Updating your operating system and software is important.On the other hand, we have previously covered why you shouldn’t generally update your hardware drivers, although gamers will definitely want to update their graphics drivers. BIOS updates will not make your computer faster, they generally won’t add new features you need, and they may even cause additional problems.This guide will help you flash (update) your BIOS by taking the right precautions and walking you through each step.
Unlike the operating system, the BIOS is low-level software that is stored on a chip on the motherboard of the computer.
In order to update this low-level software, you normally have to “flash the BIOS“, which will replace the old software with the new version.
A computer's Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) is embedded software on a motherboard.
It is the first software your PC loads so that it can use things like CD drives, mice, and keyboards practically from the moment you turn it on.
Updating the BIOS while logged into Windows can cause problems and cause the update to fail.
Once you have updated the BIOS and restarted your computer, you’ll be using the new BIOS immediately. For example, a BIOS update may help solve an overheating issue.Also, many BIOS updates are released that simply support new hardware like a new CPU model or graphics card.The first thing you’ll need to do is check the current version of your BIOS, which I have already explained previously in the linked article.Take note of the version and the date of the release.Check the version and date of the BIOS listed on the website and compare it to the one on your system.