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How Should I Update My BIOS?

I have an ASRock AB350m-Pro4 motherboard and a Ryzen 2200g and my processor stutters a lot in program/games. After a bit of searching, I realized the only to fix my problem is to update my BIOS to a version later than 4.70 (on this page https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS8), but I'm kinda scared to go mess around in the BIOS and I have 2 ways to do it. One through Windows and one through Instant Flash. I don't know which I should do, but right now I'm leaning on the Windows way. However, in the Windows way it says I have to make sure I'm not overclocking anything, but I have XMP enabled for my RAM to run at it's advertised speed of 2800mhz. So I don't know of that will affect my BIOS update. Can someone tell me which way I should BIOS update and if there are any problems with having XMP enabled while updating the BIOS through windows?
Thanks.

 

Windows Way (https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=Windows9)

Instant Flash (https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS8)

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Just now, TrigrH said:

i recommend instant flash

Is Instant Flash better? I heard it's more of a secure way than through windows, but I've also heard the windows way is also fine too. I'm just really scared of messing something up in the BIOS update.

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12 minutes ago, SakibC17 said:

I have an ASRock AB350m-Pro4 motherboard and a Ryzen 2200g and my processor stutters a lot in program/games. After a bit of searching, I realized the only to fix my problem is to update my BIOS to a version later than 4.70 (on this page https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS8), but I'm kinda scared to go mess around in the BIOS and I have 2 ways to do it. One through Windows and one through Instant Flash. I don't know which I should do, but right now I'm leaning on the Windows way. However, in the Windows way it says I have to make sure I'm not overclocking anything, but I have XMP enabled for my RAM to run at it's advertised speed of 2800mhz. So I don't know of that will affect my BIOS update. Can someone tell me which way I should BIOS update and if there are any problems with having XMP enabled while updating the BIOS through windows?
Thanks.

 

Windows Way (https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=Windows9)

Instant Flash (https://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS8)

I think windows should be safer but like the others said instant flash is a safe bet because if your cpu hickups during update with windows you might be in trouble. Also ryzen still needs a lot of work and optimization so always update your bios. Even for intel...I upgraded my bios and got better performance. Good luck!

My PC is a fast boyo:

6700K - 32GB - 1080 - 256GB EVO

^^You don't need more info than this right?^^

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2 minutes ago, SakibC17 said:

Is Instant Flash better? I heard it's more of a secure way than through windows, but I've also heard the windows way is also fine too. I'm just really scared of messing something up in the BIOS update.

instant flash is safer for my experience here is how you do it:

identify your motherboard.

download the latest bios version

on a good usb stick (2.0 preferred) make sure its formatted fat 32.

extract the file and put it on the stick (not inside a folder)

put the usb stick directly into the motherboard (DO NOT USE the case usb ports)

enter the bios and follow the prompts to select the file.

While updating (will take a few mins) do not touch the system, it may reboot multiple times.

Once the pc is in windows, shut it down, turn it on, enter bios, and enable XMP.

 

Bios updates clear all existing settings, which usually isn't an issue. (set what you need back later)

 

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Alright, thanks guys. I'm going to try the BIOS update through instant flash soon. Still kind of scared of BIOS updating, but I hope it goes well. Once again, thank you.

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I was right about to update my BIOS today, but then I noticed in almost all the BIOS descriptions it states this "If the current BIOS version is older than P3.40, please update BIOS to P3.40(Bridge BIOS) before updating this version." When i checked my BIOS, it says it is version P4.70. So in order to update my BIOS should I downgrade to that version then update to a newer one or just update to a newer version of my BIOS from my current version? Thanks.

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32 minutes ago, SakibC17 said:

I was right about to update my BIOS today, but then I noticed in almost all the BIOS descriptions it states this "If the current BIOS version is older than P3.40, please update BIOS to P3.40(Bridge BIOS) before updating this version." When i checked my BIOS, it says it is version P4.70. So in order to update my BIOS should I downgrade to that version then update to a newer one or just update to a newer version of my BIOS from my current version? Thanks.

Nevermind, I got my answer.

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