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updating Gigabyte BIOS

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#1 imyaroy


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

I have Gigabyte H61m-USB-B3 motherboard. I have recently replaced Intel i3 CPU with Intel i7 CPU; everything a-ok.

I intend installing SSD. Advice suggests updating BIOS before SSD installation. When visiting Gigabyte downloads page, a download of a scan function is offered for download (installOBJ.exe), but after download this function will not install. There are BIOS updates available but the nearest available is for 22 nm my new CPU is 32 nm.


I am far from a whiz kid on computers so any respons e will need to be in layman's terms.


thanking one and all in anticipation.

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#2 goldfist


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:10 PM

Who advised a BIOS Flash before installing SSD? I have installed and run SSD's on older systems with no problems. If there is a BUG that needs to be patched for SSD's etc then I could see a Flash needed, but otherwise I would keep the firmware the same and run it as is unless there is a known bug for that board and SSD drives.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:45 PM

Goldfist is correct


Usually SSD will work with no BIOS update. After SSD installation if they are performance issues  A firmware update is possible but not necessary. 

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