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Update BIOS/UEFI or not ?


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#16 MadmanRB

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

Rule of thumb though: if your bios works dont update it.

Only update or flash your bios if it becomes needed as a bad BIOS flash can brick a system


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

Rule of thumb though: if your bios works dont update it.

Only update or flash your bios if it becomes needed as a bad BIOS flash can brick a system

 

Agreed!

 

Slightly 'off-topic', but:-

 

When I upgraded the old Compaq PC's single-core Athlon64 to a dual-core, I had no option but to flash the BIOS for a newer one, in order to gain the BIOS support for the dual-core CPU.

 

In some ways, though, I wish I hadn't had to. In the process, I lost the relatively easy-to-use Compaq one-time boot menu.....and it lost the ability to boot from FAT32. Period. Which is annoying, given that more and more Linux distros now employ the method whereby you 'dd' your ISO direct to your flash drive. Invariably, they want the drive formatted to FAT32 before you even start.....

 

Seems to be a standard requirement now. So, I agree with Madman; don't flash your BIOS unless you really need those updated 'features'..!

 

 

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