Things to do before updating bios
Others say they update whenever a new version comes out.Are there any guidelines to be followed as far as updating is concerned?I'm sure this question has been asked before but I really need a clear answer here. On Live updater 5 it says my current bios version is 2.5 and the online version is 2.7.I'm about to upgrade my processor from a Pentium G860 to an i5 3570k. Should I update my bios before installing the new cpu or will it work without the bios update?Here's everything you need to know about how to update a PC BIOS, whether traditional or the newer UEFI standard.See also: How to install Windows 7 Before you start, heed this warning: if something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your computer could be rendered useless.If there's a power cut, or the computer gets turned off while updating, it could mean that it's unable to boot at all.
Your computer's BIOS - Basic Input/Output System - is a chip on the motherboard which contains enough information to allow it to start up before the main operating system begins to load.
If you built your own computer, a BIOS update would come from your motherboard vendor.
These updates can be “flashed” onto the BIOS chip, replacing the BIOS software the computer came with with a new version of the BIOS.
The BIOS is low-level system software that should “just work” without getting in your way.
Computers are now coming with UEFI firmware instead of the traditional BIOS, but the same is true for UEFI – it’s low-level system software with a similar role.