3 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2009 8:57 AM by Aryan2411

    Computer Slow After Bios Update

      My PC is running very slow after I updated the bios from BTX3810J.86A.1893.EB to BTX3810J.86A.1902.EB. It's very slow at boot up also very slow at running applications. I have reset the bios, but it had no effect.

       

      System Spec :

       

      Q9550 (Not Over Clocked)

       

      6GB Ram DDR3 1066 (Crossair)

       

      WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U0 (HD)

       

      2 x SAMSUNG HD501LJ (HD On Raid 0)

       

      Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT (Graphic Card)

        • 1. Re: Computer Slow After Bios Update
          Aryan2411

          Hi there,

           

          This is quite weird, but anyway you can expect anything sometimes.

           

          For the boot problem try these steps:

          Bios Settings:
          Advanced>> Hard Disk Pre Delay >> No
          Advanced>> Peripheral Configuration >> Disable the eSATA Port.

          Go to Boot Menu
          Boot Menu: Advance
          Boot Priority: Hard Disk Drive First
          Boot to Removable Devices Disable
          Boot to Network Disable
          Boot to Optical Device Disable
          USB Boot Disable
          Boot USB Device First Disable
          USB Mass Storage Auto

           

          Now regarding the slow running applications:
          Try the system with only one memory module:
          Result:

          Try the system with the two memory modules on different slots: (dual mode, non dual mode)
          Result:

          Repeat the steps above if you have three memory modules

           

          Let me know how it goes.

           

          Kind Regards,
          Aryan.

          • 2. Re: Computer Slow After Bios Update

            Thank you for your response, I've tried what you have suggested. However, none of these approaches worked. I have now reverted back to my earlier bios version and all appear to work fine again. Personally, I believe there must be some sort of compatibility issues with the latest bios version.

            • 3. Re: Computer Slow After Bios Update
              Aryan2411

              Hi there,

               

              Yeah you are right, if there is any problem with the new bios version, hopefully they will issue a new one later. But one more thing, when doing the tests, Intel always uses the memory which is on the Tested List.

               

              So if your memory is not list, they wont even know that there is a particular issue with them, and thus even in the new future bios version, it may not be fixed.

               

              Anyway, for now, it is wise to use the previous bios version till they find something on this luckily.

               

              Unfortunately, i could not help you further on this, may be next time. I am always glad to help.

               

              Kind Regards,

              Aryan