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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.