• UEFI BIOS Oddity
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This morning I woke up, started up my PC, received this a black blank screen before getting to POST that said ""BIOS is updating. Do not shut down or reset the system to prevent system boot up failure." It took a minute or less, shut down, and then rebooted; everything has run normal since then. No abnormalities that I can tell. Nothing of any substance has been changed on my system in the last week or so that I could imagine would trigger this event. I have a (stable) OC I've been using for the last three years though. Obviously, it would be simple to imagine BIOS really just did update, but I don't know of any condition where a BIOS would update automatically without the user explicitly flashing. Beyond that, the BIOS settings seem to all be as they were pre-event; overclocks, XMP, fan curve, etc. are all the same and nothing seems to be an issue. SFC scanned without error, as did Windows Memory Diagnostic and SSD read/write. Benchmarking didn't show a decline in performance in AIDA64 or 3DMark between now and initial boot three years ago. Was this just a one time fluke? A sign of a degrading OC? Just sort of curious what exactly it was all about. Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz Skylake 14nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1500MHz (15-17-17-35) Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z170 S (LGA1151) Graphics XB271HU (2560x1440@144Hz) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (EVGA) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (EVGA) ForceWare version: 417.71 SLI Enabled Storage 465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SATA (SSD)) Audio Sound Blaster Z
I've never heard of a BIOS auto-updating.
Which is why I don't think it was really an update; not sure if it was just some glitch or some kind of recovery from a bad bootup.
Well, you could always check which BIOS revision you're running and compare it to what's available on their website.
BIOS updates can be pushed through windows update.
This kind of shit really makes me appreciate still being on a X58 platform with no ME and no UEFI. Newer bios revisions don't even work on my setup. Even with newer setups updating your bios can cause an insane amount of problems requiring [b]walls[/b] of red text on the manufacturer's website pretty much saying please don't do it unless you must along with PDF instructions you must follow or something like the IGPU won't work... https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450%20Pro4/index.asp#BIOS http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com/TSD/Display%20recovery%20SOP.pdf
I dunno, updating the BIOS's on my ASUS stuff has been piss easy.
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