In about 10 min. I show you how to update the BIOS on your MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard, with details for version 13.2 using a USB stick. With my music! Please enjoy!! Also, please read over the following I’ve written here:
Something to read over, about bios flashing: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
AMD Memory Guide reference: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/ddr3memoryfrequencyguide.aspx
Important Note: In my video I suggested halfway through, that one of the first things to do would be to save your settings to a flash drive so you can load them into the BIOS later, after you update your BIOS. Please do so with caution, as one time I think I had a BIOS problem due to loading the saved settings from an old BIOS into the new BIOS after updating it to one of the 13.x versions, but not resetting to defaults and saving & exiting & rebooting first. I think there might be a conflict between the old settings and the new BIOS trying to read those settings. I don’t think it’s a problem with the 13.5 BIOS because the system tells you that basically you can’t load the old settings in when you go to do that.
I strongly recommend either taking pictures of your BIOS settings or copying them down so you have them for future reference regardless of which BIOS version you are upgrading to.
For more info, please check the 1st couple minutes of my 13.5 video: http://youtu.be/Y8aJGfC8AFE
I had to RMA my previous board (NON-v2). So I’m posting a suggestion for those about to update their BIOS. I updated my bios while using phenom II x4 970 deneb CPU, from v11.11 to 11.13 in anticipation of upgrading to my new CPU, the AMD FX-8320 vishera. Bios was flashed successfully; and was able to enter the bios and load previous setting profile. Then after I rebooted, after that the mainboard always hangs at POST debug code “99” and no boot. After I contacted MSI, I still wasn’t sure what really caused this problem. I’m using a new v2-marked board now. The only difference, like people have been saying, is in the BIOS revision that shipped with the new boards.
My suggestion though, for BIOSes up to 11.13, is to be sure you’re flashing the recommended way, i.e., from a properly-created usb drive, on default settings, FULLY-supported cpu (according to the cpu-support list on MSI website) and no overclocked settings in place, etc. THEN, if you get the message that the flash was successful and you’re done, (on BIOS 11.13 you should be back to the C: prompt, then shut off the PC, remove your flash drive, and then power-on and immediately go back into the BIOS by pressing DEL.
====Here’s the important part of my suggestion==== IF you manage to get into your BIOS screen, then I highly recommend that you MANUALLY set your settings the way you like, NO overclocking yet, until you can confirm that you can REBOOT your computer! Just set the necessary things like AHCI mode for your SSD/HDD, boot order, RAM speed, etc. but whatever you do don’t load a previous settings profile from your usb drive. This is where I think my board got confused with some new settings in the new BIOS and some older settings from the profile that maybe didn’t match the new BIOS! Like voltages, timings, or other settings.
Thanks, and safe flashing!