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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 2:01:53 AM

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?

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a c 229 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 3:05:49 AM

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.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 3:55:48 AM

true but it help me with the freezing before when my pc used to constantly freeze.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 5:39:36 AM

What exactly is your issue?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 5:39:50 AM

OK, post your specs...

CPU:
RAM: with link please.
Motherboard:
GPU:
PSU:
HDD: /SSD
OS type + version
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 5:40:56 AM

Examples when to flash the BIOS usually are:

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.
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a c 229 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 12:05:18 PM

lookerup said:
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.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 2:59:42 PM

nikorr said:
OK, post your specs...


CPU:
RAM: with link please.
Motherboard:
GPU:
PSU:
HDD: /SSD
OS type + version


well here you go

CPU: Amd phemon II x6 1090t clocked at 4.0 ghz @ 1.453V
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----but times x4
Motherboard: asus m4a89gtd pro
GPU: gigabyte gtx 460
PSU: rosewill 600w psu
HDD: /SSD: seagate barracuda 500 gb
OS type + version: win 7 64 bit
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 3:02:33 PM

nikorr said:
What exactly is your issue?

once in a while my pc would freeze and i would have to reboot pc but rarely was it bad enough to shut down psu and power it up again cause it wouldn't boot properly.
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a c 229 V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 3:29:15 PM

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.
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July 11, 2012 3:59:11 PM

Remove all of your OC's and set your BIOS settings to default. Try find the cause of the issue before risking flashing your BIOS.

Check your temps, make sure nothing is getting too hot.

Try using another PSU, PSU's lose their effectiveness over time.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 6:56:21 PM

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.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2012 7:00:08 PM

GhislainG said:
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.
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a b V Motherboard
July 12, 2012 6:13:50 PM

Quote:
NEVER BETA BIOS....

thats why i hesitated to upgrade from beta version of the bios
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 12, 2012 6:17:20 PM

Yep, I would not use Beta BIOS either.
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July 14, 2012 5:57:08 PM

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!
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a b V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 7:02:33 PM

Obviously never update bios windows. Is my overclock my not stable enough? i use Hwmonitor and cpu-z to monitor my temps and voltage and what not. Couldn't it also be some sort of gpu error as well.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 7:31:02 PM

Did u run Prime95 torture test for at least an hour?
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a b V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 7:33:25 PM

yea i actually did it for 6 hours...i tried intelburn and i downed my clocking to 3.85 ghz and voltage to 1.44 and it said it was stable at standard.
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