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Question about updating the BIOS

  1. #11

    Everyone's experience is different -- and although I have not flashed the BIOS on hundreds of machines, I have been doing this for over a decade -- and I DID have a BIOS upgrade go badly -- on my current Gigabyte motherboard. And, this was not because of anything unusual during the process. When the flash was done and I rebooted, the machine became completely unstable and would only run for a few minutes, after which it crashed. Fortunately, as always, I had saved off the previous BIOS version, reflashed the BIOS, and was back to a working machine. When I went back to the Gigabyte site a few weeks later, I discovered they had pulled the flash version that had caused the problem.

    So -- yes -- a BIOS flash CAN go badly -- so you need to be prepared for that.

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  2. #12

    Wow. Gigabyte is actually my preferred board and I've not had any problems with them. They also have what they call their DualBios feature which is basically a backup BIOS. Did you use the @BIOS program to upgrade from within Windows? That's how I do it and again, with no problems.
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