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Have GA-78LMY-S2P Rev 5.0, AMD 780G chipset?

by corzark79 / May 22, 2014 1:38 AM PDT

I am trying to make sure my bios is up to date, but I am stuck. I am being asked to select the chipset for my mobo. It is supposed to be AMD 760G + SB710. According to CPUz it is AMD 780G + SB700. The only selection I am giving is the 760G. Not sure what I should do, if anything at all.

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F4
by James Denison / May 22, 2014 1:46 AM PDT
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3833#sp

F4 is the latest BIOS version. You can check in your BIOS or watch what shows at boot to see if you have that one. It updates for EFI systems. Since I used Linux I couldn't use the Windows based software to update, but in the BIOS is another method to directly access the *.F4 file needed, and it worked perfectly for my Gigabyte motherboard.
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Why do this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2014 1:49 AM PDT

I only update a BIOS when I first start with a new system and then never update it unless there is some very good reason.

Fast forward to consumers that are being told to update drivers, bios and more and BRICKING their products. I want to hear why you want to do this as it rarely pays off after you have a working machine.
Bob

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via Gigabyte website
by corzark79 / May 23, 2014 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Why do this?

Shouldn't it always be up to date? Mine is currently F2, but the Gigabyte site has a F4a as the latest. What I don't understand is why my chipset isn't what it is supposed to be.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4125&dl=1#ov

That link takes you to the motherboard I have. My chipset is supposed to be AMD 760G, but mine is 780G. Why could that be? I don't know if one is better than the other, or if having the 780G is worse than 760G. I have contacted Gigabyte about it to see if it's a problem. Still waiting on their reply.

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No. It should not be up to date.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2014 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: via Gigabyte website

Why? Because the risk is far too high that the power would go out during the update or one mis-step by the tech and the cost to fix is more than a new board.

If the machine is working, then "up to date" is not a good reason. But it is your machine so your choice, risk and you will accept what happens.
Bob

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(NT) It's a dual BIOS
by James Denison / May 23, 2014 7:56 AM PDT
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Given my experience over the years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2014 8:44 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a dual BIOS

Let's go with that. The industry can always use more sales if it fails or corrupts their HDD. It's their choice, let's hope they are OK with the risks.
Bob

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where are you getting this idea
by James Denison / May 23, 2014 2:15 AM PDT
In reply to: via Gigabyte website

that it's a 760? The model even has the "78" in it's name to denote it's either a 780 or 785.

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OK, Gigabyte site
by James Denison / May 23, 2014 2:22 AM PDT

says every one of those models, all revisions, all use the 760G chip in it. Why they broke pattern and used the "78" in the model name I do not know. You should be OK to flash it for the 760.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=0&p=346&v=1&cv=2#3

Clk on chipset, then on Other, then on AMD, then on the 760, then scroll down and find them all.

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