A relatively older computer of mine had been showing some signs of USB related problems. So I decided to try the BIOS upgrade of the motherboard before deciding to retire it and replacing it with a new motherboard. Fortunately, these days updating the BIOS or UEFI is extremely easy unlike the older times when you feared about the update process going wrong and bricking the motherboard. These days, you can upgrade the BIOS/UEFI to a newer version from within Windows. The motherboard manufacturers often provide you with these tools that can make the task very easy.
Gigabyte also provides many tools for their motherboards. One of these tools is @BIOS which works for all the Gigabyte motherboards and inspite of the name can also upgrade the UEFI. Here is how you can use it:
- Download the @BIOS utility from Gigabyte server (link at the bottom).
- Install @BIOS in your Windows PC and launch it. It supports all Windows versions from XP to Windows 10.
- Click on the Update BIOS from Gigabyte server button. This will fetch the BIOS file straight from the internet and you do not have to search for it manually.
- You will be shown the bios version to select. Make sure that you thoroughly check the motherboard model and bios version before selecting one of the bios files and clicking on the OK button.
- This will make the @BIOS utility erase the older bios and flash the new bios into the motherboard’s memory BIOS chip. After the flashing is complete, you can restart Windows to check the new BIOS.
Since the @BIOS utility sets the BIOS/UEFI to the default values, you may have to make some changes before it can work with your PC’s hardware configuration.
You can download the Gigabyte @BIOS utility from http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_a_bios.htm.