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How important is updating the bios

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Just wondering how important it is to update the bios when buying a brand new motherboard ??
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it really just depends on the update and what changes are made. some of my rigs have never gone a bios update and they've been running perfectly normal, others well...it's helped to an extent.
 
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My philosophy is to not update the bios unless you are having troubles
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Agreed if everything works perfect why try and fix something thats not broken, cheers for the answers.
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To be fair, some BIOS updates actually help when it comes to overclocking and lifting other slight limitations.

But I do agree, I personally only update the BIOS if issues are at hand.
post #6 of 8
And somes fixes and new features and often not written in the changelog (for Gigabyte I mean), that's why I update as often as possible (yet I've flashed my motherboard 5 times )
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
To be fair, some BIOS updates actually help when it comes to overclocking and lifting other slight limitations.

But I do agree, I personally only update the BIOS if issues are at hand.
I also agree. i personally flashed mine as i could not get my cpu passed 4.5ghz..
so it really depends on if or how far you want to oc
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post #8 of 8
if you have received your b3 the default bios as of last this last Sat was the most up to date.
Before that tho, the last bios update atleast for the UD5 allowed for the multiplier to go from 57x, to 59x. Will your system work with the older bios? yes, but there are updates that could help improve things marginally or by alot.

I know there is better LLC being tested now that would bring vcore requirements lower.
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