MSI Z690 motherboard Beta BIOS adds “Legacy Game Compatibility Mode” option
Before we tested the Intel 12th generation Alder Lake processor, we encountered the problem of the game jumping out or not being able to start inexplicably. The reason for this problem is that the digital rights management software used in the game incorrectly recognizes the two different architecture cores in the Alder Lake processor as two independent CPUs, and then treats your computer error as caused by two PCs. To solve this problem, games need to upgrade the digital rights management software they use, but it is not realistic to upgrade all of these games, because some games are too old. Whether these games will be upgraded depends on the developer’s mood.
Recently, the motherboard manufacturers have also given a solution to this problem. They will add an option called “Legacy Game Compatibility Mode” in the BIOS, which is turned off by default. If you encounter a problem with the game’s digital rights management software when using the 12th generation Core processor, you can activate this option to solve it. In fact, it’s best to open this thing directly. MSI’s motherboard has released Beta BIOS that supports this function for download, including:
ASUS also stated that they will add this option to the BIOS of version 0705. This is a very convenient function when the game has not upgraded the game’s digital rights management software. Before waiting for the BIOS to arrive, the solution to this problem is to turn off the E-Core of the CPU, which will cause performance loss and increase the temperature of the CPU.