As a general statement, I believe that you should *always* have the latest available BIOS installed. This is the only way to ensure that you have the latest bug and compatibility fixes and the latest microcode updates for your processor.
Ok, all that said, this sounds to me more like an issue with your memory than it does an issue with the BIOS.
Were these issues also happening with the new graphics card and DIMMs installed? If so, then you may have a problem in your motherboard or processor.
If you haven't tried using the new DIMMs, I think that you should. I would definitely recommend that you update to the latest BIOS and test with just the memory upgraded first. If this appears to be ok, then proceed with the graphics card upgrade.
Hope this helps,
Thank you for the reply. This is very helpful. one more question, This is an assembled pc, so will updating BIOS occur any data loss or anything ?
and does Mobo DX79SI support DDR4 RAM ?
Thank You in advance, Your way of answering is superb. I love it
Worst-case, if a great many BIOS releases occurred between the BIOS release that you currently have and the (presumably latest) BIOS release that you want installed, then you could possibly lose your customized BIOS configuration. This can usually only happen if there is an architectural change in the BIOS that forces the reordering/realignment of the BIOS Setup parameters. Regardless, I usually don't worry about this issue as I *always* reset the BIOS configuration to defaults and then re-customize whenever I do any BIOS update.
At the same time, however, if there are a significant number of BIOS releases between your current BIOS release and the latest BIOS release - and especially if there is an architectural change in the BIOS along the way - just installing this latest BIOS release may cause problems. Instead, you want to work your way up to the current release a few updates at a time. If you would like, tell me what BIOS release you currently have installed and I will go through the BIOS Release Notes and the available BIOS releases and provide you with a plan for doing the update. This will only take me about 10 minutes to do (I will probably spend more time typing in my response 😉).
Remember that, going all the way back to the 5 Series boards (and the 1st gen Intel Core Processors), the memory controllers have moved into the processor, so the limitation on memory type(s) supported comes from the processor, not the board. At the same time, however, if multiple types *are* supported by a processor, typically only one of these types is going to be supported by a particular board, so the question of what's responsible for the restriction is often moot. In the case of the processors that could be used with your board (and any other boards based upon the (7 Series) X79 chipset), only one memory type, DDR3, is supported. In fact, it is not until you get to the 6th gen Core processors that you see support for DDR4 appearing.
Hello sir, my current BIOS Version is 0559.
Plz guide me what i need to do to upgrade my pc. As i am from a very non technical background, dont have much idea regarding this field. i will appreciate every help and support. i am planning to update it today, tell me if anything i am missing.
P.S: I am using express bios update.
And regarding DIMM, My processor is i7 3820 and i dont think it supports DDR4, So i am going for a DDR3 1866MHZ. Is it good ?
The good news is that there are only two interim BIOSs that you need to worry about and no architectural changes have been made, so you can do this using Express BIOS Update (EBU). Here are the steps you should take:
No, you cannot use DDR4 memory. DDR3 1600 MHz is recommended, but you can probably use DDR3 1866 MHz.
You are welcome. Let me know how it goes,
When the system is powered on or reset, the BIOS runs its Power-On Self-Test (POST). When this completes, a splash screen will appear. This splash screen will be accompanied by a prompt menu saying something like:
F2 to Enter Setup
F7 to Update BIOS
When you see this splash screen, quickly press the F2 key over and over and over until BIOS Setup is initiated.
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance. I successfully update my BIOS. So as i told you before in order to upgrade the computer, i ordered new DIMM (16 GB DDR3 1600Mhz) , SSD (Crucial BX500 480GB) and GPU ( Nvdia Gtx 1050 TI ). So i need your help in assembling and setup.
Here are some of my question. I know my questions are weird, i am so sorry for that. But without your support i can't do anything.
Thank You in Advance
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