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Can updating your BIOS prevent memory-related BSODs?

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User Info: MichaelWStevens

MichaelWStevens
3 years ago#1
I ask because I went from 1.5 to 1.9 on my ASROCK Pro3 and for the last two days, no BSODs.

But I ran Memtest and I know for a fact that my RAM, after 10 hours, returned 1800 errors, so... yeah.

Ticking time bomb?
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TheFeshPince
3 years ago#2
Get some different RAM.
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Davel23
3 years ago#3
BIOS updates may improve compatibility with different brands and specs of RAM, but that will generally be mentioned in the update notes.
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Slayn
3 years ago#4
BIOS updates are usually good. Can potentially have negative side effects.
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arleas
3 years ago#5
If you ran the Memtest AFTER the bios update and still saw the errors, then yeah, ticking time bomb for sure... if you're curious if the BIOS update might have fixed the memory problems, just do another memtest and see if you're still getting the same results. It's possible the BIOS might have fixed a problem with RAM and the errors were just because of that.
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User Info: MichaelWStevens

MichaelWStevens
3 years ago#6
arleas posted...
If you ran the Memtest AFTER the bios update and still saw the errors, then yeah, ticking time bomb for sure... if you're curious if the BIOS update might have fixed the memory problems, just do another memtest and see if you're still getting the same results. It's possible the BIOS might have fixed a problem with RAM and the errors were just because of that.


Good point. I'll rerun Memtest tonight.
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