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Upgrading the BIOS of ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro

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The ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro is still quite a brand new motherboard and I really hesitated before I ordered it, a lot of Newegg reviews state a lot of bugs and quite a lot of issues, and the main issue was ASUS.

Some said, that upgrading the BIOS solves a lot of problems and I started to believe it the moment I upgraded the firmware of my OCZ Vertrex 3 as the BSODs stopped.

Now the thing is, my computer is running perfectly fine, but as I was checking all the drivers just to be sure it striked me that I completely forgot about the BIOS.
My friend told me something. "ASUS is 50% good. If it's broken, your ****ed, but if it works, then congratulations on your awesome product." he told me that if everything works fine I shouldn't bother with it.

So I'm asking you fellow forum, even though the computer is up and running with no issues, should I bother with upgrading the BIOS?
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Don't fix it if it aint broke. You might just open a can of worms if you try messing with it.
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That's what I thought, I'll stick with this version then.
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post #4 of 5
I would definitely update the BIOS. My long experience with ASUS has been that BIOS updates are very important, and the risk of a bad flash is low IMO.

Make sure you run all stock settings (not overclocked) while flashing the BIOS.
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I updated mine and i dont really see anychanges except sleep mode seems to work
    
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