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Windows 7: BIOS Update on a GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 MOBO

30 Sep 2012   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BIOS Update on a GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 MOBO

Gigabyte shows that if I install i7 3770k I will need Bios ver. F10

I have an i7 2600k installed now with BIOS ver. F5

Do you guys believe it is safe to install BIOS ver. F10 while my 2600k is installed?

Afterwards I intend to change out the CPU's.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It shouldn't be a problem as BIOS updates are usually backward compatible and just have "added support" for whatever hardware.

When you update the BIOS, follow the update instructions exactly and don't have anything else running (e.g. browser or e-mail) so as to not interfere with the BIOS update. Keep in mind a failed BIOS update can corrupt the BIOS and unless your motherboard has a BIOS recovery option, worse case it can require a motherboard replacement.
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30 Sep 2012   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Firebird is correct - the F10 will be backward compatible.

After downloading F10, download the @BIOS utility from the link below, and use that to update from F5 to F10:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 (rev. 1.0)

Make 100% sure you have downloaded the correct version for your motherboard and revision number.

Regards,
Golden
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30 Sep 2012   #4
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks for responding

I did assume it would be backwards compatible. I just wanted conformation on that. Also I forgot my MOBO does have a BIOS recovery option. I have @BIOS that came with my mobo. When I run @Bios it only indicates one choice to download and it's the F5 that already installed. I may need to update @Bios. I have notices several BIOS ver. newer than F5. Gigabyte also has a download utility that scans the mobo for updates and it reports all up to date.

Is there any reason to use the i7 3770k in a Z77 board instead of the one I have Z78?
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30 Sep 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nope - as long as the Z78 supports that CPU, its fine.
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