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Should I update my BIOS?

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I'm doing my annual reformat right now, and when I was going to the MSI website to download the most recent motherboard drivers, I came up with the idea to update my BIOS. I have never updated my BIOS before. Should I go on and update it?
My current BIOS is at version 1.1, and since then there were 16 BIOS updates. Makes me feel as if my motherboard is sub par.. I mean, if it was perfect, why would they update it 16 times? LOL?

And if the gods of OCN advise me to update the BIOS, does anyone have any input to which version I should download? Obviously "the most recent", but the BIOS versions are 1.0 to 1.9, and then they start the alphabet (1.A to 1.H). Is 1.H the most recent?





EDIT: I decided not to update my BIOS because it turned out to be 1.3 instead of my presumed 1.1... it's good enough for me I guess, I don't need any dead hardware lives on my hands.
Edited by Buska103 - 8/1/11 at 8:53pm
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post #2 of 4
Read the changelogs on the BIOS updates. They will tell you what's been fixed. If you've experienced any of those issues, then update. If not, then you may not get anything out of it.
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I would take a look through the different versions, to see what was changed, if it doesn't effect you, then don't update.
They always say that if your computer works, then don't mess with it, but if there is an update that helps with clocking or stability or temperatures, then update it.
if you aren't overclocking then don't worry about it really.
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After looking through the changes, I would probably want to be running version 1.F at least. It seems that some rather important things did get fixed up to that number. I don't know what AGESA is though, and it may be something you use.
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