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Thread: How often should you update your bios.????

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    enoughfakefiles's Avatar Ad ministrator
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    I`ve just put Xp OS on my computer and updater my mother board drivers dnd the graphics card drivers.Is it a good idea to update the bios as well.????

    I`ve just installed the ltest version of flashmenu and the date in there says 8/20/2004.So i gather this was the last time updated the bios because i was having trouble with high temperatures and when i updated thay were gone.

    I have a abit NF7-S mother board and there is an updated but is it nessasary.????

    Thanks in advance.

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    only necessary if youre having problems/would like one of the features mentioned in the change logs.

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    If it aint broke don't fix it! What does the bios update include? If it has a cpu upgrade or the like and you don't plan on installing why bother. Example is my mobo can support a higher cpu , with a bios update . But I don't plan on doing that ................ so . My bios is two years old and its fine (asus mobo ) .



    http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/bi...ries=1&model=6

    Example: Version 27 supports sempron cpu's . In other words if you don't need it
    don't .
    Last edited by peat moss; 02-19-2005 at 06:30 PM.

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    This is all the upgrade says.

    1. This BIOS version is for NF7 & NF7-S Revision: 1.0~1.2 only!
    2. (For Revision 2.0, please click here)
    3. Hid "CPU Disconnect function" default to AUTO.
    4. BIOS compile date: 09/10/2004

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by enoughfakefiles
    This is all the upgrade says.

    1. This BIOS version is for NF7 & NF7-S Revision: 1.0~1.2 only!
    2. (For Revision 2.0, please click here)
    3. Hid "CPU Disconnect function" default to AUTO.
    4. BIOS compile date: 09/10/2004

    I see your point ! What does that mean ?

    Google: http://www.short-media.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6743
    Last edited by peat moss; 02-19-2005 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    I see your point ! What does that mean ?
    Exactly.

    Heres the full page.

    Clickerty click

    Far to technical for me.

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    I think its a software fix for cpu overheating . Check cpu temps in bios or a program like Sisoft Sandra , or Everest Home .

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    I think that that cpu bus disconnecting lets the CPU run at a lower voltage while it's idle so the temp goes a lot lower (by somehow disconnecting it from the north bridge or something like that).

    sort of like this program: s2kctl - which doesn't work with my motherboard. :crying:
    Last edited by tesco; 02-19-2005 at 07:00 PM.

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    Think of it like Windows Update...
    We dont really need all that crap but we do it anyway!!
    Last edited by Harsh!; 02-19-2005 at 07:42 PM.

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    Your system is working fine. Don't update unless it's needed.

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