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#1 Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 14:45

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Hi. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68-UD7-B3 Board, it supports OCZ Revodrive, but does not support NVME SSD. Please help me with creating firmware to support NVME SSD drives. Clover and Duet don't suit me. Thanks!

#2 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 18:22

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@Spe11eR - This is only possible with Clover or Duet, unless you find and crossflash a compatible UEFI beta BIOS, and those BIOS all have their own nasty bugs so I really advise against

@gloobox - any good suggested compatible model BIOS, if he decides he wants to try it anyway, I forget which is compatible/good etc?

#3 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by gloobox 18.06.2020 18:44

@Lost_N_BIOS
I think Z68X-UD5 is better for it,but it seems a little risky for him unless he owns a SPI programmer.
DUALBIOS may be broken by flash the modded bios!!!'cause I had failed 3 times on flashing the modded bios on G1.Sniper B6(only replacing the Microcode).

#4 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 18:49

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@gloobox - thanks! I only wanted to give him possible info and options, then he can decide. Yes, very risky to crossflash, and with buggy BIOS and switching from Legacy to UEFI too.
I will help him flash both BIOS if that's what he decides to do, Dual BIOS wont break, but it's not something you can/should rely on for BIOS recovery even when you are not crossflashing, it can't always save you and often has issues - so yes, as you mentioned, best to have programmer in hand and backup made in advance!

#5 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 18:54

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@Lost_N_BIOS GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-Z68X-UD4-B3-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios is the same Board as mine, it has a beta version of the UEFI Bios. I'm willing to take the risk to flash my Board.

@gloobox GA-Z68XP-UD5 does not have a beta version of the UEFI Bios. =(

#6 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 19:26

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Z68XP-UD5 has UEFI beta - https://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28...-beta-bios.html
But I'm not sure what all BIOS is best one or compatible one with your board, I think @gloobox knows best about this.

#7 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 19:31

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I have too little experience to argue. =) All I can do is flash the Board and close the tweezers 1 and 8 output on the BIOS chip in case of failure. =)

#8 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 19:35

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It's all discussion no worries, no one is arguing, only putting info out there so we can all discuss and decide what may be best for you to try
What CPU do you have?

#9 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 19:50

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i7-2600k, i5-3570k and i5-3470. Possible in the future 3770k.

#10 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 20:06

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IVY is best to use on this board with those BIOS, but really any they are buggy BIOS so kinda does not matter

#11 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 20:14

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IVY is better because it supports PCI-E 3.0 which will affect the NVME speed. Buggy BIOS does not matter when a normal person. A buggy person is the real problem. XD

#12 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 20:40

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Yes, agreed for sure! But, buggy BIOS and buggy PCIE Slot due to these BIOS may pose an issue too.
Yes, buggy BIOS are a real pain on these boards sometimes, especially when you want to overclock (some locked to max 31 multi)

#13 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 20:47

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I'm not a Pro at overclocking processors, but I never give up on extra performance.

#14 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Lost_N_BIOS 18.06.2020 20:58

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Well if you use a K CPU, you'll surely want to do more than 3.1GHz, and if BIOS is bugged to where you can't you'll instantly want to go back to old BIOS instead
I'm not sure what all BIOS have this issue since it's been so long

@gloobox - so you think best one to crossflash to is Z68XP-UD5?

#15 RE: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 NVME support by Spe11eR 18.06.2020 22:34

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@gloobox, @Lost_N_BIOS please tell me, when the new Bios is flashed, both chips will be flashed (main and backup)? Or just the main one?

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