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I hear people say you should not update/flash your motherboard to the latest version only if you need to because it can mess up the motherboard I mean is this true and if so in what way? Surely updating to a latest version should be good you get updated with new features?. I currently have a Asus P6X58D-E motherboard and was thinking of updating it to the latest version current version is 0303 and their have been a couple of versions after this.
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There's just a slight/small risk of bricking the motherboard. Although, the chances are even smaller if you follow all of the flashing instructions very carefully with blind faith that the instructions are the best way to do it. When I had a EP45-UD3P, I flashed its BIOS a good dozen times or more because I was trying out every single version they had, and I kept flashing back and forth and whatnot. The board still works beautifully.

Speaking of the best way though, there are probably 3 ways for your board: from within Windows, from a USB flash drive, or using the built-in utility in the BIOS. I recommend using the built-in utility.
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There's just a slight/small risk of bricking the motherboard. Although, the chances are even smaller if you follow all of the flashing instructions very carefully with blind faith that the instructions are the best way to do it. When I had a EP45-UD3P, I flashed its BIOS a good dozen times or more because I was trying out every single version they had, and I kept flashing back and forth and whatnot. The board still works beautifully.

Speaking of the best way though, there are probably 3 ways for your board: from within Windows, from a USB flash drive, or using the built-in utility in the BIOS. I recommend using the built-in utility.
Sorry I no this kinda sounds like a stupid question but can a motherboard be flashed without a CPU in it ?
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If you want to use the no cpu method all you have to do is pull your pants down
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Sorry I no this kinda sounds like a stupid question but can a motherboard be flashed without a CPU in it ?
Nope, because a motherboard can't function without a CPU in it (the same goes for not having any memory installed).
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