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Can't update P55 - need 64-bit installer

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April 23, 2011 1:22:02 AM

Hey all. I have a GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L rev 1.0 mobo that I need to update in order to be able to sync my iPhone. I think it's update F6.

Anyways, the files downloaded are not 64-bit and there's no such option on the site, except for drivers. So I guess I need to do it the difficult way.

How do I do this?

Mobo BIOS Downloads:
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2011 2:49:52 AM

You shouldn't need a 64-bit installer.
April 23, 2011 4:22:01 AM

That's what I would think, as it's just BIOS. But when trying to open FLASHSPI.EXE (the BIOS installer), the following error comes up:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.
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April 23, 2011 4:37:49 AM

Can I put the files onto a USB thumb drive and do this thru Q-Flash? The files are:
autoexec.bat, FLASHSPI.EXE, p55ud3l.f6

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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2011 6:14:46 AM

You should only need the BIOS file to use Q-Flash (I'm assuming it is built into the BIOS). It should work fine, though.

The message simply means you are trying to run a 16-bit (probably DOS) program in a 64-bit OS – which can't be done. The installer is probably meant to be copied onto a DOS boot floppy or USB stick, then run from that.
April 23, 2011 3:36:12 PM

Mkay. Gigabyte unfortunately doesn't have instructions. Strange, considering it's such a sensitive procedure...

So put all the files on a USB stick and go at it via Q-Flash...?
April 24, 2011 1:06:37 AM

I was able to sync finally! Updated BIOS and all is well!
a b V Motherboard
April 24, 2011 9:38:35 PM

May 1, 2011 2:51:57 AM

Best answer selected by uRabbit.