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#1 App4that

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 07:54 PM

So I swapped my UD3H-BK for a MPOWER MAX AC today (both Z97) and was expecting to have to do a fresh install of windows and didn't have to. Logged into my windows account fine and haven't had an issue yet but noticed my windows account still shows the old MOBO. Anyone done this as wee? Should I be concerned?

 

*got the Mpower for 100 bucks new, couldn't pass that up and is the reason for the change*



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 08:55 PM

I've seen it happen a couple of times. (that a Win installation will boot on a different mobo)

 

Just to update the drivers now...

 

Has the the Windows verification got upset? Normally that's the other thing that goes awry.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:03 PM

I've seen it happen a couple of times. (that a Win installation will boot on a different mobo)

 

Just to update the drivers now...

 

Has the the Windows verification got upset? Normally that's the other thing that goes awry.

Nah, it asked for me to verify and I logged in and it was happy. Still lists the old MOBO though. And to add to the topic as I'm getting used to the new MOBO, how do you update the Bios on a MSI? I downloaded the latest but can't see how to switch to it.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

You need to update the chipset drivers first... will probably make it list the new mobo correctly as well after that.

 

BIOS update is usually unnecessary unless there is a specific problem and just provides and opportunity to completely brick your machine.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:14 PM

then the network drivers...



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:09 AM

Don't update your motherboard BIOS if you don't know why, what and how to do it.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:48 AM

Updated all the drivers. Still on the original Bios 1.0

 

I was having random crashes in games before the switch, now it's pretty bad. Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3 crash predictably after around 5 minutes of play. Used DDU to remove the Nvidia drivers and reinstalled, problem was better but still there.

 

I can run any benchmark I want without any issues. Valley, Firestrike, XTU stress test, Cinebench, and the Steam VR test all run without a problem. But if I run a game I'll crash randomly. Really don't want to do a fresh install of windows but running out of ideas.

 

Anyone know of a benchmark that might replicate the crashing so I can pin down if it's the CPU or graphics card?


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:54 AM

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

 

Check

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Copy and paste the results in your reply.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:13 AM

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

 

Check

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  • List Devices / Only problems

Copy and paste the results in your reply.

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Edited by App4that, 29 February 2016 - 02:14 AM.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:34 AM

From an elevated command prompt please run

sfc /scannow

Please re-install your network drivers. (LAN)

 

Please re-install your video card drivers. Use the "clean install" option within the NVidia installer.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:36 PM

From an elevated command prompt please run

sfc /scannow

Please re-install your network drivers. (LAN)

 

Please re-install your video card drivers. Use the "clean install" option within the NVidia installer.

Thank you so much for your help. The scan came up clean and I'm re-installing the drivers you suggested. I hope to be able to check if this helps tonight.

 

OH, and validating Windows has my new MOBO showing in my account, so no problems there.


Edited by App4that, 29 February 2016 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 11:21 PM

Updated and solved. Everything suggested here helped and I can't thank you enough, last piece of the puzzle was my RAM was overclocked. My fault, new to the MOBO and when I activated the XMP profile I also hit the "give it a shot" that jumped it up to 2133. Odd, because I've had it there but the latency was held at 9, which is probably caused the instability. If I had stressed tested my memory I would have found it before diving back into the bios.

 

But all's well that ends well. Thanks again for all the help!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 11:25 PM

You're welcome.

 

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