Jump to content

Keep/restore settings after BIOS update

Hi everyone

 

This is very likely a stupid question, but last I built a PC was in 2009, and we didn't really need to save profiles in our BIOS'es back then.

 

I have spent a lot of time customizing my fan curves for silence, and would like it not to be erased during a BIOS update.

Is it enough to save the settings to a profile, or does the profiles also get deleted during the update?, if so is there something else I can do to restore the settings after the update?

 

I have an ASUS ROG Strix B450 Gaming-E motherboard

 

I only have wifi on it, cable isn't an option (due to modem location 😣), so I need to run the BIOS update from ye olde thumb drive.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Unless you tell me to write all the settings down on a piece of paper 😅😂, then I won't appreciate it 😉)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Its not really possible to keep setting through a BIOS update for a few reasons. The most important one is that after a BIOS update the location of settings in the NVRam might have moved and by loading an old profile it might cause the system to stop POSTing until the CMOS is cleared.

Main Rig:-

Ryzen 7 3800X | Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming | 16GB Team Group Dark Pro 3600Mhz | Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe Gen 4 | Sapphire 5700 XT Pulse | Corsair H115i Platinum | WD Black 1TB | WD Green 4TB | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W | Asus TUF GT501 | Samsung C27HG70 1440p 144hz HDR FreeSync 2 | Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS |

 

Server:-

Intel NUC running Server 2019 + Synology DSM218+ with 2 x 4TB Toshiba NAS Ready HDDs (RAID0)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I usually just take pictures with my phone of the settings ive changed.

 

-Restore to defaults

-Take picture of the settings that will be changed

-Cancel

 

Its good enough for me on my Hero X :D

My Gaming PC:
Zotac RTX 3090 AMP (+250 Mem, undervolted Core. Not the best, but was MSRP at the Time)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D - NZXT x72
G.SKILL Trident Z @6000MHz CL30 - 2x16GB
Asus Strix X670E-E Gaming

1x500GB Samsung 960 Pro (Windows 11)

2x1TB NVMe RAID0 (Game Storage)

1x1TB Samsung 870 EVO (Programs)
1x3TB HDD TrueNAS-SMB-Share (Shadowplay-Storage)
Corsair RM-850X

Lian Li O11Dynamic
MSI Optix MAG274QRFDE-QD, BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 144hz, Acer S242HLDBID 60hz

Logitech G Pro Wireless Superlight
Wooting 60HE

Audeze LCD2-C + FiiO K3

 

My Notebook:

MacBook Pro 16 M1 - 16GB

 

Proxmox-Cluster:

  • Ryzen 9 3950X, Asus Strix X570E F-Gaming, 2x32GB3200MHz ECC, 2x 512GB NVMe ZFS-Mirror (Boot + Testing-VMs), 2x14TB ZFS-Mirror + 1x3TB (TrueNAS-VM), 1x 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe (Ceph-OSD), 10G NIC
  • i7 8700k delidded undervolted, Gigabyte Z390 UD, 4x16GB 3200MHz, 1x 512GB SSD (Boot), 1x 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe (Ceph-OSD), 2,5G NIC
  • i5 4670, 3x4GB + 1x8GB 1600MHz, 1x 512GB SSD (Boot), 1x 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe (Ceph-OSD), 2,5G NIC

Proxmox-Backup-Server:

  • i5 4670, 4x4GB 1600MHz, 2x2TB ZFS-Mirror, 2,5G NIC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, The89Lunder said:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You sadly can't. When you update the bios everything will reset to default. 

You could take pictures of your settings before updating the bios. 

PC: Motherboard: ASUS B550M TUF-Plus, CPU: Ryzen 3 3100, CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34, GPU: GIGABYTE WindForce GTX1650S, RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 CL16, Case, CoolerMaster MB311L ARGB, Boot Drive: 250GB MX500, Game Drive: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

 

Peripherals: GK61 (Optical Gateron Red) with Mistel White/Orange keycaps, Logitech G102 (Purple), BitWit Ensemble Grey Deskpad. 

 

Audio: Logitech G432, Moondrop Starfield, Mic: Razer Siren Mini (White).

 

Phone: Pixel 3a (Purple-ish).

 

Build Log: 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Writing it down it is.

 

I really thought in 2020 there would be a way to backup/restore the settings.

 

Thank you your replys.

 

Have a great day! 😎

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

I was also bothered by this for a long time but in the end there is actually a way to reload settings after a BIOS update. You just have to save the Asus User Profile to an external USB drive and reload bios settings from the drive after the update. This article goes into detail how to do it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×