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How to update Alpha 15 vbios and EC firmware
« on: April 10, 2020, 11:47:28 PM »

It's been  a few months since the MSI Alpha 15 released and there has been a couple of welcome software  updates for it's AMD hardware. Here we'll discuss  how to update the VBIOS of the Radeon RX 5500m GPU and the MSI Alpha 15's EC Firmware. This is important as this will reduce the number of graphics related issues with the  new 7nm architecture some might be experiencing.

First, download the EC Firmware and VBIOS file from the MSI Website -

Make sure you select the correct model. For the Philippines, we  have  the MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK model

How to Update EC Firmware

To update the EC Firmware, just run the downloaded EC Firmware program and the laptop will restart on it's own.

How to Update the VBIOS

This is a bit tricky but easy to get a hang of. make sure you follow these steps when updating.

1. Check the current VBIOS version in Radeon Software.

2. Download the latest VBIOS from the firmware download page on MSI website.

3. Execute "Command Prompt(Admin)".

4. Type "cd " ,paste the path of the VBIOS folder, and press Enter key.

5. Type "fvflash" and press Enter key to update VBIOS, then reboot the system.

6. Open Radeon Setting again and check whether the VBIOS version has been updated.

Finally, make  sure you are also updated to the latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers found on the MSI or AMD website.

That's it.

Hope this helps and happy gaming everyone!
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 12:29:09 PM by Akira.MSI »