How to flash gigabyte EX58-UD3R motherboard

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  1. Ghostthor

    Ghostthor MDL Novice

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  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    Just rename it to .BIN if that's what you want to see.
    Otherwaise just use the award flash tool to flash with the .f7 file (your BIOS).
    Same file with a new name won't matter what you name it as long as it adhers to DOS naming Scheme.
     
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    Everilda MDL Senior Member

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  4. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Yeah most of them said indeed, but i used it 3 times now and never failed for me. I have a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 model and so far no problems at all. Last week i got a USB Flashdrive so i will use that tool in the future :)
     
  5. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

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    #5 Stormcrow, Aug 28, 2009
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    Simplest way is to use the q-flash utility which is built-in to the existing bios. Just go to the BIOS setup and choose the Q-Flash option.

    It's what I did on both of my GB boards, including my GA-EX58-UD5.

    Edit: The documentation says that Q-Flash will read the bios file from floppy or USB flash drive. But I could not get the USB option to work. The USB flash drive simply did not appear in the Q-flash utility on either of my boards. I had to plug in an old floppy drive to the motherboard connector to get the bios loaded.

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    Michel MDL Expert

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  7. blubberbirne

    blubberbirne MDL Novice

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    copy bios to usb stick (fat32)

    reboot pc, press END to enter QFlash.

    Flash Bios :p

    Note: You don't need to rename any Gigabyte bios file!
     
  8. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    If you use the flash tool that comes with the bios file you should rename the modded bios file to the original one in order to get the .bat file running or simply change the string in the .bat file itself ;)
     
  9. evilsperm

    evilsperm MDL Novice

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    I use @bios all the time and it works perfectly...
    but back in the day there were alot of issue with @bios and trying to flash a modded bios (slic wouldnt take). Anyway by far the easiest way is to just put your bios file on a flash drive or burn it to cd and as the puter is powered on hit END and that will bring up qflash, then just select your usb flash/cd and select the bios, also do not rename it to .bin just leave it as it is.
     
  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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  11. stukan

    stukan MDL Novice

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    if you are using Gigabyte MB, you can actually flash the BIOS under Windows. You can download the Windows Bios flash utility @Bios from the the Gigabyte site. I have flash my Bios twice with @Bios under Windows and it is quite handy.