Windows 10: Intel Skylake bug causes PCs to freeze during complex workloads

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  1.    13 Jan 2016 #11

    legacy7955 said: View Post
    Plenty of times BIOS updates go just fine, HOWEVER, if you're one of the unlucky ones you'll end up with an expensive
    broken electronic door stop. If you damage the BIOS it will be nearly impossible to recover from it, without the help of an expensive
    visit to the PC shop. Just letting folks know, if the PC works fine, DO NOT update the BIOS.
    Of coarse the board is under factory warranty... Time for an RMA

    BTW: Asus service has really improved lately, I just had two different boards serviced for free! I only paid the shipping cost to send it in...
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    W10Prox64
       13 Jan 2016 #12

    JourneymanMike said: View Post
    Have you stressed in P95?
    No, not yet.
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  3.    14 Jan 2016 #13

    i ran the test using prime95 on my I7 6500u, couldn't reproduce the bug, they say not all the processors have the bug.
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  4.    15 Jan 2016 #14

    legacy7955 said: View Post
    Plenty of times BIOS updates go just fine, HOWEVER, if you're one of the unlucky ones you'll end up with an expensive
    broken electronic door stop. If you damage the BIOS it will be nearly impossible to recover from it, without the help of an expensive
    visit to the PC shop. Just letting folks know, if the PC works fine, DO NOT update the BIOS.
    Seriously. Nothing wrong with updating a mobo bios. There can often be many updates included or more stability or just new features added. Not to mention most new boards these days come with two bios's. If you somehow manage to bork one which is unlikely, you can just shutdown the pc, change to secondary bios and boot up.
    The secondary bios almost always has a function to copy onto other bios as a means of fixing a borked bios.

    And I have seen no ill effects from the skylake bug myself. I have read that Intel will be releasing new microcode to mobo OEM producers so that with a new bios flash problem is resolved.
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  5.    15 Jan 2016 #15

    legacy7955 said: View Post
    Plenty of times BIOS updates go just fine, HOWEVER, if you're one of the unlucky ones you'll end up with an expensive
    broken electronic door stop. If you damage the BIOS it will be nearly impossible to recover from it, without the help of an expensive
    visit to the PC shop. Just letting folks know, if the PC works fine, DO NOT update the BIOS.
    Yeah I cannot reproduce the bug. I haven't run the tests for hours on end but nothing out of ordinary going on. Guess I'll leave well alone!
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       19 Jan 2016 #16
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  7.    22 Jan 2016 #17

    Asrock has also started to release new bios's with microcode fix from Intel. Extreme 7+ bios version 2.50 dropped yesterday with the fix.
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