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Author Topic: Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN  (Read 1897 times)

bitersnake (OP)

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Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:36:37 pm »
I received my WIN today-- seems like there have been some further changes made-- the analog covers are a significant improvement over what I've seen in pictures and what the XD had. I got a 30 page troubleshooting guide with my device-- never heard any mention of this anywhere so I'm guessing this is also a recent addition?

Anway, I'm having some usual troubles with the Win-- devices goes into hibernate instead of sleep, CPU utilisation is 30-40% upon returning from hibernate and so on. I figured I'll need to make some adjustments in the BIOS settings based on the Reddit guides but I'm not sure if it's okay to downgrade my locked BIOS to the one available for download on the reddit forum. Apparently, I don't have advanced options in mine so I cannot implement any of the recommended changes to the BIOS.

Has anyone tried downgrading theirs?

mr.white

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Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 08:01:05 pm »
Made the downgrade with the BIOS you can get at the reddit forum. Worked fine without any problems, but keep in mind there is always a risk involved. I've got the z8700 version, matt display cover.

bitersnake (OP)

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Re: Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:03:17 pm »
Made the downgrade with the BIOS you can get at the reddit forum. Worked fine without any problems, but keep in mind there is always a risk involved. I've got the z8700 version, matt display cover.

Ahh seems i forgot to mention that mine is the 8750 chipset

mr.white

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Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:43:49 pm »
Sorry, with the 8750 I can't really tell you for sure. I think maybe Phawx has done that here with one of the first gen 8750.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 08:46:07 pm by mr.white »

bitersnake (OP)

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Re: Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 11:03:04 pm »
Sorry, with the 8750 I can't really tell you for sure. I think maybe Phawx has done that here with one of the first gen 8750.
No worries, mate. I went ahead with flashing the unlocked BIOS and it worked alright :)

Maniac

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Re: Is it safe to downgrade the BIOS on the WIN
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 01:09:08 am »
Was just going to say, it will work fine.