I do not recommend flashing the BIOS on any system unless you meet the following conditions:
1) That you have a problem with your computer
2) That you've tried all other means of solving the problem (both software and hardware solutions)
3) That the BIOS flash contains a fix for your problem in the release notes.
If it doesn't meet all of these criteria - then it's too risky to do. The problem with BIOS flashes are that they're EASY....
EASY to do, and
EASY to mess up
Here's some things that can go wrong:
1) pick the wrong flash file = dead computer
2) interrupting the flash
- power problems = dead computer
- pressing keys = dead computer
- kids/animals "helping" = dead computer
3) hardware issues = may be salvageable
4) misreading the instructions = dead computer
And, finally, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Edited by usasma, 25 November 2006 - 12:21 PM.
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