Tag Archives: GA-F2A88XM-D3H

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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Submitting a Bug Report to Gigabyte

So, I read on the Gigabyte website that the BIOS firmware for my motherboard (f6b) is considered to be beta firmware because they are still receiving feedback from customers and the current state of the driver may not reflect its … 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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Another Route for Windows-to-Linux Gaming

So, I was attempting with all my energy to get PlayOnLinux along with wine working to the point where I could comfortably run Windows games on my Linux machine.  While this met with (very) limited success in that I got … Continue reading

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Temperature Monitoring with Fedora 20 on the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H

Unfortunately, lm_sensors (a package designed to allow access to motherboard sensor hardware from Fedora 20, among other Linux distributions) is not able to detect the sensors on the GA-F2A88XM-D3H out of the box. This is due to the new ITE … Continue reading

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