You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.
Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.
The simplest way to update a BIOS is via USB, and today in the Ge Force Garage we'll show you how. To update your BIOS, first check your currently installed BIOS version.
It’s easy to determine your currently installed BIOS.
On Windows 7, you can search the Start menu for System Information to find it.
On Windows 8, it’s more hidden — but you can still launch the System Information panel on Windows 8.
Run the following command: You can also find your BIOS’s version number in the System Information window.AMI's Aptio firmware offers an easy transition to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, giving developers all the advantages of UEFI - modularity, portability, C-based coding - while retaining easy-to-use tools that facilitate manufacturing and enhance productivity.AMI's rich set of utilities for BIOS ROM image customization without rebuilding the firmware provide a clear advantage in reducing both time and cost.Ge Force Garage, Guides While we love meticulously cherry-picking the highest performing components for each new monster build, we know all too well that maintaining those components is equally important for peak performance over the long haul.Like most things, a strong foundation is key to the efficiency of any system and updating your motherboard’s basic input/output system (BIOS) can do everything from adding new features and functions, support for new CPUs, squashing bugs, refreshing a corrupted UEFI environment, and much more.