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Windows 7: How to update bios driver? Gygabite g31m s2e

12 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to update bios driver? Gygabite g31m s2e

how can i do it?
i downloaded it but couldnt understand how to make it work

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12 Sep 2010   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

If you are considering updating you MoBo Bios. Your Manual for the mother board will explain it.

Here is another consideration:
Is your board not preforming some function that you use? If the answer is no. You might consider leaving well enough alone. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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12 Sep 2010   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

+1 on what Hammerhead said above.

Basic rule of thumb: Don't flash the BIOS is you don't really need to. If it goes wrong, you can brick the motherboard, so if there isn't a compelling reason to upgrade it, leave it alone.
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13 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Just so you know updating your BIOS is not the same thing as updating a driver. The BIOS is the foundation of your motherboard, without it it won't work. If you screw up the BIOS update you could turn your motherboard into a fancy looking doorstop or paper weight. The BIOS has to be working to update the BIOS. As already mentioned, you should only do it if you absolutely have to.
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13 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I agree with everyone else.

What problem are you having that you want to update your bios?

Each manufacturer has different methods to flash the bios.
Some recommend burning to a bootable Cd or USB disc, others have applications that flash from within Windows.

You really need to check your MOBOs manual or Website as already suggested for the proper proceedure and instructions.

Make absolutely sure you have the correct bios. Wrong ones may "brick" the board.AKA it will no longer boot.

Also, read the release notes for the bios. If it doesn't specifically list a fix for a issue you are having, best leave it alone.
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13 Sep 2010   #6


To confirm comments made above, this is a quote direct from Gigabyte web site.
Found it looking for your mobo specs, bios details.

Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
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