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    Default Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Hi,

    Those who own a Z77X - UD5H, I wondered if you could tell me which CPU you have used to update the BIOS as the F4 BIOS is not listed on the CPU support list?

    Thanks in advance


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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Do you have a saved screen-shot that shows that your motherboard is using the F4 Gigabyte bios?
    Don't confuse the bios version with the Award or AMI bios version.
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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Hi,

    Before I do the initial build I just wanted to fit the right CPU in order to update the BIOS successfully. I am hoping to install a i5 3550 as I don't plan to overclock and the initial BIOS that supports this CPU is F6, so no I haven't got a screenshot as of yet. The motherboard I am using at the moment, GA-790FXTA-UD5, stated the first release BIOS and the relevant CPU for flashing the BIOS, so I just want to make sure before I install the i5 3550 that I install the right CPU before I flash the BIOS to F8.


    Thanks for your time and patience.

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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    You're welcome.
    It's confusing because Gigabyte doesn't say if F5 is the initial bios.
    Looking at the bios dates and you'll see that the newer versions are dated about one month newer than each previous versions.
    If your new motherboard comes with F6, your i5-3550 will be OK for flashing to F8.
    I don't know if the product label on the outside of the motherboard's box states the pre-installed bios version, it might.
    If you need to flash using an F5 compatible cpu, use the least expensive Sandy Bridge chip if you need to buy one; Celeron Gxxx or or Pentium Gxxx listed in the cpu support list. You could then sell the Gxxxx cpu to recoup part of the cost.
    Good luck with your new build.
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    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)
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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Hi ProfJim,

    Yes I have an Intel Pentium G620 for this situation, there is no label on the box other than the serial number, check number and the EAN barcode so there is no real indication of the BIOS version.

    teknology19

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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Your best bet is to install either cpu along with a minimal hardware setup with the motherboard placed on a cardboard box beside your computer case.
    Don't put the anti-static bag under the motherboard because the bag's exterior is electrically conductive.
    Attach a usb flash drive that is formatted using FAT32, where you place the extracted bios file on the flash drive.
    Use QFlash to update the bios to F8.
    Read and understand the flashing procedures in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html, and be sure to disable Keep DMI data..

    Let us know how everything turns out.
    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
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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Yes, thanks for that information. Will I need to make the USB drive bootable for Qflash I have 1 drive formatted for in FAT32?

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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    No, the usb drive does not need to be bootable when using QFlash.
    QFlash won't see the xxxxxxxx.F8 bios file in an NTFS partition, it must be formatted in Fat32, Fat16 or Fat12.
    It's easiest to use Fat32.
    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
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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    QFlash won't see the xxxxxxxx.F8 bios file
    @ ProfJim, I don't understand the x's can you possibly explain? The USB drive is already formatted to FAT32.

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    Default Re: Which CPU supports the F4 BIOS?

    Quote Originally Posted by teknology19 View Post
    Hi,

    Those who own a Z77X - UD5H, I wondered if you could tell me which CPU you have used to update the BIOS as the F4 BIOS is not listed on the CPU support list?

    Thanks in advance


    teknology19

    When you want to know what BIOS supports what CPU, you look at the MOBO MFG support list, not at the CPU.

    This is the list of CPU's from gigabyte and what BIOS they need.

    When you want to flash one you read your MOBO MANUAL.

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Socket 1155 - Intel Z77 - GA-Z77X-UD5H (rev. 1.0)


    The only reason to flash the BIOS to F8 would be if you have a Xeon CPU.

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