Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 58

Thread: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque NM United States
    Posts
    35

    Unhappy gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    I have 4 gigabyte MA785GM-US2H boards...rev 1.0...two rev. 1.1 and one rev. 1.3...I upgraded the 1.1 and 1.3 boards to the F12A BIOS and now I cannot boot from a flash drive. I had no problem before and the rev. 1.0 machine boots fine from a flash drive that none of the upgraded machines will recognize until the OS comes up. Is this a known problem and is there a fix?

    rtalcott

  2. #2
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    Did you load Optimized Bios defaults after flashing?
    What are the bios settings for:
    • Legacy USB Storage Detect?
    • USB EHCI Controller?
    • Hard Disk Boot Priority?
    • First/Second/Third Boot Device?


    Did you try pressing F12 while booting to select the device to boot from?
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque NM United States
    Posts
    35

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    First profJim Thank You for taking the time to reply...the assistance is greatly appreciated...I use the boot from usb regularly so this is a big deal for me...AND...I'm very pleased with these boards so I am looking forward to keeping them in service for years.

    In the BIOS:
    Legacy USB Storage Enabled
    USB Storage Function Enabled
    Hard Disk Boot My boot disk for Ubuntu 11.10 and that's a 500 gig WD SATA
    First Boot Device is the WD everything else is disabled.

    There is no specific mention of
    USB EHCI Controller.

    I did reload both Optimized and fail-Safe Defaults...rebooted...pressed F12 which has always worked before on ALL 4 machines...the 3 with F12A all refused to boot from the usb..on my machine with the F5 BIOS the usb drive shows up at the bottom of the boot pick screen which appears after F12...something like Legacy USB...if I select that it boots and this is the same usb drive that the other 3 machines don't see.

    I did get a reply from gigabyte tech support (I was amazed...response in less than 2 hours) and they said no know problems with bios F12B to which my reply was you have BIOS F12A on your site is there a F12B?

    I do suspect that the issue is mine somehow because it's very hard for me to believe that this bios has an issue...it's been around for some time now...I'll go back and recheck everything again...

    Again...I do appreciate the help!
    rt

  4. #4
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    Check out post #3 in GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H problems - Motherboard Processor & RAM.
    Our FAE has the time tested and found no problems: "I tested this thing with our fast-MA785GM US2H". Booting from USB problem. In the F12 boot menu our USB stick appears as a hard disk. If the USB stick as a first Boot Device is set, the board also boots from USB. In short bios F11 AM2 5000 and Corsair Flash Voyager 2GB, FAT formatted. I hope that you have got the thing that you are trying to convey.
    I think that this means that you need to boot from the USB-HDD device option.
    Does this help?

    I'm searching the web for a link to download the F12B bios.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


  5. #5
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    A web search using: MA785GM-US2H f12b bios
    turned up several links for the F12B bios.

    I don't know if the following model name is a typo:
    For the GA-MA78GM-S2H v1.x motherboard:
    From Gigabyte (EU): http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...m-s2h_f12b.exe
    This link was found in: All Slics 2.1 (Modded Bios List) - Note: For requests use 'Bios Mod Requests' section - Page 519, post #5188.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque NM United States
    Posts
    35

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    Again...Thank You for the assistance!

    I put the usb-hdd as the first boot device (again...did try it earlier) and get the same result...I get a boot error. The device does not show up the way it did when it worked and how it does on the one machine (BIOS F5) that does work. I will go back down the BIOS tree...

    From the thread you pointed me to:
    After some testing I was able to successfully downgrade to F6. Through incremental test to find out I could, that it has begun between F7 and F8. At the F8/F9 not even stick appears more as a hard disk in the F12 menu / USB-HDD does not work. Going as far back as F6 (if I understand how this works) I lose the use of many of the newer cpu's...

    From the thread you pointed me to it appears that this may be a real problem...I had hoped it was something stupid/overlooked on my part. I need to look at the BIOS of my one working machine (this one) and see exactly what is in this BIOS. I also wonder about the F12B bios gigabyte was talking about....F12A is what is on their site so maybe it's a fat finger error on their part BUT details like this can be significant unfortunately.

    I'll keep beating on it. If anything occurs to you please pass it my way...I would very much like to get this resolved!
    rt

    We don't have known USB issue on bios F12B. After bios updated make sure all USB controller been enable back in bios under integrated peripherals, include USB keyboard/mouse/legacy strorage devices detection, do further testing on all USB port and devices.

    Gigabyte technical support team.
    Last edited by rtalcott; 12-15-2011 at 07:35 AM.

  7. #7
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    Search the European Gigabyte site for the F12B bios for your motherboard.
    As I recall, there are several USB-xxxx options when you boot using the F12 PFkey. Try all of them.

    It might be helpful to try booting with your USB as the only bootable drive attached to your system.
    If this works, contact tech support again and include the additional information.

    Glad to help, good luck!
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


  8. #8
    Chike is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    6,531

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    Press F12 at boot time for boot menu, see if you can see you usb flash-drive under +Hard Disk at all.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque NM United States
    Posts
    35

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    ProfJim:
    I compared my F5 machine to the F12A machine (bios settings) and they are the same in the critical areas...I will probably try the F6 bios tomorrow and see if that works.

    Chike:
    It does not show up anywhere when I hit F12 during boot. On my F5 machine it shows up on the bottom of the list and not under HDD and that is how all 4 machines behaved until I thought it was a good idea to upgrade the bios so I could use newer cpu's. The same flash drive that boots on this machine (F5 machine) also boot on two ECS boards. The 3 machines having the problems worked fine until I upgraded to F12A and I've had these boards for at least a year and probably 18 months for the newest with the oldest being significantly older than that...great boards (for me) until I run into this!

    rt

  10. #10
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: gigabyte MA785GM-US2H and BIOS F12A

    You might need to contact Gigabyte tech support to see if they will provide you with a modded bios.
    Be sure to include links to the posts that say that this appears to be a flaw that has been around since the F7 bios.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •