How to Update Your Gigabyte Motherboard's BIOS

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  1. mzmuda33

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    Nov 8, 2016 at 1:09 AM #21
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    Nov 8, 2016 at 1:42 AM #22
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    Isn't your mobo revision 1.1 ?
    ;)
     
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    Nov 8, 2016 at 2:28 AM #23
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    You are right actually. This is a surprise to me but true after triple check.
    I ordered what says to be rev 1.0: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128846&_ga=1.252883983.727752906.1478311695

    But I looked at the box that it was in and sure enough its rev 1.1.

    However the underlying issue is still there, the exe cannot be extracted and I cannot re-flash using option 1 to attempt to resolve the boot issue as mention here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...boot-entries-prevent-further-problems.175274/
     
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    Nov 8, 2016 at 11:07 AM #24
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    If you want to upgrade to F20b BIOS, just put the Z170NG5.F20b file on a FAT formatted thumb drive and use Q-flash...
     
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    Ah that did it. Guess the USB format matters. Thank you!
     
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    Hey Guys,

    I'm glad this Thread is still active. I have a problem with my Bios. I recently (ca. four months ago) updated my GA-Z87X-D3H from Bios Version F7 to F9. As I did some research, it seems that F9 can't run SLI, which is unfortunate, because now I got two graphic cards and can only use one. F7 should work for SLI (two years ago I had two Gtx660's working fine on the same Mobo). The only method I found to get back to F7 (since Q-Flash won't let me go to an older Bios version) is with Eliflash and the bootable USB-drive. Can someone confirm that this works for downgrading?

    Any help is highly apprecciated. Cheers :)
     
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    So how would you go about downgrading your bios then? I'm using the Gigabyte z87x-ud3h and for some reason, I ended up flashing it with 10b, but it made things really unstable. I've been trying to use the backup bios for a while and all the tips to reflash with f9 bios, but it just seems to loop, show the gigabyte splash with the f keys etc. when I flip the bios switch. Any advice would be appreciated
     
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    May 7, 2017 at 7:43 PM #29
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    Am about to try option one. I have a gigabyte 100 series board and have noted the changes I need to make in Clover prior. Thanks for this guide. Very helpful. Total newbie at this and it seems I§ve gone right down the rabbit hole. Attempting to stop a whole lot of unnecessary boot options from happening. Apparently updating my BIOS to f20 should sort.
     
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    I downloaded the free Stuffix Expander and BIOS, opened the mb_bios folder and inside was auto exec.bat, Efiflash.exe and Z170XUD5.F22 already uncompressed??? I noticed that the F22 file is 16.8 MB but the website says that it should be 5.71 MB. Is the 5.71 MB the size of the file compressed and that Stuffix uncompressed the file with no intervention by me?

    Update: It's already decompressed.
     
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