My pc has froze on me when i was internet browsing. I was wondering if i should update bios. Motherboard is a asus m4a89gtd pro / usb3. The latest bios is a beta version. I don't know if i should upgrade it. Should i take the bet and update the bios?
Upgrading the BIOS won't prevent the PC from freezing and you'll end up with a bricked motherboard if the issue occurs while upgrading the BIOS. Freezing can occur because of a bad PSU, memory errors, etc.
1. New CPU was released
2. Memory compatibility issues + new RAM models are released
3. Remember when the new 2+TB HDD have been released? New BIOS was needed.
4. New hardware support added.
5. Or if u can benefit from changes in the change log.
BIOS updates are always risky for various reasons.
Especially when wrong BIOS is used.
true but it help me with the freezing before when my pc used to constantly freeze.
It probably helped because configuration settings were reset to their default value. Make sure that the PSU provides voltages within specs, memory modules should be fully inserted, etc. Flashing the BIOS should be the last thing to try, particularly when it's a beta version. If your system was stable for a long time, then the BIOS definitely isn't the issue. Please provide full system specs as suggested by Nikorr.
I don't have a spare psu nor do i have the money for another. My cpu is ventilated by a liquid cooler and stays more or less at 35 degrees. The only thing i need to do is check for memory which are the same frequency not oc'ed.
Is your system stable when you run Prime95 torture test for several hours? What about Memtest86? Will it run overnight without errors or a system freeze?
If the freeze occurs often, I probably would test the system with a quality PSU.
i haven't found the time to run those test but when i play on my pc games which i play for hours everything went find on max settings. The first couple of times when i first OC'ed and played not even 2 hours of game play, i got bsods .so i increased voltage.
You computer is freezing because you are overclocking it. Monitor temperatures with Coretemp and run IntelBurn for 15 minutes. I have always been lucky with beta BIOS but if the non-beta works and the release not do not say it improves stability there is not a lot of point. Never update BIOS from Windows!