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So ive been having a couple of issues with my overclocking 4 example cannot get my cpu multi over 16.5 regardless of voltage,somone suggested to me I schould update my motherboards Bios- My question is ive never updated the bios its the stock one that came with the mobo,what benafits do I have if I update the bios? Also a buddy of mine told me you lose all your game saves once you update bios true? The cpu I use is Fx 6100 am3+ Asus M5A97 motherboard 970 chipset.Thank you:thumb:
     
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windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
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coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
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BIOS updates provide everything from standard bug fixes, stability improvements, new features, etc. Arguments can be made to say that updating the BIOS should only be done when necessary, however, it's silly not to if there is an update available. Especially since nowadays the BIOS is fairly safe to update and most modern motherboards have a dual-bios in case there is an issue.

Do note that updating your BIOS doesn't guarantee you will be able to achieve a higher overclock.

Regards,

Patrick
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Fair enough- I will just look-up if theres an update available for this Motherboard.Thank you:thumb:
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
OtherOther
2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
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2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
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