Should I update my Motherboard BIOS?

I'm having trouble getting my RAM and CPU running where I want them to.

CPU is a native 3.5 fx6300
RAM is 2x4gb G.Skill Ripjaws 2133hz
MoBo is ASRock 970m Pro3

I keep needing to reset to UEFI defaults and quit from BIOS because when i set the RAM hz and latencies to the rate speeds (2133, 9-11-10-28, 38, 2) it ends up dropping it to 880hz instead of 1600 which is what it is when i reset UEFI.


http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970M%20Pro3/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

im probably on 1.40 or 1.50. Should i upgrade to 1.60
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  1. yes, will help memory support
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  2. vapour said:
    yes, will help memory support


    okay will do. which one do though? like does it matter which order? the directions under "how to" from the address i linked are all directions under windows 7 it appears. I will download all 3 1.60 updates, "Instant Flash, DOS, Windows" but in what order?

    is there anything old i should delete before installing new ones?

    am i even asking the right questions?
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  3. just get the latest, instant flash is better. No delete and you can't :) You will need to unzip downloaded files into a flash drive :)
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  4. On a sidenote, when i enter my current BIOS xmp 1.2 and 1.3 are both available. These presets offer the proper presets for both my RAM sets, but when i chose them they do not operate properly. I would not expect them to, xmp is for Intel only i thought? its weird to me that an am3+ mobo bios/uefi would even have that option.
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  5. vapour said:
    just get the latest, instant flash is better. No delete and you can't :) You will need to unzip downloaded files into a flash drive :)



    does it have to be a flash drive? Can i use a spare Sata HD i have laying around, instead?
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  6. xmp is like universal ram ocing profile, it may not work due to difference among rams. 1 out of 2 xmp profiles worked for me, but still unstable. Manual is the right way to OC :)
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