When updating bios what is important

23 Nov

I remember using and old Intel MB awhile back I think it was a G33 chipset and I guess it was not compatible with some of my hardware and software So I Did my first BIOS update ever and then the PC would not boot up anymore.

I think now it is diffrenent and there is actually a Flashback option with newer Asus Motherboards. I am wandering would it benefit me at all to update the BIOS.

That other computer, after the installation of necessary driver and flashing program, can either read binary images of BIOS stored in this BIOS chip, or write your own BIOS image that you have to that BIOS chip.

Basically all these "repair services" are ripping off people because people are stupid and dont know how to fix their computers for themselves...

The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is critical to the proper operation of your computer.

It is the first code that is executed at start-up and defines the way your motherboard will communicate with the system hardware components.

..I have to flash the previous BIOS first or install it on top of the existing one?

My motherboard is an ASUS K8N paired to an Athlon 64 3000 I finished to build my first computer and found that the are two new BIOS for this motherboard.

In this article, David Prowse explains the BIOS process, the importance of updating, or “flashing,” and offers steps for completing this update process.

I read how important it is to update the BIOS on a motherboard.

Can you guys please educate me on the advantages of updating the BIOS?

One is a newer regular version and the other a BETA version (even newer one) but not supported by ASUS.

I was wandering Since most of my hardware is new and I am using windows 8 pro with my Asus Z77 MB.