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Is a newer biod needed if i dont overclock?

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gusdagoos

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Ever since i got my board (probably 7 months ago) i havent changed the bios because i didnt know if i really needed to change it. I barely overclock my computer if not at all. What do different bios do for the motherboard? should i still change my bios even if i dont overclock my cpu often? thanks
 

enduro

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In my opinion, no. There's no point is risking a BIOS corruption, even if it is almost impossible to do if the flash is done correctly, aka, not during a thunderstorm. Updating your BIOS will allow for new and better temp readings and will solve mouse and keyboard issues. SATA issues are usually solved and sometimes boot issues, but if you are not having any problems, don't bother. Here's a list of what issues a new BIOS can solve. Do not use these BIOS revisions, they are for my board, the NF7-S 2.0 only.
ABIT NF7-S Rev. 2.0 BIOS solved issues.
 

HousERaT

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If you go to the website for your mb they'll probably have a warning stating to only upgrade the bios if you're having problems. Bios are good for updates in case your mb doesn't have certain features that are later added..... you'll basically have to ask yourself if updating your bios will give you anything additional that will actually help. Usually in bios updates they'll give you a description of whats been added.
 
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gusdagoos

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thanks......i guess i really dont need it then. i was just wondering because my computer hasnt been running too well lately.
 

I.M.O.G.

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It isn't a bios problem... Probably malware related, you may need to defrag too. Likely just need to do normal maintenance. ;)

Any specific issues you are having?
 
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HousERaT

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when was the last time you did a clean install of the operating system? I like to do mine at least once a year just to keep things up to date and rid myself of unwanted garbage.
 
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gusdagoos

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well it happened when i first put the computer together. i had to reinstall my operating system and when i did the computer seemed to run slower than it did the time before....
 

HousERaT

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did you by chance use some tweaks you've since forgotten about? did you reformat the hard drive when you did the install? that usually always makes things speedy.
 

I.M.O.G.

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It sounds to me like you haven't reinstalled the motherboard chipset drivers. You can download them from your mobo manufacturer's website.