I have just bought and mounted the GA-X58A-UD7, with Intel i7 980X processor, but when I turn the computer the motherboard lights up but nothing appears on the monitor and the Debug LED shows n° 89. Seeing that I cannot view the computer on the monitor I am unable to see what BIOS version I have.
Please let me know what I need to do to overcome this issue.
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.
You mobo only support that processor with the F3 BIOS version. So, u need upgrade your BIOS.
Download the F3 BIOS version from here and boot from a CD or flash drive to upgrade the BIOS. BUT 1st read the process about upgrade your BIOS on the manual of the mobo, a bad update BIOS can kill your mobo.
Considering that you are going to buy a processor you won't use and you bought a 980X, you must have some serious money. Can't you just find a computer shop and get them to help you out, or ship it to me when your done =].
4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility
A. Before You Begin
1. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard
2. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. x58aud7.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.
3. 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. continue with the link on page 75.
Follow the instructions carefully and u will not have problems with the BIOS update. U can update with the F3 BIOS version that is minimum for the 980x or with the last BIOS version (F6) what also support the 980x.
Hi I have tryed everything. Nothing worked except when I subtituted the processor with a i7 920 (borrowed from a friend of mine). I could then see the BIOS, so I set it and flashed the latest version F6. Everything worked. The motherboard gave me the full function. Tomorrow, I will retry with the 980X and see what will happen. I will keep you posted....