standard, why would gigabyte force using this tool? that much of a change from 7G to the latest beta?

    thanks again!
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    Default Re: Error while updating BIOS / X58A-UD3R F7M

    It may have something to do with our inablility to foresee all possible future changes, the inherent difficulty to make changes to q-flash without updating the BIOS and the ease of updating software and making it available to download.

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    Default Re: Error while updating BIOS / X58A-UD3R F7M

    The reason for the larger bios size is the added efi +3gb hdd support. adding this to the bios increased the bios from the standard 1024kb file to the 204kb file. Q-flash does not like file size difference. This is where @bios comes in. But like you said @bios has a bad rep. Thats because its a windows flashing utility. anything done in windows is not perfered because of the things windows does in the background that can cause things to go wrong. Once bios is up to date with 2048kb file use the Alt+F12 doing boot up and this will copy the m-bios to the b-bios. Also you will be able to use q-flash with all other bios that come out in the future untill the bios size changes again.
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