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updating bios

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by cliffo90, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. cliffo90

    cliffo90 Thread Starter

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    when im done building my pc and installing the os, do i need to download all the updates for the bios that were released? or just the most recent one. because im confused that if i download the most recent update, it wont fix all the bugs that the updates before it fix
     
  2. Wolfeymole

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    Why don't you try and install the most newest mobo that you can cliff, thereby reducing your need to update the bios.
     
  3. Stoner

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    The newest updates are inclusive of past updates.
     
  4. Tumbleweed36

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    Hi,

    My philosophy is that if it is not broken, don't fix it. There can be some dangers in updating the BIOS, so if the computer works to your satisfaction, then use it and don't update what you don't need.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Gotta' go with Tumbleweed here, don't fix stuff that ain't broke.
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    There is a definite % chance (statistically several %) that a BIOS flash will go wrong and possibly result in an uneconomical repair to the motherboard.

    A BIOS flash is only done to correct a fault that has been identified with specific hardware and is well documented by the motherboard maker.

    As above, if you have no fault to fix there is zero need to reflash.
     
  7. Deodar

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    http://how stuff works is my Bios upgrade site as there's a on line scan,Wizard & redirection to necessary upgrades.But as stated the newest mobos should supportnewest RAM & disk sizes/types so shouldn't be necessary.'Flashing' the Bios is counterproductive and 9/10 times leads to real problems.Interesting reading @http://www.badflash.com/
     
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