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Mostly the only thing that can go wrong while updating your BIOS is when the power goes off during the update that will most likely render your MOBO useless.
So unless you often have power outages or something i wouldn't worry about it.
A BIOS update takes only like 1 or 2 minutes and its pretty easy to do, just click a button and off it goes to update.
    
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It says the bios update only fixes a small mouse problem. Do I absolutely need to update it? I'd rather not worry about damaging anything then possibly making my system a bit more stable.
It's totally upto you, however I recommend updating it.

If you want to overclock then you should be able to update the BIOS when and if necessary, and like I mentioned before, with new tech it's a good idea to update whenever possible.

What BIOS reversion are you running now?

You should be able to see that on the main BIOS page.
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EDIT:
I see the updating procedure isn't the same as for my EUFI BIOS. Sorry about that.
Edited by Stuuut - 10/6/11 at 10:40am
    
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I'm at P1.00

The newest update is 1.10

I guess I can update it. Can I just press the button on the back that clears the CMOS?
yeah sure, that should do it.


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Clearing the CMOS will be a good place to start before you update the BIOS, once you obtain the correct BIOS reversion from here. Donwload the "instant flash" one, there will be a utility in the BIOS that will allow you to update the BIOS.

you can view the instructions on how to update the bios in that same page using the button.

Once you have updated the BIOS report back. Also it's a good idea to clear the CMOS again after you update the BIOS.
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Do I need to reinstall any drivers or anything after this update? And when do I press the CMOS button? when the comp is off? Then do I go straight into the BIOS when I start the comp?
No you don't have to reinstall your drivers. Hold the clear cmos button for a few seconds before you start up the rig and that should do it. Then go into the BIOS and select the instant flash utility, at which point you should have the BIOS update file on a usb or something and use the utility to direct it to that file that you downloaded from the website and follow the onscreen instrcutions, shouldn't take more than a mintue really..
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