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How do you update your bios???(please help!)

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April 9, 2012 9:31:53 PM

My specs:

1 x Case (NZXT Tempest 410 Gaming Case - Black))
1 x Processor (AMD FX-8150 CPU (8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache)))
1 x Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 -- AMD 970))
1 x Memory (16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand))
1 x Video Card (AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB - Single Card))
1 x Case Lighting (None))
1 x Power Supply (700 Watt - Standard))
1 x Processor Cooling (Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)))
1 x Video Card Brand (Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA))
1 x Primary Hard Drive (2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive))
1 x Data Hard Drive (None))
1 x 2nd Optical Drive (None))
1 x Optical Drive (24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black))
1 x Sound Card (3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard))
1 x Speaker System (iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System))
1 x Network Card (Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)))
1 x Monitor (None))
1 x Keyboard (iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard))
1 x Mouse (iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse))
1 x Operating System (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit))
1 x Warranty (3 Year Standard Warranty Service))
1 x Rush Service (Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days))
1 x Video Camera (None))
1 x Meter Display (None))
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer (12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black))
1 x 2nd Monitor (None))
1 x Free Stuff ([Free Game Download] - DiRT3 - Free with purchase of AMD FX / A-Series processor))
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction (None))
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion (None))
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface (Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface))
1 x USB Expansion (None))
1 x Case Engraving Service (None))

So i have no idea how to update my bios, Can someone help me?

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a b V Motherboard
April 9, 2012 10:51:32 PM

First, why do you need to update your BIOS?
What problems are you having that tell you it's a BIOS issue?



GA-970A-D3
The BIOS files may be downloaded from the official Gigabyte website
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

The versions available are:

•F8H BIOS - 2012/03/13 - Moidfy CPU compatibility - BETA BIOS
•F8E BIOS (no longer available) - 2011/12/27 - Update CPU AGESA 1.1.0.2, modify memory compatibility - BETA BIOS
•F7 BIOS - 2011/10/13 - Update CPU AGESA 1.1.0.0
•F6 BIOS - 2011/08/31 - Update CPU AGESA 0.0.9.2 - updated to support all socket AM3+ CPUs - Modified TPM compatibility
•Support these socket AM3+ FX CPUS: FX-4100 95W, FX-6100 95W, FX-8100 95W, FX-8120 95W, FX-8120 125W, FX-8150 125W
•F4 BIOS - 2011/07/05 - Modify USB keyboard compatibility
•F3 BIOS - 2011/06/07 - First release

PLEASE READ NOTES ON BIOS DOWNLOAD PAGE
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April 9, 2012 11:07:52 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
First, why do you need to update your BIOS?
What problems are you having that tell you it's a BIOS issue?



GA-970A-D3
The BIOS files may be downloaded from the official Gigabyte website
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

The versions available are:

•F8H BIOS - 2012/03/13 - Moidfy CPU compatibility - BETA BIOS
•F8E BIOS (no longer available) - 2011/12/27 - Update CPU AGESA 1.1.0.2, modify memory compatibility - BETA BIOS
•F7 BIOS - 2011/10/13 - Update CPU AGESA 1.1.0.0
•F6 BIOS - 2011/08/31 - Update CPU AGESA 0.0.9.2 - updated to support all socket AM3+ CPUs - Modified TPM compatibility
•Support these socket AM3+ FX CPUS: FX-4100 95W, FX-6100 95W, FX-8100 95W, FX-8120 95W, FX-8120 125W, FX-8150 125W
•F4 BIOS - 2011/07/05 - Modify USB keyboard compatibility
•F3 BIOS - 2011/06/07 - First release

PLEASE READ NOTES ON BIOS DOWNLOAD PAGE




Well my games keep crashing my computer, and peopel say i need to update my bios
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a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 3:00:32 AM

Can you elaborate, what do you mean by crashing?
During games, computer shuts down?

That could be a number of things....mostly power supply or motherboard or overheating. If it were an incompatibility issue with CPU or RAM, you wouldn't even be able to get to BIOS and you're already into OS and gaming when you have problems so possibly video card failing?

What are symptoms just before crashing (screen freezing, etc.)?
Your specs list isn't specific for many items, looks more like a wishlist or invoice before purchase but not particular to what you have. I would try the F6 BIOS update, or the most current one available (check which version you have first).
You should be able to update BIOS through one of the built-in utilities.

How long have you had this system and how long after it was first built did you start having issues?





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April 10, 2012 5:50:02 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Can you elaborate, what do you mean by crashing?
During games, computer shuts down?

That could be a number of things....mostly power supply or motherboard or overheating. If it were an incompatibility issue with CPU or RAM, you wouldn't even be able to get to BIOS and you're already into OS and gaming when you have problems so possibly video card failing?

What are symptoms just before crashing (screen freezing, etc.)?
Your specs list isn't specific for many items, looks more like a wishlist or invoice before purchase but not particular to what you have. I would try the F6 BIOS update, or the most current one available (check which version you have first).
You should be able to update BIOS through one of the built-in utilities.

How long have you had this system and how long after it was first built did you start having issues?


To be specific, When I launch the games (The Darkness2 , Deus ex: Human Revolution , and Saints Row 3) As soon as I launch them My computer crashes giving me a blue screen, But when I launch the Darkness 2 I actually make it to the menu screen sometimes.

I've had this system(computer) for about 3 weeks now, It's brand new. And the most recent bios update is F8
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a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 6:00:53 PM

Blue screen to me means corrupted system files from bad OS install. If this was a hardware issue, I would think it would just shut down. Can you see what message is on the blue screen and post it?
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April 10, 2012 6:02:47 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Can you elaborate, what do you mean by crashing?
During games, computer shuts down?

That could be a number of things....mostly power supply or motherboard or overheating. If it were an incompatibility issue with CPU or RAM, you wouldn't even be able to get to BIOS and you're already into OS and gaming when you have problems so possibly video card failing?

What are symptoms just before crashing (screen freezing, etc.)?
Your specs list isn't specific for many items, looks more like a wishlist or invoice before purchase but not particular to what you have. I would try the F6 BIOS update, or the most current one available (check which version you have first).
You should be able to update BIOS through one of the built-in utilities.

How long have you had this system and how long after it was first built did you start having issues?


And to be specific:


Processor (AMD FX-8150 CPU (8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache)))
Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 -- AMD 970))
Memory (16 GB )
Video Card (AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB) Crossfire mode
Power Supply (700 Watt)
Operating System (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium)
Case (NZXT Tempest 410 Gaming Case - Black)
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April 10, 2012 6:03:17 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Blue screen to me means corrupted system files from bad OS install. If this was a hardware issue, I would think it would just shut down. Can you see what message is on the blue screen and post it?


How would i do that??
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a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 6:18:27 PM

Well does the screen go to blue screen but immediately shutdown or are you able to see what's on the blue screen? Is it a Windows error blue screen that has error codes on it?
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April 10, 2012 6:21:48 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Well does the screen go to blue screen but immediately shutdown or are you able to see what's on the blue screen? Is it a Windows error blue screen that has error codes on it?


it has like a few seconds and it says creating dump files
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a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 6:45:02 PM

Are all of your drivers current?
Is RAM not on QVL supported list for your motherboard?
In a number of cases, those were the culprits, along with timing settings for RAM in BIOS.
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April 10, 2012 6:57:28 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Are all of your drivers current?
Is RAM not on QVL supported list for your motherboard?
In a number of cases, those were the culprits, along with timing settings for RAM in BIOS.


Whats QVL and im not sure if all my drivers are but my video card is
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April 10, 2012 7:18:03 PM

So you got a iBuypower brand PC. The biggest justification for such boutique builders charge a lot more than what the combined parts cost is that they provide comprehensive customer service. Since you have the PC for only 3 weeks, it must be still in warranty, moreover, within return time window.

I would first report such incident to the seller for the record as soon as possible, so that I would be able to return it when all the efforts to resolve the issue based on their instruction would fail. Anyway, since they are supposed to know their system inside out, you better ask for their support, instead of asking help on the Internet. Although group intelligence help solve many problems, still it is like blind men touching elephant, and should be the last resort, when better options are all exhausted.

For the blue screen, it can be many different things. Some people give you advice based on their own experience, which is good, but sometimes can be misleading if they wrongly believe their experience apply to everyone else in general. For example, I have blue screen many times over past decades, some times it was related to HDD, others CPU thermal events, or PSU. Unless people on the Internet know a lot about your system, all they can tell you is just guess work. The seller who built the system should have many experience of system problems, and they should be able to identify the root cause of your issue. My advice is to contact iBuypower.
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