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Bios Upgrade??? Yes or No? How?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by babydoc01, Feb 26, 2006.

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  1. babydoc01

    babydoc01 Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2005
    My computer has a ASUS K8V SE Delux Mobo in it and the BIOS version is 1001.005
    I was looking at the ASUS Website and the current BIOS version is 1007. Is there a reason I should upgrade to the current bios and if so, how would I do it? It seems that for Bios before 1003 one needs to use something called afudos not "flash" I have NO floppy on my computer but have a second hard drive, ability to use a key drive or a cd. Any help appreciated. Im running XP home THANKS!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Do you have any problems that a BIOS upgrade will cure? If the answer is no, so is my answer to your question. You should only do a BIOS upgrade if you are addressing a specific issue, since a bad FLASH can leave you with a doorstop for a computer.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    As John has said unless the update addresses an issue you are having OR has some additional features you need, leave it alone.

    From the bios number you posted, that looks like a beta bios. Asus issues beta bios with suffix id such as what you posted. Release bios will have just the 4 number id such as 1012.
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