Updating the bios
If you built your computer then you know the brand of the motherboard that you purchased and you will also likely know the model number. If you purchased your computer prebuilt, as most people do, then you probably don't know what is under the hood.You might be able to get the information by entering the serial number of the PC on a Web site, but when it comes to flashing your BIOS you need to be 100 percent accurate and the information on the Web site could be incorrect.The number of options made available for any particular board varies depending on drive support and BIOS update file size. The disk method is used only when the BIOS update files are small enough to fit on a disk (smaller than 1.44 MB) and if the desktop board includes disk drive support.Identify your board To identify your Intel® Desktop Board, see Identify your board using the Intel® board ID tool.
There are several ways to see your BIOS version from within Windows, and they work the same on PCs with a traditional BIOS or a newer UEFI firmware.The only way to know for sure your motherboard make is to pop off the side panel or open the case and take a peek.(Figure A) Look for the manufacturer, model number and a revision number.Then type “msinfo32” to bring up your computer’s System Information log.Your current BIOS version will be listed under “BIOS Version/Date”.
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The decision to flash your BIOS should not be taken lightly.