After carefully reading previous posts, I tried to update my BIOS from 053 to 103, because I was planning to buy a graphics card for my trusted old PC. I followed all recommendations (proper formatting, USB ejections, proper removal of the jumper, etc), however, none of this seems to work.
I do not get the progress report screen when turning on the PC with the USB drive containing the BIO file, so I just wait 15-20 minutes and the reboot. This just doesn't work, I put the jumper back on and my BIOS it's just stuck in 053.
What could be the reason this happens? Is there any way to fix it?
I was pretty excited to put a cheap GTX 1070 in this PC, but I can't do it if the BIOS won't update.
To help you better, here are my step-by-step instructions for BIOS Recovery:
Hope this helps,
What is the bios string? Look in the bios and provide the entire string, not just 0053.
Are you using the lower left usb port on the rear of the board?
Sorry, didn't mean to sound rude, I thought you were from Intel. The full version number I get from Intel Driver Support is EBH7710H.86A.0053.2012.0213.1543 as seen in the photo.
I'm fine with the MOBO not being able to update (it works fine for everything else), but if there's something that can be done so I can put a new GPU in it, I'm happy to try.
Here are the release notes for your 2012 board:
I have attached the latest bios file for you.
Here is information on your board:
When you attempted to go from 0053 to 0103, did you:
Format the usb stick as fat32 on a windows machine (not linux or mac)?
Is the stick 8GB or greater?
Did you use the lower left usb port on the back of the board?
With the power off, did you insert the stick, with the jumper removed, and power on your machine?
Also note that the usb stick should be USB 2.0, not 3.0.
If the recovery method works, power off, replace the jumper, and power on.
Thanks! I had already found the .BIO file and release notes.
- I tried 2 different USB 2.0 sticks, one 4GB and one 8GB (both properly formatted and ejected).
- I used the left lower port at least twice, as well as other back ports. I tried this probably 10 times yesterday.
- Yes, inserted the stick after unplugging the computer and removing the jumper from board.
Basically I followed all the steps in n_scott_pearson's recommendations, but it didn't work, I never got the BIOS recovery process screen.
Ok, have you tried just using the F7 method?
You may also want to disconnect power from your board, remove the battery, and wait 30 minutes or so, then try again.
I tried removing the CMOS battery as suggested, but it didn't make a difference.
I have not tried using the F7 method, but from what I read this is not advised when jumping from a really old BIOS release to a much newer one. And in this case I can't afford to screw up the BIOS since I know for sure the recovery method doesn't work.
Have you seen any successful attempts to update using the F7 method when skipping several BIOS releases?
Yes, I have seen, and have been successful myself, at jumping from an older bios to the latest.
Looking at the release notes, I did not see any dependencies, but I will check again. There have been 12 bios releases for your board. I will try to get 0062. If you cannot go from 0053 to 0062, we have a problem.
And, what is your processor model number?
Do you personally know of any successful updates from 0062 to 0103? Is there a confirmed dependency added in 0062?
I really didn't try going from 0053 to 0103 using the F7 method because the last thing I want to do is brick the board, if there's no risk of that I can try.
So, you are back on 0053?
i7-3779K? I am wondering if this processor was supported on 0053. If not, it should not be running at all. Do you happen to have a 2nd gen processor?
Also, maybe we can get @n_scott_pearson to take a look at this.
Yes, back to 0053 just like nothing happened.
I don't have any other CPUs at hand, but from what I've seen this board was designed for 2nd and 3rd support from the get go.