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    Default question about something called "DMI"

    i wii be building a new computer in the near future using GA-X58A-OC board. this will be my 1st build and i have been reading some general articles about buildina a computer. during my research, i came across a couple of articles that said i should disable something called "DMI" during the installation process. so what is dmi? should i disable this dmi? and if so, how do i do this?



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    Default Re: question about something called "DMI"

    If what you read was about the bios, the it is called DMI Pool Data. This is a list of installed devices on the motherboard that gets generated in the bios and passed off to the operating system.

    When flashing the bios it is recommend that you disable keeping DMI pool data. So a new list is generated. This can help with stability issues.

    This is not something strictly releated to that board but all gigabyte boards if not every board manufacture that gives you this option. I have only seen it on gigabyte though.

    If you are not familure with flashing a gigabyte bios I highly suggest you read this sticky

    Just make sure you do not keep dmi pool data when flashing, and also make sure to load optimized defaults and save changes.

    Depending on how old the bios is on the board gigabyte made some changes to their bios and increased the physical file size larger. The went from a 1024kb (1mb) file to a 2048kb(2mb) file. Q-flash does not like this and will give you a error. If this is the case you will need to flash your bios using @bios and flash the bios in windows. Yes I know its not highly recommend to flash a bios in windows but this is the only way to update the bios to the new larger file size. Once updated you do not have to use @bios again to flash newer bios's as they come out.

    If you have to flash with @bios the process is still the same as with q-flash. Make sure you check the box to not keep dmi pool data. Also make sure you load optimized defaults when you are supposed to.
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