1. K

    [Old Hardware BIOS PXE] Lenovo X201 PXE Flash ROM Borked, trying to restore, any ideas?

    Couldn't find a BIOS area, hope this is the right area to inquire. I have an old by everyone's standards Lenovo X201 laptop, was running Win10, no issues. One thing I noticed was that the Ethernet card Intel 82577LM had a Code 10 out of nowhere. Nothing fixed it, other drivers, switch to win...
  2. postcd

    Unable to access BIOS thanks to HDD password and when HDD is out, there is no option to disable HDD password - unable to boot

    Hello, there was Windows 10 on a HDD and in BIOS (Lenovo Flex 2) i have set HDD password which was asked before boot. Now after i have used dd command to restore different operating system to drive, and reboot to check if it worked (it did), i have found that there is HDD password prompt and...
  3. B

    So, How Does Flashing a GPU BIOS Actually 'Brick' the Card?

    I can guess on some 'basic' reasons: Power Outage / System Crash - Enter incomplete and or corrupt values in memory addresses such that the card can't figure out what to do anymore. Using a Different Card / Maker BIOS - Different order of memory addresses and or different sizes of memory...
  4. S

    Benchmarking problem, GPU and RAM

    Dear community, I tried to benchmark my Asus configuration. I have: Ryzen 7 3700x GTX 1070ti Ram Corsair 4*8 Go Samsung 970 Evo+ I got following results: There is apparently a problem with the GPU and the RAM in this bechmark. However I have no problem to play games. I searched on...
  5. B

    High Precision Event Timer and 3DMark01 Boost?

    What are these features? I have Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite motherboard. - High Precision Event Timer - 3DMark01 Boost I read that people report higher FPS and less stuttering. Should I modify above features in my BIOS and see if it improves system performance? Thanks
  6. T

    TRX40 owners and in particular Gigabyte

    Hi Guys and Gals, - Esteemed and somewhat at times unlucky owners of TRX40 motherboards Have you had any or other issues with your motherboard bios see the poll! <if you think there should be other options please let me know> I have had some issues, where the bios resets, where the bios have...
  7. M

    Gigabyte GTX 1050 GV-N1050D5-3GD

    Hello! I am looking for the Stock Firmware (BIOS) of the card of the title. It is a 3GB model and it got corrupted. I've tried nvflashing the only 3GB version I could find on the TechPowerUp bios collection but all I get through HDMI is a 640x480 black screen so I assume it wasn't the right one...
  8. B

    How to Increase Mouse Speed in BIOS?

    Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite is the motherboard with F51 BIOS version. My mouse is slow in BIOS. Is it possible to change it's speed?
  9. nguyen704

    New BIOS v1407 available for ASUS X570 motherboards

    A few days late, but I just noticed there is a new BIOS update for ASUS X570 motherboards. The release notes say PRIME X570-PRO but I can confirm it is available for the other ASUS X570 motherboards.
  10. J

    AMD BIOS F50 vs F31 ???

    I'm still using BIOS F31 from 2019/05/06 and not sure if I should update to F50 2019/11/27 or not? Should I or should I not? I have the X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.1) and the 2700X CPU
  11. D

    Asus Prime x570-pro locks up at post...

    As the title says, I can't get past the ASUS logo screen with the prompts to enter the bios. I just put together an Asus MB combo with a 3900x on top of it. System Led lights all pass and then boot light is steady green. I'm assuming that is good, right? Asus screen comes up, but I never get...
  12. E

    Blast from the Past - The Mysterious SATA Ports that Won't Work

    Let me preface this by saying - I don't expect much, this is all probably a shot in the dark that's a waste of time, but I need to up my post count here and this is something that's bugged me for years. Hopefully this is in the correct forum. The scene: I have a little crap-box Cisnet...
  13. O

    Areca 1882 not updating BIOS?

    It's maybe a bit of a silly question, but.... I have upgrade the firmware on my Areca 1882 card to 1.56. Files located here: Now as people who use Areca cards know, that gives you 4 files. I have selected them all in the menu...
  14. PleaseHelpMeNuub

    Stutter, Skipping AUDIO - MOBO Gigabyte X470

    Motherboard is Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming Ultra, CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Every few minutes while watching video/audio, streamed or saved content, the audio will Stutter or Skip making it impossible to understand audio. It's like the Pause-Play has been press 100 times in a few milliseconds. It...
  15. X

    Best BIOS support for "medium to high-end" board

    Which vendor(s) have good or bad BIOS support, among ASUS, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte? I haven't yet decided on AMD or Intel CPU, but I want to pick just one or two vendors to simplify the number of choices. I'm starting to plan my next build. For maybe 20 years now I have used ASUS and I have...
  16. cageymaru

    Gigabyte Enables PCIe Gen 4 in New F40 Bios for X370 K7

    Gigabyte has released its new F40 bios for the X370 K7 that enables PCIe Gen 4.0. Other boards should receive similar support soon. It is very important that you follow the instructions for upgrading the bios. I did this with a USB stick and directly within the bios. First you need to...
  17. Pieter3dnow

    Buildzoid breaks down Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi

    Might be one of the cheaper X570 motherboards Buildzoid discussing hardware features.
  18. cageymaru

    ASUS Releases List of 300 & 400 Series AM4 Motherboards for Next-Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs

    ASUS Statement on 300 & 400 Series AM4 Motherboards for Next-Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs 2019/04/29 ASUS will release BIOS updates for its 300 and 400 series motherboards to add support for next-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. The latest BIOS update for each...
  19. cageymaru

    MSI Releases AMD X470 and B450 Bios Updates for AMD Raven Ridge Processors

    MSI has announced new bios updates for its AMD X470 and B450 motherboards that support the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge processors. These models include the AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs. The updated BIOS version is prepared to support the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs...
  20. Erebus

    Which manufacturer has the best long term BIOS support (gaming oriented)?

    As the title asks, who has the best long term/after sale BIOS update/driver support for gaming oriented motherboards (I'm processor brand agnostic)? Likely a super subjective question, but I've been out of the game since about 2008. From what I can see from forum surfing, ASUS seems to be a...
  21. nodle

    MSI Mystic Lighting - Disable in bios?

    I can't seem to find a clear answer online, but say when you buy a B450 Tomahawk from MSI I see it has a red l.e.d. strip on the backside. Does this come on by default or do you have to install the Mystic Lightning software to make it work? Is there something in the bios to disable it if not...
  22. cageymaru

    AMD Releases BIOS for Radeon VII with UEFI GOP

    AMD has announced the release of a BIOS for the Radeon VII with UEFI GOP included for their AIB partners. AMD will also make a one click installable BIOS available to end users via AMD doesn't expect gaming performance differences between the non UEFI BIOS and the UEFI GOP included...
  23. B

    Can't enter bios after enabling super fast boot

    On the Gigabyte motherboard (see sig) enabled ultra fast boot. Now can't enter bios at startup. Is there a way to do this without having to reset the CMOS? Desktop PC is booting in 35-40 seconds vs 15 for the laptop. Was tinkering with settings to see if desktop boot could be as fast. Both...
  24. B

    Do you still need to change bios settings (e.g., AHCI) when installing ssd?

    Okay, here is a fun project. In the next few weeks I will Skyping a family member in order to install an SSD in a Windows 7 system. It is an Acer desktop running a Intel Core i5 650. The mechanical hard drive is 256 gb and will be replaced with an Adata sp610 256 gb SATA ssd. This person is...
  25. S

    MSI X99S XPOWER AC Spectre/Meltdown BIOS?

    Hey guys, Back in January MSI put out a press release that they were coming out with a new BIOS for a ton of mobos - including my X99S XPOWER AC - - however, the firmware mentioned (E7881IMS.1C0)...
  26. D

    Anyone own a Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7, need help with BIOS.

    So this mobo has 2 bios; primary and backup. All of a sudden, the primary bios just died. It won't post. If you force it to use the primary bios via the hard switch, it turns on but won't post (just blinking cursor). If you force backup bios, it posts fine and no issues thereafter. If you force...
  27. R

    Intel Issues Spectre and Meltdown Microcode Updates for Sandy and Ivy

    According to Intel's Microcode Revision Guidance paper, they have released new microcode updates for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge to deal with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Next up are Westmere Xeons, Nehalem Xeons, as well as some Arrandale and Clarkdale CPUs, with Arrandale...
  28. R

    Intel Releases Updated Microcode For Meltdown and Spectre

    Intel has announced that it has released production microcode updates to OEM manufacturers for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, and Skylake platforms. Along with this announcement, Intel has finally given us a schedule and availability table for the microcode revisions that can be found here. Nice to...
  29. scojer

    Did I get a bad MoBo?

    I just got the Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 and everything worked just fine. Booted it up, installed Windows, downloaded new BIOS updated it, rebooted just fine. The Motherboard software updated with windows updates, reset computer. It won't post I tried to boot from the backup bios that didn't...
  30. R

    UEFI BIOS Updates For Spectre

    With the Spectre vulnerability exposed, Intel is rushing out new microcode, and motherboard manufacturers are working hard to get BIOS updates released. The news today about InSpectre got us thinking, have there been any BIOS updates for our machines, and will there be? It looks like X99 is as...
  31. J

    Strange Windows 10 Boot Behaviour

    Hi all, I've got a strange situation here. I reinstalled Win 10 with all the updates and a couple of days ago I got a blue screen saying that an efi file can not be found and reinstallation is required. When I shut the machine down and switch on again I get the same blue screens and Win can't...
  32. DooKey

    Intel SPI Driver in Ubuntu 17.10 Release Might Corrupt Your Laptop Bios

    Canonical has pulled their latest Ubuntu 17.10 release because there are many reports of Lenovo and other brand laptops experiencing corrupted BIOS when the OS is installed. At this time it looks like the Intel SPI driver is the culprit. Once a new kernel can be compliled without these drivers...
  33. M

    Biostar x370 gets bios splash on about 10% of attempts.

    Hey guys, my biostar x370 gtn will only hit bios splash once in a bue moon randomly. I updated to newset bios. I don't wanna overclock if I can't get into bios on command. Any ideas? Thanks a lot
  34. D

    BIOS Drive Boot Order Continuously Changes Itself?

    Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 / i5-4590 / 8GB G.Skill DDR3 Ripjaws X / GTX 970 / Corsair CX550M / Windows 8.1 64 bit / 1TB Toshiba HDD / 1TB WD Blue HDD / 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD / 500GB Adata SSD as my boot drive. The Toshiba and WD drives still have windows installed on them, I use the ssd as my...
  35. DooKey

    Intel Aims to End Legacy BIOS Support by 2020

    Intel's Brian Richardson in a recent presentation suggested that Intel will no longer support legacy BIOS after 2020. The plan is to pursue UEFI only from that point forward. Anyway, progress never stops and it's time to start getting rid of a lot of the legacy OS stuff running out there...
  36. C

    Grey screen while playing games

    I've just bought Corsair LPX 3000mhz 2x8gb RAM and now I am occasionally experiencing gray screen while playing games.First screen freezes then gray screen appears but I can still run ctrl+alt+delete but if I try to run task manager gray screen appears again, I can't minimize or do anything...
  37. C

    Overclocking RAM 2133mhz to 2933mhz using D.O.C.P. on ASUS b350 prime plus

    I've just bought Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz 2x8gb RAM and I am planning to try to overclock it with D.O.C.P. The thing I am wondering is will failure (if it happens) cause any damage to my system or anything like that, btw I am using Ryzen 1600. My system doesn't use latest BIOS updates ( it...
  38. ChrysalisHighwayman

    i3-2310m < i7-2620m; RV520 BIOS Update?

    Hi! I just wanted to post this quick question here about upgrading the CPU on my laptop. So, I have the Samsung NP-RV520*don't know the specific model since bought second hand and doesn't have any of the original stickers in place for me to check. Anyway, it came with an i3-2310m installed...
  39. FrgMstr

    How to Flash Your RX 480 to RX 580 Step-by-Step

    There has been a considerable amount of discussion since the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 580, that the RX 480 can be flashed with an RX 580 BIOS. Funky Kit has put together a step-by-step guide that outlines how to do this at home. Now why would you do this? Some users are reporting better...
  40. bluesynk

    locked myself out of bios please help!

    I was messing around with uefi and secure boot. I got it to work, but I can no longer get into the bios. If I do an advanced restart, I do have the uefi boot option, but all I get is a pause at a blank screen then boots to windows. Tried a cmos reset and also a full reset pulling the cmos...