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Old 10-09-2008, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default BIOS Updates... Are they really nesesary?

As BIOS updates can be sketchy, and this is also my work compouter, if myh systems fine, are BIOS updates nessary?

Do they increase performance?
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Not necessarily. Sometimes BIOS updates incorporate updates to make other CPU's work. Sometimes they are updated to include other fixes. Check the changelog. That will be the most important factor.
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Default Re: BIOS Updates... Are they really nesesary?

Like mak said, most of the time theyre used to update hardware support.

For example, i had to flash the bios on my board to get it to read the 5000+ BE because the chip came out after the board did. And if i want to run a phenom 9850/9950, i have to flash to a newer bios again.
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Default Re: BIOS Updates... Are they really nesesary?

Thanks
BIOS flashing still scares mne
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I have yet to ever flash a bios. Generall the only reason to is if you are having problems with the board.
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BIOS flashing is risky if you dont know what your doing, Only do it if it's essenail to add new hardware or to fix a problem with the board.
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Default Re: BIOS Updates... Are they really nesesary?

I've read BIOS updates aren't really needed unless you are having problems. I was going to upgrade mine, but it runs great, so why mess with it.
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