Gigabyte Motherboard Q-Flash Steps

If you are having trouble getting Q-Flash Plus to work, below are some tips:

  1. Use a dedicated USB disk, freshly formatted using FAT32 with Windows explorer.  I’ve read some tutorials that said smaller size thumb drives are better but I had no issues with a Microcenter 32GB flash drive.
  2. Copy the latest BIOS file to the root of a flash drive. Make sure you can view file extensions in Windows explorer.   The original BIOS filename should end in a period and 3 digits, (e.g., A520MS2H.15e).    Rename it to GIGABYTE.BIN
  3. Connect the flash drive to the correct USB port on the Gigabyte motherboard. The port should be uniquely labeled on the rear I/O shield, such as “BIOS” or “Q-FLASH PLUS”.
  4. Attach the 24 pin ATX and 8 Pin CPU cables from the power supply. An installed CPU, GPU and/or memory are optional.
  5. Press and release (not hold down) the QFLASH_PLUS button on the motherboard (do not use the regular power button).
  6. You should see activity on your flash drive.  If activity stops and the Q-Flash LED does not illuminate, then try steps 2 and 3 again using a different flash drive.
  7. When the LED stops, the flash is complete. Remove the flash drive and power cycle the system.
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