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Advantages of Updating Computer BIOS (Basic Input Output System)

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 11 Dec, 2010 22:49:16

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When you need to update your PCs Basic Input and Output System (BIOS), you have to take a deep breath and relax first, because if you do it the other way around, it might lead to your computer’s disaster. The advantages of updating your BIOS are:

  • The overall performance of your computer improves
  • Compatibility issues are treated
  • Booting time is shorten

Through BIOS updating, your OS or operating system is supplemented by the way its finding your personal computers hardware elements and your OS recognizes its real usage.

As what was mentioned earlier, if you do your BIOS updating the wrong way, it will be a cause of possible errors on your computer, might as well your PC booting system will not function well, or worst comes worst possible system damage of your personal computer is at risk. If you do your BIOS updating well, it can fix issues that has annoyed you for a longer time, it can double the fastness of your booting time through hardware fixing, the catching functions will be improving, it will make room for new devices to be compatible with your system, and the manufacturer of your motherboard or your PC will have the capacity to resists bugs like any other software do. The updates and guidelines on the proper way of updating your computer’s BIOS is accessible using the official site of your PCs manufacturer.

Now here are some good pointers to update the BIOS of your personal computer:

  • First, you must know the exact version of your Basic Input/Output System. You need to open the application linking to the System Info. If you are using Vista or Windows 7 and you are right into the search bar, type in msinfo32 then click System Summary. After doing all the first steps, you should see on the screen under the processor speed location the version of your computer’s BIOS. After seeing the info, jot down the date and the version number.
  • Second, for BIOS updates you need to check your motherboard/personal computer manufacturer’s website. Visiting your manufacturer’s website will be a great advantage for you because you can learn the proper procedures on the best way and easier steps to update the BIOS of your PC. You can also utilize the site for further updates about your computer unit.
  • Third, to support new hardware for your computer, you have to make sure that you read the updater’s Read Me file for further education on new functions to use and it most likely include a whole new list of know-how’s to fix some issues.
  • Last, you are now ready to make an update to your computer’s BIOS. You may download the exe file from the website of your computer manufacturer, close running programs, run the exe file, and then everything will be under control. After all the steps done, you may reboot your computer.

There you go! You have finally learned the proper way to update the BIOS of your personal computer and it should make a remarkable improvement on your system.


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