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Windows 7: Windows 7 32bit / Gigabyte @BIOS

08 Sep 2012   #11
iTRiP

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confirmed by looking at my motherboard and matched that confirmation by compairing with the manual and the box it came in... and when i boot into the bios it reads H61M-S2P-B3 F1 ref:1.0 (trust me this is correct) yeah lol srry for that it was my typo... i did fix it in this thread. u may also fix it it your posts.

Not: H61M-SP2-B3 rev:1.0 But rather: H61M-S2P-B3 rev:1.0

some help to proceed with this...update and the procedure?


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08 Sep 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Here is the list of Gigabyte H61 chipset motherboards from Gigabyte.

The list is taken from this location:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155

Google finds no hits at gigabyte.com for the model number you list--H61M-SP2-B3.

Google does find hits for it at other websites, but not Gigabyte.

Don't know what to tell you. Maybe it is not supported for whatever reason. Maybe it is a typo on the Gigabyte website?


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08 Sep 2012   #13
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Not: H61M-SP2-B3 rev:1.0 But rather: H61M-S2P-B3 rev:1.0


i have a page here is this correct?: http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/page.../download/bios

the file for an update bios is very small(1.56mb) from this page, is this correct?
my bios backup file is 4mb.bin that i made with @bios and i have tested it works to apply back.

///So when i download and is it too be saved as an application? or some other sort of an file extention.??? is it possible that the downloaded file is some sort of coppressed file...? what file type do i need to save it as?

it is a compressed file and one does not need to add a file extention when saving as application!


some help to proceed with this...update and the procedure?
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08 Sep 2012   #14
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08 Sep 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Here is what I did to flash my BIOS on a Gigabyte board.

Note: I am not advising you to update your BIOS. There is an excellent chance it will serve no purpose, and there is always a chance of it going wrong--in which case you would likely have to buy a new motherboard.

I've heard it said that it is best to upgrade only a couple of versions at a time. Go from F1 to F3 to F5, rather than from F1 to F5 in one flash. I'm not sure how important that is.

Having said that, here is what I did:

Format a USB drive to Fat 32.

Download the new BIOS, which is an exe. Poke it to extract 3 files (the bios file, autoexec.bat, and flashspi.exe). Put all 3 on the USB drive.

Go into your BIOS and choose "load optimized defaults".

Enable "Legacy USB Storage Detect" in the Integrated Peripherals page of the BIOS.

Save the changes, reboot with the USB drive plugged in.

Use “END” key during reboot to load qflash (or choose F8 within the BIOS). The USB drive will probably be recognized as an HDD, which is OK. Navigate to the BIOS file (ending in f2, f3, etc). You are asked if you want to flash or words to that effect. One bios is erased and another is installed. It’s a bit unclear what to do when done, but “reset” means to reboot, which is what you want to do when the flash is done.

Once you have rebooted back into the BIOS, choose Load Optimized defaults and save and apply. This is a required step to complete the flash and load the new BIOS. Will probably be asked if you want to load AHCI drivers. Say yes. Windows should boot OK.
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08 Sep 2012   #16
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here is what I did to flash my BIOS on a Gigabyte board.

Note: I am not advising you to update your BIOS. There is an excellent chance it will serve no purpose, and there is always a chance of it going wrong--in which case you would likely have to buy a new motherboard.

I've heard it said that it is best to upgrade only a couple of versions at a time. Go from F1 to F3 to F5, rather than from F1 to F5 in one flash. I'm not sure how important that is.

Having said that, here is what I did:

Format a USB drive to Fat 32.

Download the new BIOS, which is an exe. Poke it to extract 3 files (the bios file, autoexec.bat, and flashspi.exe). Put all 3 on the USB drive.

Go into your BIOS and choose "load optimized defaults".

Enable "Legacy USB Storage Detect" in the Integrated Peripherals page of the BIOS.

Save the changes, reboot with the USB drive plugged in.

Use “END” key during reboot to load qflash (or choose F8 within the BIOS). The USB drive will probably be recognized as an HDD, which is OK. Navigate to the BIOS file (ending in f2, f3, etc). You are asked if you want to flash or words to that effect. One bios is erased and another is installed. It’s a bit unclear what to do when done, but “reset” means to reboot, which is what you want to do when the flash is done.

Once you have rebooted back into the BIOS, choose Load Optimized defaults and save and apply. This is a required step to complete the flash and load the new BIOS. Will probably be asked if you want to load AHCI drivers. Say yes. Windows should boot OK.

Thank u alot^: what u posted here seems to be a viable method i will give it a go.


Edit" i took the risk and uncompressed the file i had downloaded from above metioned site then revealed those three files once uncompessed by simply executing it.

Used @BIOS to update from file and selected the (.f) file i just uncompressed, deselected load CMOS defaults after bios update, selected clear DMI data pool...success!Rebooted: del: into new bios to setup... method works and a new bios is working fine! temps ok! clocks ok! voltage ok! other settings reselected to match what was good. running a stable OC now.

@Bios does work, the Runtime error when doing update from server remains unknown. Here is a link for the @bios that I used: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H61M-S2P-B3 (rev. 1.0)
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