“BIOS Motherboard Updates Boost System Performance(2022).”
BIOS is a chip on your PC’s motherboard that initializes all other components when the PC starts up, such the GPU, CPU, RAM, and others. Previously, updating firmware may brick the motherboard, but now it’s quicker and safer.
Updated firmware supports new devices, fixes issues, and improves system speed and stability. Users shouldn’t update until absolutely essential.
- 1) Find your current version.
- 2) Download the latest version.
- 3) Update your BIOS.
1) Find your current version.
You must know the current BIOS version before updating. Open System Information by searching for “msinfo” in Windows Search and looking under the CPU model. Note the version and date.
2) Download the latest version.
Visit your motherboard’s downloads/support page. Enter your motherboard’s model. Fill in your laptop’s model name to discover the newest utilities.
If the newest motherboard firmware is newer, download it. You must extract and transfer a ZIP file to a formatted USB flash device.
3) Update your BIOS.
Every motherboard manufacturer has a separate technique for changing firmware, and there’s no universal approach. Some motherboards feature many flashing tools, while others have an inbuilt one.
Restart the PC (keep the USB flash drive plugged in) and enter BIOS by pressing DEL/F2/F12 on the boot-up screen. Taking a photo of your current settings is a wise precaution.
Once in BIOS, choose the update option to immediately install the latest firmware from your flash drive. During flashing, don’t switch off the PC and avoid power outages. If this fails, the PC won’t work.
After flashing, restart your PC to install the updated firmware.