This may sound like a silly question...

By absinthe
Aug 21, 2002
  1. ...but what does upgrading BIOS do anyway? I upgraded my BIOS recently and didn't notice much of a difference...
  2. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    They offer new options: Options i know of are larger Partitions / Hardisk size as the standards get higher. Shadowing of memory which arent always included and also options that aren't included on OEM products. I found that with 2 Motherboards that im missing all fancy memory configuration setting, tweaks and other usefull stuff until i Flash bios.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    Sometimes there are bugs in the original BIOS shipped with your mobo and a BIOS update corrects them.

    I would suggest that, at least IMHO, a BIOS update is something one does to correct a specific problem. If there is no problem to correct, then why update??
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I flashed my BIOS because originally it didn't support an Athlon XP. This is probably the main reason why someone would flash it.
  5. absinthe

    absinthe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I flashed mine because I had heard that newer BIOS = increased reliability and speed.
    And it was especially the speed I was after.
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