PC bricks after Bios Update


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    PC bricks after Bios Update


    I have an MSI X570 Gaming Edge Wifi board with a Ryzen 9 3900x Overclocked to 4.47ghz.
    Main display is on a Gigabyte 2080Ti and the other 2 are on a Radeon RX580.
    Windows 10 on an nvme m.2

    Using MSI Dragon Center to download and install updates will reach 100% and reboot but then the tower becomes a paperweight.

    It will turn on, all the led's and fans running but there's no display and I'll see VGA led on the motherboard light up.

    Removing the CMOS battery resets my BIOS and I can use my computer again.

    I've tried to update my BIOS 3 times this year....
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    I have downloaded those files but, I have no idea what to do with them.
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    @gettheclicker

    You should ALWAYS reset the BIOS to defaults, THEN flash the BIOS. It's much safer to flash the BIOS from a USB stick.

    AFTER the BIOS has successfully been flashed, THEN you can go back and do your overclock. Keep in mind that you may need to tweak your overclock a bit, after the flash. Things may not be exactly the same.



    /edit

    gettheclicker said:
    I have downloaded those files but, I have no idea what to do with them.
    After downloading the file, read the motherboard manual directions, or look for the directions at MSI's website... you may have to rename the BIOS file.
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    So the overclock could be preventing the update from continuing?
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    gettheclicker said:
    So the overclock could be preventing the update from continuing?
    Definitely. It even tells you that in your motherboard manual. (I'm reading the pdf version right now).


    There's three ways to flash your BIOS. The one you picked, might work, if you reset the BIOS before you attempt to flash it.

    The other two methods are usually more successful.


    /edit

    If the Dragon Center method doesn't work, even after resetting the BIOS to defaults. Try the M-Flash method.




    It seems you have a Flash BIOS USB port on the motherboard...



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    In any of the 3 situations I'd have to pull the CMOS battery again I assume. This is a pain because it's buried behind the 2080ti.

    I can't find an easy option to restore factory defaults.

    If that's the case I'll try tomorrow. If it fails again I don't want to lose sleep over it.
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    gettheclicker said:
    In any of the 3 situations I'd have to pull the CMOS battery again I assume. This is a pain because it's buried behind the 2080ti.

    I can't find an easy option to restore factory defaults.

    If that's the case I'll try tomorrow. If it fails again I don't want to lose sleep over it.



    Look in your manual. There's also a motherboard "jumper" that you can use to reset the BIOS to defaults.



    Btw... This looks like the easiest way to Flash your BIOS... you don't have to do step 1, it's already done.

    PC bricks after Bios Update-image1.png





    Here is the location of the jumper: JBAT 1 You should just be able to short the jumper, and wait about 1-2 minutes, to set the BIOS to defaults.

    When resetting the BIOS turn the comp OFF, and the switch on the power supply, OFF. Leave the power supply plugged in. Hold the case power switch IN for about 4 seconds to discharge things like capacitors.
    Then short the jumper or remove the battery.



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    The other two methods. If you don't have the manual...

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    Last edited by Ghot; 15 Sep 2020 at 21:14.
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    It was the overclock... F6 worked to restore defaults and the usb route is working right now.

    Thank you! If I had the manual I'm sure I could've avoided this but it's a remanufactured board so all I got was hardware and a nice box.
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    gettheclicker said:
    It was the overclock... F6 worked to restore defaults and the usb route is working right now.

    Thank you! If I had the manual I'm sure I could've avoided this but it's a remanufactured board so all I got was hardware and a nice box.


    Get a copy of your manual here...

    Support For MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global

    Save it somewhere you can find it...on a storage drive.



    Good job.






    /edit
    Almost forgot, your OC might be the same, but it might be a little bit different. Probably a good idea to just redo the OC from scratch.
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