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After many years of building PCs using only ABit motherboards, I finally switched my allegiance over to Gigabyte after reading a number of reviews of their GA-8IEXP for the Pentium 4. So far, I've been very happy with it, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to GWeb readers considering an upgrade.

Just in case you're considering moving to a board like this, and you're running Windows 98SE, be sure to check out the warning I posted on the Intel pages before re-installing Windows.

Below you'll find links and information for some of the files I've found useful for managing the 8IEXP. If you're looking for drivers for the 8IEXP, check out this Gigabyte page. Also, Gigabyte offer a FAQ for the board.


Each of the downloads below include the 8IEXP BIOS and flash program, and are hosted in GWeb space. Check your manual or this Gigabyte support page for information on reflashing the BIOS.

File Date Description Info Size 01.11.02 Gigabyte GA-8IEXP F9 BIOS. Version F9 adds support for the hyper-threading Pentium 4s. Gigabyte 588Kb 10.09.02 Gigabyte GA-8IEXP F8 BIOS. Version F8 includes an update to the Promise ATA Rom to fix Windows 98 standby mode failure. Gigabyte 585Kb