Solved I cant get into the Bios of a Gigabyte GB-BSi7H-6500

June 16, 2016 at 06:40:34
Specs: Windows 64
This Brix isnt backwards compatable with USB 2.0 - which all wired keyboards are- so I cannot get into the BIOS (press delete) in order to install an OS from a USB3 source because I cannot install the Gigabyte driver. So how do I set up the Brix without access to a keyboard?

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June 18, 2016 at 13:20:12
I would guess they are both defective.

Why do you need/want such a small form factor anyway, if you don't mind my asking?



#1
June 16, 2016 at 08:57:22
You should follow the procedure described in the manual to produce a USB stick that will install a driver to make the ports 2.0 compatible. You'll need access to another computer and a USB 3.0 drive of at least 4 GB capacity.

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#2
June 16, 2016 at 09:08:41
First of all, are you sure the unit isn't backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It is my understanding that all versions are backward compatible.

The problem may simply be that you are waiting too long to use the keyboard. You need to start continuously tapping the Delete key as soon as you start the computer.

The information below was copied from the Techspot site.

" It's backwards compatible. Your existing USB 2.0 gear will work on version 3.0 ports and vice versa. You'll be able to maximize your bandwidth when using a USB 3.0 cable with USB 3.0 devices and ports, otherwise plugging a 3.0 device into a 2.0 port or a 2.0 device into 3.0 a port will get you standard USB 2.0 data rates".

"Since the new interface has been carefully planned from the start to peacefully co-exist with its predecessor, the connector itself remains mostly the same with the four USB 2.0 contacts in the exact same location as before. Extra pins for the new lanes dedicated to transmit and receive SuperSpeed data are located on the back and only come into contact when mated with a proper USB 3.0 port".


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#3
June 16, 2016 at 09:53:20
The OP is correct. As supplied the unit is not USB 2.0 compatible. But the manual explains how to install an OS.

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#4
June 16, 2016 at 10:10:13
ijack, I respect your answers. Your post appeared while I was formulating and posting mine.

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#5
June 16, 2016 at 15:06:22
From the manual:

Note: Due to a lack of legacy EHCI controller support from Intel on the 6th generation CPU, the USB 3.0 ports of the BRIX unit are not compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

To help you install your operating system, GIGABYTE provides a tool which is preloaded on the driver CD called "Windows Image Tool". This tool helps you to create an installation USB dongle which includes the driver necessary for backward compatibility. To install Windows 7 using this tool, please follow these steps :

- Plug a USB 3.0 drive (4GB minimum) into another computer.
- Launch the "Windows Image Tool".
- Add the Windows 7 installation files and USB 3.0 drivers to your USB drive.
- Plug the USB drive to your BRIX unit and follow the steps to install the OS.

After the installation of the OS and drivers, the USB 3.0 ports will be backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices.


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#6
June 16, 2016 at 19:59:34
How could Intel be so short sited? All USB keyboards are USB2 as far as I know, they will never need more band width so why go through the trouble since the USB3 standards includes backwards compatibility with USB2. There really needs to be a BIOS flash to allow compatibility.
Please note that even after drivers are installed, keyboards should always be plugged into USB ports directly on the rear of the motherboard for earliest access.
Google around to see if any keyboards (reasonable ones) are USB3, it will make things like BIOS setting easier.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 16, 2016 at 23:38:05
Yes all this is clear and exceptionally I did read the manual. Although I have a USB 3.0 dvd and the driver disc, nothing at all happens on the screen, in BOTH Brix. I reset the cmos, tested the HDMI cable and the monitor, removed the drives and the RAM, removed one DIMM exchanged it for the other then another 2. Silencio. I was caught by using a USB 2.0 stick though. Surely I should see something on the screen using the dvd?


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#8
June 17, 2016 at 03:17:50
With nothing on the screen, you mean not even a BIOS startup message?
Is the CPU fan running?
Else return to the seller.

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#9
June 17, 2016 at 04:24:20
No No start up bios - nothing.
cpu fan is running

2 identical Brixes? Both defect???


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#10
June 17, 2016 at 04:31:01
May not support HDMI out of the box.

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#11
June 18, 2016 at 09:11:13
OK here it is. When I use the second slot for the DIMM RAM- this stops the Brix!. When I take it out I get the boot- EVEN WHEN I HAVE USB 2.0 keyboard, mouse and USB stick!!! Even more weirdly each boot on the 2 machines is different. Weird is a name for this PC not BRIX

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#12
June 18, 2016 at 13:20:12
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I would guess they are both defective.

Why do you need/want such a small form factor anyway, if you don't mind my asking?


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#13
June 18, 2016 at 22:29:18
Small? Not small enough, but I am making portable devices. Still waiitng for an answeer from Gigabyte

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#14
June 23, 2016 at 09:22:56
the Brix IS compatible with USB 2.0 - UNTIL you put a Win 7 OS THEN you need the driver!. Why populating the second slot with the HyperX Impact DIMM causes the breakdown Gigabyte never commented

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