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Submitting a Bug Report to Gigabyte: Part 2

As you may recall from part 1 with more information on the problem here, I submitted a bug report to Gigabyte regarding their GA-F2A88XM-D3H motherboard’s apparent flaw regarding AMD-Vi (which I planned on using to pass my graphics adapter to … Continue reading

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Benchmark: Updating the GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS to Version f6b

Well, here are the results from the previous benchmarks with BIOS f5: Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1920×1080:  6.13 fps Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1600×900:  8.27 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1920×1080:  24.29 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1600×900:  29.47 fps … Continue reading

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Is Your System Slow After Flashing Your BIOS?

You were just trying to be a good Internet citizen, patching your firmware and ensuring system stability and security.  But it all went wrong… Public Service Announcement: Remember to reconfigure your BIOS settings after flashing. End Public Service Announcement I … Continue reading

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Updating the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS

In the previous post I mention the following announcements in my kernel ring buffer (visible through the dmesg utility): [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  IOAPIC[0] not in IVRS table [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  No southbridge IOAPIC found [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  Disabling interrupt remapping … Continue reading

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