GA-965P-DQ6 - BIOS update from out of box

Da1e

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hey guys, im going to be getting the GA-965P-DQ6 in about a month. and ive heard the pc6400 ram doesnt like to work unless you have the F7 bios.

how would i go about installing the F7 bios before i install windows.

im noob.

Da1e.

merry xmas & happy new year.
 

Da1e

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yay. thnx

could you tell me the process anyway? incase it doesnt have F4 or higher BIOS.

cause the F7 BIOS from the gigabyte site is a .exe file and about 700kb.
 

Da1e

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so just put the F7 bios.exe on a floppy and then press F2 before bios and F8 while in bios?


kthx
 

kcconlin9319

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If for some reason you get a board with a very old BIOS, and your memory is incompatible, you won't even be able to POST much less load a new BIOS. You'll have to beg/borrow/steal some compatible memory, install it, flash the new BIOS, then re-install the original memory.
 

leo2kp

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I don't think the .exe is going to boot off a disk. May as well just install Windows and update the BIOS after that.

I'd like to also mention that 2 days ago, that motherboard had a BIOS update to F8 which adds an FSB1333 feature. I'm getting it tonight!
 

sruane

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I don't think the .exe is going to boot off a disk. May as well just install Windows and update the BIOS after that.

I'd like to also mention that 2 days ago, that motherboard had a BIOS update to F8 which adds an FSB1333 feature. I'm getting it tonight!

You don't boot anything except the BIOS. You don't need windows, you don't need a disk, and the BIOS is not an .exe file.
 

leo2kp

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I don't think the .exe is going to boot off a disk. May as well just install Windows and update the BIOS after that.

I'd like to also mention that 2 days ago, that motherboard had a BIOS update to F8 which adds an FSB1333 feature. I'm getting it tonight!

You don't boot anything except the BIOS. You don't need windows, you don't need a disk, and the BIOS is not an .exe file.

Oh you don't say? Obviously you haven't done this on the GA965P-DQ6 board. The .exe that you download happens to be a windows extractable file. You do in fact need Windows to run this .exe, and it extracts the files that you have to put on a floppy disk, then boot to the floppy afterwards. I stand by my last recommendation to install Windows and update BIOS after, unless you can throw the files on a disk from another PC.
 

Da1e

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well thanks for all your help lads. i guess its just hit or miss with the ram. some work some dont. im getting my board in jan so im sure itll be revisiong 2 with the latest BIOS if not then just anything above F4 will suffice.

thnx for all your help!
 

sruane

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I don't think the .exe is going to boot off a disk. May as well just install Windows and update the BIOS after that.

I'd like to also mention that 2 days ago, that motherboard had a BIOS update to F8 which adds an FSB1333 feature. I'm getting it tonight!

You don't boot anything except the BIOS. You don't need windows, you don't need a disk, and the BIOS is not an .exe file.

Oh you don't say? Obviously you haven't done this on the GA965P-DQ6 board. The .exe that you download happens to be a windows extractable file. You do in fact need Windows to run this .exe, and it extracts the files that you have to put on a floppy disk, then boot to the floppy afterwards. I stand by my last recommendation to install Windows and update BIOS after, unless you can throw the files on a disk from another PC.

Listen up. My DQ6 has the F2 BIOS on it, I have since upgraded to the F3, F4, F5, F6 F7 and now the F8 BIOS by loading it off floppy using the Q-flash utility built into the BIOS, I have never done it through Windows I have never used an .exe file. The file extension was .f1, f2,. f3. and so in. The BIOS is a 1MB Binary Data File, not an .exe

You sir, are an idiot.
 

leo2kp

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The download from the website is a .exe that extracts the files needed for the floppy which includes .F8, autoexec.bat, and another .exe. I just did it not four hours ago unless you're getting your BIOS from another site o_O
 

pogi

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running on Corsair ddr2 800 and Kingston ddr2 667 no probs at all. from F4 to F8 bios


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F8 bios

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2295&ProductName=GA-965P-DQ6