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Should I update my BIOS?

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So, running the system in my sig.


I am cleaning up my computer today as part of my quarterly maintenance routine, and I noticed ASUS has released several new BIOS updates.

I'm running BIOS 1303, and as you can see in my signature, I've managed to achieve a pretty awesome OC with great temps and I have no issues with anything on my computer that would warrant a BIOS update. HOWEVER, I am compulsive about keeping things up-to-date and I'm wondering if I should keep up-to-date with new BIOS releases or if I should play it safe and just stick with one that works without issue.

I've only ever updated the BIOS once and although I have a dual-BIOS motherboard, I hear it's always a risky procedure, since if anything were to go wrong during the update I could really be in a mess. Opinions?
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If you're not having any issues with compatibility or stability, then there really is no reason to update. That being said, have a look at the new features and improvements the new BIOS introduces, if they are of interest to you then you may want to update.

Updating is not risky at all, not with these new Asus SB motherboards, I've updated my BIOS several times using the AI Suite software, it's so easy it's a joke tongue.gif.
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If you're not having any issues with compatibility or stability, then there really is no reason to update. That being said, have a look at the new features and improvements the new BIOS introduces, if they are of interest to you then you may want to update.
Updating is not risky at all, not with these new Asus SB motherboards, I've updated my BIOS several times using the AI Suite software, it's so easy it's a joke tongue.gif.

This, but I would always keep your BIOS up to date, this isn't the 90s where BIOS updates had more risk. BIOS updates are relatively easy nowadays and its always good to keep your system up to date.
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