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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Owners

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by kmufc77, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. kmufc77

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    Hi im after some info please from Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 owners.

    Ive had to get rid of my old board today so ive installed the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 ,ive just noticed in cpuz that the bios running is F1 which im sure is quite old.

    Do i need to update bios to a later version?
     
  2. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

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    You should do update to the latest f5 bios on the gigabyte website, and I uprated it through windows with a program gigabyte provided on the disk
     
  3. kmufc77

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    Dont think in a million years i would update a bios though windows as that could easily flash the board wrong and kill it.

    I will update using a flash drive using the Q flash utility,thanks for the info
     
  4. GJ02

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    i used @bios and all is sweet as a mo fo
     
  5. kmufc77

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    ? you mean you updated using the Gigabyte bios utility on windows?
     
  6. DavyBoy

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    No @BIOS is a tool that allows you to upgrade the BIOS from the BIOS instead of doing it through windows.

    I wouldn't dream of upgrading my BIOS through Windows, heard to many stories of people borking their mobos because of bad flashes..

    Sorry it's Q Flash iirc, @ BIOS is the windows based tool.
     
  7. kmufc77

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    All updated i done the unthinkable and used the giga bios tool thorough windows:eek:
    Wont do that again my heart was beating too fast :)
     
  8. twitch

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    Never had a problem updating via Windows..
     
  9. thingemajib

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    me either.

    however, i did brick mine when the power tripped out halfway though a flash.

    i hate sod's law.
     
  10. AWPC

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    Always go here to the official Gigabyte bios forums:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/gigabyte-latest-bios-28441/
    They have bios sometimes weeks before it goes up on the official site. I am on the same mobo & my bios version is F12 which supports the latest 32nm Intel CPU's as well as a load of memory timing & other small tweaks.

    Good thing about gigabyte is that the bios has a dual backup so no way to ever totally break it as it auto reverts back to the backup copy & has a bios reset button at the back of the board sticking out the case.
     
  11. kmufc77

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    F12 ?, when the offical bios on the gigabyte website is F5? thats 7 bios updates in front?
     
  12. bash247

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    To be on the safe side mate, I suggest you download from Gigabyte's website.

    The F12 bios can be for the X58-UD5 Model.
     
  13. jorzeh

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    Can you flash the mobo with a usb pen on thease boards ? i fully intend to upgrade to F6 whe it's out since it might stop the start up boot off crap i get on every system powerup.
     
  14. bash247

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    Yes you can mate.
     
  15. sammo62

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    If my UD5 is running fine as is with F1, is there any point in updating the bios? I seem to get the feeling the potential risks outweigh the gains.

    The GA site is pretty limited in info as to what benefits the new bios actually gives.