Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H Bios Error

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
December 22, 2010 8:10:53 PM

I have a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H I just put in a custom computer for someone. While installing it worked fine. Two days later the customer calls and says the computer keeps rebooting. I got there to find the computer going through the post, recognizes the RAID5 system drives, then goes to a black screen with the message "Begin to update Backup BIOS to latest version..Writing to BIOS.........." Then it just reboots.

1) I have updated from version F3 (where the problem started) to F7 BIOS
2) Disconnected all external devices except for monitor, keyboard, and mouse,
3) Reset the Fail-Safe defaults and optimum defaults
4) Took out CMOS battery and replaced

When it works it works good. The last 30 min of trying I could not get past that error.

Processor: AMD3
RAM: DDR3 4 GB
3 SATA WD hard drives setup for RAID5
2 SATA LG DVD drives
550 W Power Supply

Anybody have any suggestions?

Best solution

a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2010 7:35:17 AM

faulty memory can cause the bios to read incorrectly at startup, same as a faulty psu in theory, otherwise faulty motherboard

did you test everything before releasing the computer? generally helps

L-S-D if it was a bad bios update why would it work for a while perfectly *then* fail?
Share
a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2010 3:26:56 PM

Try one stick of ram, then the other. See if one is bad.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 25, 2010 7:34:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try those on Monday when I can get back to town after Christmas.
m
0
l
December 30, 2010 2:11:33 PM

It turns out that the memory was bad. I did not have another PNY memory stick so I put two patriot memory sticks in. Worked like a charm.
m
0
l
December 30, 2010 2:12:49 PM

Best answer selected by daniel528.
m
0
l
!