Should I update my bios (Asus z87 PRO)

By Fir3W0lf
Mar 31, 2016
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  1. I have Asus z87 PRO and as I was doing some spring cleaning on my computer I started wonder if uefi update would be needed. By typing console command SMBIOSVersion it tells me I got version 1602. This version seems to be over 2 years old. Does bios version impact performance significantly or is updating not needed?
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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,528   +288

    Using 4T HDD? Upgrading your CPU? Experiencing stability issues? Any of those, you might want to update BIOS.

    You certainly may update drivers to 2015 in support of Windows 10 (but keep the old handy, just in case).
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Your BIOS is one thing in your system that doesn't necessarily need to be up to date. If everything is working as intended, there is really no reason to update your BIOS. Now, if you are having issues like @Cycloid Torus pointed out (stability issues, CPU upgrade that needs bios update), it would make sense for you to do it. But, in your case, I'd say that you don't need to worry about updating.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
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  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,147   +597

    Normally, LEAVE the bios alone and you will be happy.
    bazz2004 likes this.

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