BIOS Update Utilities GIGABYTE motherboards provide two unique BIOS update tools, Q-Flash TM and @BIOSTM. GIGABYTE Q-Flash and @BIOS are easy-to-use and allow you to update the BIOS without the need to enter MSDOS mode. Additionally, this motherboard features the DualBIOS TM design, which enhances protection for the safety and stability of your computer by adding one more physical BIOS chip. What is DualBIOS TM ? Motherboards that support DualBIOS have two BIOS onboard, a main BIOS and a backup BIOS. Normally, the system works on the main BIOS. However, if the main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the backup BIOS will take over on the next system boot and copy the BIOS file to the main BIOS to ensure normal system operation. For the sake of system safety, users cannot update the backup BIOS manually. What is Q-Flash TM ? With Q-Flash you can update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Window first. Embedded in the BIOS, the Q-Flash tool frees you from the hassles of going through complicated BIOS flashing process. What is @BIOS TM ? @BIOS allows you to update the system BIOS while in the Windows environment. @BIOS will download the latest BIOS file from the nearest @BIOS server site and update the BIOS. 1-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility A. Before You Begin: 1. 2. 3. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. EP45DS5.F1) to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive. Note: The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system. Restart the system. During the POST, press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: You can access Q-Flash by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup. However, if the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008, Award Software, Inc. EP45-DS5 F3f . . . . <DEL>: BIOS Setup <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 05/21/2008-P45-ICH10-7A89PG0BC-00 Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction. B. Updating the BIOS When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The follow procedure assumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk. Step 1: 1. Insert the floppy disk containing the BIOS file into the floppy disk drive. In the main menu of Q-Flash, use the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>. • The Save Main BIOS to Drive option allows you to save the current BIOS file. • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 file system. • If the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. 2. Select Floppy A and press <Enter>. Q-Flash Utility v2.05 Flash Type/Size.................................ESMT F25L008A Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive Save BIOSfound to Drive 0 file(s) KL:Move ESC:Reset <Drive> F10:Power Off <Drive> EnterFloppy : Run A HDD 0-0 Total size : 0 3. 1M Free size : 0 Select the BIOS update file and press <Enter>. Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model. Step 2: The process of the system reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk is displayed on the screen. When the message "Are you sure to update BIOS?" appears, press <Enter> to begin the BIOS update. The monitor will display the update process. • Do not turn off or restart the system when the system is reading/updating the BIOS. • Do not remove the floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive when the system is updating the BIOS. Step 3: When the update process is complete, press any key to return to the main menu. Q-Flash Utility v2.05 Flash Type/Size.................................ESMT F25L008A Enter : Run Keep DMI Data Enable Update from Drive !! Copy BIOSBIOS completed - Pass !! Save BIOS to Drive Please press any key to continue KL:Move ESC:Reset 1M F10:Power Off Step 4: Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should see the new BIOS version is present on the POST screen. Step 5: During the POST, press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. System will re-detect all peripherals devices after a BIOS update, so we recommend that you reload BIOS defaults. CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software ` ` ` ` ` ` ` MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults Standard CMOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Set Supervisor Password Integrated Peripherals Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Power Management Setup SaveY& Exit Setup PnP/PCI Configurations Exit Without Saving PC Health Status ` Security Chip Configuration ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash KLJI: Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Load Optimized Defaults Press <Y> to load BIOS defaults Step 6: Select Save & Exit Setup and then press <Y> to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. The procedure is complete after the system restarts. 1-2 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility A. Before You Begin: 1. 2. 3. 4. In Windows, close all applications and TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs. This helps prevent unexpected failures when performing a BIOS update. During the BIOS update process, ensure the Internet connection is stable and do NOT interrupt the Internet connection (for example, avoid a power loss or switching off the Internet). Failure to do so may result in a corrupted BIOS or a system that is unable to start. Do not use the G.O.M. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inadequate BIOS flashing. B. Using @BIOS: 1. Update the BIOS Using the Internet Update Function: Click Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server, select the @BIOS server site closest to your location and then download the BIOS file that matches your motherboard model. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete. If the BIOS update file for your motherboard is not present on the @BIOS server site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions in "Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function" below. 2. Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function: Click Update BIOS from File, then select the location where you save the BIOS update file obtained from the Internet or through other source. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete. 3. Save Current BIOS to File: Click Save Current BIOS to save the current BIOS file. C. After Updating the BIOS: After updating the BIOS, restart your system. As the system boots, press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup program. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. Make sure that the BIOS file to be flashed matches your motherboard model. Updating the BIOS with an incorrect BIOS file could cause your system not to boot.
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