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GA-Z77X-UP5 TH 1.0 - BIOS corrupted 3 times in less than a year

August 15, 2013 9:26:58 AM

Hi guys,

I bought the GA-Z77X-UP5 TH in Dec of last year. I am using F12e. I am still within the warranty period. My system has self corrupted the main bios 3 times in the last year, and the first time was while I was building it. I have successfully copied the backup bios over each time and so I have been able to recover.

My question is whether this is indicative of a bad motherboard or whether some other system part could be suspect? I have never seen a bios go bad on any other motherboard so I am a bit surprised at this. Should I contact Gigabyte and ask for a replacement, or will a replacement behave the same way.

I bought this motherboard for the PCI Express slots, I do not use overclocking at all. It is a standard work computer for me.

The time before this one, the bios went bad when I plugged in an eSata. After recovering the bios, I was able to get eSata working properly. This time, the bios went bad just because. I have no idea why.

PS, F12e is a beta bios, but it is the latest one from Gigabyte and it has been there for almost a year now. I asked whether I can use it, and Gigabyte tech support indicated that it is safe to use and offers secure boot, options that the previos bioses don't have.

Thanks for your help,