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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisChild View Post
    There is really no need to be on this bios unless you're running Kaby Lake.

    With that said, v2201 is the most stable bios for Sky Lake. I suggest using the Bios Flashback method to revert back to 2201.
    Z170 SKYL users would probably be better off if there were separate Z170 BIOSs for KBL and SKYL. A SKYL user who wants the latest like Speed Shift etc. shouldn't have to be tripping over KBL introduced bugs. I've never seen moving from a 2XXX series BIOS to a 3XXX series fraught with so many issues on any other Asus motherboard.

    Typically, a 3XXX series BIOS is where things are finalized for platform end-of-life. Instead, Intel comes along and convinces everyone that KBL is just a SKYL refresh like Devil's Canyon, yet it has to have its own uCode. Did Devil's Canyon require its own uCode? Anyway, what seems to be happening is we're getting kludged firmware with similar teething problems we saw back in 2015 for SKYL.

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    I'm not an OC'er, just a fairly casual gamer and pretty light user all around. I have a noobish question, but feel it's fitting enough to ask here. Getting ready to reinstall Windows and I'm still on bios 2001. My question is, if I have no particular issues with the bios or at least nothing that is mentioned in any release notes of newwer bios versions, is there any reason I should update the bios?

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    There's really no reason unless you want new functionality or better stability with a newer bios version.

    But I can tell you that v2201 is probably the best for your current setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisChild View Post
    There's really no reason unless you want new functionality or better stability with a newer bios version.

    But I can tell you that v2201 is probably the best for your current setup.
    Ah ok cool, thanks. What version of the Intel Management engine should I use with that? Asking because I recently learned the bios versions are what contains the firmware updates for the MEI.

    ~edit~

    You mentioned bios 2201, but on the support page for the hero viii, I see only 2001 or 2202?
    Last edited by Loaded Glove; 05-11-2017 at 07:00 PM.

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    Sorry, I meant 2202. I would use the latest Intel MEI listed under chipset download for the Hero VIII.
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    I think it's fair to ask this since you are on the newest bios, why are you not using 2202 and why is 2202 better than 3401 for my system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRiwen View Post
    https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...ers-issues-/4/

    378.92 nvidia drivers will fix it. Looks like a driver problem
    This seems to be correct, so I stand corrected regarding the BIOS update causing the boot issues. I was giving it a bit of time to really see if the issue came back, but it doesn't seem to have returned. Anyone else with the boot graphical glitch + fail to load windows should strongly consider rolling back to the 378.92 nvidia driver if able. Between graphics drivers, Win10 Creator's update, and bios update which all came down in a similar period, graphics drivers are easiest to revert and this has solved it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranter View Post
    This seems to be correct, so I stand corrected regarding the BIOS update causing the boot issues. I was giving it a bit of time to really see if the issue came back, but it doesn't seem to have returned. Anyone else with the boot graphical glitch + fail to load windows should strongly consider rolling back to the 378.92 nvidia driver if able. Between graphics drivers, Win10 Creator's update, and bios update which all came down in a similar period, graphics drivers are easiest to revert and this has solved it for me.
    Which graphics driver did you have installed before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loaded Glove View Post
    I think it's fair to ask this since you are on the newest bios, why are you not using 2202 and why is 2202 better than 3401 for my system?
    He doesn't seem to have an answer to your intelligent question. I just think he thinks he is smart and posting something.
    I can tell you this: It doesn't matter if you have Bios 2202 or 3401. A guideline for BIOS is - if you don't have any problem with your current BIOS, there is no reason to update your BIOS. If you want the latest and have a feeling it will do something good to your machine...go ahead and grab the latest BIOS. Sometimes the latest Bios brings new features and compability. Just look in the description and if there is something that will benefit your system....update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceisme View Post
    Which graphics driver did you have installed before?
    I believe I was installing the driver updates every time there was an update available since I was having a separate game-crashing issue and hoped updated drivers would help. Therefore, I believe I had installed 381.65 and 381.89, and both continued the mischaracterized BIOS issue. I am not sure if I had ever installed 382.05, but I want to say that I rolled back to 378.92 before that release.

    Since the rollback to 378.92, no issues regarding the mischaracterized BIOS glitches AND no game-crashing issues so I have not updated the graphics drivers again since.

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