Tips on Update BIOS on PC (High Risk Work)

Tips on Update BIOS on PC (High Risk Work)
A small-sized BIOS chipset dwells on every computer product, rests on the motherboard and shares the breath of life for the computer owner, just as the power button is turned on.


BIOS stands for Basic Input and Output System, and this one chipset is tasked with initial initiation for all kinds of hardware installed in the PC, from GPU, CPU, to motherboard chipset.

It's just that today most motherboards sold on the market embed a UEFI chipset (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) that replaces the conventional BIOS. Although different, but UEFI has the same function with the BIOS: preparing the system to boot into the operating system.

Yes, everyone who is familiar with computing systems still calls the UEFI chipset as a BIOS. And we will do the same.

Why does BIOS need (or need not) be updated?

Basically, BIOS update is intended to fix bugs that may arise, while providing useful feature updates for computer users.

During the lifetime of a motherboard, manufacturers always release BIOS updates or firmware packages that in many ways will support the latest processors and memory. Additionally BIOS renewal will also help get rid of common problems that may appear on a motherboard.

That's why you need to update BIOS only if:

Fixed a bug in the BIOS system, or You buy a much newer CPU than your motherboard. Not a wise move if you constantly update the firmware BIOS while there is a chance. Practices of this kind are at great risk. Wrong your computer system will stop working. Therefore the wisest option is to update the Firmware BIOS, only when you need it.

Before updating the Firmware BIOS, make sure that you have installed the latest version of the firmware in question. The easiest way to find the BIOS version is to open the System Information application by typing "msinfo" in the Windows search field. In the window that opens after "msinfo" is typed, you will find information about the BIOS version. Info is usually shown on the right, below info about the speed of the processor.

BIOS version that needs to be done is to pay attention to the number and date of the BIOS version being used, then compare it with the latest version provided by the motherboard manufacturer you are using. This last info can be found on the support page found on your motherboard manufacturer's website.

Are you ready to update the BIOS?

If now is the right time to update the BIOS, in the sense that you just bought a new CPU and want everything to run smoothly, then there are some things to do.

When turning on the PC and the device starts booting, you will see text informing which keys to press to enter the BIOS realm. Remember that every motherboard manufacturer gives different instructions, so you have to figure out which button to press. Some motherboard manufacturers provide a feature inside the BIOS, where you can directly update the BIOS version (with your computer notes connected to the internet). If your motherboard has it, then you're lucky.

But if the motherboard manufacturer that you use the product does not provide an update feature directly from the BIOS menu, then all you need to do is download the latest BIOS version of the specific motherboard site. Download the required file, and move the file to USB Flash Disk. Reboot your computer until it enters the BIOS panel.

Inside the BIOS panel, use UEFI's or BIOS 'update tool or a tool to flash the BIOS. Perform a firmware back up procedure that is in use, just in case something goes wrong.

Then use the flashing tool to select the latest firmware file you have downloaded and put in the USB Flash Disk. Running the latest firmware file takes just a few minutes, but make sure you do not turn off the PC during this process.

Once the flash process is complete, restart your computer and you are ready to use the PC as usual. Some motherboard manufacturers provide flexibility, where users can update the BIOS by running files with extension. Exe directly. However, we recommend you to use the above method, in order to avoid future problems.

Important note: While there are many advantages to BIOS updating, it is important to understand the risks that may arise when doing so. If you're not sure, and there's no good reason to do it, then you do not have to.

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