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    Problem with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and Intel i7 980x

    Hi Scan,

    I have a problem with the motherboard I bought recently - it looks like it shipped with a BIOS too old to support 6-core CPUs out of the box, and hence doesn't work properly with my 980x. I get BIOS error code "b8" when I switch the board on (which other people/forums tell me is the expected code for this issue). I can't flash the BIOS to update it without a working CPU.

    My question is, do I go through you guys for support on this matter, or do I contact Gigabyte directly? Basically, I need to exchange the motherboard for one which is guaranteed to have the latest BIOS.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Problem with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and Intel i7 980x

    Fraz,

    Bios version can never be guaranteed, we can upgrade the BIOS for you to the latest one for a fee of £10

    Wesley

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    Re: Problem with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and Intel i7 980x

    Hmm, OK. Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll take this up with Gigabyte support directly for now. Frankly, if I buy a board that has this in the specs:



    then I expect it to work with my CPU without having to pay extra for the honour.

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    Re: Problem with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and Intel i7 980x

    I don't mean to hijack the thread but do you offer the updates bios on the day i collect the motherboard?

    So if I was to buy an x58 motherboard from scan ( come in and pick it up ) you could update it for me there and then?

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    Re: Problem with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and Intel i7 980x

    Sast,

    Yes we can offer a BIOS update at any stage for you.

    Wesley

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