Forum discussion tagged with Firmware.
  1. DREDKNOT_2077

    Question AMD GPU firmware bug in Pop_OS ?

    What causes this and how do i fix it ? screen grab I'm running latest XanMod on my Pop_OS 22.04lts with a 6700 XT GPU and i see this everytime I update the XanMod ?
  2. D

    Question Transient color shift under very specific conditions ?

    Sometimes I get a green hue shift on my monitor. I mostly experience it when browsing wikipedia(specifically, while in dark mode), but a website like this will do the same thing. It seems to be related to the arrangement of black/white pixels that are currently being displayed? OBS doesn't pick...
  3. Dustinspcrepair

    Question Reset macOS firmware on mid-2010 Mac Pro Desktop ?

    High Sierra update failed after firmware update. The drive crashed or OS crashed so I decided to wipe the drive and format El Capitan again. Now El Capitan won’t install because I believe the firmware update for High Sierra still exists. I’m trying to figure out how to reset or change the...
  4. computertoast

    Question What could be wrong with my graphics card? (possible firmware error)

    So a while ago I installed a firmware update, possibly involving the BIOS on my AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, and once it was complete I encountered extreme graphical bugs. Talked to a close IT professional and he said it was definitely the GPU, but could not tell if it was something wrong with the...
  5. S

    Question XMG laptop - flashed wrong EC firmware - how to overwrite ?

    Hello all, I have problems with my XMG laptop's mainboard from 'Schenker technologies': Board Information Manufacturer: NB02 Product Name: GMxNGxx Version: Standard Serial Number: Standard Asset Tag: Standard I accidentally flashed the wrong EC firmware. I was lucky, apparently there are only...
  6. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] What happens to the old motherboard BIOS version after updating it?

    Greetings, I just got this air of thought about what happens to the old BIOS version of a motherboard, does it get sandwiched? Like does the new version of a BIOS lays itself on top of the old one? Or does the old BIOS version and everything about it gets deleted and gets completely replaced...
  7. FranzyInHD

    Question Stock BIOS needed for ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger D 8GB OC ?

    Hello everyone, I've bought this card second hand and noticed some artifacts and glitching with it. I tried flashing the card with this particular BIOS, but I noticed that it was already flashed with that one. Could anyone provide a stock BIOS dump of the ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger D...
  8. Y

    Question Preferred firmware on recent MX500?

    Hi... my first question on this forum (I have also asked this question on Reddit here and will link to here from there too) (I'd also acknowledge and reference related recent threads Crucial MX500 500GB sata ssd Remaining Life decreasing fast despite few bytes being written and Any Crucial...
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    Question If the UEFI POSTs and loads the OS, then what launches the UEFI Itself in the first place ?

    So, I know the UEFI is responsible for POSTing then loading the machine's OS... But then, what loads the UEFI itself up in the first place? Does it have its own tiny special boot loader?
  10. Rigbyyy

    Question Boot Loop

    This is only my 3rd build and I’m not the best with navigating windows or software to begin with. Anyway, I built a new pc and only transferred my gpu and m.2 ssds over and didn’t wipe anything on the storage I just dropped it in and it booted up and the games ran fine for a bit probably 20...
  11. iamonkara

    Question Gigabyte TRX40 debug code F3

    BIOS won't POST at all. Specs: Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master rev1.1 mobo Threadripper 3970X 32 core Corsair 64GB 2x32 2x SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB, M.2 NVMe Issue: I normally don't power down my machine, I just suspend to RAM. But over this weekend I had powered down. And yesterday morning...
  12. Blitzsensenmannhase

    [SOLVED] Dynamic Super Resolution factors conflicting with monitor firmware

    I've struggled with this problem before even took it to nvdia got alot of support members involved they concluded that the reason dsr and subsequently dldsr do not function properly is due to the firmware of my monitor I have an asus vg34v 3440x1440 21:9 165hz monitor the problem is that the dsr...
  13. O

    Question Laptop with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Dear all I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The laptop is not connected to a network 1. Can a laptop manufacturer install hardware, software or firmware, that could connect to the wifi, cellular without showing that the laptop has internet? And then use this “hidden”...
  14. O

    Question Kingston USB drive with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Hello everyone I have bought several brand new in-package Kingston USB drives I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The computer is not connected to a network 1. Has there been any instances, stories etc., where a Kingston USB drive turned on /activated and used the network...
  15. Anthomarti

    Question Redragon K550 broken firmware

    Yesterday I updated my Redragon K550 driver as I had a version from a year ago, but when I opened the program, It started updating the keyboard's firmware, now the <, {, the right shift and the + key from the numpad don't work; I think the new firmware mess it up, does anyone know of any...
  16. hmmark2022

    [SOLVED] Issues updating BIOS on Crosshair VI Hero

    I've currently got the Crosshair VI HERO mobo running bios 1501 with a Ryzen 7 1800X, 32GB Ram and a GTX 1080. I'm upgrading my cpu to a Ryzen 7 3800 for compatibility with Windows 11 and a few other benefits but that means that i need to update the BIOS on my mobo. I first tried using the AI...
  17. ReHack

    [SOLVED] Tenda AC1200 ac11 router possibly bricked after attempting to update firmware ?

    To anyone that can help me, Here's the situation, I have a Tenda AC1200 a11 router that I tried to update the firmware of. I accidentally clicked a blank space on the web ui while it was updating at 70% which made the progress bar disappear. It then cut off my connection with the router shortly...
  18. 13rws

    [SOLVED] How long does BIOS update take

    I have Asus X-570 E-Gaming. The mobo was showing green Q-LED today, I came to know it's because of failed boot. So, I'm updating the BIOS(firmware or host boot software). The size of the flash file is 32 MiB and the flash drive used is 2.0 one. It's been 30 min now and the green LED(which...
  19. A

    [SOLVED] Microsoft bricked my EK QuantumX Delta Tec

    Microsoft bricked my EK QuantumX Delta Tec when I updated the firmware of my Xbox one controller How, well the Xbox Accessory program decided my EK QuantumX Delta Tec was a 2nd Xbox One Controller and flashed Xbox Controller firmware onto it. I need help getting in touch with EK so I can get a...
  20. marwinewert

    [SOLVED] M.2 not recognized after firmware update

    So my system was running fine for a year+ , but my ADATA Spectrix S40G always had performance issues if any lighting software was controlling it. They made a new firmware that corrected it, I updated it today. When the system restarted, it went to BIOS because no bootable device were found...
  21. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] HP Z640 Workstation "Pre-Video Graphic Card error"

    Hello. I just bought a used HP Z640, and was in the initial stages of setting the device up at my home. I started by clearing the CMOS, and reverting any changes by the previous owner of the device in the firmware so I could set things up how I wanted them. I noticed that legacy support was...
  22. NewbieInHardware

    Question Infrared touchscreen overlay for PC is stuck in firmware upgrade mode ?

    I have this infrared touchscreen overlay: I bought it a few years ago when I still used Windows 7. That OS has a bug where you can't disable a single click delay for...
  23. Endre

    [SOLVED] What happens if I update the BIOS with TPM enabled?

    Hello! Windows 11 requires secure boot and TPM 2.0 being enabled. Generally, before updating the BIOS, I load the default settings of the motherboard. Question: What happens if I update the BIOS while the secure boot and TPM 2.0 are enabled? Will that lead to errors?
  24. zack009

    [SOLVED] Inno3D GTX 660 messed up trying to modify vBIOS ! Help !

    I have an Inno3D GTX 660 which came with default vBIOS ( but the fans only maxed out at 74%, So I tried flashing the vBIOS ( which would let me use fan maxed out at 95%. It flashed successfully but as soon as I restarted the PC, I got a error at the GPU screen...
  25. K

    [SOLVED] Boot Error "Please Power Down and Connect the PCIe Power Cable(s) for this Graphics Card"

    Hello, I am using the EVGA GTX 750 ti (EVGA094 REV 2.0) card. This card has no power supply plug and was working fine so far. I've tried to get rid of the fan noise (known problem) by installing some other firmware. By accident I have installed one for some board that requires the additional 6...
  26. Muhammad Jahid

    [SOLVED] How to know the release date of Tp-link Routers?

    I have been using a old model of tp-link router over some years and now i want to upgrade to a latest one but here the problem occurs. I can't find the release date of any tp-link router by googling or even from the tp-link website. So, Because of not knowing the release date, I can't...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] PC reboots when trying to sleep or hibernate

    Hey folks, Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction here. Issue: When I sleep or hibernate on my PC it will reboot after a while (can take 6-12 hours to happen) Solutions tried: Went to Device Manager > System Devices > Intel(R) Management Engine Interface #1 > Power...
  28. Rachana348

    [SOLVED] Can't update firmware

    I don't know why can't update MS-17G1 SBIOS Ver. 111 it come from with windows 10 other update and fail attempt many times restart computer. anybody can help me? View: Product name: WS7S 9TK BIOS version: E17G1IWS.10D BIOS Release Date: 2019/05/16
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    [SOLVED] Should update my ssd firmware if i do not have any issues ?

    Hi , I have an 860 evo 1 tb . Fresh os installed November 2020 and no issues . I installed Samsung magician and informs me about the new firmware . Do i need to update if i do not have issues ?(read 561 mb/s , write 531mb/s) Also i have 699gb free do i need to enable the over provisioning ? Thanks .
  30. jjkingston

    Question Grey Screen SSD Firmware Update

    So I'm trying to update my SSD Firmware on a kingston SHSS37A240G. I've downloaded the ISO file for the update, I've used rufus to create a bootable USB, but when I boot from the USB in my BIOS and select "live - boot the live system" it takes me to a grey Screen with a flashing underscore in...
  31. Yashh

    Question My SSD sometimes doesn't boot on laptop ?

    Specs: [ ROG STRIX G G531GT-AL030T] ( i7 9th gen GTX1650) win 10 -64 bit Nearly a month ago, I faced this issue first time, I pressed the ON button laptop doesn't boot shows no SSD in Boot Priority. That time I ignored it because I use my PC more than laptop, but now its happens 2/3 times I...
  32. E

    [SOLVED] Firmware update for Rival 3 steelseries mouse taking longer than 12 hours

    So I started a firmware update yesterday for my Rival 3 and it still hasn't finished, the lights on the mouse are still flashing, but I don't know if there has been any progress. Is it normal for steelseries firmware updates to not have a progress bar?
  33. H

    [SOLVED] Router Update Scare

    I went to “” and logged in to change my password for an unrelated reason, and I saw an option on the Netgear Genie site to update my router. this was my first time going to this site, and I noticed the “not secure” sign on my search bar, which freaked me out. Never the less, I...
  34. G

    [SOLVED] How to get firmware version in Windows?

    I'm building an inventory system for GPUs and looking to find a way to query GPU firmware version. I have tried the WMI query for Video Controller, but it only returns driver version and driver date. Get-WmiObject -Query "Select * From Win32_VideoController" For AMD GPUs, if I go to the AMD...
  35. luzhun

    [SOLVED] Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1/3.1 (Bios Update not working for NVME)

    Hello all. I have an Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark1/USB3.1 Motherboard and am trying to update it to the latest BIOS to see if that may help with making the M.2 NVME drive to finally work. Current BIOS version is from 2015 (2801) and the latest is: 3503 With Asus, the files are called CAP files...
  36. S

    [SOLVED] Firmware for Adata 16GB flash drive please?

    good morning i have problem with my Adata 16GB USB flash drive. My problem is simple, when i open it with chipgenius it says it's only 128MB but it should be 16GB. What i need to do please help me? I wanna change the firmware but i have no idea to what to do. This is what chip genius shows...
  37. R

    Question Samsung C410W Firmware driver(need older driver)

    Hi I need the older firmware driver for Samsung C410W. If anyone has maybe V3.00.02.19 or V3.00.02.16 Looks like the ver V3.00.02.20 has disabled generic toner cartridges (that's what I am reading from other posts) Tx
  38. silicontrip

    [SOLVED] Samsung QVO Mac Pro 5.1 incompatibility

    I'm having a strange issue with some Samsung QVO 1TB drives and some Mac Pros where the drive disappears off the sata bus when the machine is restarted and only appears when the machine is powered off and on (again) . I've tried about 5 different Samsung drives in 4 different Mac Pros and they...
  39. R

    Question Surface firmware update gone wrong - can anyone help make this public?

    Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'm not really sure where else this kind of thing can go. Please feel free to advise on what I can do here or if there is anywhere more specific I should be posting this. So here's the story: Microsoft published a firmware update for...
  40. editor1

    Discussion Where's best place to post info/discussion on firmware attack's ?

    Hi all I was thinking about posting stuff on firmware attack's. Ether in Motherboards due to it being the most common, systems, Antivirus / Security / Privacy or Networking due to another popular is in network cards/routers. Any one have any suggestions ?