Unable to perform an SSV3 mod as there is no EPA module

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  1. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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  2. Yen

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    #2 Yen, Apr 1, 2010
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    This is a beta bios! Are you sure you need it really? I don't recommend a beta bios except it fixes a issue for you...


    For Gigabyte Award:

    ssv3---->0+2--->OEM7.

    Older boards worked well with the very safe ISA mod. Newer doesn't show up a SLIC, but are booting for sure....at the beta bios the ISA module doesn't fit. (Not enough space)..

    0+2 should work and is safe. Don't try for ssv1....
     
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  3. 911medic

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  4. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    Thanks Yen and 911Mediic for posting.
    I think its sensible advice not to mod the beta bios. I shall take this advice and not use the beta bios.
    Funny as this probllem only occurs with the beta bios?

    Many Thanks
    o_O
     
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  5. Yen

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    If the bios hasn't got a EPA module, the ssv3 method at Award cannot work generally, because the EPA module needs to be shrunken to gain space for the enlargement of the mainbios compressed size.
    If an ISA module fits depends on the remaining free space of the biosimage.

    I recommend to think about if a biosupdate is really needed. Therefore you may have a look at the changelog of the bios revision. If there is fixed something you are interested in then try the original bios first. If it's BETTER than the old one, make a mod for it and use it.
    Beta bioses are usually not fully tested and are fixing a special issue.
    Have a look what it fixes and decide if you really need that beta bios. ANd never forget: EVERY bios flash (original or modified) brings a little risk...
     
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  6. AshenTech

    AshenTech MDL Novice

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    #6 AshenTech, Jun 11, 2010
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    I need the F8e bios as it fixes some issues with the new x6 processors(or more exectially, it adds full proper support)

    gigabyte tends to put out alot of beta's then rarely a non-beta, I have been running beta's since i got this board last year, no other choice if you dont want to run a bios thats MASSIVELY out of date for cpu support :(

    EDIT: 0+2 worked like a charm on the 790xt-ud4p F8e bios :)
     
  7. temporalwar

    temporalwar MDL Novice

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    ssv3---->0+2--->OEM7.
    Tried all three!, for the ga-p55a-ud3p F11 bios

    ISA 'worked' but scared to flash board
     
  8. winstonace

    winstonace MDL Novice

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    ISA will not break your board
    but also won't activate Windows 7 with this board
    there is a problem to modify new Gigabyte bios...
     
  9. winstonace

    winstonace MDL Novice

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    OEM7 option works if you'll go to advanced and select "Force adjustment method - ACPITBL at End"
    is it safe to try this method?
     
  10. andyp

    andyp SLIC Tools Author

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    I honestly don't know. I have been out of Award modding for a while (this is the tool I have the least issues with!). I don't recall any bad feedback from OEM7/ACPITBL at end, but I can't promise
    Andy
     
  11. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    That's safe to try for these new Gigabyte BIOS Mods (with no EPA Module).
    I have done quite a few recently using that method, most worked but one or two required 0+2 Method.
     
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  12. temporalwar

    temporalwar MDL Novice

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    trying to MOD P55a_UD3P and UD4P boards, ZERO luck :(
    I need latest bios
     
  13. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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