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    Default Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    Hey Guys, really big noob here when it comes to computers.

    but i require some assistance if you guys can help.

    Basically, my PC has been crashing randomly, and after installing WHO CRASHED, I've received this error multiply Times.





    This makes no sense to me at all, but I've got some friends that have some knowledge of this, and after updating all my drivers etc, it keeps happening.
    Now i was Told to Upgrade my BIOS and this would stop it.


    So my CPU SPECS ARE:



    After a billion you tube videos on how to upgrade my BIOS, i've finally found one, and went to this link to download my Update:
    ASRock > Z77 Pro4

    When i installed the latest one 1.80 (WINDOWS)

    I followed instructions using the "how to", and i got this error when i attempted to upgrade my BIOS.

    I also went on to attempt to install 1.70/1.60 and got the same message.


    A Little Back story.
    I was playing Acheage, ( beta weekend) and my Screen would turn black, then it would resume gameplay after about 10seconds of trying to load it, this as you can imagine got really frustrating and annoying.


    Thank you for taking your time to read this,
    Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you again.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    You are attempting to flash an incorrect BIOS file for your motherboard.

    CPU-z reports you having the Z77 Pro4-M, NOT the Z77 Pro4 you linked to the BIOS file you're attempting with.

    If, IF, your board is indeed the Micro-ATX Z77 Pro4-M you want to us the BIOS files found HERE
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    And use the Instant Flash method/files. It's MUCH safer.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    That was well spotted wardog!
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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    wardog beat me to it.

    Also, you want to uninstall all your ATI drivers before installing the new ones. ATI is horrible about driver conflicts. When I used ATI I never installed CCC and HydraVision.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    You are attempting to flash an incorrect BIOS file for your motherboard.

    CPU-z reports you having the Z77 Pro4-M, NOT the Z77 Pro4 you linked to the BIOS file you're attempting with.

    If, IF, your board is indeed the Micro-ATX Z77 Pro4-M you want to us the BIOS files found HERE

    Hey warDog,
    Thank you so much for taking your time to reply.


    How do i exactly find out that i have a Micro-ATX z77? is there any other methods other than opening the actual case?
    Last edited by EDOT; 08-25-2014 at 07:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by EDOT View Post

    How do i exactly find out that i have a Micro-ATX z77? is there any other methods other than opening the actual case?

    You could try System Information: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information

    In the right panel, "System Manufacturer" will be the maker, of your board (ASRock) "System Model" will be the model (either Z77 Pro4 or Z77 Pro4-M).

    If that doesn't help, look at the I/O panel and see if your HDMI input has any USB ports connected to it. If so, it's the Pro4, if the HDMI input is all alone, it's the Pro4-M.

    ASRock > Z77 Pro4
    ASRock > Z77 Pro4-M

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfaz View Post
    You could try System Information: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information

    In the right panel, "System Manufacturer" will be the maker, of your board (ASRock) "System Model" will be the model (either Z77 Pro4 or Z77 Pro4-M).

    If that doesn't help, look at the I/O panel and see if your HDMI input has any USB ports connected to it. If so, it's the Pro4, if the HDMI input is all alone, it's the Pro4-M.

    ASRock > Z77 Pro4
    ASRock > Z77 Pro4-M
    Currently at University, but when i get home ( about 5 hours), i'll update with what i have.

    Thanks heaps for your input by the way!

    Just another quick question: When i've found out what my BIOS exactly is, would i then download the latest Version?

    So this would be Version 2.0?
    ASRock > Z77 Pro4-M

    Thanks again Tralfaz.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    As for which BIOS version. Some say to use the newest, some say to look for features you need. (Most BIOS updates are to incorporate particular features). I, as a rule, don't update my BIOS unless, I'm having problems. When I do update it, I usually look for other user's input as to how stable a particular BIOS version is, before I commit to it. You can always use the latest version and revert, if you don't like it. Best of luck.

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    Default Re: Regarding BIOS upgrade.

    Version 2.00 is the latest for the Z77 Pro4-M.

    Your current BIOS version doesn't matter, you can update to 2.00 from any version. All updates from previous versions are included in the latest version.

    You can see the model of your board in the main BIOS screen. You can also use CPU-Z, the Mother Board tab will display that information, which is how wardog discovered why the OP's BIOS update wouldn't work.

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