P67A-GD65 (B3) & GTX 1660 B2 Error

ryan.dodg45780647

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Comp won't boot, even to BIOS, sits on B2 error in lower right hand corner. Swap out to my older card, everything is fine. Tried flashing BIOS, but the only one that I could get to flash was V1.19 (3/7/2012). That version had "Improved VGA card compatibility" so I hoped it would resolve the issue, but it did not. The 4.x BIOS versions don't show up in the flash window when they are present on my USB drive.
I tried the windows executable for the newer BIOS, but they simply restart my machine and don't update anything.
Any idea if this can be solved, or is the mobo just too old?

Mobo: MSI P67A-GD65 (MS-7681)
CPU: Intel i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)
BIOS: American Megatrends V1.19 (3/7/2012)
PSU: Corsair HX1050

Thanks,
Ryan
 

jakub-p2

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I've had similar problem with Gigabyte X58 board. First BIOSes were +/- 700KB packed, latest were >1MB, included flasher just wouldn't even try. In desperation I tried Uniflash ... aaaand it worked. So maybe it's just the built-in installer?
 

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Is this B3 board revision?
 

ryan.dodg45780647

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Is this B3 board revision?
Yes, I believe so. Per CPU-Z:
Mainboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (MS-7681) 2.0
Chipset: Intel Sandy Bridge Rev 09
Southbridge: Intel P67 Rev B3
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: V1.19
Date: 03/07/2012
 

ryan.dodg45780647

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Svet,
To be sure that I don't do anything stupid, should I be using the older Forum Flashing tool, or the newer Forum UEFI Shell flash tool, or does it not matter?

Thanks!
 

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Use older Forum Flashing tool that Flobelix linked.
The newest one are for different purpose and newest boards.
 

tsantilas.152d02d6

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Use older Forum Flashing tool that Flobelix linked.
The newest one are for different purpose and newest boards.
Where can i find that one?
Cause im stuck on a bootloop and cant make my P67A-GD65 post, so i'm trying to directly update bios from usb and nothing works so far.

thank you in advance
 

remito5127402a9

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Hello,

I am also very interested.

I have a P67A-GD65 (Rev B3) and I want to install a GTX 1660.

Currently, my BIOS is as follows:
CPUID/Microcode: 206a7/1a
Bios version: E7681IMS V1.14
Creation date : 13/07/2011
CPUID/Microcode: 8192 Mb

Flashing the BIOS is a risky operation and I don't want to end up with a bootloop.

According to the flobelix procedure, the files to download are :
- the bios : E7681MS_430.rar (https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jwpts553d33fd5/E7681IMS_430.rar?dl=0)
- usb flasher: tool94.rar (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/forum-usb-flashing-tool.108079/)

Is this correct?

(ps : sorry, I'm French and I use an online translator.)
Thank you

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