Originally Posted by Chillin
Not always, generally you can go to the MoBo manufacturers website and get a breakdown on what each new BIOS update changes/adds if it doesn't apply to your hardware/situation there is no point to updating. Most manufacturers only put updates out for 18 months after release. Like I said, I like to do it straight off when I get a new board after that I read through new updates and decide whether or not to bother. You really don't want to flash your BIOS if you don't have to.
...but if it does fail on that first flash then you RMA your board and start over...so in that sense I do recommend doing it right away.
UEFI started at the Z77 boards I believe....my Gigabyte I had to activate profile1 in the BIOS for the 1600mhz ram. If your not OCing then no need to touch voltages. Never hurts to look through it though.
Thank you. ! Ok i need a little more help.
I had the new mobo installed today and new ssd system drive with win764bit all looking good. I just been updating windows now and got to the SP1 update. It got a very brief BSOD during step 2 of 3 of the update. Restarted pretty quickly and continued onto 3 of 3 where I THINK
it restarted itself once again then finished at step 3 of 3 and then booted up saying Service pack 1 is now installed. Also with the error message windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Any ideas guys?