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Making Sure my Computer is Fine (Resolved).


Best Answer phillpower2 , 08 October 2022 - 06:47 AM

Too late now but for future reference never ever update the BIOS unless one of the following conditions apply; The description at the MBs home page describes the exact issue that you are havin... Go to the full post »


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Hello, I recently purchased a pc within the last couple months, and I've updated the drives, and today the bios. I have an Asus Prime Z690-P Wifi D4 motherboard. I used a usb flash-drive and went to the bios settings after restarting my pc and did the update. I had a problem after I updated the bios, my pc kept restarting multiple times, I turned my pc off and restarted it again and the message you see from the attached picture is what showed up. I went into the bios and enabled xmp again and it changed a couple setting on it's own that I saved. After I did that I restarted my pc and it kept showing a message saying my cpu fan was having problems, I set the monitor setting to ignore it because I have a pump with fans and when you look at the cpu fan in the bios it says N/A because there is none being detected which is fine because all of my fans work either way. I want to make sure that everything on my pc is fine, I'm a little anxious after this bios update. I am not sure if anything was corrupted or if theres settings I may need to change.

 

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Hello Dohnovan,

 

Couple of questions for you;

 

Why did you flash the BIOS, were you having problems.

 

Is you liquid cooler connected to the 4-pin AIO Pump header on the MB.

 

What is the brand and model name or number of the RAM and how many sticks of it do you have.


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I flashed the BIOS because I was having a problem in Black Desert, my screen would freeze every once in awhile for 3-4 seconds. I didn't know why it was happening because my CPU and GPU are good enough to play the game. I thought it might be a problem with my drivers or BIOS not being updated. I checked the drivers and my graphics card, it turned out they needed to be updated, after that I updated my BIOS by following the instructions on the Asus website. I still have the problem with my screen freezing sometimes. I think it might be my monitor but I'm not 100% sure. I've stress tested my GPU and CPU and I thought they were fine. I think it could be a setting in my game or it could be windows 11 if it's not my monitor. It looks like my pump is connected to the motherboard, I'm not that experienced with computers to be honest, that's why I purchased one instead of building it myself. Do you think there could be any problems with my pc because of the BIOS update? My computer was running Black Desert fine yesterday night, and I left my PC on all night and it didn't crash.

 

32GB DDR4-3200 ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 RGB 4 8g sticks

12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600K

Eagle Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

750 Watt - CORSAIR RM750 - 80 PLUS Gold, Fully Modular

2TB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD -- Read: 3500MB/s; Write: 3300MB/s

4TB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive -- 256MB Cache, 5400 RPM, 6.0Gb/s

This is a link to Costco for the monitor I purchased https://www.costco.c....100682236.html

 

I have my monitor refresh set to 165Hz, my monitor as you can see is saying it's G-Sync compatible, however because it's a budget monitor, I am aware that I'm not getting all of the G-Sync features. The Nvidia website talks about which monitors have G-Sync and the one I purchased was not on that list. When I go to the monitor settings using the button on the monitor "Adaptive-Sync" is set to basic, I don't know if that could be the cause, the other option is extended, or I can turn it off. My resolution is set to 2560 x 1440 in the Nvidia control panel, there's two different sets of resolutions in this part of the settings, "Ultra HD, HD, SD" has a list of resolutions, and "PC" has a list of resolutions, I'm using the 2560 x 1440 resolution under "PC". The setup G-Sync tab has "enable G-Sync for windowed and full screen mode" enabled, I play my game in windowed full screen mode. I usually sit around 50-54 for CPU temp when playing the game and my GPU sits at 78-84. I don't believe I've ever experienced either my GPU or CPU throttling, but I never pay attention to them when my screen freezes for 3-4 seconds.


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Too late now but for future reference never ever update the BIOS unless one of the following conditions apply;

 

The description at the MBs home page describes the exact issue that you are having, doesn`t apply here as neither the issue that you are having or the game Black desert mentioned.

 

A MB update alerts you that there is an urgent security update that needs to be applied.

 

A BIOS update is needed to allow for a CPU upgrade.

 

All of your hardware is fine and the fact that you never built this PC and never had the fan warning before suggests to me that the cooler is set up correctly and the ignore option was the correct choice, the new BIOS is also correct to bring this to your attention because the BIOS sees that the stock CPU fan header has got nothing attached to it.

 

Suggestion, select the optimised option in the BIOS, save the settings, exit the BIOS, restart the PC to see if you still get the same warning, if yes, select ignore, enable XMP, save the new settings, exit the BIOS, restart the PC to see if boots straight up then post back with an update.

 

I could be wrong but I suspect that the Black Desert issue is either game server or internet connection related, we can test this theory after the above has been done.


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I set everything to default and it gave me the CPU fan message, I selected XMP and ignored the CPU fan, it boots up now. I know it's too late to take back the BIOS update. Do you think I would know if my PC was messed up because of the BIOS update? I am not experiencing any problems right now, I am concerned it might cause problems in the future, but when I read about BIOS updates people say that I'll know if something is wrong. Is this true? I was directed by someone to read a google docs someone put together for performance in Black Desert. I'll be testing the stuff they recommend in that docs to see if anything works. If you have any suggestions to add, let me know.

 

Thank you!


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Do you think I would know if my PC was messed up because of the BIOS update?

 

 

I was directed by someone to read a google docs someone put together for performance in Black Desert. 

 

 

Yes and fwiw I don`t see anything now that would suggest that there is anything wrong, do though keep the advised in mind and ignore anything that you read anywhere that promises you miracles, such garbage comes from faceless people that will have you hose your machine while being zero liable for any repair costs, see my canned info below, if all goes well ditch anything that suggests how to make Black Desert run super-duper, your PC hardware should be able to eat the game for breakfast.

 

Not a gamer myself so not much help when it comes to FPS but over the years through helping people I have found that when it comes to online gaming there are three things that hinder gaming, a poor internet connection, browser security plug ins and using VPNs, sort them and you are usually good to go.

Something for you to do to see how your present set up handles video when not online gaming;

Use the free versions at the following links;


Stress test your GPU with 
Furmark

 

Check your FPS etc with SUPERPOSITION

 


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When you said "fwiw, I don't see anything that would suggest something is wrong" I felt that, I'm glad nothing bad happened! I tested my GPU and it seems to run pretty well.

 

Thank you!


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Great news and you are welcome  :)

 

Anything else that we can help you with are you all good now.


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I'm good for now.

 

Have a good day!


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Great and thanks for letting us know that you no longer require assistance  :)

 

You too  :thumbsup:


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