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Can't get @BIOS utility to work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rev Darkwing, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. Rev Darkwing

    Rev Darkwing Thread Starter

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    I am trying to update the BIOS on my GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard. Going to the Gigabyte site, i downloaded the recommended @BIOS update utility. Since the internet does not have the necessary BIOS for my MB, I downloaded the identified BIOS and then tried to use the utility. I then got this error "Can not load ROM image from BIN file. Maybe BIN file size not match."

    Not sure what to do now. Can anyone assist?

    Here is the page for the @BIOS system.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    First of all, why do you want to update the bios?
    Next, your board uses Q-Flash; this is much more reliable than the windows based bios flash. I always recommend using qflash to flash the bios of a gigabyte board [when a bios update is required]
     
  3. crjdriver

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    One other item. It appears from the spec that your board does not have the actual dual bios chips on the board. You do understand that a corrupted or incorrect flash can render your board unbootable correct?
     
  4. Rev Darkwing

    Rev Darkwing Thread Starter

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    I have not updated the BIOS since I bought the MB.. it is on F3 and the current version is F13. I have been experiencing the occasional blue screen.. which I think is due to a conflict between either by my sound card or my graphics card so I am updating the drivers and thought updating the BIOS might help as well.

    I am familiar with the risk and have flashed other BIOS successfully in the past but am FAR from considering myself competent in this area. I am downloading the update from gigabyte site and am assuming it will be neither corrupt or incorrect but this is a faith based position. Any guidance you can give would be greatly appreciated.

    PS: This is Rev 1.0 version of the MB
     
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