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GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2.0) - BIOS version Questions

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January 18, 2012 1:16:23 AM

Hello,

I have the original BIOS on my motherboard from when I purchased the board (2010) and have never updated the BIOS, mainly because I have had no need to.

I was curious to hear from people that own this board and have updated their BIOS if they have noticed a speed increase during POST. And also if there was anyway to find out what exactly the updates entail besides the short description given on the gigabyte site. Or are those short descriptions the only things that the new BIOS has acquired?

Thanks for your time.
a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 1:23:45 AM

skaz said:
Hello,

I have the original BIOS on my motherboard from when I purchased the board (2010) and have never updated the BIOS, mainly because I have had no need to.

I was curious to hear from people that own this board and have updated their BIOS if they have noticed a speed increase during POST. And also if there was anyway to find out what exactly the updates entail besides the short description given on the gigabyte site. Or are those short descriptions the only things that the new BIOS has acquired?

Thanks for your time.

To update BIOS, u should only do that if u have HW issues or support for the newest CPU's ....

It will not make anything faster, its the placebo effect : )

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January 18, 2012 1:28:29 AM

nikorr said:
To update BIOS, u should only do that if u have HW issues or support for the newest CPU's ....

It will not make anything faster, its the placebo effect : )


The POST just feels so slow. I have quick boot enabled, all unused controllers disabled, motherboard splash screen disabled. To be honest it isn't slow to the point that I have to wait more then a few seconds but I feel that could be faster. For example my Toshiba laptop boots extremely fast during POST. I typically don't even see anything on the screen during POST on my laptop. Where as with the gigabyte board I see the drives and cd/rom load up on screen.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 1:32:45 AM

skaz said:
The POST just feels so slow. I have quick boot enabled, all unused controllers disabled, motherboard splash screen disabled. To be honest it isn't slow to the point that I have to wait more then a few seconds but I feel that could be faster. For example my Toshiba laptop boots extremely fast during POST. I typically don't even see anything on the screen during POST on my laptop. Where as with the gigabyte board I see the drives and cd/rom load up on screen.

Time it, measure how long it takes for the BIOS to post without windows.

What's your mobo? EDIT: GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2.0)
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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 1:39:20 AM

Did u disable the Gigabyte "welcome post screen"?

Also disable components that u don't use, so the BIOS does not have to look for them, like floppy, ...
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January 18, 2012 1:50:12 AM

Yeah I disabled the splash screen. I'll report back with time on next cold start.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 1:53:59 AM

Its just that, if u will update the BIOS, it can mess things up.

There is enough posts on Tom's to see : )

I had Gigabyte with C2D E64750 and I played with BIOS and I used custom BIOS too,no speed improved in BIOS itself.

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January 18, 2012 2:00:15 AM

nikorr said:
Its just that, if u will update the BIOS, it can mess things up.

There is enough posts on Tom's to see : )

I had Gigabyte with C2D E64750 and I played with BIOS and I used custom BIOS too,no speed improved in BIOS itself.


Which is one reason why I haven't updated my BIOS since I've purchased the board. But I was curious on other peoples experience and if they did notice a speed increase. If something like the BIOS can recognizes a piece of hardware quicker, then that to me is a speed increase. Thanks for all your input though. I appreciate it. =)
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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 2:01:46 AM

Back it up and try: )

Download everything before u do!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
January 18, 2012 2:02:09 AM

Good luck!
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