How to Flash a Gigabyte Motherboard with Q-Flash Plus

Introduction

I recently released a new YouTube video, called “How to Flash the Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER BIOS with Q-Flash Plus“. This video walks though and demonstrates all of the steps required to use the Q-Flash Plus feature on this motherboard.

How to Flash a Gigabyte Motherboard with Q-Flash Plus
Rear I/O Panel on Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

Q-Flash Plus is a special feature that lets you flash the BIOS without having a CPU, RAM, or video card installed. The most common reason you would want/need to do this is if you had a new CPU that was not supported by the existing BIOS version on the motherboard.

This situation is happening to a number of people with new Ryzen 5000 Series processors that require a newer BIOS version than was available when the motherboard was manufactured. This feature can also be useful if a more traditional BIOS update (using the Q-Flash BIOS utility or the @BIOS Windows utility) failed.

How to Flash a Gigabyte Motherboard with Q-Flash Plus

Here are the high-level steps that I show in the video.

How to Flash a Gigabyte Motherboard with Q-Flash Plus
Key Steps to Using Q-Flash Plus

Here is the video.

Final Words

I think this is a useful video right now because the documentation on the product web site and in the motherboard manual is a pretty sparse. Gigabyte also has their own YouTube video showing how to do this, but it uses a different motherboard.

I also have blog post about doing this same type of operation for several MSI motherboards.

If you have any thoughts or questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments or on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, where I am @GlennAlanBerryThank you for reading!

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4 thoughts on “How to Flash a Gigabyte Motherboard with Q-Flash Plus

  1. Thank you for your post! Had no luck using a new flash drive. Your detailed list of particulars directed me to use an old 8 gig flash drive that I had which worked perfectly. Many Thanks, Jim

    1. Great! I’m glad you got it working. Thanks!

  2. how i know it is over?

    1. When the BIOS flash LED stops flashing, which should take 6-7 minutes.

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