Problem with updated BIOS/ RMA mobo

By davexnet
Oct 6, 2007
  1. Hello, received a replacement Biostar Geforce6100 M9 MB - working fine
    except for this. It came with the newest bios,v.119 and when I put it all together, it crashed after an hour or so. Not a BSOD, but just a complete
    freeze with an odd diagonal pattern on the screen. It occurred 2 or 3
    other times, and not being able to find the problem (there were no dumps
    or event log messages) I downgraded the board to the bios I had used on the
    board I returned (for an unrelated problem) v.222. With this bios,
    the new board is A-OK - no more crash.
    How can I get to the bottom of this kind of problem - it might be useful
    (but not imperative) to run the new BIOS because there's a few extra features in there that could be useful.
    I have emailed Biostar regarding the crash but got not response.

    Perhaps there's a bad default setting with the new bios - If I could track it
    down it would be great.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks, Dave
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You are doing the right thing by contacting Biostar. Great that your rig is working now. Good thinking to revert the BIOS. Way to go.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    no need to upgrade the BIOS if there are no issues.
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