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Hello OCN...
I have some questions reffering to the bios of my mobo..Which u can see on my sig..
1)What's the difference between upgrading/updating and flashing my BIOS? Is it the same thing?
2)How important is the BIOS upgrade/update proccess?
3)How can i find out the latest version?
4)How do i do it?
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post #2 of 4
1) Yes it's the same thing

2) If you running stable than it isn't usually recommended to update it (even Gigabyte thinks that). Usually they roll out an update for a reason though whether it be stability issues or adding/changing features so if you are having any BIOS related issues I would give it a go

3) Download this Gigabyte utility: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_a_bios.htm

Read through all the information before you do anything, but it makes updating your BIOS a breeze

4) See #3

Good luck
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post #3 of 4
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well i am having an issue with my bios..or mobo...i have stated my problem here... http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...l#post12771025
so perhaps i do need to update..
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