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Cant upgrade to the latest BIOS


Orphydian

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server and I think I really need this since its more than half an year ahead of the previous.

However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.
So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above? I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 16 gb.Is this good for this operation?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bits
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    Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
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    Gigabyte Intel Socket 1155 P-61-S3/rev 2.0
    Memory
    4 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce gtx 660 OC 2GB
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bobkn

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efiflash is a DOS utility. You'd want to prepare a bootable DOS USB drive and run it from that.

I'm not familiar with Qflash, but if it's equivalent to Asus' EZ Flash, that would be the simpler way to do it. I wonder whether you'd need to add the right file extension to the actual BIOS file. (For most Asus boards, the extension is .rom, but for some it's .cap.)

I'd suggest that that you read the manual, but I don't see anything about BIOS updates in the downloadable version. Shame.
 

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Orphydian

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hmm but already has that .f8 extension right? And my board is gigabyte
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bits
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-3350P Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Intel Socket 1155 P-61-S3/rev 2.0
    Memory
    4 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce gtx 660 OC 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050

bobkn

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hmm but already has that .f8 extension right? And my board is gigabyte
The .f8 extension works with the DOS based utility. I haven't looked for what the other utility requires. Yes, I know it's a Gigabyte board. I'm not familiar with their BIOS utilities. I wonder where the built in utility (Qflash? @BIOS?) is documented.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable