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August 4, 2014 11:19:29 PM

So Im building a new pc, its my first time and I have no idea how to update the bios.. Or if i could download it and save it to my usb drive and plug it in my new pc? or Can someone tell me how? also I have laptop so that i can download the bios driver. Btw im planning to install windows 7, idk yet about 32bit or 64bit.

Motherboard: 78lmt-s2

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August 4, 2014 11:29:28 PM

If you just bought this board there should be no reason or need to update the bios. Besides that pick 64bit. The only reason to use a 32bit OS today is if you are running on old hardware or are needing to run really old software.

EDIT: As a note some newer high end boards allow you to update via USB without a CPU. This board doesn't allow that. And usually the only reason you would want to update the BIOS is if your motherboard doesn't support a CPU you are planning to install into it. Anyways just remember to install a CPU from the support list found here -> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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August 5, 2014 12:01:10 AM

caqde said:
If you just bought this board there should be no reason or need to update the bios. Besides that pick 64bit. The only reason to use a 32bit OS today is if you are running on old hardware or are needing to run really old software.

EDIT: As a note some newer high end boards allow you to update via USB without a CPU. This board doesn't allow that. And usually the only reason you would want to update the BIOS is if your motherboard doesn't support a CPU you are planning to install into it. Anyways just remember to install a CPU from the support list found here -> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...


I have the AMD FX 4300, already installed it's just cause when I plug it into my monitor it says update my bios.
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August 5, 2014 12:11:42 AM

SpaceCreation said:
caqde said:
If you just bought this board there should be no reason or need to update the bios. Besides that pick 64bit. The only reason to use a 32bit OS today is if you are running on old hardware or are needing to run really old software.

EDIT: As a note some newer high end boards allow you to update via USB without a CPU. This board doesn't allow that. And usually the only reason you would want to update the BIOS is if your motherboard doesn't support a CPU you are planning to install into it. Anyways just remember to install a CPU from the support list found here -> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...


I have the AMD FX 4300, already installed it's just cause when I plug it into my monitor it says update my bios.


In that case download the bios from Giga-byte's site (F6) and extract it to a flash drive from what I saw your motherboard supports Q-Flash which should allow you to update the bios through a Flash drive that is formatted as FAT16 or FAT32. According to the manual on the site just hit the end key when the computer starts and follow the prompts.
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August 10, 2014 3:37:40 AM

SpaceCreation said:
So Im building a new pc, its my first time and I have no idea how to update the bios.. Or if i could download it and save it to my usb drive and plug it in my new pc? or Can someone tell me how? also I have laptop so that i can download the bios driver. Btw im planning to install windows 7, idk yet about 32bit or 64bit.

Motherboard: 78lmt-s2


Here is some info on how to update your BIOS. It also contains an explanation on how to put the BIOS on the USB drive.

http://www.wimsbios.com/faq/howdoyouflashyourbios.jsp
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