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Flashing Bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vullandra, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. vullandra

    vullandra Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    So, I'm building my first PC in a few days when I get all my components delivered.

    I purchased and ASUS mobo P5B-E

    Regarding BIOS, should I flash my BIOS with the latest update from the ASUS site before I do anything else? Or should I let my computer start up and wait and see if there are any component failures?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You should not flash the BIOS unless there is some compelling reaon for doing so. In this case, newer is not better.
     
  3. vullandra

    vullandra Thread Starter

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    oh, good to know thanks. The first thing I was going to do was flash my BIOS. I'm glad I asked lol.
     
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The main reason for not flashing the BIOS without a compelling reason for doing so is that if something goes wrong when flashing a BIOS just because you can, usually the motherboard is rendered usless and there is no way to recover (except to buy a new motherboard or BIOS chip).
     
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