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Should i update my motherboards BIOS?

My BIOS version is from 2012 and i have been having problems with my graphics card. I have no idea how to do it.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894&dl=#ov
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    I see nothing in the recent bios updates that might address graphics card issues.
    DO NOT update your motherboard bios on speculation.
    A failed update can permanently render your motherboard useless.

    I suspect your graphics card problem solution is elsewhere.
  2. geofelt said:
    I see nothing in the recent bios updates that might address graphics card issues.
    DO NOT update your motherboard bios on speculation.
    A failed update can permanently render your motherboard useless.

    I suspect your graphics card problem solution is elsewhere.


    Yes i changed my mind after reading about it. Thanks for the help.
  3. That board has dual-bios. Your not going to brick it by flashing the bios.
  4. And bios bricking isnt permanent. You just have to get a new bios chip. Very inconvenient, but not permanent.
  5. FALC0N said:
    And bios bricking isnt permanent. You just have to get a new bios chip. Very inconvenient, but not permanent.


    Would you recommend i do it or leave it as it is?
  6. Updating BIOS is always recommended, updates are meant to solve certain issues. Although, as the first answer to your post says, that kind of issue shouldn't be BIOS related. What kind of problem do you have?

    Btw, go ahead and update it, as long as you follow the step by step it should be fine. Worst case scenario, one of the best ways to learn is by making mistakes.
  7. Daniel F said:
    Updating BIOS is always recommended, updates are meant to solve certain issues. Although, as the first answer to your post says, that kind of issue shouldn't be BIOS related. What kind of problem do you have?


    My graphics card has been having black screen crashes. On a forum page it mentioned updating your mb BIOS and i thought i would check and i realised the last update was in 2012. This is my motherboard. Do i choose the beta for the one before? I already have the current BIOS saved to a flash drive.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894#ov
  8. Update to the final, non-beta, version. Sadly, I have to go now, I may be able to help you a couple of hours later.

    Go ahead and update it (make sure you find a step by step guide). And tell us how it went.

    About your GPU issue, there may be a lot of reasons for it, best way to solve it's by trying every possible solution.

    www.google.com your problem in the meanwhile.
  9. Daniel F said:
    Update to the final, non-beta, version. Sadly, I have to go now, I may be able to help you a couple of hours later.

    Go ahead and update it (make sure you find a step by step guide). And tell us how it went.

    About your GPU issue, there may be a lot of reasons for it, best way to solve it's by trying every possible solution.

    www.google.com your problem in the meanwhile.


    First attempt went well... lol

    http://imgur.com/wlc3nx6
  10. jimmycooper16 said:

    First attempt went well... lol

    http://imgur.com/wlc3nx6


    Gogabyte boards are easy to flash. The dual BIOS is good insurance as well.
    Don't be concerned about that error message. Check and see if the flash process worked.
    You should be updating to F9, which is an end-of-2012 final update for this board.

    Keep in mind that once you flash a new BIOS, that the settings are back at "default".
    Typically Gigabyte will then want you to enter BIOS setup and load "optimized defaults", save and quit.
    Reboot and go back into BIOS setup and set it up the way you want/need it for your system, page by page.

    Now as far as your graphics card issues, the next thing to do is update your graphics drivers.
    Don't go to the card's brand website, go to either NVidia or AMD, (depending on the card's GPU manufacturer).

    If these 2 things don't help, then the next thing to look at is cooling issues.

    Good luck.
  11. Newf said:
    jimmycooper16 said:

    First attempt went well... lol

    http://imgur.com/wlc3nx6


    Gogabyte boards are easy to flash. The dual BIOS is good insurance as well.
    Don't be concerned about that error message. Check and see if the flash process worked.
    You should be updating to F9, which is an end-of-2012 final update for this board.

    Keep in mind that once you flash a new BIOS, that the settings are back at "default".
    Typically Gigabyte will then want you to enter BIOS setup and load "optimized defaults", save and quit.
    Reboot and go back into BIOS setup and set it up the way you want/need it for your system, page by page.

    Now as far as your graphics card issues, the next thing to do is update your graphics drivers.
    Don't go to the card's brand website, go to either NVidia or AMD, (depending on the card's GPU manufacturer).

    If these 2 things don't help, then the next thing to look at is cooling issues.

    Good luck.


    Actually, every board nowadays have easy ways when it comes to update bios, asus and it's AI SUITE allows you to load the new bios while being in windows and after a single reboot, everything's done.

    Updating video card drivers could help, but if it doesn't, it leads to either some kind software related issue or hardware conflict. So, if updating your drivers doesnt help, next step is to post your system setup (hardware, and os).

    Also, it helps if you remmember what changes have you made since the problem started. And explain how often or in which situation your vga starts failing (while playing, browsing, videos, does it just crashes, or does it reboot.). Have you checked your temps (with either, MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision X)?

    Good luck.
  12. +1 Nicely said Daniel F
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