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GA EP41-UD3L slow boot Win7 installer after update to BIOS F6

Hi,
I updated my motherboard recently to the very latest F6 version, after that I try to re-format my windows but it seems that the loading time for the first page of the installer to appear has been very long than usual. It is all fine before I update the BIOS. My question is :
Is my motherboard bricked?
Is there any way to recover it so that it can function normally?

Thanks in advance.
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    If your motherboard was bricked your PC wouldn't boot at all.

    Depends on the BIOS or motherboard make/model, but on some you can downgrade to an older version just same as updating it. However, if the BIOS flashing program incorporates a version check, it won't install if it detects a newer version already installed.

    Motherboard manufacturer should have all BIOS versions (both old & new) on it's website.

    Valuable lesson here - - never update BIOS unless you absolutely have to for compatibility reasons.
    Updating it just because it's out of date is not a smart idea.
    Same applies to motherboard drivers.
  2. Phillip Corcoran said:
    If your motherboard was bricked your PC wouldn't boot at all.

    Depends on the BIOS or motherboard make/model, but on some you can downgrade to an older version just same as updating it. However, if the BIOS flashing program incorporates a version check, it won't install if it detects a newer version already installed.

    Motherboard manufacturer should have all BIOS versions (both old & new) on it's website.

    Valuable lesson here - - never update BIOS unless you absolutely have to for compatibility reasons.
    Updating it just because it's out of date is not a smart idea.
    Same applies to motherboard drivers.


    Thank you for your reply Philips. I will keep that in mind.
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