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|System / HW Installation||Error occurs when I try to install onboard VGA driver on Windows Vista.|
Since there are some limitations on processor, please verify it in advance:
● If you are using Sandy Bridge CPU, please click here to download the latest onboard VGA driver and try again.
● Ivy Bridge CPU does not support Windows Vista operating system. Please either replace it with Sandy Bridge CPU or use Windows 7 / 8 instead.
|Driver / Software / OS||Are there any restrictions or limitations when using Xpress Recovery2 software?|
|If your hard disk size capacity is larger than 137GB, Xpress Recovery2 will install successfully under Windows XP SP1or later, Windows 2000 SP3or later. If you are using any older versions of O.S to the ones that was mentioned, please install software called "EnableBigLba" , to ensure Xpress Recovery2 will install properly.|
|Others||How to use Xpress Recovery2?|
|Xpress Recovery2 is designed to provide quick backup and restoration of hard disk data. Supporting Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP/2000/NT/98/Me and DOS, and file systems including FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS, Xpress Recovery2 is able to back up data on hard disks on PATA and SATA IDE controllers. After Xpress Recovery2 is executed from CD-ROM for the first time, it will stay permanent in your hard disk. If you wish to run Xpress Recovery2 later, you can simply press F9 during system bootup to enter Xpress Recovery2 without the CD-ROM. System requirements:
|Driver / Software / OS||There is a Windows 8 BSOD problem when I upgrade it from Windows 7 which has On/off Charge installed.|
|Please update to the latest version of On/Off charge from GIGABYTE official website.|
|Driver / Software / OS||How to determine whether drivers are all installed?|
|Download Center can help to verify. You may click here for the instructions.
|Driver / Software / OS||What Operatiing System can my motherboard support?|
|Please refer to the specification on our website or user manual. Attach the two example images of where the information shows on product page or user manual. The information may vary by models.
|Driver / Software / OS||Windows crashes when I start Adobe Audition, Adobe Encore DVD, Adobe Premiere Elements, or Adobe Premiere Pro.|
|Please upgrade Realtek HD audio driver to latest version, and you can download this driver from Realtek website at http://www.realtek.com.tw|
|Driver / Software / OS||After using the program Xpress Recovery2 from the Driver CD to backup the files, when rebooting the system why won't Xpress Recovery run by pressing F9 as indicated, the only way to run Xpress Recovery2 is by inserting the Driver CD and running it off the CD?|
|The latest version of Xpress Recovery2 has fixed this issue, please go to Utility section under Motherboard support and download latest Xpress Recovery2.|
|Peripherals||In Windows XP, how to play sound from both front and rear audio jacks?|
|First of all, make sure the audio cable from the chassis supports HD Audio then follow the instruction below:
|System / HW Installation||How to enable Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology EIST?|
|Kindly follow the procedure below:
|Driver / Software / OS||Does it support AHCI function? If so, how to run it with Windows XP?|
|Yes, it supports AHCI. Please follow the instruction below:
|CPU / Overclock||When installing Intel i7 / i5 series CPU, CPU frequency showed during POST is higher than its specification.|
|Intel i7 / i5 series CPU provides Intel Turbo Boost technology. When this type of CPU is installed, system will enable this feature by default BIOS settings. Therefore, CPU frequency showed during POST is higher than its specification.
If you want to turn off this feature, please refer to user's manual, to enter "BIOS \ MB Intelligent TweakerM.I.T.\ Advanced Frequency Settings\ Advanced CPU Core Features", to disable "IntelR Turbo Boost Tech" item.
For more information about Intel Turbo Boost technology, please refer to Intel official website for Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequently asked questions.
|Driver / Software / OS||Why does the system pop up an UAC User Account Control alert window while executing Dynamic Energy Saver / Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced / Dynamic Energy Saver 2 or EasyTune6 in Windows Vista / 7?|
|UAC is a protection procedure made by Microsoft to prevent unauthorized changes. You can modify disable UAC setting in Microsoft and you will no longer receive this message.|
|Driver / Software / OS||After installed EasyTune6, I always receive UAC User Account Control alert windows after entering Windows Vista / 7. Is there any way to prevent it?|
|Kindly download latest EasyTune6 from our web site.|
|BIOS||How come the Energy star certification mark and the DualBIOS logo disappear during BIOS POST?|
|EPA has strengthened the requirements for computers earning the ENERGY STAR certification mark. Desktop computer is eligible for ENERGY STAR. Therefore, the Energy star certification mark will be removed in motherboard BIOS. Meanwhile, the DualBIOS logo will be removed.
For detail of EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency, please click here.
|Product Spec.||What is the difference between a 24-pin and a 20-pin motherboard power connector?|
|The 20-pin connector belongs to older ATX standard while 24-pin connector follows newer ATX standard. The 24-pin connector just the 20-pin cable with 4 extra wires to provide extra current. As long as your power supply can provide sufficient power to the motherboard, you can still use 20-pin power supply.
|BIOS||Does power saving settings affect SSD performance?|
Yes, if you enable power saving options like [C3/C6 State Support] in BIOS, it allows CPU to enter deep sleep state and SSD performance may drop accordingly.
You can disable [C3/C6 State Support] under [Advanced Frequency Settings] > [Advanced CPU Core Features] menu to see if it helps.
|Driver / Software / OS||Why does the system crash occasionally when Easy Tune 6 and online game Battlefield: Bad Company 2 runs simultaneously?|
|Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has built-in PunkBuster which had been found compatibility issue with Easy Tune 6 utility. We suggest you to disable Easy Tune 6 before playing this game to prevent system crash.|