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GA-71XE4 BIOS update?

By tommyleenow
Oct 8, 2007
  1. I have a GA-71XE4 Ver 1.0 motherboard.
    Wanting to update the bios. The board does not except anything more then a 10GB HDD. Would like to able able to run at least a 80GBHDD or 120HDD.
    I can not find the drivers to update the BIOS.
    Nor do I know how to update. Can anyone help.

    It's a Gigabyte motherboard. (Already tried the Gigabyte homepage, it not helpful)
    BTW Max os I can run on it after BIOS FLASH? (smoothly)
    Max ram I can have on the board it 512ram SDRAM?
     
  2. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

  3. tommyleenow

    tommyleenow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Will be back.

    Thank you boykov,
    I will try the link and then flash the board. Will reture when it's works or not. But I am greatful.
    Thanks Tom
     
  4. tommyleenow

    tommyleenow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I'mmmm back. ?

    boykov.
    I've tried the bios update. But gets error.
    These are the error I get.

    1. Chip set is not supported.
    2. Flash part is not supported.
    3. Make sure the flash is not protected.

    Any hints.

    Thanks in advance..
     
  5. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

  6. tommyleenow

    tommyleenow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thank you. boykov's

    Thank you. boykov's
    The bios flash was done. It all works now. With the 80gb HDD. Wasn't as easy as it said on the instruction. But with you prompt responds, I was able to resole the matter. Quick question to address to the thread.
    Does flashing the bios also mean more RAM CAN be added. ? Currently have 256 x 2 SDRAM =
    512 SDRAM in total .
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  8. tommyleenow

    tommyleenow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thank you, Tedster

    Thank you, Tedster

    As advise ablove. Thank you Tedster, for your help. Flash was not. It work. Thanx again.

    *****resolved***

    Tom
     
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