Went to Lenovo Support for your Precision M6800 Laptop: Support for Precision M6800 | Drivers & downloads | Dell US
Does your laptop have the latest BIOS installed :
|BIOS||24 May 2017|
Version: A19 ,A19 Older versions
Release Date: 24 May 2017
File Name: M6800A19.exe
File size: 9.67 MB
Description: This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell Precision M6800 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.
The latest Chipset installed :
|Chipset||17 Jan 2018|
Version: 22.214.171.1245 ,A00 Older versions
Release Date: 29 Nov 2017
File Name: Chipset_Driver_4J8MX_WN32_126.96.36.1995_A00_07.EXE
File size: 110.61 MB
Description: This package provides the driver for the Intel(R) Management Engine Components Installer installs Intel Management Engine Interface Driver, Intel(R) Management & Security Status software, LMS service etc. and is supported on the Dell Latitude, Precision, XPS models, OptiPlex, Inspiron and Workstation Server running the following Windows operating systems: Windows 10 64bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Server 2K12 R2, Windows Server 2K8 and Windows Server 2K16. Note: This driver is required to install in addition to chipset driver.
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The latest Video for both Intel and AMD :
Latest System Management drivers:
|Systems Management||10 Jan 2018|
|Systems Management||24 Jan 2018|
|Systems Management||24 Jan 2018|
|Systems Management||07 Feb 2018|
|Systems Management||07 Feb 2018|
|Systems Management||19 Jan 2018|
|Systems Management||01 Feb 2018|
I dont really want to mess with my bios knowing how risky that can be. I was always taught not to update them badly needed to. I also have never done it and I don't really wanna mess anything up. If you don't mind me asking what lead to believe to update my bios to fix this issue? I am not completely opposed to it doing it just the same reason I don't really want reinstall windows for something I think if not on my side. I know for a fact the system bios are outdated from like 2014. I just don't want it where I mess something up and have more problems then what I started with especially when I think it is something amd causes and needs to fix. I downloaded but yet to install all the dell command update and dell command deploy WinPE 10 driver pack because there is no download to either like the others.
If you never updated your Dell BIOS before or never done a BIOS update then its best not to do it. You make a rookie mistake and your laptop is a paperweight. Best to let someone else with experience to do that. Any way this is from Dell Support concerning updating DELL BIOS from the this link: What is BIOS and How to Update the BIOS on Your Dell System | Dell US
Dell recommends updating the BIOS as part of your scheduled update cycle. Like Operating System and driver revisions, the update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (hardware, firmware, drivers and software) as well as providing security updates and increased stability.
Unlike Windows and Anti-Virus program updates which are usually automatic, BIOS has to be updated manually.
Dell provides an easy to use self installing update package that allows this task to be performed relatively easily.
If you noticed from the copy from Dell Support concerning your drivers updates it says that both the BIOS and Intel Chipsets are URGENT to update. I imagine it means it is very important to update those two things. If you don't update the BIOS is fine but at least update the Intel Chipset and try installing the latest Intel and AMD graphics drivers from Dell using AMD Forum suggestions on how to update your laptop drivers. Lap top graphics update...How to and How to Configure Laptop Switchable Graphics .
Note: AMD Support did mention that this laptop model was a BUSINESS laptop and not engineered to play games. So I wouldn't expect the laptop to perform the same way a Gaming laptop is going to.
Well its something I can't simply avoid because I am literally waiting for my degree to be a Network Administrator I am actually now surprised they never taught us how to do a bios update in any of my classes. Like they basically told us not to do it unless you are installing a new os or reinstalling a new os.
When you say dell has a easy to use self installing update package is that used to update drivers or bios? Also where could I find a link to that tool?
Here is the latest Dell BIOS download page that instructs you on how to install it and to download the latest BIOS:Dell Precision M6800 System BIOS Driver Details | Dell US
This is a copy from that page:
The following table lists those Dell systems that originally supported BIOS Recovery when they shipped from the factory:
|Alienware X51 R3||Inspiron 3059 All-in-one||Your 3250/3650/3653||Latitude 3470 / 3570||OptiPlex 3040||Precision Mobile 3510||Venue 10 Pro 5056||XPS 12 9250|
|Alienware Echo 13 R2||Inspiron 3459 All-in-one||Your 5450 All-in-one||Latitude 3640 / 3560||OptiPlex 3240||Precision Mobile 5510||Venue 8 Pro 5855||XPS 13 9350|
|Alienware Echo 15 R2||Inspiron 5459 All-in-one||Your 3459/3559||Latitude 5175 / 5179||OptiPlex 5040||Precision Mobile 7510 / 7710||XPS 15 9550|
|Alienware Echo 17 R3||Inspiron 7459 All-in-one||your 5459||Latitude 7370||OptiPlex 7040||Precision Workstation 3420||XPS 8900|
|Inspiron 3158 / 3153||Latitude E5270||OptiPlex 7440||Precision Workstation 3620||XPS 13 9360|
|Inspiron 3250 / 3153||Latitude E5470|
|Inspiron 3459 / 3559||Latitude E5570|
|Inspiron 5457 / 5557||Latitude 7380|
|Inspiron 5459 / 5559 / 5759||Latitude 3390 2-in-1|
|Inspiron 7359 / 7353||Latitude 3490 / 3590|
|Inspiron 7559||Latitude 7390 2-in-1|
However the best way to identify if your system shipped with this is to check:
More enhancements to these recovery options are expected to come as the technology improves.
After reading all this I am gonna just wait till they patch the windows update 1709 to make sure that isn't the issue. I am not comfortable to be honest messing with the bios on this $1200 laptop yet. I really do appreciate the information and will use it as resource in the future just right now I think it be dumb of me attempting to update them. Since its only 2 games I am having issues with and its not worth risky my entire laptop over if its from the windows update 1709 drama. I have a older laptop that I could possible use in the future as a test dummy if I need to.
Sounds like a good idea also. I know that updating BIOS will sometimes make drivers compatible with the Windows upgrade or update.
But in your case, if your laptop is working fine as is except for a couple of games. It is not worth updating the BIOS since the Laptop is not made to play games anyway.
But, as you mentioned, you have all the info for updating your BIOS in case your laptop starts having other problems with installed software or drivers in the future.