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Windows 7: [How to] How do i update my BIOS

08 Jan 2011   #1
heartsurfer008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Ubuntu 10.10
 
 
[How to] How do i update my BIOS

I have downloaded my BIOS file its a .exe file but when I double click it gets extracted rather than executing..!!!

Can anyone help me out please..???

Link : - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev. 1.0) | Emaplaadid - BIOS


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08 Jan 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Make sure you know what you're doing.

The files needed may have been extracted to the program folder.
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08 Jan 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Gigabyte supplies a flash burner to update BIOS directly over the internet. You have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL when using this as a mistake will render your motherboard inoperable.

I am checking to see exactly what you need, I will be back shortly..............

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK, here is your board at the manufacturer's site;

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev. 1.0) | Emaplaadid - BIOS

<http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/bios/ga-ma78gm-s2h_10.html>

These are the current BIOS programs; I would advise against using a BETA here, Indeed, unless you actually need a function which is in the "NEW" BIOS I would advise you not to update at all, Your BIOS is recent, and your machine obviously works.

http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/...gm-s2h_10.html

Why do you want to update?
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08 Jan 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

ARE YOU SURE YOU WISH TO BURN A NEW BIOS ?

If you are, and I take no responsibility for anything that occurs, here is the BIOS burning utility for your board;

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev. 1.0) | Emaplaadid - Utility

It is called @BIOS

Download it and get back to me...........Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can find the instructions on Chapter 4 4-2-1 and 4 4-2-2 which is the @Bios in your manual http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...78gm-s2h_e.pdf

If you are not extremely confident in doing this then don't. A bad flash will brick your system and flashing your bios should only be done when the new bios specifically addresses an issue your having.
The bios shown is also a beta bios so that's another questionable reason as to why not to flash it.
IMO Fabe
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09 Jan 2011   #7
heartsurfer008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Thank you for all your suggestions..!!!

I am upgrading BIOS as I read somewhere that the BIOS are updated by the manufacturer to enhance the capabilities of the hardware & also to remove the bugs in any..!!!

Hence my decision to upgrade the BIOS..!!!

My current BIOS version is F3 & I am thinking of upgrading to F11, any suggestions on that..???

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
ARE YOU SURE YOU WISH TO BURN A NEW BIOS ?

If you are, and I take no responsibility for anything that occurs, here is the BIOS burning utility for your board;

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev. 1.0) | Emaplaadid - Utility

It is called @BIOS

Download it and get back to me...........Regards....Mike Connor
Thanks MiKe I just downloaded @BIOS, can you please lemme know how to use it..???
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09 Jan 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wait a minute, have to write a tutorial for it.....

ONCE AGAIN I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO DO THIS UNLESS YOU NEED TO. IF YOUR MACHINE IS RUNNING PROPERLY THERE IS NO NEED TO DO IT AT ALL, IT WILL NOT NORMALLY BRING YOU ANY ADVANTAGES. BIOS UPDATES ARE ONLY NEEDED WHEN SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK



Close all other applications and resident ( in the system tray) programs.

Make sure you have a good internet conection, and it is stable. DO NOT interrupt anything once you have started.

Start the program.

Before you do anything else click "Save the current BIOS to file" to save it.


If you have the new BIOS file on your machine already, you can choose

"Update BIOS from file" and follow the on screen instructions.


To update the BIOS from the internet;

Click "Update BIOS from Gigabyte Server", Select the site closest to you and then download the BIOS file that matches your motherboard.

Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Click "Load BIOS defaults after BIOS update".

Restart your system. If you have any special BIOS settings you use then you will have to set them up again on the next boot.


Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #9
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
I know I just hopped on this thread but the dos way using a flash tool is the safest way, but I'm guessing this doesn't offer that option...
Actually, it does... Gigabyte has a wait... Flash Thingy option in the BIOS (i think it's F9) QFlash i got it.. you put the BIOS file you want to update into any USB drive (correctly formatted), reset your machine, press F9 at BIOS startup, select the device, the file and that's it... but Mike already gave the OP a good method.. so, i wouldn't say it's dangerous
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09 Jan 2011   #10
heartsurfer008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Wait a minute, have to write a tutorial for it.....

ONCE AGAIN I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO DO THIS UNLESS YOU NEED TO. IF YOUR MACHINE IS RUNNING PROPERLY THERE IS NO NEED TO DO IT AT ALL, IT WILL NOT NORMALLY BRING YOU ANY ADVANTAGES. BIOS UPDATES ARE ONLY NEEDED WHEN SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK



Close all other applications and resident ( in the system tray) programs.

Make sure you have a good internet conection, and it is stable. DO NOT interrupt anything once you have started.

Start the program.

Before you do anything else click "Save the current BIOS to file" to save it.


If you have the new BIOS file on your machine already, you can choose

"Update BIOS from file" and follow the on screen instructions.


To update the BIOS from the internet;

Click "Update BIOS from Gigabyte Server", Select the site closest to you and then download the BIOS file that matches your motherboard.

Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Click "Load BIOS defaults after BIOS update".

Restart your system. If you have any special BIOS settings you use then you will have to set them up again on the next boot.


Regards....Mike Connor
Thanks again..!!!

Well everything is working fine for me except the BSOD, so was thinking of updating my BIOS..!!!
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