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Why upgrade BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by swellfella, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. swellfella

    swellfella Thread Starter

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    I've run across posts on BIOS upgrades to fix various hardware knocks; my question: Must I have a particular problem in order to benefit from such a process or is the old saw 'if it ain't broke...' in effect? (Whatever the viewpoint, I understand this isn't something a novice should toy with.)
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Correct. You should only do it to fix a problem or add new features.
     
  3. Arcadion

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    Just read the fixes that are included in each BIOS update to see if you should install them or not.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Those are words to live by when considering a BIOS upgrade. Unless YOU are having a specific issue that appears will be fixed by a new version of the BIOS, my advice is to forget it! We see folks way to regularly here that have rendered their systems inert in a failed attempt to update the BIOS. :(
     
  5. swellfella

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    Thanks, fellas. I understand. Tho the doubter inside says, 'hey, it won't happen to me!,' I'll resist it, take your advice, and leave well enough alone. This time. ;)
     
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    It never happens to you... until it does. :D
     
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