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    Default GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    Purchased the GA-Z77X-UD4H (rev 1.0) a month ago, along with an Intel i7-3770k, and 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 which was on the approved memory list. The board came with the F2 BIOS which I immediately upgraded to F2h (beta) because it fixed a memory compatibility issue... although I probably should have waited to see if I had any memory issues first... so this may have been a mistake.

    I don't make a lot of changes and there is no overclocking of any sort. The only out of the ordinary changes I made were to use X.M.P. Priority1 setting for the memory, set the ATA Port Information for Ports 1 & 2 to Enable Hot Plug Capability since I have two hot swap drive bays in my tower for backup drives (empty 95% of the time), and setup two drives as a RAID Mirror on the Marvell connectors.

    I started with a clean drive and installed Windows 8... had no issues during the installation... and once I'm in Windows, everything works flawlessly. I can use the computer all day and I've gamed online for hours at a time. But every once in a while one or more BIOS settings would change. The ATA Port Information for Hot Plug Capability would revert back to Disabled... the X.M.P. setting would revert back to Disabled... or booting to Windows would result in an error because the Marvell setting reverted back to ACHI so it couldn't recognize the RAID setup.

    At first I thought the BIOS settings only changed if I unplugged the power supply... to add another component for example. I changed the CMOS battery for a new one, but when that didn't help I borrowed a friends spare power supply. Everything seemed fine for the past 5 days so a new power supply is on its way, but this morning the Marvell setting changed again, from RAID back to ACHI.

    At this point I'm not sure where the problem is... never had this type of situation before. Can't seem to find anything online that relates to this problem, so I figured I would see what I could find out here. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks for reading.
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    You have BIOS F2 and newer Beta then yours F2h here (btw,BIOS F2 is newer then F2h):
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post274647

    I suggest you to flash F2 .
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    can try the newer bios's see if that improves thing,could be a case of this though

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    You have BIOS F2 and newer Beta then yours F2h here (btw,BIOS F2 is newer then F2h):
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post274647

    I suggest you to flash F2 .

    Wow, now I'm confused... no longer 100% sure what BIOS version my motherboard came with since there isn't an F2 BIOS even listed on Gigabyte's website. The only versions listed were F1 released 02/11/2012, F2f released 11/21/2012, and F2h released 01/07/2013.

    I had a link to one of your posts which contained a massive BIOS list by motherboard...
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F1
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F2f
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F2h
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F2 -05.Feb 13
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F2i
    GA-Z77X-UD4H - F2j

    So apparently they are listed in order of release since F2h was released 01/07/2013 but F2 wasn't released until 02/05/2013. But if they're all Beta versions, should I just use F2j?

    I can't believe F2 is newer than F2f and F2h... even Spock says it's not logical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    can try the newer bios's see if that improves thing,could be a case of this though

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...take-note.html

    I was looking through that a little earlier. Had I seen that thread before I made my purchase, I would have went with another brand. I can't believe the problem I've been having is that common. I'll have to direct a few others to that link... after I get by being upset. So is the bottom line that the memory loss issue is due to the BIOS? I guess I can't understand how BIOS code could cause this... but I do need to finish the thread. Thanks for pointing this out. I sure hope I don't have to put up with this for the life of the motherboard.

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    I would try latest beta bios first as it could be a simple fix

    if it keeps resetting your bios or displaying it as reset when in windows its still the same oc then somethings up somewhere and gigabyte need to look into it asap,the board is fine its just this annoying bios issue which im pretty sure can be fixed
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    Although I don't want to make things worse with my motherboard, I have to ask because I've seen this before.
    I noticed there is a "modified" version of the F2j bios which lists the following changes...

    Intel Legacy RAID for SATA - v12.6.0.1867
    Intel UEFI RAID SataDriver - v12.6.0.1867
    ME Firmware 8.1.30.1350
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.54 (03/25/13)
    Intel PCI Accelerated SVGA ROM 2158 PC 14.34 (11/23/2012)
    Marvell 88SE91xx Adapter - ROM Version 1.0.1.0025
    Ivy E1(06A9) CPU-MicroCode Rev.17

    Not sure I completely understand what that is telling me. Does it mean I need to update my firmware to the above versions before I can use the bios? Or does it mean the update will also update the firmware to the above versions for me?

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    it just means it has all those roms/drivers/firmware included in the modded bios
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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    I flashed my BIOS this morning with version F2j so we'll see how it goes and I'll report back here. If the issue comes up, I'll post here immediately. But even if everything is fine, I'll post every couple days just so anyone following this post knows. I figure if there are no issues after a couple weeks, then the new BIOS solved my problem. No matter how this goes I just want to thank TweakTown forums, wazza300 and stasio for helping me out. Plan to visit TweakTown on a regular basis in the future. Thanks.

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    Default Re: GA-Z77X-UD4H BIOS Settings Change On Their Own

    Wanted to mention that several issues I had before are now gone. This is the first time I've been able to enter the BIOS with my USB keyboard, and while in the BIOS the mouse works so I'm at least able to move the cursor off the middle of the screen

    I also noticed this is the first time my computer is retaining the XMP Profile1 "settings". It always retained my Profile1 selection but when I checked the settings on the MIT Current Status page it still showed the default BIOS settings (9,9,9,24...) instead of the actual Profile1 settings (10,10,10,27...) which is what it's showing now.

    So the F2j BIOS has already fixed a number of issues. I can't believe Gigabyte doesn't have it on their website, but they really need to trash F2h while they're at it. Things are certainly looking up

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