Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Aorus x470 Gaming 7 Wifi Crashed / Bios Issue
My motherboard crashed during a firmware update and the computer wouldn't boot, so I flipped the 2 switches on the board from BIOS 1 to BIOS 2 and now it boots. What do I do next?
Here's the issue that pre-empted this:
Earlier today I installed a second SDD into an m.2 slot on my Aorus X470 Gaming 7 wifi board.
Throughout the day I had a couple blue screen of death's marked "Internal Power Error." After doing some research I suspected I needed to update my BIOS from F7.
On the downloads page for the X470 the the BIOS versions past F40 state "Before update BIOS to F40, you have to install EC FW Update Tool (B19.0517.1 or later version) to avoid 4DIMM DDR compatibility on 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPU." I went ahead and downloaded the EC FW Update Tool (after updating the chipset driver as requested by earlier BIOS versions), and when the computer rebooted it asked me if I wanted to update the firmware on the motherboard. I selected yes, and when the meter got close to 100% (I wasn't watching the whole time), the monitor stopped worked and the computer was unresponsive to the keyboard or mouse. I thought maybe the firmware update was still in process as the LEDs were still on. I gave it 20 minutes before I force killed the power and tried to reboot. The LEDs would turn on, but my monitor, keyboard etc was unresponsive. I was able to get it running again by flipping the switches on the board from BIOS 1 to BIOS 2.
So what do I do now? I'd like to fix the issue with BIOS 1, and get the overall BIOS updated to see if that fixes the BSOD issues. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.