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September 6, 2011 11:50:43 PM

I want to update my BIOS from version F3 to version F11 which is latest however I am not sure as to what I should be doing with the file I got from the manufacturer.

Ok. My motherboard is from Gigabyte and it's model number is 965P-DS3 rev 1.0 (C1) and chipset is P965/G965.
Processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 and from the information I got from gigabyte the latest version is F11.
http://www.gigabyte.com.ro/support-downloads/cpu-suppor...
I downloaded F11 however ... I don't get it. I got a file which extracted then 3 other files to where I desired. I have the following 3 files:
965PDS3.F11 (i assume this is the bios file itself or patcher for it or w/e related to it)
autoexec.bat (it runs the exe and fills in it seems the file name for the bios "965PDS3.F11" in a small box which has as title LOAD)
FLASH895.EXE (the exe itself which can be run or if i want i can pick the autoexec to fill in for me)

If I run autoexec.bat and let it do it's thing it will suddenly exit the program and as a result I got a log. (or... idk it's extention is .ERR which i guess means error?)
CW.ERR is the file. Inside it there is a lot of data which I don't know anything about.


This is what is written inside:

CauseWay DOS Extender v3.49 Copyright 1992-99 Michael Devore.
All rights reserved.

Exception: 0D, Error code: 0000

EAX=FFF00000 EBX=00100000 ECX=00100000 EDX=02BA0038 ESI=02BA0038
EDI=FFF00000 EBP=02A7A6A0 ESP=02A7A664 EIP=02A50017 EFL=00013086

CS=027F-FD5B0000 DS=0287-FD5B0000 ES=0287-FD5B0000
FS=0000-xxxxxxxx GS=028F-xxxxxxxx SS=0287-FD5B0000

CR0=00000000 CR2=00000000 CR3=00000000 TR=0000

Info flags=00008018

Program Linear Load Address: 02A50000

CS:EIP > 8A 07 E6 E0 E6 E1 88 06 46 47 E2 F4 61 C3 CF F6
C4 80 74 15 06 66 9C 50 A1 D4 8E A7 02 8E C0 58
26 E8 93 8E 02 00 07 EB 02 B0 03 CF FF D0 C3 60
89 D5 FF D0 66 89 44 24 1C 61 C3 60 89 DE 89 D5
FF D0 66 89 44 24 1C 61 C3 55 0F B6 EC 83 FD 09
73 09 C1 E5 02 FF 95 74 00 A5 02 5D C3 98 00 A5
02 C7 00 A5 02 F0 00 A5 02 10 01 A5 02 2E 01 A5
02 5D 01 A5 02 72 01 A5 02 7C 01 A5 02 88 01 A5
02 3C 00 75 16 66 8B 0D 91 90 A7 02 66 8B 15 93
90 A7 02 8B 1D 95 90 A7 02 EB 14 66 8B 0D 99 90
A7 02 66 8B 15 9B 90 A7 02 8B 1D 9D 90 A7 02 C3
89 C8 E8 89 93 00 00 C3 89 C8 E8 28 94 00 00 C3
60 BB CF 00 A5 02 08 C0 74 05 BB C7 00 A5 02 BE
74 00 A5 02 89 5E 04 61 C3 50 52 3C 00 75 07 E8
94 00 00 00 EB 10 3C 01 75 07 E8 92 00 00 00 EB
05 E8 96 00 00 00 5A 58 C3 60 3C 00 75 07 E8 92


SS:ESP > E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 A0 A6 A7 02 84 A6 A7 02
00 00 10 00 38 00 BA 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 F0 FF
D9 AB A5 02 00 00 10 00 38 00 BA 02 00 F0 00 00
E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 00 00 00 00 90 A7 A7 02
60 5A A5 02 00 00 00 00 83 DE A5 02 D8 A7 A7 02
E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 02 00 00 00 02 00 00 00
00 00 10 00 2E 02 00 00 4B 03 01 00 58 14 8E BF
08 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 60 00 A5 02 3C 00 00 00
AC 01 00 00 53 53 54 00 72 69 63 46 6C 61 73 68
00 00 32 35 56 46 30 38 30 42 00 36 00 00 00 00
F0 00 00 00 3E 01 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 60 00 A5 02 3C 00 00 00 3D 00 00 00
50 39 36 35 2D 49 43 48 38 00 70 00 00 00 36 41
37 39 4C 47 30 44 43 00 00 00 00 00 36 E3 A6 02
00 00 10 00 00 00 10 00 98 00 00 00 98 00 00 00
38 10 D6 02 03 00 00 00 38 00 A9 02 00 F0 00 00


00 00 00 00 02 02 00 00 5C 55 00 00 00 F0 00 00
00 00 00 00 E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 00 00 00 00
38 00 BA 02 F8 A5 A7 02 13 98 A5 02 00 00 00 00
90 54 0F 00 A0 54 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
A0 54 0F 00 03 00 A8 01 E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02
00 00 00 00 38 00 BA 02 24 A6 A7 02 FE 98 A5 02
01 00 00 00 59 00 A5 02 E0 3D A7 02 24 A6 A7 02
87 02 A7 02 E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 00 00 00 00
7C A3 A5 02 2E 02 00 00 4B 03 01 00 58 14 8E BF
08 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 60 00 A5 02 3C 00 00 00
AC 01 00 00 53 53 54 00 72 69 63 46 6C 61 73 68
00 00 32 35 56 46 30 38 30 42 00 36 00 00 00 00
00 00 F0 FF E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 A0 A6 A7 02
84 A6 A7 02 00 00 10 00 38 00 BA 02 00 00 00 00
00 00 F0 FF D9 AB A5 02 00 00 10 00 38 00 BA 02
00 F0 00 00 E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 00 00 00 00
SS:EBP > 90 A7 A7 02 60 5A A5 02 00 00 00 00 83 DE A5 02
D8 A7 A7 02 E0 3D A7 02 3C 9A A7 02 02 00 00 00
02 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 2E 02 00 00 4B 03 01 00
58 14 8E BF 08 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 60 00 A5 02
3C 00 00 00 AC 01 00 00 53 53 54 00 72 69 63 46
6C 61 73 68 00 00 32 35 56 46 30 38 30 42 00 36
00 00 00 00 F0 00 00 00 3E 01 00 00 00 00 06 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 60 00 A5 02 3C 00 00 00
3D 00 00 00 50 39 36 35 2D 49 43 48 38 00 70 00
00 00 36 41 37 39 4C 47 30 44 43 00 00 00 00 00
36 E3 A6 02 00 00 10 00 00 00 10 00 98 00 00 00
98 00 00 00 38 10 D6 02 03 00 00 00 38 00 A9 02
00 F0 00 00 BC A7 A7 02 40 01 00 00 00 48 00 00
0D 1C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1C 00 00 E0 3D A7 02
3C 9A A7 02 98 00 00 00 BC A7 A7 02 98 00 00 00
E8 A7 A7 02 AA 53 A5 02 0D 1C 00 00 30 00 00 00



Application resource tracking details
===========================================


Selectors
=========

sel base limit type D mem count
----------------------------------------
026F 02A30000 00004000 DATA 32 Y xxxx
0277 02A30AE0 0000060F DATA 32 Y xxxx
027F 00000000 7FFEFFFF CODE 32 N 0001
0287 00000000 7FFEFFFF DATA 32 N 0002
028F 02A310F8 00000047 DATA 32 Y xxxx

Total selectors: 0005


Linear memory blocks
====================

handle base length
--------------------------
0275B068 02A50000 0002B000
02A30AE0 02A30AE0 00000610
02A310F8 02A310F8 00000048

Total Linear memory: 0002B658 (0002F000) in 00000003 blocks


Linear memory locked
====================

base length
-----------------
CBD002A5 0000000B


DOS memory blocks
=================

sel base length
----------------------


Protected mode interrupt vectors
================================

No sel offset
----------------
1B 027F 02A50025
24 027F 02A50026


Protected mode exception vectors
================================

No sel offset
----------------


Real mode interrupt vectors
===========================

No seg offset
-------------


Call-Backs
==========

real target
-----------------------

More about : updating bios

a c 180 V Motherboard
September 7, 2011 12:07:22 AM

I don't know how Gigabyte does thier bios update but I have an Asus board and the way the bios is updated is you would extract the files to a usb stick and then with the usb stick pluged in go into the bios and go to the tab that would have the bios update feature and select that and when you start the update you point to where the update is and the bios will see it and ask if you want to update to xxx version and you say yes , it will then erase the old bios and write in the new one. I don't know what all that is that you posted but but you don't see any thing like that when you update the bios.
When you extracted those files you shouldn't have to do anything with them except point the bios updater to where they are.
September 7, 2011 12:14:01 AM

I did that but I ran from my PC directly because I heard Gigabyte has .exe files that don't require you to put on USB stick in order to update. I really don't know how to make this work...
Best I wait for an expert's answer or something.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
September 7, 2011 12:24:29 AM

Do you have the owner's manual , I would think it would have something in there about updateing the bios.
September 7, 2011 1:31:05 AM

I'm afraid not.
a b V Motherboard
September 7, 2011 1:59:20 AM

why are you updating your BIOS? just because it is available does not mean you should update.

The only time you should update is if you have a problem installing hardware like you BIOS cannot recognize the right hard drive size.

if it is not broken, don't fix it
a c 154 V Motherboard
September 7, 2011 2:02:34 AM

Tech answer:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Install the @BIOS utility. It will allow you to run the BIOS update easily from within Windows. You should have two options:

1) update via the INTERNET, or
2) update via a pre-downloaded BIOS

Unless the INTERNET option can't find the latest version of the BIOS (in the BIOS, not Utility download section) just use the automated Internet option.
a b V Motherboard
September 7, 2011 3:03:04 AM

I have the 965-DQ6 gigabyte MB. (E6400 @ 3.2 GHz - currently in my closet)
While Gigabyte is my normal choice of MB, I'm not a lover of @Bios. There where a few cases of people bricking their systems when updating the Bios from with in windows.

If you do not have the manual, go to gigabyte and download it.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
If you have a floppy just put the dotF10 file on it. Reboot and go into bios and select the option to update the bios. READ up on procedure in Manual.
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/motherboard...
or: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...


Starts on pg 58, Qflash. This is the procedure I use. I don't think your MB supports puting the file on a USB Thumdrive. I've always used the Floppy drive with mine. Newer MBs pretty much all support the Thumbdrives for updating the bios.

If that seams to diff, then use the @bios from windows.
September 7, 2011 6:09:22 PM

Thank you. And to answer emerald. That's exactly why I am doing it. My soundcard isn't properly recognized and it is starting to get really annoying.
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