BIOS Update

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November 30, 2009 at 02:59:36
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP2

I`d like to update my BIOS...

My motherboard is GA-945-GZM-S2 rev.6.6

So far I have found F2 it the latest ?

Can you give me download link for the latest ?

Thank you in advance...

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November 30, 2009 at 04:31:56
You have been responding in these forums for a month of so giving advice, some of which is not great. Yet you don't know how to find a link to your own board updates?

Below is the closest match I could find on the Gigabyte site. Check your model number.

All that said, why do you want to update your BIOS? You shouldn't update a BIOS unless there is a good reason to do so.

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November 30, 2009 at 05:12:00

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November 30, 2009 at 05:27:33
I`d like to update my BIOS...

You would! Why?

I agree with OtheHill, you only update the BIOS if there is a problem you know a BIOS update will fix. Otherwise you are just running the risk of getting it wrong and making your motherboard useless for no possible gain.

In all the twenty years or so that I have been using computers I have only ever had to update the BIOS twice. Once to fix a problem with a video card when Windows XP was first installed and once to fix the fan speed in a laptop. Other than net, never found the need.


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November 30, 2009 at 22:22:45
I have found the BIOS update 3 days ago...however, there is release version only...and I ask you since I may make a mistake...

BTW, you have given me link you GA-945-GCM-S2, which is not good...

P.S. Here is the right link...seems it`s the ONLY one...

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December 1, 2009 at 02:17:04
The link you posted and the link OtheHill posted are for two different motherboards, Basically the same but different Chip Sets.

The link OtheHill posted is the correct one for the information you supplied. You have posted details of two different motherboards. GA-945-GCM-S2 and GA-945-GZM-S2. Better be sure you have the right one otherwise you could end up with a useless motherboard if you get it wrong. It is mistakes like this that makes BIOS updating an "only do when necessary" task.


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December 1, 2009 at 02:17:38
Oh boy.


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.


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December 1, 2009 at 02:25:48

I am using GA-945-GZM-S2 rev 6.6

where did you see GA-945-GCM-S2 rev 6.6 ???

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December 1, 2009 at 03:58:08
From response #1, "Below is the closest match I could find on the Gigabyte site. Check your model number".

The site I was on did not have your model number listed. That is why I wrote what I did.

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December 1, 2009 at 11:48:21
strange...I have found it with no probs...

however it was...seems F2 is the latest version and I am using it right now...

Thank`s for the help...

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December 1, 2009 at 12:10:15
What do you hope to accomplish with a new BIOS?

Most of the time the only changes are tweaks in the default settings for RAM and such. You can do that by using the advanced settings that are already available.

A legitimate reason to flash is to allow support for newer processors.

Even if you do a successful flash your chip can fail because the chips they use are crappy. In short it is an unnecessary risk for no reward.

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December 1, 2009 at 12:22:24
I actually want to change default RAM settings...they are VERY limited in the current BIOS...I hope I`ll be able to tweak them after BIOS update...

By the way, even if the flash or whatever fails, I have a spare, identical one, so that wouldn`t be a problem...

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December 1, 2009 at 12:39:18
Well then only flash if you read that the new file will accomplish what you want it to. If you are looking for higher RAM voltage settings that can't be accomplished solely by the BIOS. The hardware must also support it.

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December 1, 2009 at 12:42:11
nnnn...I can`t change it neither within BIOS nor within Windows...I think BIOS update should do it...

P.S...I have found F2 version so far...I`ll need BIOS latest version...or F2 is the latest...who knows...

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December 1, 2009 at 13:29:23
"My motherboard is GA-945-GZM-S2 rev.6.6"

The problem is the dash between 945 &'s not supposed to be there. It easier to do your searches when you input the correct info.

And what is it you want to do with the memory settings? It certainly would help to know which CPU & which RAM you're working with. Are you overclocking? The only settings you really need to play with are listed under the "Frequency/Voltage Control" menu. You need to enable the CPU Host Clock Control, set the CPU Host Frequency where you want it, set the PCI Express Frequency to 100MHz, then set the System Memory Multiplier. This multiplier setting will dictate the RAM speed.

Since you didn't bother to list your CPU or RAM, I can't make any recommendations. But I can tell you this - flashing the BIOS will NOT help. The settings you need are there & were there all just have to know how to use them.

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December 1, 2009 at 13:32:39
sorry about the dash...

I have done what you said and now the memory runs at higher speed...I knew that before...the thing is the VOLTAGE...

...seems that F2 is the latest BIOS...

Thank`s for the help, though I didn`t hear anything that I didn`t know before...

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