difficult situation... unknown bios for GA-880GM-USB3L

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by WW3, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. WW3

    WW3 MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am in the process of completing my first computer build, and I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction... I have a Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3L, but I have not gotten a chance to actually find out who provides the bios "due to the fact that I currently have no monitor to hook the tower up to." I've downloaded the bios and extracted the .f5a file from the .exe, but am unable to open the bios to patch another image in. Can someone suggest the proper tool in order to edit the bios image? thank you.


    Bios: fxp://download.gigabyte.ru/bios/mb_bios_ga-880gm-usb3l_v.3.x_f5a.exe
     
  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    #2 NoJuan999, Jan 14, 2012
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    That's an Award BIOS.
    What exactly are you trying to do ?
    If you are trying to Flash the newer BIOS then just use a Bootable USB.
    Extract the files from the .exe to the USB and boot with it in and it should automatically flash via autoexec.bat and flashspi.

    Read this guide to make a Bootable USB Drive:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...le-USb-drive-For-Flashing-From-DOS?highlight=

    If you are trying to change the Main BIOS Boot Screen, then you need CBROM to replace the existing BOOT Image with a New 640*480 and 256 Color Bitmap Boot Image.
     
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  3. WW3

    WW3 MDL Novice

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    Hi, yes I was attempting to prepare a new bios splash screen to re-inject a new bios image into the win flash program. with all of the advancements it is still stuck at 640*480? shame but I suppose they could care less... might you suggest a link for this CBROM utility? also, is it a gui or command line? I can do either but I was just unsure.... thank you!
     
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