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GA-EP45-UD3P Rev1.0/1.1 BIOS

by jdgreen92086 / December 27, 2009 2:26 AM PST

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a GA-EP45-UD3P (Rev 1.0/1.1) motherboard. When I play games I get a BSOD STOP 0x0000001E. It occurred to me I didn't install all my drivers or the new BIOS for my system since updating to Windows 7 64-bit. I have installed all current hardware drivers, but when I try to install the BIOS it says it is not compatible with 64-bit and to contact the company. I have contacted them, but without a reply. Is windows just saying it isn't compatible when I try to run the update in windows, but really is compatible if I used a disk to update the bios?

Thank you!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 2:57 AM PST

The ability to update the BIOS while Windows is running is a very new trick. I'm not trying to offend you but if you think back just a few years such updates were done with DOS boot diskettes for years and arcane command lines.

It's improved but I have no qualms with a boot CD or diskette to do this update.

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How are you running the BIOS update ?
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2009 6:12 AM PST

I just updated the BIOS on my GIGA-BYTE P55-UD3R while running Win 7 Pro 64 bit and it went without incident.


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by jdgreen92086 / December 27, 2009 9:41 AM PST

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. However, I think my question was misunderstood, it's an odd question.

I was trying to ask if, since I tried to update the BIOS within Windows, would it give me a message stating the BIOS update was not compatible with 64-bit windows, EVEN THOUGH it was actually compatible IF I used an alternative method to Windows.

So in essence, should I try to update the BIOS with a USB drive (since that's all I have) even though when I tried to update within Windows it said it was not compatible?

Hopefully that's a little more clear.

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Updating in Windows is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 10:39 PM PST
In reply to: thanks

Still a very new trick. I expect it to not always work.

Hope that's clearer.

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By all means, try USB. I was going to use the
by VAPCMD / December 28, 2009 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

floppy disk but when I ran the program ...the file was too large for a
for a floppy disk. So I decided to try the @BIOS update program running under Windows.

Let us know.


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