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Well yeah I know that much but was hoping to be able to see beforehand to avoid swapping CPU's more than absolutely necessary in other words be properly prepared the 1st time

Go into the bios to check the version. I can't tell you off the top of my head where it will be but it should stand out. Then search for the board model and bios in google and see what the latest is. If it's never been updated before I would certainly assume there is a newer version.
    
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Having never done a BIOS update before it does make me kinda nervous you know, any suggestions?
    
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1.Create a bootable system USB pen drive.

2.Download an updated ASRock BIOS file (WinZip format with .zip file extension) from the web site, unzip the BIOS file and save all files to the drive you created in step 1.

3.Boot from the disk you created in step 2.

4.At the "A:\" prompt, type BIOSfile.exe, then press . For example: A:\P55DX_1.60.exe then you will see a message "Please wait for BIOS loading ROM".

5.After 30 seconds, you will see the message "Program ended normally", then you have finished upgrading the BIOS.

6.After finishing upgrading the BIOS, restart your system and press to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up.

7.In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press to continue.

8.Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press to exit the BIOS setup utility.

9.Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.

These are the steps found on ASROCK's website can some one explain what a "bootable system USB pen drive" is
    
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the tutorials on youtube suck for an explanation LOL can someone please explain bootable system USB pen drive to me
    
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There's pretty good instructions at the beginning of this thread:

How To: Bootable USB Bios Flashing for Motherboards and Video Cards
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