Problem With Gigabyte GA-945P- DS3 or S3

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by zzdiesel, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    #1 zzdiesel, Jan 7, 2011
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    This board crashed on me today and automatically recovered the BIOS from some kind of a backup on the hard drive. I modded this BIOS from a fix from here a couple of years ago. I have now lost the activation on Win 7 Ultimate. I can't find any of my old requests that I made on here through the searches. Every BIOS file I try to install is a mismatch. I downloaded BIOS files from Gigabyte for both the GA-945P-DS3 and the GA-945P-S3 and those won't install either. It seems like I had a problem like this when it was new, but i can't remember what worked back then. Can anyone help?
     
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  2. nfo

    nfo MDL Junior Member

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    i have the same problem whit this model of gigabyte motherboard. After update the pc dont power on.

    I repair the problem having a clear cmos whit jumper that is next to the battery.
     
  3. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    My board doesn't want to turn back on for a good while if cut the power from the power supply or turn off the power supply. It is very frustrationg.
     
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  4. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    First you need to Lokk on your MB and see EXACTLY what Model and revision it is.
    Then download the correct BIOS Update and flash from DOS with FlashSPI.
     
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  5. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    Ok, I did this. It shows on the motherboard that it is a GA-945P-S3. Gigabyte shows one revision of this board and the BIOS versions they have will not load at all on this board. I'm getting by for now. I'm using a new activator. Maybe it will last a while.
     
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  6. ippytattoo

    ippytattoo MDL Senior Member

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    you could use the @BIOS utility provided by Gigabyte to identify the board and bios that you have. That will give you a good starting point for a future mod.
     
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  7. zzdiesel

    zzdiesel MDL Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Gigabyte seems to have cut a lot of support on this board. The links this utility provided are all dead, but it did point me in the right way. I was able to find out the correct board and ver number and I found the right BIOS on Techspot
     
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