Short for "basic input and output system," the BIOS is the main program on your computer and it needs updating now and then to ensure that your machine functions correctly.If the computer manufacturer releases an updated BIOS, you'll need to flash the BIOS on your PC to update it.So in the case of the X79-UD3 board, the file we’re looking is simply named X79UD3.F7 Next we have to copy this BIOS file to a USB thumb drive.Press this key immediately as your computer powers on. Change hardware listed under Primary Boot Device to your attached USB flash drive.Select Save Changes and Exit to restart the computer.So for example, in the case of our new X79 series BIOS updates, the latest version for these boards is currently version F7.
Seeing that GIGABYTE has announced a new BIOS for X79 series users I thought it might be useful to just revisit the job of actually updating your motherboard’s BIOS.
One of the most common ways to update -- or "flash" -- the BIOS is to use a standard USB flash drive. Download the update for your BIOS from the manufacturer's website.
Copy the BIOS update file on to the USB flash drive.
Q-Flash requires this file system on the drive in order to read from it.
Insert the USB drive into the target motherboard, and reach the Q-Flash Utility by rebooting/restarting system, pressing at BIOS screen.