Updating bios and raid
2) To my knowledge the latest Intel v BIOS is v2170 (Mobile).Before inserting in the BIOS, do I have to change settings according to my stock ROM with Intel BMP Tool?I have not wanted to mess things up, so it's been 6 months or so since I did this.packrat Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz G.Skill DDR3-1600 2048MB X3 BFG Nvidia GTX 280 OC2 Seagate ST332062AS X 2 RAID 1 POS Hitachi Super Scan Elite 21 Vista 64 Ultimate (yeah I know...) Yes, I meant physically modifying an original Gigabyte BIOS manually.Several times however, as I was attempting to format and write to a floppy disk (creating a boot disk for a Linux machine), and something bad would happen to my boot volume.I never did track down the actual culprit, but there seemed to be a direct correlation between RAID problems and using the floppy drive.Hello everyone, I'm looking into updating my laptop's o ROMs to the latest possible once and for all (since those Sandy Bridge era stuff are no longer updated).
I however cannot advise you on doing that because it can kill your board and void your warranty if something goes wrong with your edited BIOS.
1) Updated via Windows to v188.8.131.523 as provided in this forum.
If ME is responsible for power management etc, do I need to edit any settings at the ROM file with FITC according to my stock ME and reflash it or is there no actual difference?
I do them all the time, but of course you would have to be responsible in deciding to flash a mod'd BIOS should something go wrong.
Your corruption when crashing, or forced reset, is normal, this is why it is important to get your system 100% Stable. If so I can help for sure Ok, so it's been a while since I updated this board's BIOS. I know that the current (beta) BIOS is F9 something.This is not needed though if you just update to the latest BIOS, I only mentioned this because I was unsure if that is what you were originally asking or not.