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should I update my bios?

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As title says im in two minds as too update the bios? Its been ages since last updated. I have a z77 sabertooth, anybody else recently updated? Is it pointless if it runs ok? Thnaks in advance.
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as the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it."

but i had been regular updating mine. btw, our boards pretty much share the same bios. i had a problem with 1908 and had to flash back to 1805 (or i lost an option . .sorry forgot). but i went with 2003 and haven't had a problem. the last one didn't tickle my fancy so i haven't bothered. but getting 2003 may be a good idea just to know it will support ALL 1155 cpus - even the lowly celerons - because you never know if your i5 goes flonky, that you may need something else for an emergency. the supported cpu list tells you which bios supports which cpu . .though i am sure you know.

just my rambling thoughts . . . redface.gif
Edited by looniam - 10/11/13 at 8:05pm
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as the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it."

but i had been regular updating mine. btw, our boards pretty much share the same bios. i had a problem with 1908 and had to flash back to 1805 (or i lost an option . .sorry forgot). but i went with 2003 and haven't had a problem. the last one didn't tickle my fancy so i haven't bothered. but getting 2003 may be a good idea just to know it will support ALL 1155 cpus - even the lowly celerons - because you never know if your i5 goes flonky, that you may need something else for an emergency. the supported cpu list tells you which bios supports which cpu . .though i am sure you know.

just my rambling thoughts . . . redface.gif

Ok thanks, I'll take a look. So would it improve benchmark scores etc? Or is it just there if your current one isnt stable with other sothware? I mean its it like windows updates where surely its always good to keep up with the latest update isnt it?
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naw, updating a bios doesn't improve the performance but it may have better/more options to provide a better/stable overclock which could lead to better benchmarks - but that's a small stretch of logic. the biggest reason i update is to make sure i am completely compatible with the latest hardware.

imo, windows update is good for software updates but as far as hardware - graphics cards, audio chips ect. i do not let it manage those, have had a few bad experiences there. i configure it to notify me but not download because i see no sense in getting a 130mb update to internet explorer when i never use it. i'll go to the hardware manufacturers sites for the latest - i even skip the asus site for those; intel for the chipset drivers, realtek for audio and nvidia for the graphics ect.

it might be a bit extreme but i don't do it but for every 6 months so its not all that time consuming - i just remember how it was before there was a "windows update" in windows '95 lol.
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