Gigabyte adds full GIMPS and Prime95 compatibility to Skylake processors

Subject: Motherboards | January 28, 2016 - 05:55 PM |
Tagged: update, Skylake, gigabyte, bug

Gigabyte has released UEFI updates today which will resolve the freezing issues on Skylake seen in certain circumstances of Prime95 and GIMPS processing.  Just head over to their download site and enter in your motherboards model and download the new UEFI, or BIOS if you prefer the old terminology.

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As a bonus you may receive the ability to use higher clocked RAM, see any stability issues fixed or better performance from integrated components such as LAN or SATA.  Their update process is easy with none of the stress that once accompanied updates via floppy disjs or masks and UV light.  We can neither confirm nor deny these updates will also resolve unwanted ear hair growth.

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Source: Gigabyte

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January 28, 2016 | 06:49 PM - Posted by willmore

LOL! Thanks for the spin. I love it!

January 29, 2016 | 01:25 AM - Posted by Mas (not verified)

I'm a bit confused.
I wouldn't call it full compatibility when they are marked as beta.
..or are you referring to some specific board.

January 29, 2016 | 02:05 AM - Posted by Pholostan

That Gigabyte updates their BIOS is kinda a rare occurrence. No I'm not bitter. Shut up.

January 29, 2016 | 02:35 AM - Posted by JohnGR

This is probably the best title I have read about this issue.

January 30, 2016 | 07:17 AM - Posted by xnor

Skylake needs a BIOS patch to run one of the most commonly used tools for stress testing without crashing?
gg Intel, gg.

January 31, 2016 | 06:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Prime95 isn't meant for stress testing. Just ask JJ from Asus.

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