I have two
MSI Z270 SLI PLUS motherboards with intent to install matching hardware /software configuration. Unfortunately, they are not identical: one has BIOS
12/15/2016, the other –
First puzzle: current highest official BIOS version is
E7A59IMS.1A0 file on the first mobo (
14), but not on the second. I attribute that to
1A being less than
1J, but would like to have a confirmation.
Even so, i can’t explain dates being out of order.
E7A59IZ1.1J1 results in only two links, https://bios.ethosdistro.com/motherboard-bios/current-bios-list.txt and a related direct file URL. So, this may not be an official BIOS?
Is there a way to re-flash
1J to official one (
Both sets (
mobo + cpu + ram) have passed rigorous (24+ hrs)
Next, Windows setup (from the same USB drive) looks normal on
but has dithered color depth on
1J: and lower resolution (dialog fills entire screen): occasionally with color (and in Classic theme!):
Since CPU graphics is used on both, is this a result of BIOS mod on
1J, or 2nd CPU is somehow damaged? (I thought about swapping CPUs, but haven’t gotten to it yet, will try next)