You may also make a USB Bootable drive, covered below, if you have issues with your board seeing your formatted USB stick.To Get into Qflash Select "END" at bootup, or F8 Within the BIOS to enter Qflash.So in the case of the X79-UD3 board, the file we’re looking is simply named X79UD3.
Once we select ‘Update BIOS from Drive’ we will then see a list of connected FAT32 drives, so unless you have several USB thumb drives connected, (or you’re one or more of your hard drives are formatted in the now outdates FAT32 format system), the drive that appears here will be the USB thumb drive with your new BIOS on it. You’ll then see all a list of applicable BIOS files on the drive.
Note: if you have several BIOS versions on the drive, these will all be shown, so select the new BIOS file, which in the example above would be X79UD3. Once you have selected the new BIOS file, press Enter.
To open the file simple double-click on it, inside you’ll find three files (GIGABYTE also bundles some small, useful files to help you update your BIOS in a DOS environment, but we’ll leave that for another day).
The one file we need is named the same as your motherboard, followed by a dot and the BIOS version.
Q Flash updating is preferred simply because it doesn’t rely on a stable OS environment to ensure safe BIOS updating, i.e. The first thing you should do is visit the GIGABYTE website to find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard.
Each BIOS version is preceded with the letter F followed by a number.
So for example, in the case of our new X79 series BIOS updates, the latest version for these boards is currently version F7.
The file that you download from us is a self-executable 7-Zip file (basically a compressed folder containing several files).
Linux users and those who have Winrar or 7Zip installed, may use the method below using Winrar to extract if you like Download Winrar Trial here (Scroll down to Winrar 3.71 and download) and then install and right click the file and choose "extract here".
The files will be extracted to the folder you have the exe located in Win RAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files Put the .
Yes it may work for you once or twice but if you keep using it you will find out the hard way it is not a good idea. FAT32/16/12 Partition on your disk (FAT32 Is best) 4.