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New Build, Update bios?
04-10-2012, 08:38 PM,
New Build, Update bios?
So question. I'm getting this motherboard:

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Now I know after I build this computer I want to get the newest drivers for the video card, sound, windows updates, etc... But do I need to (or should I) flash the bios sometime during this process?
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 Case: CM Storm Scout SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SATA III 120GB Mobo: ASRock Z68 PRO3 Monitor: 23" Asus VS238H-P 1080p Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
04-10-2012, 09:12 PM,
New Build, Update bios?
It is not necessary unless you have problems that a bios upgrade solves. I always update the bios to most current when I build a computer, although 50% of the time I would be fine not.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
04-13-2012, 03:04 AM,
New Build, Update bios?
Yes, exactly what was mentioned. Typically bios updates fix a particular problem, but not everyone has that problem. Only update the mobo bios if you are experiencing a particular issue that the bios update adresses. Sometime that may even mean downgrading it as well, but would recommend you get a bit of advice on forums such as these before going any direction. Otherwise best to leave it be.
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
CPU Cooler: Thermalright SilverArrow Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-E Case: CM Storm Trooper
04-13-2012, 05:14 AM,
RE: New Build, Update bios?
i always do.

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