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When to update Firmware?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acdevera, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a Gigabyte CD-RW. model GO-R5232B. I downloaded a zipped Firmware of the same model from the Gigabyte website. Is it safe to update my hardware with this firmware even it has not encountered any problems for the past two years?

    Tony:confused:
     
  2. Rockn

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    Is there a reason to do it should be the question. A bad firmware update will render the device useless.
     
  3. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Well actually no. Updating was the idea. Had no problems encountered yet.

    Tony
     
  4. accat13

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    What firmware do you actually have now....Not sure if there is even a upgrade,the sites I looked at only showed one firmware???The main reason for updating firmware would be to solve any issues you have.The main thing usually released with firmware is new writing strategies for newer media...I don't think there is alot of new cdr media released and if you stick to tried and true media why upgrade.The odds are very low that you would have a problem but still there is always a chance.I always keep my fingers crossed when flashing :)
     
  5. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Yes correct. it's version 070R, a first version release, dated 2005/12/27. Coz I had my product in the pc sometime july 2004. Thinking this is to update.
     
  6. Rockn

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    Again, unless there is a problem there is no reason to update the firmware.
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Unless there is a problem, that you know the firmware update addresses, then there is no reason to update firmware. The same is true for bios flashing actually.
     
  8. acdevera

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    Very good point Thanks to both of you!:)
     
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