Windows 11 has introduced new system requirement for compatible devices. One of them is that TPM 2.0 has to be enabled. TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) is an international standard designed to secure hardware and it is used by Windows 11 to improve the security against firmware and ransomware attacks. It is often disabled by default in the motherboard UEFI settings even when the computer supports it. We are going to see in this tutorial how I enabled it in order to allow my computer to pass Microsoft PC Health Check Windows 11 compatibility test.
I had some weird problems with some video games on my computer: while some of them had no issues whatsoever, others were randomly crashing the computer. I did some tests but all the components seemed to be OK as far as I could tell and updating the graphics card drivers didn’t solve the problems. At the end I discovered that the issue was related to the motherboard UEFI BIOS version and all the problems were solved after updating the BIOS version. I decided to share my experience in this page so that you can see step by step how I updated the BIOS of a motherboard in case you need to do something similar.
Nowadays, DDR4 memory modules use an Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) in order to achieve higher data transfers (and frequencies) than those specified in the original DDR4 standard. Nevertheless, these XMP profiles are often not activated by default when new memory modules are installed in a system and the computer will therefore use the DDR4 modules with a default speed setting.