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Is it safe to flash old BIOS?

I just updated my ECS H110M C3D mobo to support kabylake for future upgrades. The motherboard is capable of overclocking ram upto 1600 which is nice cause my ram is only 1333 :( However when I updated the BIOS, the ram oc is no longer stick and go back to defaults which sucks cause my psu broke so i cant use my GPU and im using my intel hd graphics for now so i need that ram oc! I really want to downdate my BIOS so I can oc my ram but ECS said in their website that it will my brick my mobo... is this threat real??? or are they lying?
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    It is always possible to brick a board when flashing the bios. Personally I'd rather have a working system with RAM running at 1333 that a potential brick. In truth, I've never seen a performance increase come from overclocking RAM unless I was staring at benchmark results. I wouldn't recommend ignoring the warning.
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  2. because it is an older mobo it is riskier to upgrade a BIOS let alone downgrade a BIOS. with most motherboards new and old it is not possible to downgrade the BIOS
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  3. smashjohn said:
    It is always possible to brick a board when flashing the bios. Personally I'd rather have a working system with RAM running at 1333 that a potential brick. In truth, I've never seen a performance increase come from overclocking RAM unless I was staring at benchmark results. I wouldn't recommend ignoring the warning.


    I actually gained 10fps on Arkham City just buy 1333-1600 but youre right, its not worth the risk.
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  4. and its my fault buying this piece of crap ECS mobo. I shouldve bought the g4560 with b250 bundle back then :/
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  5. dankknightavngr said:
    I just updated my ECS H110M C3D mobo to support kabylake for future upgrades. The motherboard is capable of overclocking ram upto 1600 which is nice cause my ram is only 1333 :( However when I updated the BIOS, the ram oc is no longer stick and go back to defaults which sucks cause my psu broke so i cant use my GPU and im using my intel hd graphics for now so i need that ram oc! I really want to downdate my BIOS so I can oc my ram but ECS said in their website that it will my brick my mobo... is this threat real??? or are they lying?


    Regardless of this, overclocking the RAM isn't going to make up for the fact hat you're stuck with the intel HD graphics.
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